RN (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 7, 2018
Huge turn over in nurses due to negative and hostile work environment. Coworkers were supportive and helpful but management does not have your back! Pay and benefits are good, and there’s plenty of extra hours to pick up as they’re always short staffed.
NICU Staff RN (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – April 2, 2018
The nursing culture for the most part is positive. People are willing to help each other out with busy assignments, and make sure people get out on breaks. People are friendly and helpful, and want new hires to succeed. Management is interested in promoting best evidence-based practice. This is a contract hospital with Minnesota Nurses Association and I consider this a good benefit. Contract does not allow mandatory overtime and has protocol for low-need days.
Great office with lots of perks - no time to use them
ESC and Benefits Specialist (Former Employee) – Edina, MN – February 25, 2018
I met with my manager every 2 weeks (her guidelines for everyone) and explained that I simply had too much to complete within my allotted time. Too many things to do for one person that is not allowed overtime. When I finally left I learned they hired 2 people to replace me. It took burning me out to learn that I was telling the truth. I would have loved to work there forever, honestly. But I strive for success in everything I do and all they did was set me up to fail.
Strong advocacy for the patients
Won't take action for employees until it's too late
UNIT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN-CVICU (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 16, 2017
As a tele tech/unit support tech there was a lot of room to learn while going to nursing school. The schedule isn't as flexiblie as school requires but management works with you to the best of their ability!
Depending on where you work and who your supervisor is really makes a difference on what experience you will have at CHC.
Administrative Assistant Sr (Current Employee) – Edina, MN – November 12, 2017
Lots of cut backs and lay offs this year. Never sure who will be next. Some managers treat there staff very well and others not so well. Major upper management turnover which seems to continue. Employees do our own garabage and no one vaccums in the business office, part of the reduction of costs. Not as enjoyable as it was in past. Previous management seemed more sincere and concerned with emplyees welfare. Intense work environment with minimal time for down time with co-workers.
Good pay but you work for it
Management, lay-offs, disconnect between management and employees
Staff Nurse- Float Team and Emergency Department (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – October 28, 2017
I enjoy my coworkers here. They, along with management, empower me to provide the best care possible for patients. The work day is also different with acting as a patient advocate being the one constant. Sure, there are hard days but coworkers and management are supportive.
Respiratory dept. Is always very understaffed to an unsafe level. High turnover due to this and the extensive information and number of departments needed to train in. Poor training. Often felt I am put in unsafe situations with lack of staffing. Great employees though. It is a shame they cannot ever be staffed well enough. You can make the same amount of money and similar benefits anywhere else however the knowledge you do obtain with children is fantastic.
Children's Minnesota is a fast-paced pediatric healthcare organizaiton that is growing while facing many changes in the healthcare landscape including the ACA and how that impacts business. There has been a lot of senior leadership turnover in the past five years, which changes the culture of the organization - not for better or worse - but forces individuals to be receptive to ongoing change.
RN (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – August 4, 2017
The work as a nurse is always changing and challenging. The co-workers are supportive, but can be very cut-throat as well. Management is terrible, not supportive, not available and very much working for the company not their employees. Many times I would not get a break in an 8-12 hour period. We were only allowed to staff so many nurses for so many patients, acuity not was taken into consideration. I loved working with the kids.
Environmental Services Associate (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – July 31, 2017
Children's was a wonderful place to work. The nursing staff are really nice. The Environmental Services supervisors are good to work with. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. the only reason that I left was to pursue my college degree.
I gave it lower compensation and job security scores because I was an unpaid intern. I hads a really great experience at Children's. They have a good group of BMETs, and I would have been happy to have gotten a job there.
Unit Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – May 1, 2017
Children's Minnesota is an amazing company to work for! The care they strive to provide to children and their families exceeds all expectations! The culture is great and the pace of a typical day changes constantly.
Material Management (Current Employee) – Edina, MN – April 24, 2017
Incoming and Outgoing packages. Inventory, Stock, Customer Service Montering Cameras. Clean work station order Supplies. Ability to navigate a Microsoft Windows computer program. Reliable, Good memory and able to work accurately with lengthy part numbers. Ability to follow directions and safe operating procedures.
Unit Support Technician (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – February 26, 2017
Working at Children's Hospital can be a rewarding experience. As a unit secretary you meet and help several different people in different roles at the hospital. It can be challenging, however, when dealing with coworkers and people with different medical skill levels.