Accretive Health

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Accretive Health Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
238 Reviews
2.7
238 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
  • Can sometimes be long hours but if you are willing to work hard then the payoff is worth it (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - BI Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - BI Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Accretive health is really a good place to work. Very Good working environment, Flexible time. Free lunch hour. It is in the heart of downtown chicago.

    Cons

    I dont see any Cons as long as you are good on your Subject.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good Experience

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and PTO days.

    Cons

    Long Hours and competitive culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Still don't get it

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is equal or in some cases above the competition. Trying to formally train employees. Great staff at operator levels

    Cons

    Very few operators in middle and upper mgmt have any practical rev cyc experience. Still believe they are the best in the business but are barely average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to any firm understanding the market that could better utilize some of the developed software and people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with a decent model... management a mess

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Good way to start out in collections/sales/customer service. Work with team and independently to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Managements professionalism and personal moral values were pretty lacking. Obvious sexual/verbal harassment from supervisor and no immediate repercussions from HR.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible Management Skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coder
    Former Employee - Coder

    I worked at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Salary was at a competitive rate.

    Cons

    Some managers need to learn how to do the job so they will appreciate the value of the job. Great coders are hard to find and when they start leaving one after another because of lack skills, can't answer questions that pertain to the job, doesn't know the most popular tool needed for the job, asking inexperience employees about MU, the lists goes on and on. The problem isn't the company; it's the manager. Get a real manager and your reimbursement will increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach, train, educate your managers on communication and the value of employees. Once you change management Again, you will see a better company. Once you get a manager with experience and know the ropes, your staff will come to you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    NOT even fit for a review!!!

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

    I worked at Accretive Health (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location
    Decent salary and benefits
    Can get paid for doing nothing either onsite or at home

    Cons

    The list is endless and it would take all day to list them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs no review......there is no leadership, no future, unethical business practices, no transparency of management to their employees, no structure, people out for themselves, and the list goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The good versus the bad within the IT department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Client Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Client Service Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    1. Ability to work from home, flexibility
    2. Salary
    3. Benefits including vacation time

    Cons

    1. Not a start up but acts like one still, even with talented staff who have good ideas / skill sets
    2. The organization, as a whole, and the IT department leadership team is dominated by males. There is only 1 female at the exec level within the entire organization and she is in HR.
    3. Staff aren't truly held accountable for the responsibilities based on their titles or job descriptions
    4. Management doesn't seem to value their staff despite what they "may" say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop looking out for yourselves individually.
    2. Understand who your staff are and what their abilities are
    3. Remember there are other jobs out there, and they aren't hard to find

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Inconsistent and unstable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PAs in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PAs in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Good location, benefits are great.

    Cons

    There are now policies. Daily tasks change every there is no consistency whatsoever. Everyone is fearful to lose their job..morale is horrific.
    It appears as no one really knows what is going on including directors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some real conversations with people. Don't leave them in the dark. Start making some operating procedures policies.
    There are way to many young managers that can't manage. They are fantastic employees and work really hard but their managerial skills are sub par. If they are placed in a Manger roles with little to no experience managing people you may want to invest in some training, mentors etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Most employees are looking out for themselves, no real sense of being on a "team"

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

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

    Pros

    You can gain great healthcare/client facing experience through this career.

    Cons

    A lot of people are promoted because they "talk the talk" and spend the majority of their time figuring out how to best showcase themselves/their work, rather than focusing on how to best serve the client as work together as a TEAM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on being more organized and having true open dialogue with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    No way!! On the way down the tubes....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSSC in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - CSSC in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    NOT A ONE. If you need a job very bad and have nowhere else to go, this is it.

    Cons

    There are really too many to name. They underpay and overwork their staff. They bring in these kids straight out of college who have no idea what is going on to supervise and have no idea how to supervise anyone. The health benefits are horrible. No job security none whatsoever and absolutely no room for advancement. I have no ideas where these so-called "great reviews" are coming from; I'm assuming from management, cause they sure aren't coming from the support staff. If you google Accretive Health, they are ALWAYS in some type of financial trouble. The layoffs have already cut the Chicago staff down to an EIGHTH of what they used to be and probably down to a quarter overall. I honestly believe they won't be open for long. If the SEC, FBI, IRS, FTC, FCC or some other 3-letter organization doesn't shut them down soon, the MIB: Men In Black will. I give it 2 years max.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Supervisors who know what they are doing, instead of hiring your sister/brother's kids and/or your kids' babysitter or your neighbor's sons/daughters or the paper boy. They are driving what could be a really great company straight into the ground. A company is only as strong as its foundation and/or its biggest money-makers, which happen to be your lower-level staff who are leaving in DROVES or looking to leave soon. If they are unhappy and leave, who do you have left to supervise and to make the money to pay YOU?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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