Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
102 Reviews

3.7
102 Reviews
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Steven M. Altschuler
Steven M. Altschuler
58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • making a difference in child's life, help many children get better with research and treatments (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice location in Upenn campus not far away from downtown; very good work environment; people are very friendly (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to go through many safety training in different level (in 2 reviews)

  • They have little to no concern for their employees (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    best time of my life as a intern

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good work to do people are friendly and a highly successful hospital

    Cons

    not enough food and long periods of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  2.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Phila, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Phila, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, learning opportunitites, great benefits

    Cons

    few teaching opportunities, at times heavy work load

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Losing Its Way

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    Current Employee - Quality Improvement  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Improvement in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Incredibly dedicated front line staff
    Good benefits package
    Opportunities for growth
    Reputation
    Pockets of culture that supports teamwork and values optimizing care for patients

    Cons

    Complete disconnect t between leadership and front line staff. Focus is so much on profits and finances that the leadership seems to forget it's the clinical staff that are the reason patients come here. They have bought their own hype about being number one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time with the staff who do the real work here, but don't make hundreds of thousands -- or millions -- of dollars in the process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was there for me when I needed it?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    Although I didn't have a job lined up for me after college graduation, my mentor there did remember me and invite me back to work for her. I enjoyed the tuition remission benefit.

    Cons

    I really didn't care to waste my time working, and so once I convinced my manager to let me work only (and to be paid for only) 25hrs/week, it was smoother, but it did take some convincing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for medical research

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant I  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Assistant I in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked as a research assistant in a large (40+ personnel) NIH R01 funded lab. This was one of the most enjoyable and satisfying jobs I have ever had, although many of my experiences will not necessarily generalize to other research groups or departments at CHOP.

    CHOP itself is an exciting place to work, and it tends to attract very competent and motivated employees (with a few exceptions; see below). Collaborating with other researchers at CHOP was always a pleasure for this reason. If you work in a field that CHOP executives consider high priority, internal funding is generously given for research equipment, staff, and other resources.

    Cons

    CHOP bureaucracy is frustratingly slow, and can result in long delays of simple tasks; e.g. purchasing approved items such as office supplies can take months; making small changes to your group's website can take weeks to be approved; certain departments never return phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to remove bureaucratic obstacles for important routine tasks. Substantial time that should be spent on research and patient care is being wasted navigating CHOP bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Politics in the NICU

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    Former Employee - Registered RN  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Registered RN in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Brand name and not much else

    Cons

    Strange attitude by on floor management, 'holier and smarter than though' comes through. Tired of seeing their nose hairs because they tilt their noses up so high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the NICU Management that they put their clothes on just like everyone else that works their

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Specialist  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Specialist in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    In research, hours are very flexible. Leadership is not flexible...either you do what you are told or get out.

    Cons

    Everyone speaks Chinese. Very little collaboration. Lots of politics. No one seems to work together....after 3 yrs here I still here like an outsider in my own group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employees strengths

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Stable Job with much prospect of growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for less than a year

    Pros

    Noble Cause to get motivated.

    Cons

    Salary is pretty low.But Recruiters are very misguiding about the compensation structure of the organization.

  10.  

    excellent and inspiring place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Pros

    team players making a difference. Lots of opportunities to grow your career within the organization. Strong interpersonal skills are a plus

    Cons

    exclusive and rigorous hiring process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    CHOP is the place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people
    Good benefits
    Vacation time is better than anywhere else

    Cons

    CHOP culture is very complex and it takes a while to get up to speed
    Hiring process is rather long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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