Healthcare, Dallas, TX - February 19, 2017
I've worked at Children's for 5 years now and have worked in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. The thing I love most about children's is the co-workers. From day one they treat you like family and are the best at what they do so you gain knowledge from them. They are always celebrating birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions. It's a joy to work with them every day. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for management. The experiences that I have had are sub-par. Some managers have no background in healthcare so they don't understand the importance of following the nurse practice act and the regulations for CMS. Not all management are like this (I'm grateful to have had a good manager) but there are a few that seem to be more prideful and unwilling to listen to employee's concerns and have their own management style that doesn't support "The Children's Way". Upper management is rarely seen and seem disconnected from what's really happening "in the trenches". I will say that they follow the trends in healthcare closely and move in the direction that sustains the organization. The pay is good and they provide annual raises. It is difficult to move up and most staff don't want to because there are too many upper management to answer to. Now for the fun stuff. There is a Starbucks coffee shop on-site and they make all the favorites. Ask them to make up a "secret" recipe and they will give you a list of what they can make. I love butter beer personally. We also have a great child-life group that keeps us well-stocked with toys, blankets, pillowcases, and give-aways for the patients. Our RT department is terrific as well as our lab and even the hard sticks are easy for them. We have food trucks come on occasion and the cafeteria staff are really nice although I don't really like the food but that's just personal preference. The gift shop is awesome and runs 75% off deals on items that they need to move out to make room for new inventory. All-in-all, it's a pretty good place to work.