Post Doctoral Researcher (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 19, 2017
A good place to work, but completely dependent on your job. Not great support for post doctoral fellows in research. Benefits are good for staff, but post docs do not count as staff and therefore do not get any benefits outside of healthcare.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2017
Working at the Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory,I had the opportunity to learn and work with a wide array of brainscanning programs (fslview, Brainsuite, Trackvis, etc.) while gaining a larger idea of research. There is a log of room for individual ambition in starting new studies.
I love making patients and clients to be in a good clean atmosphere.
Environmental Services Manager (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2017
I enjoy working there most of my time. I love what I do. Pleasing the Patients/ customers in every aspect.Making sure every room was clean and tidy for the next day. I enjoy training and helping my employees.
Financial Counselor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 10, 2017
When you work for Children's Hospital Of Los Angeles you do so for the families who go there and they are very worth it. I still consider the families I was able to serve there to be some of the most humble people I ever interacted with and considering what they are up against that is saying something.
Here are I learned some of the best skills and life lessons possible that helped shape the direction of my career and what I found to be my passion. I really do not think that my thirst or drive would have ignited better elsewhere and this place will put you through its' paces and you will know your mettle.
As for work culture, you really have to make the most of it how you choose too. Attitude and ingenuity are very key here.
The hardest part, and this is just my quirk, travelling to get here. You have the option of the Metro system or you can drive here. So 1) You will gain so many stories riding Metro and an appreciation for transportation or 2) Beware the 5 fwy on game day or special events.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 10, 2017
I worked there through sodexo and really cared for the environment that would be created through the people and great communictaion. It is a hospital and as long as you are there to help everyone is cooperative
Intern in Social Media Marketing (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 5, 2017
I felt that every person made an impact on the lives of each child and their parents. The look on the patients' faces when they know that they have been touched by the workers is what makes this workplace the best. It is an overall rewarding place to work.
I worked at chla for years and saw it slowly decline in work ethics and management. Staff constantly complained about assignments. Management have favorites and if you're not one then expect unfair treatment. There is no loyalty. The HR department is not on the side of the employee and very deceiving. I found that I would start having panic attacks at the thought of going to work, only because management is unqualified and have no communication skills. The director is a terrible person. Work here if you don't mind being bullied.
Was a good learning experience but rapidly delined
Administrative Assistant /Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2017
I have worked at CHLA for more than 10 years. I have grown to enjoy working with physicians and doctors in training. The best part of my job is being involved in teaching the residents (doctors in training) about doctor-patient communication and normal child development as a part of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics team.
working with and helping children
Middle management is untrained and not qualified for their positions, the new CEO is all about budget cuts and making $
Medical Assistant II (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2017
A typicsl day at work is viewing and answering emails throughout the day, vitaling patients, making appoiuntments, scheduling appoinments, receiving pharmacy calls, taking messages for Doctors and emailing to the proper person
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 5, 2017
At CHLA, it is a very relaxing and joyful place to be at. Its filled with lots of colors and pictures of animals for childrens entertainment. It was great working with little kids and i would recommend people to volunteer at this hospital.
Former Supervisor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 21, 2017
Union needed to protect the rights of hard-working staffers. Managent does not value loyalty or years of service. Executives are over-paid and perpetuate a cut-throat, back-stabbing culture. There is no respect for staffers and employees are subjected to an environment of hierarchical insensitivity. High-stress environment. Human Resources utilizes tactics that are ruthless and immoral and they manipulate complaints with intimidation and ignorance of the truth. DO NOT TRUST anyone in their HR Dept. Leadership rules with an iron fist and maintains a tight reign on the Board of Trustees, only telling them bits and pieces in an effort to keep them in the dark for damage control. The Board of Trustees would be shocked and disgusted if they knew how hard-working staffers were being treated. It is a great children's hospital because of the dedicated doctors and nurses and their staffers who truly care about the children but executive leadership is horrible and only cares about the money. The culture is toxic and very stressful.