At Nicklaus Childrens Health System, 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1400 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.77. It was published on Sep 13, 2017. 18640 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
People celebrate special events around here.
I feel I make a difference here.

What They Do

We asked Nicklaus Childrens Health System to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a world-renowned health system made up of a passionate team of clinicians and professionals that use the most advanced methods to care for children and support their families for health, for life. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Miami, Florida, 33126 US Sites: 19
Major Locations: Miami, Florida, 33155; Weston, Florida, 33331; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410; Miramar, Florida, 33025; Stuart, Florida, 34994; Miami Lakes, Florida, 33014; Pinecrest, Florida, 33156; Naples, Florida, 34109; Doral, Florida, 33178; Aventura, Florida, 33180 US Employees: 4,081
US Revenues: $646.9 million Worldwide Revenues: $689.0 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1950

NCHS Child Life Specialist delivers educational support and therapeutic play to a parent and her child.

Perks and Programs

We asked Nicklaus Childrens Health System to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employees share NCHS' success: Through Nicklaus Children's SuccessSharing Program, employees can earn up to $1,200 every year when the organization reaches its budgeted operating margin and achieves its patient satisfaction and clinical index measures. This is a way for employees to share in the successes of the organization and strive to make patients' experiences even better.
  • Spend it how you want: New in 2017, employees are able to cash-out their paid time off (PTO) hours at 100% twice per year (once in May and again in November). They must meet the policy requirements and elect how many hours they would like cashed out during open enrollment then they are free to spend it how they want to!
  • Recognition in your hands: Nicklaus Children's Health System values appreciation and recognition for a job well done which is why last year we developed our own in-house recognition mobile application. Through the iCREATE app, employees can recognize one another from anywhere in the world. They can search the employee directory or scan an employees' badge to recognize on the spot. When you receive a recognition, an email notification is sent to your boss and your boss' boss so that everyone knows how great you are! You also receive 100 points which can be used to shop at our iCREATE rewards store. Happy employees, happily shopping!
  • Your Commitment is Our Success: Every year, Nicklaus Children's Health System recognizes employees for their years of service and loyalty to the organization. Employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, all the way up to sometimes 50 years of service are invited to an annual dinner and celebration and receive a special gift. Members of the senior leadership team host the event and give a special presentation before employees dance the night away. Those employees with 10 years of service or more also receive a special bonus ranging from $500 to $2500 (depending on their years of service). In 2017, we celebrated one employee who has been with us for 50 years and another for 45 years. Amazing!
  • Wellness resources for all: Nicklaus Children's Health System not only provides employees with a way to bi-annually assess their health status but it also offers an array of resources for them to achieve their desired wellness goals. With in-house programs such as Lose to Win, Invoy Weight Loss Program, weekly farmers' market, on-site dietitian, fitness centers at various locations, walking treadmill stations, there are ways for employees to create healthy lifestyles with their desired methods. Through our Wellness Center, we also provide employees with access to personal trainers, Zumba classes, boot camp sessions and much more.
  • Fresh fruit (and food) frenzy: As another way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, NCHS is proud to offer our employees a weekly, onsite farmers' market featuring local vendors that bring an array of healthy choices like organic fruits and vegetables, local honey, soups and lotions, lunch meal options, plants and flowers and much more. Vendors must be healthy product providers in order to join the market. Employees flock every Wednesday to the market where payroll deduction, cash and credit cards are accepted, and all items are available at discounted prices just for the NCHS Family.
  • Education = Money: Education assistance is available to all benefits-eligible employees who have been with Nicklaus Children's Health System for at least twelve months. The Tuition Reimbursement program is designed specifically for healthcare professional degree programs, leadership programs, technical courses and certificate training programs which improve knowledge and skills of employees and promote their professional and career development. Tuition reimbursement amounts vary depending on employment status (full-time vs. part-time) and the type of degree or certificate they are trying to achieve. Minimum is $2,000 and maximum is $5,250 per year.
  • Convenient Care Clinic: Nicklaus Children's Health System values the health of our employees which is why we offer all members of the NCHS Family access to our on-site convenient care clinic. Faster than the doctor's office and other medical facilities, the clinic offers easy access to certified nurse practitioners who can treat minor illnesses, fevers, colds, flus, sinus infections, skin conditions and much more. It's a one stop shop for quick medical questions and even vaccines. By the end of 2017, we will have our second Convenient Care Clinic location in our corporate offices giving all employees a centralized location to visit.
  • Let's Party: At Nicklaus Children's Health System and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, every day is a cause for celebration when the health of children is involved. This is why the organization has a strong belief in celebrating all of our successes whether big or small. Employees can expect celebrations at least three times per year including ice cream socials, holiday celebrations, professional celebrations (like Research Awareness Month and others that are similar) and much more. The passion that caregivers put into their everyday work is always a reason to celebrate. And NCHS believes that happy employees create happy and healthy children in our community and beyond.
  • NCHS Family is home grown: Nicklaus Children's Health System is focused on the growth and development of its internal talent by providing them with career coaching and professional development resources. That is why, in response to employees' comments, the organization developed a Career Paths program that guides employees through their development and eventually into their desired career goals. Proving to be on the leading edge of workplace transformation and empowerment, the program gives employees an insight into their potential areas of opportunities within the organization. Since the program’s inception in 2015, 88 staff level employees have participated, five have been promoted; 235 leaders have been engaged, 48 have been promoted; and 47 emerging leaders have been identified.


79% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 79% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $9,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$60,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides an array of quality services to the children of our community and beyond!


27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 27 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
30 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 27 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (15% use it)
  • Job sharing (14% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (30% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (cafeteria, onsite cafes, Starbucks, dry cleaners, car wash, massages, full gym, mini gyms, fitness classes including yoga, boot camp, Zumba, Weight Watchers at work, onsite farmers' market, onsite bank, ATMs, mailroom, employee celebrations, food and retail discounts, convenient care clinic, in-house nutritionist, mailroom, onsite pharmacy, onsite gift shops, smoking cessation program, free parking)


60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$7,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$9,213,551 Philanthropic donations in last year Registered Dietician Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Air, land and beyond... we will be where the children are!


They keep us safe and know how to have fun too! Our NCHS Facilities Team!

How to Get Hired

We asked Nicklaus Childrens Health System 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?

Along with the necessary skillsets identified by our job descriptions, we are looking for people who will be champions for our children. We are a world-renowned children's health system that knows how to work hard and play hard! We look for talented, driven professionals who embrace our values (Collaboration, Responsibility, Empowerment, Advocacy, Transformation, Empathy) and are ready to dive into our fast moving world.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We are looking for children's champions! People who are innovative and empowered to provide quality service to the children we serve. Give us examples of how you have made a difference, share your successes with us, highlight why you are ready to take on this challenge. During the interview process, we look for talented individuals who are professional, have a track record of success, and are passionate about their career achievements and aspirations.

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

We are always looking for talented clinical and non-clinical leaders! We are also on the hunt for pediatric nurses and IT professionals with Cerner experience. We invite potential candidates to visit our website for the latest job openings.

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

Visit our website:; follow us on our social media networks and feel free to reach out to us to ask any questions. We love questions!

hiring Outlook

1,100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 19% Job Growth
18 Average applicants per opening 21,236 Total job applicants
14% New hires by employee referrals 21% Openings filled by current employees
52 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
28% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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