Pros: Helping others
Cons: totally disorganized
I worked at CHLA for 6 months. It was the most stressful experience I've had in my career. So stressful that I actually went to the doctor and had a meltdown in the office. The management in the program I worked in is not supportive at all, this made being at work every day worse. The program was totally disorganized, waited until the last minute to complete projects and prepare for meetings. I was expected to work more than 40 hours a week- come in early and stay later than 5pm.
The actual program I worked in is a great program and offers FREE services to those who participate in the program. It is very helpful to families who participate. This is the best part: ACTUALLY HELPING PEOPLE!
I did not feel like I could trust anyone on the leadership team because everyone only cared about themselves, there was no real sense of a team. The rest of the team consisted of people who have known each other for a long time and were not friendly or welcoming to a new person.
I asked for blinds for the window in my office because the sun came through in the morning for 2-3 hours and literally blinded me while I was trying to work on the computer. In 6 months, I was not granted this request. I had to use my own ergonomic keyboard because they would not provide one. Also, it took about 3 months to get me a permanent set of keys to the building and my office. This place is so disorganized. Also, I was told to reschedule mandatory hospital trainings several times in order to attend work related functions, but attending these trainings was part of the requirement to pass probation.
When I was first offered the position, I was so proud to work for such a distinguished organization, and I am so disappointed in the work ethic and environment.