Accretive Health Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
214 Reviews

2.9
214 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Results based promotional track allowing for hard working individuals to excel quickly to higher levels (in 12 reviews)

  • Develop a strong understanding of hosptal revenue cycle and insurance companies (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problems with work/life balance, its definitely a sink or swim mentality (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours (which is expected), need more involvment from HR and Corporate (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work with a lot of great people and enjoy the non-profit opportunities. I find the work interesting as things change a lot. Enjoy working with customers and designing solutions. Exciting to see the company get back on track after a year+ of distractions.

    Cons

    Experience and job satisfaction varies greatly by the job and supervisor. Although HR remains fairly poor, the company has a lot of bright people. Some managers are difficult to work for. Compensation is okay, but should be better for the amount of work. Promotions can be hard to get as everyone seems to apply for each position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to replace poor managers with qualified people. Massive improvement over the past year in many areas. Nice job on IT upgrades and growth; now focus on HR so we can consistently bring in the people we need and give everyone the same, positive, experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was great experience while it lasted. It's a shame the hard times the company has encountered.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accretive Health

    Pros

    It is a good working environment and great people. The management is not in touch with the challenges that the rank and file faces on day to day basis.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and our desperate to save the company. They drive the workers really hard and take credit for their underlings work.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture Change to Servant Leadership is a good thing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Change in culture over the past few months has been great - now focused on what we should be, patients and clients instead of the arrogance and big egos that used to be here. Much more respectful and humble. The changes are positive and Steve is a great leader - open and honest

    Cons

    legacy issues that we are still dealing with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - it's making a difference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company In Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Tremendous people - the team represents a unique blend of career healthcare professionals, career consultants from other industries and process excellence from other industries
    2) Tremendous IP - some of its greatest assets may be hidden from view
    3) Great customers - never met a customer who wasn't excited about the innovation we were jointly driving

    Cons

    1) Some of its greatest assets aren't being leveraged in front of all customers
    2) Management is straining to make substantial changes on many fronts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accretive Health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow out of college

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be difficult

  7.  

    BI Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Lead  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is still a new and growing department. The work is challenging, but you are constantly learning something new and gaining a variety of experience.

    Cons

    Other departments are not as organized and can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a better plan/idea of department goals and procedures would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Lead
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Lead

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for intelligent people to accept a lot of responsibility quickly. Learned a ton about revenue cycle and got some excellent leadership projects.

    Cons

    Hard work with lots of politics and leadership does not appreciate/reward the employee for their work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees, when you start taking advantage of them the deliverable depreciates rapidly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a fast paced company where you will never run out of things to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Lead  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company offers a fair salary for the amount of work that you are asked to complete on a weekly basis. There are weekly meetings so that you can establish what tasks should be prioritized. The company has multiple team building outings that are very nice and serve as a good way to build team dynamics across departments so you can interact face to face with other managers you normally only communicate with through email.

    Cons

    Do not expect much company training on what you do on a daily basis, or how to do it when you first arrive here. This is an environment where you have to go out and learn everything for yourself and you have limited time to learn from other managers who are on a strict time table to accomplish there tasks. There is a high level of ambiguity at this position since you will constantly be moving between task to meet the varying demands of multiple clients on a basis of who is the loudest whistle blower. Expect to work at home on projects during the week, and around 1-2 times a month you will need to complete work over the weekend.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Entrepreneurial and responsible candidates will excel, others will fail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Lead
    Current Employee - Operations Lead

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Stability in location vs. traditional consultancy role, Advancement

    Cons

    First administration had some very bad management strategies and policies or lack of and office politics were bad, things are starting to clean up some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the gutting of the old regime who were in over their head all the way down to employees who can't adjust to new policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great learning experience for employing health information systems in clinical best practices and care compliance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Physician Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was able to work with a strong team of medical professionals, including physicians and case managers, and technical support personnel to provide real value to our client hospitals. This was a collegial and supportive work environment that was committed to providing (please excuse the well-worn phrase) "excellent service".

    Cons

    Changing forces in national health care policy lead to uncertainty about the company's future direction, due to need to revise its business model and diversify its offerings and its client base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The individual support was well appreciated; and would recommend continuing the team lead roles. Would advise management to maintain efforts to keep staff informed during the difficult transition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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