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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is non-existent" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Low pay, which can be expected from not for profit organizations, and it is very difficult to accrue any time off" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great job!"

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    Current Employee - Interpreter
    Current Employee - Interpreter
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    I love how friendly all the medical staff is with you.

    Cons

    Nothing right now is wrong.


  2. "Overall, good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RN II PICU
    Former Employee - RN II PICU
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patients are wonderful, most families are also wonderful.
    Co-workers are the best, from EVS to Doctors people generally get along and are kind to one another.
    Doctors tend to appreciate Nurses and their abilities in critical care more than anywhere else.
    New management in PICU is great.
    Opportunity for growth and experience through nursing school, grad school, etc.

    Cons

    Pay is overall low-loyalty to the company means NOTHING when it comes to salary.
    Management is completely variable by unit.
    Certifications in specialties and continued education don't seem to matter.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who show loyalty to the company instead of trying to impress newbies that have no experience caring for patients.

  3. "Very fulfilling work, you can feel like you make a difference - Sometimes."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping kids, good coworkers, nice facility.

    Cons

    Lower salary, little room for advancement. Bullying by management.

    Advice to Management

    Check out reasons for high turnover.


  4. "Review from a Foundation employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great mission obviously and a handful of talented colleagues that are enjoyable to work with and want to improve things.

    Cons

    Leadership is completely tone-deaf. Constantly asking for feedback but never making any real impactful changes. So many glaringly bad employees including some managers that are just allowed to exist. The reward for being a good employee = more work piled on your plate that is outside of your role but the person who should be doing it is incapable of doing it well or doing it at all. There are no benefits for working hard. Entire teams suffer under bad managers. The good employees get sick of it and move on, the bad employees continue coasting.

    Advice to Management

    Make staffing changes where needed and spend more time finding qualified candidates. Hiring someone you used to work with might not always be the best hire!


  5. "Great co-workers and mission, Foundation leadership awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In my nearly 10 years at CHW, I worked with some of the most exceptional people I have encountered in my professional life and the mission is wonderful.

    Cons

    The Foundation leadership is the worst I have encountered. It’s truly people that cause you to leave a job. The compensation wasn’t great, nor the work-life balance. But that was all offset by the mission and people with the exception of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    If patient experience can’t top employee experience as you suggest, it’s imperative to the mission that you improve the employee experience.


  6. "Really learn about your manager before taking a job here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical, dental, vision. Great 401k match

    Cons

    Management doesn't take the time to get to know their employees and makes assumptions on career goals. Be prepared to change jobs based on organizational needs without having any say or input.
    No holidays provided for office employees (have to take PTO if you want a holiday off).

    Advice to Management

    Think about servant leadership, and supporting your people.


  7. "It's a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - RN, Bsn in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - RN, Bsn in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work...great people, wonderful work environment

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity is sometimes lacking

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Information Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Love working for a place that helps so many children. Love the staff (co-workers) and the actual work. Benefits and pay are comparable.

    Cons

    Leadership is horrible. There is no respect for staff. Most don't even take the time to understand what staff are capable of. We are hired as experts in our field, but not involved in any of the decisions. Many poor choices are made without input from the experts and the experts then pay the price for those poor choices. Most leadership is highly unavailable which only leads to more frustration. In the past year there have been a large number of firings. Morale is at an all time low and turnover is increasing. Leadership does not seem to mind the turnover, just less staff to deal with. Work life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to value your employees. Making all the decisions without your team does not promote ownership or value. Leading by fear is not leading.


  9. "Great Tools, Terrible Bosses"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CHW uses some of the best analytics platforms in the healthcare industry and they pay to train their employees on these platforms.

    Cons

    Analytics Management doesn't trust their employees, they have limited experience in the field, and they make poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, support them, and continue to improve in your own leadership training.


  10. "Rewarding work, not so rewarding compensation"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Shorewood, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Shorewood, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work and great coworkers

    Cons

    Less than competitive salaries and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they’re worth.