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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Peggy Troy
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Pros
  • Salary, working with kids is great (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits including free access to the hospital/clinic services and an excellent wellness program that promotes healthy living (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • They also have mandatory hours above your fte quite often, which is difficult for a nice work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • nursing does a lot of work I feel we should be involved with (trach care, trach changes, retaping the ETT (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Respiratory Therapist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide scope of practice, transport team, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Management is never consistent, turnover rate is very high. Lots of on call hours.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where credit is due. RT's put in a ton of call and get no recognition.


  2. "Nutrition Care Representive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the hours were great and so was the pay

    Cons

    management and their favoritism to certain employees

    Advice to Management

    respect all your employees


  3. "Good, not great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy what I do here, the people are great for the most part, the families that we help are fantastic for the most part(you've always got a few sour apples). Family day at the Zoo every year, PPL accrual is nice as well as the option to sell unused hours.

    Cons

    Moving up within can be a challenge, HR is not very responsive, pay is less than other area hospitals, professional development opportunities are slim if you are not a doctor or a nurse.


  4. "Registered Nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with CHW for 5 years, and this company has given me the opportunity for career growth as well as educational assistance (both financially and working around my class schedule). I have worked for other healthcare companies in the area and none of them hold a candle to Children's. I absolutely LOVE it here!

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the pay differences, but Children's offers great benefits and in my experience take good care of their employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Use to be a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Licensed Practical Nurse in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Clinical Licensed Practical Nurse in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice clinics and great families and doctors

    Cons

    Mgmt are idiots. Some have zero experience if you report anything they find a way to fire you.never listen to staff they say they encourage continued ed but are not flexible with hours. Lazy support staff treat what's left of lpn like crap. No concern for lack of staff or mental health. 2% or less pay increases way to corporate very selective discipline. Say they care about staff but they really dont

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage and stop the all manager meetings. Staff better and listen to people who actually have aome intelligence vs those your friends with


  6. "RN ICU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ICU RN in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - ICU RN in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly staff with a positive attitude.

    Cons

    Inexperienced night shift on some floors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Family Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Family Support Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Family Support Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I helped to make a difference for the lives of children in the foster care system.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful job (a given in the field of social work), very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to pay the hard working hourly employees more! It is a travesty to do such important work for the community without being fairly compensated.


  8. "Resource Coornator Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities for employment and growth

    Cons

    Quick turnover, They do a lot of revamping, with same Ideas

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "definitely has great perks but work conditions getting worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse II in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse II in Milwaukee, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working with patient population, fulfilling, exposure to advanced and innovative healthcare and highly talented medical professionals

    Cons

    pay, inadequate staffing, leadership,inconsistent, a

    Advice to Management

    too top heavy, not taking nurse's safety and personal wellbeing into consideration, not enough active change to address issues and feedback provided by staff


  10. "The Best and Safest Car for Kids and. Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pediatric Registered Nurse II in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Pediatric Registered Nurse II in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CHW is the largest pediatric hospital in Wisconsin with the capability of serving 300 or more in-patients. It is a level 1 trauma center, has an award winning NICU, and an award winning congenital cardiac care program as well as award winning cancer care. CHW has competitive wages, a great benefit package, a collective desire to give the best and safest care to children. CHW is a Magnet Award winner three times in succession which is a distinction held by only 1% of pediatric hospitals in the country. CHW is on the cutting edge in many areas and is always looking for what is going to benefit the patients first and improve the efficiency and work environment for the employee. The employees at CHW are some of the most talented and compassionate people in health care. An amazing place to work where miracles happen everyday! I have worked at CHW for 18 years.

    Cons

    The sick leave policy needs to be revised as the current one is very limited considering the employees are exposed to many illnesses each work day, as well as outside of work and are expected to come into work unless they have a fever or doctor's excuse. This policy potentially exposes patients that are already comprmised and their family members, as well as coworkers to unnecessary illness. An employee is only allowed 3 occurrences a year without being put on notice, then 2 additional occurrences through out the year before this may adversely effect their performance review. Being tardy will also add up your occurrences as they are lumped into one category. Each time an employee is tardy it is 1/2 of an occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the sick leave policy to reflect a separate number of occurrences to be used for illness and increase the number of those days to 5/year exclusive of tardy occurrences thus reflecting a true concern for the safety of the patients and support of employee well being. Being sick should not create a moral dilemma for and employee who does not fell healthy enough to safely care for patients and expose coworkers to their illness.


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