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Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • Although there is a strong focus on employee satisfaction there is still a lack of staff appreciation from upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • For a research position, there was little to no advancement while I was there (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone rallies around the mission. Lots of dedicated staff. Smart people and great clinical care. Opportunities for career development and very well respected in community.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in leadership-which is a good thing but at times old guard and new guard at odds. At times feels like the organization needs to get with the times in terms of benefits, telecommuting, parking and pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff


  2. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership. Great culture. It is an intelligently designed and managed work system. We are all pulling together for the kids.

    Cons

    It is a complex system and we struggle to get disparate parts working in concert. It would be nice to get more time off.

    Advice to Management

    There are some managers that resist where we are trying to go as a culture.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay could be better with the Seattle housing market increasing so quickly...


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  5. "Great place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Unit Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance is pretty good for yourself and your children.

    Cons

    PTO is sick, personal time off, and everything else. Insurance does not include surgical or non surgical weight loss help.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, continuing education available

    Cons

    Does not provide many career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees succeed by giving feedback!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong nurses union, great unit with amazing managers, supportive coworkers, awesome benefits, wonderful hospital environment and organization as a whole!

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great physicians, great patients, strong mission.

    Cons

    Cost of parking, cost of food, too many people involved in making changes to be able to do anything quickly.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Children are loved and cared for here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People work here to care for children and their families and it shows in the intention and kindness employees show to patients, families, and each other. This is a rewarding and enriching place to work where your colleagues invest in you. My boss is open to feedback and wants to support my growth, even if that is outside of Seattle Children's. This is a respectful place full of dedicated people.

    Cons

    There are significant disparities between the mostly white staff and the many families and children of color coming to the hospital for help. There is more work leadership can do to nurture an environment where dialogue about racism/sexism/ableism and other systems of oppression can be understood and transformed.

    Advice to Management

    Seattle Children's Hospital needs to better represent the communities where our patient's live -- which to start means we need to hire more folks of color. If we aren't getting enough applicants of color then establishing mentorship and training programs in schools that are majority students of color is one relatively easy step. If applicants of color are not making it through the interview process then assessing why is critical -- how is implicit bias playing a role?

    We need better time-off/sick leave policies. Our current policy incentivizes people coming to work sick. We need longer paid parental leave periods.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Data Specialist II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Data Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for career development whether it be within your current career direction or in a completely different direction. Gave me flexibility on hours and opportunities to work 4 tens.

    Cons

    You cannot park on campus, so parking or busing and taking shuttles add a lot of time to a commute if you do not live close by. PTO benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    The time spent on the annual review proccess was significant and seemed repetitive. It would be nice to have a more creative way to show development rather than going through a job description point by point


  11. Helpful (1)

    "As Advertised"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good commuting benefits (rewarded for taking alternative transportation), great health insurance for employee and child dependents, friendly, great team work

    Cons

    At times short staffed, tons of money spent on middle management that feels very cumbersome



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