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Children's National Health System Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Children's National Health System President & CEO Kurt Newman
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Pros
  • Children's is a great place to work (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, competitive salary (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for growth if manager and you do not get along (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is challenging (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, no complaints!

    Cons

    HR can be slow to make changes


  2. "Great hospital, talented staff!"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse, Critical Care in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse, Critical Care in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Children's National Health System (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a great hospital to work for. They were willing to hear new ideas and explore options to promote the best care. Management was easily accessible and they had an open door policy. They also paid their employees well and provided bonuses frequently to ensure proper staffing!

    Cons

    I didn't enjoy having to shuttle to work because you can't park your car during day shift hours.

  3. "RN review"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teaching hospital. Great rapport with team members

    Cons

    Some management (and staff) turnover. But I have been there a long time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster management programs. Be mindful of data


  4. "Amazing mission but a lot of bureaucracy"

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

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You feel like you are making a difference each and every day being there regardless of your role. It is terrific to be surrounded by brilliant and compassionate minds dedicated to saving and improving the lives of all children.

    Cons

    Not surprisingly in a medical system of this size, there is a lot of bureaucracy when it comes to employee reviews and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the review process - one size does not fit all given the varied roles of the employees.


  5. "Patient Access Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's National Health System part-time

    Pros

    Well structured management
    Good work environment

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time.


  6. "Children's National"

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

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, and work environment. Very Rewarding!

    Cons

    Could be stressful to see ill and injured children.


  7. "Constant turnover"

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    Former Employee - RN II
    Former Employee - RN II
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Completely focused on the kids, name of the hospital looks great on a resume, ample opportunities to get involved in committees and leadership

    Cons

    Constant nurse turnover, very low morale, bad staffing. Most nurses only stay 2 years. So much focus on catering to parent preferences even when that interferes with patient safety

    Advice to Management

    Simple things to let nurses know they're appreciated would go such a long way. Barely saw or was valued by management, even as a very involved employee. Invest in either better staffing, or simply valuing nurses, and the turnover problems would improve

  8. "Clinical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, location,co workers, resources

    Cons

    Unfair Manager, nasty food, Union dues


  9. "Good place, not advancement."

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

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, professional ambience.

    Cons

    Not room for growth in certain departments.


  10. "Community Health Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time

    Pros

    Good hours. Enjoy working with the kids

    Cons

    Lack of communication at times and consistency


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