Children's Hospital Colorado the Brave and the Beautiful
Employee (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – September 30, 2018
One thing I've notice is the majority of the staff is aesthetically pleasing. The people that see the most lateral movement with the hospital are tall white men and very attractive women (usually white), but that's not unlike most of business world.
The biggest issue is that there is no consequence for not meeting performance or non-ethical behavior. Either management fears confrontation, so just turns a blind eye, or they don't bother to document ongoing issues, or there's a big dose of favoritism.
There is very little reward for going above and beyond. People who consistently go above and beyond may get a percentage or two more than those doing the bare minimum for annual performance reviews. This creates a culture of scraping the surface. The morale is incredibly low and there is a great deal of bitter, gossipy behavior by the most tenured members.Lastly, they promote from the outside more often than not. There is very little opportunity to advancement and rather from choosing from amongst the pool of internal qualified candidates, they hire from the outside.
I will say that this review applies specifically to a department under the Patient Financial Services umbrella. The clinical staff seems to be happy as peaches and rewarded and recognized consistently.
Aside from violence, you can get away with just about anything (going awol, watching movie, spending your entire day gossiping).
Promotions and movement between departments is almost impossible for average looking people.