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Updated November 10, 2017
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  • Upper management constantly makes changes that need to be implemented immediately, some time to detriment of the department (in 15 reviews)

  • Work life balance is the worst I've seen in 18 years if working in healthcare (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great organization overall"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people working to cure childhood diseases

    Cons

    Non-performers get cost of living adjustments and stick around for years.

    Advice to Management

    Reward high performing employees, layoff incompetent ones.


  2. "Clinical Research Associate"

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

    Pros

    High degree of institutional support, vibrant culture, strong shared vision

    Cons

    Difficult to experience career growth in a timely manner, given the contractual nature of clinical research

  3. "Best place I have ever worked"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, I really feel like they care about me as a person. Amazing mission and you feel like you are really making a difference.

    Cons

    Getting to work can be a bit tough with parking restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing for employees and kids.


  4. "Lots of promise but needs transformation"

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

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people who care about the work and work hard to help kids.

    Cons

    Work life balance is the worst I've seen in 18 years if working in healthcare. Leadership at upper levels is out of touch and there is bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Pause on the buzzwords and Toyota talk and get back to basics. Patient outcomes matter more than the process. Listening to the staff and giving more autonomy to front line leaders and middle managers. Some of the upper leaders need to leave and when hiring happens and the candidates are basically preselected that is not consistent with the values you promote.


  5. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Curing childhood diseases is a wonderful mission.

    Cons

    This used to be a great place to work. However, now the only thing that matters is money. Money is important, but it shouldn't be the ultimate goal. The management style is very top down.

    Advice to Management

    Bottom up management actually means listening to employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great organization that attracts an amazing group of medical providers, nurses, techs, and staff.

    Cons

    Generally none, however there can be some work place bullying that should be addressed more directly, regardless of the perpetrator's status.

    Advice to Management

    Work on creating a better anti-bullying environment, the systems in place a great start but more can be done.


  7. "Revenue Cycle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time

    Pros

    Amazing mission and wonderful hospital

    Cons

    many departments complain of being under staffed and over capacity. Work Life balance is talked about all of the time, but is not a reality. Staff recognition and appreciation is poor.

  8. "Walk the Talk"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Expectations of Leaders
    Leadership visibility
    Bioethics
    Customer is the patient

    Cons

    Some inconsistencies in leadership, yet they are always tying to clarify expectations and measure one to said expectations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Continuous Improvement is just that...continuous. The primary goal is as you know, keep ahead of the competition.


  9. "Inpatient Pharmacy"

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

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time

    Pros

    Great shifts hours available!

    Cons

    Not much patient/ guest interaction.


  10. "Would definitely recommend!"

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    Former Employee - Pediatric Mental Health Specialist I in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Pediatric Mental Health Specialist I in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring, smart, hardworking people and nice amenities and working environment. Working directly with patients was very rewarding. Training and career development opportunities were available and encouraged.

    Cons

    Seattle rain and clouds :(


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