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Saint Louis Children's Hospital Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Great place. They do some great things for kids and it's nice to work for such a well respected hospital."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in scheduling. Pay is pretty good for the area. People who work there really care about the kids.

    Cons

    I had to work every other weekend for the first year. Lots of holidays that you have to work also


  2. "PCA"

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    Former Employee - Admin Assistant in Ballwin, MO
    Former Employee - Admin Assistant in Ballwin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Saint Louis Children's Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding career
    learn many new skills
    opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    long shifts
    revolving schedule
    cliqueish nurses
    no more to say

    Advice to Management

    set schedules
    teach nurses not to be so judgemental

  3. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis Children's Hospital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making differences in lives every day

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can be hard to come by


  4. "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Answer Line Staff Nurse in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Answer Line Staff Nurse in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Louis Children's Hospital part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You work with some of the best physicians and nurses around. You get to help parents when they have sick children.

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for advancement and the hours are not the best. They also change rules to fit BJC and come across as uncaring.

    Advice to Management

    There is no real way to advance especially if you are a minority. They have people already picked for managment jobs.


  5. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Columbia, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Columbia, IL

    I have been working at Saint Louis Children's Hospital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    no mobility, pay is not competative


  6. "Terrible Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saint Louis Children's Hospital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing can be said for this terrible employer. Greed is what motivates them, not patient care, as they profess! Give it a wide berth, or just pass this one up altogether!

    Cons

    1. Many management positions are filled by people with no college education in management or general people skills, whatsoever. Big heads and puffy chests abound.
    2. Doctors (even residents) are treated like gods, and even when they make mistakes, people are afraid to speak up and inform said doctors of their treatment decision and its potential results, allowing patients to be treated improperly and unsuccessfully. NEWSFLASH: Doctors are NOT, by any means, gods.
    3. Shift managers will allow workers to perform their duties with too much work, thus, leaving little time for proper patient care, e.g., pre- and post-assessments. Managers have been witnessed playing Fantasy Football in the department office while workers are swamped with patient assignments. These shift managers are never held accountable for their corrupt work ethics.
    4. 12-hour shifts are physically damaging, and recent tests are proving so. The work force should go back to what it is meant to be: 8-hour days with 40-hour weeks.

    Advice to Management

    1. Get a degree!
    2. Learn how to treat people with respect. You are no better than anyone else.
    3. Let the air out of your over-inflated ego.
    4. Realize that "managing" means taking off the tie and getting dirty once in a while, when the workload requires it. You are NOT above this, and patients are negatively affected because of it.
    5. Grow a spine, and stand up to corrupt doctors.


  7. "Not a place to be long-term"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Support Staff in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Clinical Support Staff in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing teamwork as it relates to patient and family care. Lots of opportunities to try new things. Significant independence in role. Clinical staff are seriously committed to patients and families. Great place to start career and gain experience.

    Cons

    Very little leadership at the mid-level and above. Status quo is rewarded. Nurses are hired for the majority of leadership roles, making it difficult for others to take on more leadership or advance in the organization. Diminished emphasis on excellence as the organization becomes more of a corporate vassal of BJC. People in this organization are generally not happy.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership culture needs to reboot completely and leaders need to be hired from the outside, not just placed from the pool of people that are present at the time.

  8. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saint Louis Children's Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great environment really cared for Pts. integrated healthcare

    Cons

    hierarchical systems and no very person centered

    Advice to Management

    more LPCs


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful mission and dedicated staff. The hospital leaders are dedicated to the mission and it is present in every leadership meeting.

    Cons

    The hospital is understaffed in places and it is extremely difficult to get additional staffing approved even with clear justification.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on the kids, but make sure you paying attention to your leadership staff who are working multiple roles and have a very poor work/life balance.


  10. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    All staff truly cares about the patients.

    Cons

    The pay is below national averages.


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