- Children's Hospital Colorado30.Mar 2019
This is a tremendous place to work. People are smart, passionate and kind, and the organization listens to its employees
The people on this team are very smart, positive, and solution-oriented.
Support from management
Yes, they listen and respect your feedback
The teams works well together and has healthy dialogue.
Freedom to work independently
It’s easy to be a self-starter and take on more challenges as you want. Teams are not micromanaged and you’re generally accountable for your own work. There’s a healthy level of independence within the structured framework of deadlines and project plans.
Communication channels are effective and clear, including a weekly newsletter, emails from execs, and intranet site where you can always go to find info. Goal achievement is systematic and clearly communicated from the executive level down to direct impact/achievements from specific teams.
We have many women leaders in our organization and pay is evaluated across the board in context of fair market wage. They conducted an analysis in 2019 to make sure pay was fair in our growing market.
Attitude towards older colleagues
I have not experienced or noticed any discrimination in this area, and there seems to be a wide range of ages in roles throughout the organization.
Yes, professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement if you seek it out.
Overall compensation for your work
Probably could get paid more in a for-profit space.
Office / Work Environment
Comfort matters to this organization and if you have ergonomic concerns with your workstation they do consultations and make adjustments to meet your needs.
There is a team dedicated to waste management and promoting environmentally friendly processes and behaviors.
Sometimes there’s just too much work and you have to work extra in the evening or on weekends, but it’s a problem leadership is aware of and is actively working to address. Management is good about helping alleviate stress if you raise concerns.
They do incredible, life-saving and revolutionary work and research for kids!
I haven’t experienced any issues with this personally but as a hospital facility this is an essential part of facility design, which I know is very thoughtfully done with patients and families in mind.
They are a thought and process leader in healthcare in how they reduce preventable harm for patients and focus on team member safety. They have won awards for this.
The work is the right level of challenging and the company surveys you annually to make sure you feel your skills are being used effectively and that you are not experiencing burnout.
Inclusive / Diverse
I think some team members feel like we could do better here. The organized put together a diversity and inclusion committee and some dedicated roles to help us better focus on this and foster an inclusive culture that celebrates the many cultures and differences in our 5000+ team members.
Suggestions for improvement
- I think they need to focus on common systems and processes for interdepartmental work operations on the administrative side. It slows everyone down to have to hunt down which department can help you with something and then figure out if you can just email/call someone there, submit a formal work request, etc.
What I like about the company
I have a lot of fun working here. I laugh several times a day, the work is extremely gratififying knowing that the mission is to save and improve kids’ lives, and the organization has its priorities straight. I appreciate the way they systematically set goals as an organization and help you set personal goals as well, and how merit increases are a reflection of that. It feels very fair, other places I have worked have left these things largely up to the manager’s discretion and your ability to negotiate. Children’s Colorado has the right framework in place for regular conversations around performance and pay.
What I dislike about the company
Sometimes executives want messaging and content produced that are actually just nice-to-haves and get in the way of our ability to focus on priority messaging and work. Conversations are happening around this though so I’m hopeful that it will improve. (I think they just don’t realize how the things they are asking our team affect our other work.) Thee organization is also very large so you often have to work with different departments in different ways, and sometimes it seems like there isn’t the right governance in place to make sure people don’t go rogue and do work that really should be done by a dedicated department.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyChildren's Hospital Colorado
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee