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Seattle Children's CEO Jeff Sperring
Jeff Sperring
138 Ratings
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  • "Upper management who write about their commitment to the staff, but come across as aloof in person(in 17 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance: It is getting more and more expensive to live within the Seattle city limits(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent place to work; incredible employer with an incredible mission."

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    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Employer is incredibly dedicated to the healthcare and well-being of children. Amazing technical advancements such as gene therapy in use. Solid workplace for an IT professional who wants to make a difference!

    Cons

    A handful of employees are not sufficiently motivated to contribute.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully consider the option of merit-based reviews for compensation and advancement.

  2. "Great to work at a place that errors to the benefit of their employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Children's part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The culture, benefits, mission, and feeling good about what you're doing! I am very proud to tell people that I work at SC and at work, I feel appreciated and important.

    Cons

    My commute is long but that's not Children's fault.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to be honest and forthright with your staff. It's rare and refreshing.

  3. "Focused on internal squabbling, rather than innovation"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some really nice people on staff, flexible hours, better than average diversity.

    Cons

    Thick politics and poor behavior, lot's of high school drama, lack of honesty between management.

    Advice to Management

    Know your staff from personal contact and set the tone for your reports. Clean up your middle management layer and teach them kindness.

  4. "Management is holding this company back from growing"

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

    I worked at Seattle Children's full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I would go here if this was your last opportunity for employment UW SWEDISH PROVIDENCE All other places will treat the employees like they care.

    Cons

    Deferment of responsibility No one follows up with what they started They promote terrible performers while scolding the high consistent individuals who always meet their mark Management is literally going to drag this company down. Stop harrasing/verbally abusing your employees Employees reach out for help and told "Just keep working" HR is legit a dumpster fire taking weeks to process LOA's/job accommodations

    Advice to Management

    Change your training. I attended this so called "leadership workshop" and it was just someone babbling how terrible the culture is while managers and directors stared at their phones just looking to cross this off their required training checklist; evedentally perpetuating this miserable culture . They were "shocked" to hear of the high turn over rate in which no one wanted to go deeper into so we just skipped it. Management...

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  5. "Great Place for Patients, Less Great for Staff"

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    Current Employee - Family Service Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Children's part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Providing compassionate care for a diverse group of patients and families Smart, driven, compassionate staff are drawn to this kind of work Continuous, real-time support from co-workers when troubleshooting

    Cons

    Rigid schedule, 45-minute lunch, 15-minute break, and clock-in and out system Staff charged for parking off-site, even though a shuttle is still required. All staff should get a lot assignment and be allowed to park for free

    Advice to Management

    Hiring youth in this role is wonderful but leads to constant turnover as young workers go to school to become doctors and nurses (very common). Patients and families benefit from seeing familiar faces so more effort should be put into hiring people with staying power, even if it means paying more. The hospital would be smart to cultivate talent and professionally develop people so they can keep excellence in house. Many...

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  6. "Respiratory Therapist"

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      Former Employee - Respiratory Therapist 

      I worked at Seattle Children's part-time

      Pros

      The benefits, and the pay is comparable to other hospitals

      Cons

      Frankly the whole time I was there we were understaffed

    • "It was alright."

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      Former Employee - Pediatric Team Coordinator in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Seattle Children's full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      To be able to help all the families and kiddos in need of assistance.

      Cons

      Poor mangement, poor work-life balance.

      Advice to Management

      Rethink your pritories and objectives

    • "Unrivaled mission; Committed Colleagues"

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      Current Employee - Senior Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Opportunity to join a dedicated team to contribute to the mission to provide hope, care and cures to children in the Pacific Northwest and around the world

      Cons

      Offsite parking and limited public transportation extends the work commute; Distributed location of sites can make in-person collaboration among colleagues challenging

    • "Great Organization with Terrible Management"

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        Former Employee - Registered Nurse 

        I worked at Seattle Children's part-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Hard working staff/co-workers that create a bearable work environment and competitive pay, good benefits

        Cons

        Poor management, poor support, and very focused on bottom line.

      • "Admin"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Helping children that come to the hospital

          Cons

          Lack of diversity. Talk a lot about diversity but lack it through the hospital.

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