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Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Reviews

Updated October 9, 2018
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Randall L. O'Donnell
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Pros
  • "Fun company culture and great benefits" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Overall, a great place to work--no matter which department you choose" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The paid time off is earned by points of an hour and hard to accumulate, there is no schedule flexibility, or work/life balance accommodations" (in 4 reviews)

  • "off-site parking in open lot with shuttle to hospital" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "I love it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time

    Pros

    Everyone seems to love their jobs and are happy. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other area hospitals, but patient loads are more manageable.


  2. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to work with children

    Cons

    Compensation, Disciplinary scale is ongoing - no end to redeem yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employee's. Not all that is said is true and not all that is true is said. Watch and listen.

  3. "Great Organization, disfuctional IT department"

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

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Children's Mercy has a great mission, Helping children! It's a nice peaceful environment, with so much room to grow as a whole. Great benefits, decent pay, nice employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, when you're looking into the IT department, it is very dysfunctional. No one knows who does what, when it happens, and the communication here is absolutely out of this world. Micromanagement within the IT department makes it a very stressful environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire, not Accenture or Cerner. You pay your employees a decent wage to basically just do support work, yet you say you want more "DevOps" people. The only way you're going to get those types of people is if you get rid of the "supervisors" that stand in the way of making improvements, changes, and supporting the business users. Without that, it cannot be successful. There is no room to be micromanaging your employees nor is there room to treat your employees as if they don't know anything. Listen to them, make changes, so that you can retain your employees instead of having them leave.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time

    Pros

    I get to work with some amazing researchers and families.

    Cons

    Growth in research can be difficult.


  5. "Laboratory technician"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Childrens Mercy has a lot of integrity and cares for their employees and their patients. The CEO regularly sends e-mails to all employees expressing gratitude and praising forward thinking efforts and positive actions. Each department is different and is operated bu different supervisors. Some are great and care about their employees and some are not. The benefits are great and being associated with this hospital comes with many discounts and acknowledgement from other companies and service providers.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive. As a 24 hour employer, some of the shifts are not ideal, although shift differential is included for holidays, evening and night shift, and weekend shifts.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work! I know there have been recent financial straits and a new CFO. Through this transition, it would be nice if we received regular updates considering the financial status of the institution, especially when the employees pay and hours are cut in order to reach newly set goals.


  6. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great challenge, great work environment, encouraging and positive employees and peers

    Cons

    No room for position advancement.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Little advancement or appreciation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known hospital in the region

    Cons

    Little room for advancement or recognition. Management is disorganized. The hospital does little to discourage bullying or aggressive behavior by long lasting employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actually try to find out why employees are unhappy instead of guessing.

  8. "Supported, great co workers, great families"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work with some of the best people around.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive, comparable work is paid better at other places

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better


  9. "Excellent co-workers but difficulty with management levels"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time

    Pros

    Great place, amazing co-workers, variety of patients, tons of expertise

    Cons

    Difficult system to navigate, management goals sometimes create overwhelming pressure without many options to be heard or make changes


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Contact Center Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Contact Center Representative in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Benefits increase $4 every year but your raise is only 2.5 % a year . The advancement opportunities are limited if you don't have a nursing degree.


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