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Updated October 30, 2017
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Children's National Health System President & CEO Kurt Newman
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  • 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. "Patient Care Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of time to learn new things.

    Cons

    Not so friendly work environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Access Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of new initiatives underway
    - Appear to have appropriate amount of resources to support efforts

    Cons

    - Director has strong micro-management habits and often comes across rude
    - Staff are not given autonomy to execute

    Advice to Management

    - Treat staff as experienced professionals
    - Be more friendly and appreciative of staff
    - Allow staff to navigate and create own relationships with other CNMC stakeholders
    - Be more focused on the tone and communication style that management team uses to talk to staff


  4. "too much work little gratiude"

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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

    its a good place to learn and help all familes

    Cons

    management doesn't take your opinions serious. they always want you to think outside the box but there is never a change


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great Mission, Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse II in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse II in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, extremely friendly staff, flexible vacation scheduling

    Cons

    Poor leadership, horrible nurse retention, NO PARKING, long commute, low pay, extreme differences in bonus between ICU and Acute Care, force-feed answers to staff to appear better than they are for accreditation and magnet designation, Employ low-skilled/unprofessional ancillary staff that make your job extremely difficult to do

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your nurses. There's a reason why more than 85% leave within 3-4 years.


  6. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job and experience is great.

    Cons

    Management lacks accountability. Management needs more training on how to manage effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees concerns


  7. "Do better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Doctors an nurses really care for the patients. Hospital is bright and cheerful. I worked in IT which was doing well until contract with Cernet

    Cons

    I worked in IT which was outsourced to Cerner. Working conditions deteriorated and projects became unmanageable. No room for growth projects sometimes not ready for implementations

    Advice to Management

    Consider staff that is already knowledgeable. Provide incentives for hard work and long hours

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Clinton, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Clinton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Okay bonus every year. Patient care is very important.

    Cons

    On site parking and shuttle buses are horrible. The pay is not great. Very stress environment and short staff. Some employees do not speak when spoken too. Staff is not appreciate for the good work that they do. No room for growth. No training classes. No challenges to learn or don't want you to learn certain things. Benefits are not all great. There is no work balance in this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs professional training on how to treat their employees.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Too much"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making sure families are happy and satisfied. Team work

    Cons

    Too much work load for a person, very stressful environment, micro-management, keeps adding other things to do with out checking to see if can handle it.

    Advice to Management

    Add more staff to help during busy seasons especially.


  10. "Confusion"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's National Health System (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Some teams have the required support yet the company lacks vision.

    Cons

    Organization lacks leadership with clear business direction.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the group and start over.


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