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Nationwide Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance (we aren't even allowed to bring laptops home and most people in my office work 40-45 hours) (in 7 reviews)

  • Great hospital, great people, great atmosphere, great employee health benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • time off policies, no maternity leave (in 8 reviews)

  • You have to use your PTO for Holidays (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great hospital, great people, great atmosphere, great employee health benefits

    Cons

    Using PTO time for holidays and sick time.


  2. "Good place but needs more progressive benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, vision and values

    Cons

    Maternity leave isn't good and leaves new moms stressed over using all their PTO for their leave.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Long time Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Mission, great people. Lots of training opportunities internally and with external partners.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement. Parking is pretty bad but "in the works". Formal mentoring is available for physicians, but no one else. Job candidates from outside NCH are valued for their experiance over internal candidates, even those that NCH has put thousands of dollars into training for.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same. Develop a culture that puts emphasis on growing your own or you will continue to lose great resources.


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  5. "Great work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Children's really cares about its employees, patients and families. Small gifts for Christmas and birthday. Excellent training opportunities available

    Cons

    A large institution is not for everyone


  6. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, with lots of opportunities to catch!

    Cons

    Retirement plans not that good


  7. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NCH's has a strong work environment and culture. Employees are encouraged to find a balance between work and home responsibilities.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The reason we do what we do is very evident within the organization.

    Cons

    Problems and issues are very hard to get through to upper management and problems are often addressed after it's to late and good talent is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive and listen to employees that bring their ideas and concerns forward.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Registered Nurse, Amulatory RN at an outpatient clinic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities if you are motivated. For advancement, learning, trainings...etc.

    Cons

    They have a bank for all paid time off that you accumulate and mandatory holidays that take hours out of that bank. So for example, if you work outpatient at a clinic, you will lose 16 PTO hours if your clinic is closed for Thanksgiving and the day after. Noone is happy about this but upper management claims it's necessary to pay for our "benefits."

    Advice to Management

    work on the PTO situation! And ALWAYS use input for the direct care staff before making clinic changes.


  10. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital part-time

    Pros

    The hospital has very high standards of care and very competent and dedicated staff.
    It is a large hospital and has a lot of resources for employees to benefit from.
    Management is very transparent to staff and also the public.
    Most employees there like working there.
    Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    As with any hospital nursing job, it's difficult to get a position with ideal hours. Any days off need to be scheduled 6 weeks in advance which can be difficult.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hospital with cutting edge research and resources. Nice equipment, new buildings, and many new planned expansions.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare. Expect to drive to a distant parking lot and be shuttled to the hospital.....taking 25-35 minutes each way. Management divides staff into two groups: physicians and managers, everyone else. There are special reserved areas for this "important group", everyone else is left to distant lots in unsafe areas.

    Benefits are subpar when compared to hospitals in the area. PTO (168 hours including vacation, holiday, and sick time for full time status) is very low starting out and for the first 10 years. Holiday pay comes out from your PTO bank (6 per year).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Treat everyone the same, regardless of their position. Invest in employee parking garages, make use of the resources you have. Listen to employee concerns!



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