Children's National Health System - Not nirvana | Glassdoor
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"Not nirvana"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Approves of CEO

Pros

The mission and the tremendous talent at Children's National are compelling reasons for working there. It is also a place where one is thanked for one's work and one's efforts are appreciated--at least in certain areas.

Cons

The downsides are: non-clinical departments spread out within DC, Silver Spring and elsewhere, which impedes successful work and alignment of how goals and objectives will be met; the inadequate parking situation at the hospital itself, which represents a significant barrier to visiting for work-related purposes when one's office is located off-site; and the very hierarchical culture, which means that leadership does not feel obliged to (or even comfortable with) getting to know everyone else.

Advice to Management

My advice would be to bring all off-site departments to one place very close by the hospital; increase parking space availability; and loosen up some of the hierarchical structures, which impede important bottom-up communication and alignment.

Other Employee Reviews for Children's National Health System

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Children's National - Great Heart for Service, issues within organization that need to be addressed"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Children's National would have to be the kids and families that you serve. Even if you are a member of Environmental Services, it's easier to do your job knowing that a child benefits from clean bathrooms. Likewise, in my field it's beneficial to know that even if you are simply writing a press release, the exposure can help with getting more donors, which in turn, is more money for better technology.

    Cons

    The hierarchical society at work. Also, it's spread out in so many different locations, you have people doing whatever they want, which is a PR person's nightmare!

    Advice to Management

    To make themselves more accessible to their employees. To not assume that they know the best way to do something.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Non-clinical Review: declining since leadership change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay. They have great doctors and researchers

    Cons

    too much turnover at every level
    benefits have been declining since leadership change
    too much politics. nothing gets done

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to non-clinical departments that support the money making departments

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