Children's National Health System

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Great place to work!

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Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Management really supports your development, particularly if you express interest in progressing

Cons

Job freezes occur frequently which can stifle growth potential if you want to move on to a different position

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great patients, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Pediatrician in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Pediatrician in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The patients are interesting, the kids are great, most of the nursing, doctor and other direct-care colleagues really care about kids, are happy to work together to do the best for the patients.

    Cons

    There is very little communication between the top management and the line workers - and I'm a doctor. I imagine it is worse for a lot of the staff. There is very little sense of vision or forward movement. We're not cutting edge. Many of the managers know little about leadership or managing people. Their efforts often revolve around checking the boxes to get their bonuses. The place is pretty disorganized. HR is a mess. Problems with compensation pop up frequently and can take months to resolve. Getting appointments for patients is really hard. The systems within the hospital, the computers, the electronic medical records, nearly everything functions poorly. It often feels like you're swimming against the tide to get what your patients need.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood among the leadership and managers. Make the hospital work for the patients. Fix the software systems, HR, the outpatient primary care and subspecialty clinic appointment systems so patients can access them.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Boom or bust. Years of the big gifts are great, other years are not.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission and compelling stories
    Opportunity to visit the hospital is a great motivator.

    Cons

    Executive Staff are focused only on getting large gifts. High stress, often unnecessary. Administrative support is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the roller coaster revenue rides. Focus on a full range of annual gifts and not only on principle gifts.

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