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Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated June 18, 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 (3)

    "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. You and your kids medical, dental & vision is covered in full. Matching and commute bonuses. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive but if you can bus or bike you'll get a commute bonus instead.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Men or leadership welcome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping patients and patient families.

    Cons

    No maternity leave
    Stagnant wages
    Not allowed to park on campus unless doctor or leadership
    Parking off campus is expensive and time consuming
    No educational opportunities
    Human Resources supports policies not employees
    Lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of parking costs when your employees have to park more than a mile away and take a time-consuming shuttle to work. No one can afford to live near the hospital. Pay more attention to your employees and less to safety acronyms. You have no anonymous place for feedback or suggestions and employees fear retribution.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Citrix Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Citrix Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, very knowledgeable. Excellent place to work, and they are helping make the city a better place.

    Cons

    Management team does not understand the existing systems. Teams are so badly in silos that multiple teams are using different versions of network monitoring software. Some coworkers are just there to collect paychecks, and management is not able to remove these characters.


  4. "Supervisor Patient Access"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    No matter what your roll you are saving kids

    Cons

    They are very politically correct.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

    Seattle Children's Response

    May 3, 2017 – Program Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Job Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!

    Seattle Children's Response

    May 3, 2017 – Program Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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