At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 759 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.84. It was published on Oct 4, 2016. 17933 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
This is a physically safe place to work.
96%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
96%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
94%
 
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
92%
 

What They Do

We asked Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a pediatric healthcare organization in metro Atlanta with three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, including six urgent care centers and a nationally recognized autism center.  

About this Company

Website: www.choa.org Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia US Sites: 67
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia US Employees: 8,664
US Revenues: $1,455.2 million Worldwide Revenues: $1,455.2 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1998

Children's employees always find time for fun.

Perks and Programs

We asked Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • MomForce: MomForce is a new Children's program designed to help women enter the workforce after an extended absence. MomForce allows participants to refresh their skills and build their resumes with meaningful, project-based work. Our goal is to provide participants with connections and experience to re-enter the workforce on a permanent basis. The pilot went so well that Children's has continued the program for three years.
  • Cancer Survivor Breakfast:  As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Children’s hosts an annual Cancer Survivor Breakfast with an inspirational survivors’ panel discussion where attendees share their personal stories about battling cancer. Throughout the month, employees join together on 2-mile pink walks to honor those who have been affected by the disease.
  • Strong4Life Wellness Program: Children’s focuses on employee wellness through our Strong4Life program. Since Strong4Life launched, employees have collectively walked more than 6 billion steps. Strong4Life includes online and personal coaching, step challenges, stress management support, nutritional counseling and onsite exercise classes and walking trails.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Children's hosts Wellness Wednesdays in our office park locations. Employees can wear workout clothing to work with the intention of being physically active at some point in the day, whether it’s attending an onsite exercise class or meeting with colleagues on our walking trails. Our Wellness teams pass out treats like fruit and sunscreen, and our onsite cafes offer $1 healthy entrees.
  • Concierge Services: Children’s upgraded our concierge service to be a better resource for employees. The concierge helps employees run errands, purchase gifts, find tickets to any event in the country, make dinner reservations, plan a vacation or party, schedule cable service installation and anything else that helps our employees.
  • Mission: Slimpossible: For the past three years, Children's hosts a Mission: Slimpossible weight loss challenge as a way to motivate employees to get healthier. Throughout the competition, Children's provides teams of employees with personal wellness coaches, nutritional support and emotional encouragement. Employees followed the teams’ progress through blogs, photo galleries, update articles and videos. The winners are announced at a Big Reveal celebration.
  • Adoption and Fertility Reimbursement: Children’s reimburses employees up to $10,000 for fertility treatments or adoption expenses. This reimbursement has allowed many employees to expand their families without additional financial stress.
  • Race Possible: Race Possible is a new program for Children's employees who want to run a 5K and are looking for some encouragement. In our first Race Possible, we conducted sport nutrition and run clinics for eight weeks for the 156 participants and organized group runs. Collectively, the team has taken 27,781,692 steps.
  • Dog Fridays: Children’s has 11 therapy dogs on staff who assist patients with physical therapy, act as a calming presence during stressful exams and bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Because furry love is so beneficial in the hospitals, we now have dog days at the corporate office, and employees can bring their dogs to work on Fridays.
  • Service Awards: Children’s celebrates our employees in a big way with a formal dinner reception for employees with the most tenure. This year we are recognizing 70 employees who have worked at Children’s for more than 30 years, including our CEO. Employees who have been at Children’s for 35 years also get a spa day and limo ride.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$67,356 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Staff Nurse - Colleague $100,104 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
100% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 77% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,778 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 403(b)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Convenience store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
Every employee at Children's makes a difference.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 26 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 12 weeks Unpaid sabbatical

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (56% use it)
  • Job sharing (6% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Telecommute option (8% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (63% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$164,400,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Women; Disabled employees; Employees reentering the workforce
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
With a cape and a stethoscope, anything is possible.

Demographics

 
Children's employees are there for each other.

How to Get Hired

We asked Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Because Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a pediatric healthcare organization, we seek positive applicants who are passionate about caring for children. When our recruiters look for talent, they look for people with whom they would trust their own children. Through extensive research, we found that employees who thrive at Children’s are people who are emotionally resilient, while positively impacting the lives of children and their families. They are top-tier professionals for whom making a difference is a primary driver, and they are motivated, compassionate and team-oriented. We have defined this characteristic as being Strong Enough to Care Enough, and it has driven our recruiting efforts in recent years.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Our recruiters are impressed by someone that can clearly articulate why they are passionate about pediatrics and what they will be able to bring to the table to deliver exceptional care to our patients or service to our internal staff. They also are impressed by someone who has done their research and understands our hospital system, including our locations, our units, our rankings, etc. Another great way to get our attention is for candidates to tell us upfront what they want as an applicant. A candidate should have a great elevator pitch for who they are, what they do and what they are looking for.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions: Intensive Care and Emergency Department Nurses; Respiratory Care Professionals; Pharmacy Technicians; and Information Technology Project Managers, Business Analysts and Business Intelligence Developers.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should find out more about our organization and available positions at www.choa.org. Also, we welcome anyone to learn about Children's through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or our dedicated blog site: dedicatedtoallbetter.org.

hiring Outlook

3,468 Job openings forecast for coming year 8% Job Growth
22 Average applicants per opening 84,703 Applications received
3,468 Positions filled in past year 23% New hires by employee referrals
951 New positions created 1,075 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 227 New graduates hired
8% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 12% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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