Accretive Health Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Emad Rizk
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Pros
  • learned a lot about the revenue cycle in hospitals (in 10 reviews)

  • It is a good working environment and great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Can sometimes be long hours but if you are willing to work hard then the payoff is worth it (in 15 reviews)

  • The work-life balance can be difficult (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great place to learn but leadership and direction are questionable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offers very competitive salaries Solid foundational training and interactive learning program Good place to get exposure to the healthcare industry and the corporate world

    Cons

    The negative Accretive reputation at different hospitals no longer surprises me, Too many changes in direction and personnel ,company is standing on one leg as the future doesn't look to bright. Upper management does not appreciate lower level staffs work efforts, there is a milk the cow until it's dry attitude. Lack of real leadership and many pointless meetings. Lots of talking but no listening, upper management will only see things their way. Senior leaders seem to undermined and degrade workers while shifting blame to save their own butts. Over the top focus on pleasing hospital c suite

    Advice to Management

    To be successful you need to lose the groupthink mentality. It would useful to communicate more effectively and provide feedback to those you don't see on a regular basis that perform duties at a high level. Get to know your people


  2. Need true leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation Great time-off benefits Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Change is the only constant thing at Accretive Health and that is because leaders like to make snap decisions with no thought or strategy behind them. Then 2 months later they will decide it was a bad decision and change course. Kind of ironic that the word "strategy" is bantered about but no one seems to know the definition of the word. Leadership also needs to allow people to do the jobs they were hired to do instead of allowing those with clout the cability to interject their thoughts and opinions into matters that are not their area of expertise. Roles are not defined, which goes back to the lack of strategy. There seemed to be lots of hiring for the sake of building teams (the bigger your team, the more power you have) but no actual need for the hires and not enough work to keep them busy.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to build a business case for every single decision that is made that involves the spending of company money. With no new business coming in and clients leaving, it's time for true fiscal responsibility.


  3. Poor Management and Zero Room for Advancement Outside of HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time

    Pros

    If you are in HR, there's room for growth and advancement. Also, the Company is making some positive changes and seems to have rebounded from their "delisting" and other issues they've had in the past that have made negative press.

    Cons

    If you are not within HR, you aren't going anywhere. If you come in as a rep, you will always be a rep. No matter how educated and experienced you become you will never move up. Management is old-school and will not budge from their ways. Also, they have no people skills.


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  5. Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work, flexible hours, and work life balance

    Cons

    none noted at this time

    Advice to Management

    Develop employees to be leaders


  6. Accretive

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love having the ability to be creative and working with very intelligent people. My leader helps me grow professionally.

    Cons

    Not a very good work life balance, I also feel like I am worth more than I am getting paid.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Okay place, but needs work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have a decent benefit package and it is a steady paycheck. Occasionally offered overtime. I enjoyed those I worked with.

    Cons

    The management team doesn't seem to appreciate their employees and does a lot of micromanaging. The pay is okay, and the only way to move up is to be friends with management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and promote those who have earned it. Take time to have a meeting with the lower level employees without their management so you can get a pulse on what the true issues are.


  8. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, working from home is a definite plus if you like this.

    Cons

    lots of change and difficult to feel secure with high turnover throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    get more feedback and grow more leaders internally


  9. Insurance Verification Agent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time

    Pros

    Easy to balance work/home life. Consistent hours and decent pay for being a call center. Modest attempts at promoting good work culture.

    Cons

    Did not value individuals. Poor middle and upper management. High turnover. Overly focused on metrics instead of a high quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    In order to have a good workforce try offering better wages and benefits to attract a higher quality individual. Would help with performance and turnover.


  10. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent package. Not too far from union station Chicago. You learn what bad applicatuon architecture look like.

    Cons

    Stressful environment. You are always under the gun. Long hours, no appreciation. Mgmt makes hesty decisions and don't have clear vision. Managers are always trying to make their superiors happy and start from scratch every time new order comes from mgmt. Management lied when about roles and responsibilities. Applicationso are written in SQL Server. No or very less .NET. bad application architecture.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what issues employees go through. Make decisions based on numbers or something, don't make hesty decisions. Don't use general job description and don't lie about it. Tell candidates upfront what they are getting into.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Big mess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great co workers.

    Cons

    Never ending cycle of change, no consistency in company direction and culture is every man for them self, no team dynamic. A big mess.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck



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