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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2020

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3.7
65%
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80%
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Madeline Bell (no image)
Madeline Bell
60 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Work/life balance is a great talking point but is nonexistent(in 17 reviews)

  • "No cons except unpaid aspect of internship(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "collections"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting everyday work and makes you feel important

    Cons

    Poor management and not great training

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2020-01-14
  2. "Employee Happiness is Priority"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Excellent team culture. Mission-driven to truly help people and go above and beyond. This shows from top to bottom in the organization.

    Cons

    Parking could be better, but they are constantly working to make this better.

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-12-26
  3. "Very patient-focused"

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    Former Employee - Senior PM in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really do care about delivering best healthcare

    Cons

    Not always aligned on HOW to deliver best healthcare; often operates like just a business

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees more, don't drink you're own Koolaid

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-12-18
  4. "Improvement Needed"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with world-wide patients and their families

    Cons

    Traveling to work was horrible Pay is very low considering the location of the hospital Nursing Management and Leadership are not as helpful as you would think especially for the Nurse Residency Program

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-12-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nurse Residency: Be aware"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people who organize everything mean well and put a lot of effort into scheduling orientation seminars and want you to feel welcome, positive hospital mission, patient safety is a high priority

    Cons

    They have no commitment to keeping you in the nurse residency and can let you go at any time, many different preceptors, preceptors often don't really want to be in the role, high turnover, little positive feedback from preceptors, no positive feedback from management, nursing staff can be catty and rude to new hires, preceptors can be impatient, you only sign an "agreement" and not a true contract for nurse residency so they can let you go at any time without due process (READ THE FINE PRINT), low pay compared to other Philadelphia hospitals and workload, unrealistic expectations for new hires (you either get it quickly in the first 2-3 weeks or you could be fired with no true due process or writeups)

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    Advice to Management

    More support for new hires, less amount of preceptors per new hire, more positive reinforcement, more patience for new hires' learning development

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-12-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run, and don't look back"

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

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with there.

    Cons

    Awful people to work for. Most of upper management in IT has no business dealing with people for a living. Work/life balance is a great talking point but is nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Look at why your top talent is leaving. Too busy squeezing every penny for all it's worth to realize that they are their own worst enemy.

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2020-01-02
  7. "This job is what you make of it, largely"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to fascinating cases; lots of opportunities to grow (learning, sitting in on rounds, etc)

    Cons

    Mostly boring work supporting those outward facing/impressive; somewhat of a division between "cutting edge" divisions such as gene therapy and others

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-11-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Helping Patients and their Families

    Cons

    Often time you have to know someone to move up the ladder

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-12-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Managed Care Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Okay company to work for

    Cons

    Poor pay especially merit increase

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-12-02
  10. "fsf"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse 

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    all good pros- great work place

    Cons

    I have no cons about the hospital

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2019-11-14
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