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Seattle Children's Reviews

Updated 20 February 2019
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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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. "Unrivaled mission; Committed Colleagues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time (Less 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

  3. "Great Organization with Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Seattle Children's part-time (More than 5 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.


  4. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Helping children that come to the hospital

    Cons

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


  5. "Good hospital, horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Procedures Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Procedures Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent clinicians
    -Patient centered
    -Transportation Incentives

    Cons

    -Lack of transparency from management
    -High turnover
    -Hostile work environment
    -Hypocrisy
    -Poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    "It starts with yes."
    but no one ever follows up , or actually means yes.

    Clinical staff is amazing, but I have never seen more incompetence amongst supervisors and mid-level management. SCH has a culture of placing blame and deferring responsibility to others.

    There is little to no accountability for supervisors/ directors and management receive too much of a bonus for a non-profit.

    Please place more value on your front line staff. There are far too many employees in management, and too few on the front lines.


  6. "great place where to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Children's full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic place and full of opportunities

    Cons

    The Pto is pretty poor


  7. "Patient's first"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Seattle Children's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and client centered agency.

    Cons

    Management needs to have more of an open ear to front line workers

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and increased open door policy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of management"

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    Former Employee - Scheduler
    Former Employee - Scheduler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IDK
    IDK
    If you were popular in highschool you'll fit in perfectly
    Easy to engage in malicious rumors

    Cons

    the hospital fired 2 workers for reporting a supervisors inappropriate behavior to others so I don't know how or where you go from there

    Advice to Management

    Yikes


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company with some growing pains"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission - improving children's health and performing ground breaking research. Medical and Dental benefits are some of the best coverage at a Seattle employer. Employees get a transportation bonus for using transit.

    Cons

    Research staff are siloed with little collaboration between centers
    - Research staff can sometimes feel like an after thought when company wide policies are instituted.
    - Research admin staff are pigeon holed to one size fits all cubicles
    - Slow to respond ergonomic support for research staff
    - Retirement match is low as compared to other employees

    Advice to Management

    Directors : Don't put managers in positions they are not qualified for
    - Listen to staff, they have good ideas
    - Be considerate to staff who may have longer tenure than they do
    - Encourage all staff to be leaders


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

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

    I have been working at Seattle Children's part-time (More than a year)

    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.