I would recomand this job to any who's looking for a job. at Children's Hospital medical Center they have friendly people and knows how to get the job done. I remember when i had to do too! many things at once besides playing with the children and do other things like paper work, mailings, lables, and etc etc but i've learned how to multi tasked
Cincinnati Childrens is the number 3 children's hospital in American and it lives up to its expectations. The interdisciplinary teamwork is phenomenal and there is a definite sense of teamwork amongst all staff.
Feeling of Family and Acceptance and interaction with Clients and Families
Access Service Representative (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – February 15, 2017
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a great place to begin and maintain a numerous careers. They provide additional ways in which you can develop professional as well as individual. You be come close with the patients and families and able to build great relations. Great place to start in which you can network, obtain professional guidance, and even job shadow opportunities. There are, at times, overwhelming days and complicated situations, but knowing that you have been trained and provided with the best skills that can get you through the situation gives confidence. Being able to make the patients and smile, carry on regular conversations or even help those frustrated and angry leave with a smile on the face is the best part.
Research Assistant II (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – February 10, 2017
Friendly work environment. Operates more like a business than a university, in regards to research. Has very high standards that could be viewed as superfluous compared to other environments, and can restrict the ease at which researchers work.
Would have been happier in a different department. Issues in the department where I worked. After I left, 16 others left. Human Resources was so concerned they called in a consultant to see what was going on.
CCHMC has changed so much over the last decade. It used to be a great place to come, plant roots, and grow in your career. Now, opportunities to advance are rare and some people are doing the work of two. Healthcare is in huge transition due to ACA so some of the struggles that Children's faces (keeping costs in control, etc) are not unique.
In my daily work, I had to worry about people in other departments complaining about me just doing my job (my role involved constant contact with other departments) - certain employees liked to complain just when they were asked a question. The person I reported to didn't have the discernment to separate valid complaints from these complainers, so this made me dread coming to work when I just wanted to do my job and help the families.
The benefits like good health insurance and a reliable schedule were positive.
However, after being harassed by someone I reported to - and a lackluster response by those in charge who failed to see the roots of the problem - I decided that my career here was over.
Conflicting priorities, multiple layers of people in charge, multiple people doing a similar job and giving employees directions, multiple people giving direction (with conflicting instructions), initiatives being rolled out at last minute (adding things for employees to do - with little or no time to ask questions) - things like this made my department very unpleasant to work in. PTO policy in my department was also not flexible and there were restrictions on when our time could be used.
Organization-wise, there is no sick timemore... - vacation/holiday/sick time are all one bank, so if you get sick and call out, that is a demerit-type event. For infection control, I don't know why this policy has never been revamped given that sick employees should not be interacting with the children.
I can only recommend Children's as a place to receive care, not as a place for someone to build a career.less
Food Service Worker II (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – January 17, 2017
CCHMC is a great place to grow overall (as long as you are not in food service); however, the Food Service Department is very unorganized and lacks empathy for its workers. My experience was so terrible that I decided to leave the company all together. The employees gossip like crazy and are very unprofessional. Management only cares about a dollar, and has made this very clear to staff. Attendance is imperative because that is how they earn their dollar - which is understood being that it is a business. My problem is not being treated as a valued member of the team when we bust our bottoms so hard for the team. This has changed my outlook on working for another food service department in the future.
Awesome place to work, few options for advancement.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – November 29, 2016
Worked at Cincinnati Children's hospital as a research assistant. Had the luck of having an amazing PI. The vast majority of my time was spent on true research. The equipment and core services available are excellent. Help is always readily available and the environment is one of collaboration. The Negative for me is the lack of growth potential as a research assistant. I place most of the blame for this on myself in failing to understand the line of work I was entering into. Overall it has been a good experience.
I love coming to work each day, the people I work with and the people I meet make it that much more enjoyable on a daily basis. Getting to know some of the children who come in more frequently is a highlight of my day.