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Children's Wisconsin Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Feb 6, 2019

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Children's Wisconsin President and CEO Peggy Troy (no image)
Peggy Troy
68 Ratings
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  • "Great benefits and a lot of perks(in 8 reviews)

  • "Healthy work environment with strong leadership, good teamwork, and great communication(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Family Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, friendly management

    Cons

    High demand job High stress job Lack of work life balance Stress level makes for lack of enjoyment in personal life

    Children's Wisconsin2017-05-31
  2. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I worked at Children's Wisconsin full-time for 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.

    Children's Wisconsin2019-02-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Information Services"

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

    I have been working at Children's 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.

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    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.

    Children's Wisconsin2019-01-11
  4. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Children's Wisconsin part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Children's really is a good place to work. They stay current with practice and provide great care to their patients.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great. They also have mandatory hours above your fte quite often, which is difficult for a nice work/life balance. My unit has been in mandatory 9 out of the last 12 months.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the mandatory hours!

    Children's Wisconsin2016-07-30
  5. "Great place to work."

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    Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Wisconsin for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dedicated to values, great location, caring community of professionals, great benefits, executive leadership committed to mission statement, safe place to work

    Cons

    Little opportunity for promotion unless working in direct patient care, little to no support of work life balance, business not progressive with technology

    Children's Wisconsin2015-10-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not The Place It Once Was, Very Sad"

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

    I worked at Children's Wisconsin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Taking care of children and families is very rewarding work. Wonderful coworkers. Great interaction with staff in other departments. Good benefits. Indoor parking. Magnet Nursing Excellence. Nursing scholarships for any employee wishing to pursue a degree in nursing.

    Cons

    New CEO arrived several years ago and the entire system has gone downhill. Good leaders were let go and others were placed in senior admin roles who lack professionalism and leadership ability. High turnover in departments goes unaddressed for years because senior leadership and HR are totally aware but will not address the cause - ineffective supervisors, managers, directors. New talent won't stay as a result. They catch on fast. Workers suffer exhaustion trying to cover staff shortages. Work - life balance is very poor. This has had a trickle down effect as evidenced by CHW slipping in annual national pediatric hospital rankings.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your worker bees. They are truly dedicated to the mission, the cost to them is so high. The departments with the turnover problems have long since been identified. Look at the leadership. You've made all sorts of changes at the top of the leadership food chain since the last CEO, you can do it on the departmental level too. Follow your own core values.

    Children's Wisconsin2015-07-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good starter job. Terrible work / life balance."

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    Ongoing Case Manager - Children's Service Society Branch/BMCW in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Children's Wisconsin

    Pros

    Good starting job for social work, psychology, or criminal justice grads Excellent benefits Important work and possibility of making a difference in the lives of children and families Independence in daily schedule Somewhat flexible hours Good educational reimbursement Decent initial and ongoing training

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance - 65+ hours a week Emotional and psychological stress Impossible case load and unrealistic expectations Favoritism by supervisors and program managers Low pay Dangerous situations Difficult clients No clear path to advancement Poor communication between all involved agencies in BMCW

    Advice to Management

    lower the case loads or the expectations. good case management will occur when it is actually manageable and case managers feel like their work has a purpose. focus on providing good care to the families and children more than turning over cases. improve training. improve the effectiveness of the mentors by reducing their case loads. recognize hard work.

    Children's Wisconsin2011-10-18
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