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Rady Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, good sick and paid leave, love the patients (in 9 reviews)

  • kind staff, committed to helping children, good benefits, flexible schedule (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing bad to say about this company (in 3 reviews)

  • As for the benefits if you are a part-timer you have to pay more for them compared to someone full-time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Treat their patient great!

    Cons

    Benefits are not the greatest and company doesn't support growth within.


  2. "Pediatric Physical therapist"

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

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

    Pros

    Rewarding, benefits, pension (no longer offered to new employees), loan forgiveness

    Cons

    Paid less than in another setting (non Pediatrics)

  3. "Lack of Promotion Within"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mission is great. Pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities within organization. They'll give you more responsibilities to make you feel there is "growth" but no pay raise to compensate the added duties. Manager will give you a "promotion" but tell you its a lateral move so there's no pay raise.

    Major micromanaging and pointless weekly, daily huddles.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone is leaving- HIgh turn over rate"

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

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are the best

    Cons

    Management refuses to allow creativity for some positions, everything is productivity driven. Too many meetings which prevent the employee to meet productivity requirements

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, harassing and forcing your employees to be productivity driven. Allow creativity.


  5. "Rady Children's Hospital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for a children's hospital

    Cons

    Silo structure, need to spread knowledge across organization


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rady Children's Hospital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Genuine, Caring, Mission Driven Staff for Children and their Families.

    Cons

    Processes need to be standardized and built into the work culture. Too much time spent calling one group after another in order to find the right one who is responsible for the work to get done.


  7. "Kind Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every person seems dedicated to the mission of the hospital. There are of course the usual office politics between people but repeatedly I have seen departments work out workload splits and process ownership for the greater good. The compassion of leadership goes beyond patients and families.

    Cons

    This is a non-profit organization and does not have the funds to complete with the perks you might receive in Fortune 500 companies. Comparatively salaries are often on the lower side of the mean which can lead to some dissatisfaction among front line workers. On the flip side mid-level management can be critical of staff that has not been pre-selected by recruiting the upper range of candidates (e.g. agency sourced).

    Advice to Management

    Get out in front of perception by managing the strong brand of Rady Children's. There are huge opportunities to build a strong culture of loyal employees by making the mission relevant to more than the clinical front lines or the bright shiny big dollar projects.

    Match time off with related organizations UCSD, Scripps, Children's LA/Seattle, and Stanford.

    Observe institutions that have cult like followings in the rank and file.

    Senior management beyond the CEO need to be "visible" leaders, not passing mention in emailed newsletters.

  8. "Great place to start as a new grad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Offers great support depending on the floor and staff you are on

    Cons

    None at this time


  9. "Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rady Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, very clean. Everyone tends to be friendly.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. It matters who you know to be hired or to move up. Coworkers tend to not support each other when it comes to wanting to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire friends and family of current employees.


  10. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and management team!

    Cons

    short staff and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Hire people quicker. It takes way to long to get people from interview to working (3 months sometimes!)


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