Accretive Health

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Accretive Health Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
227 Reviews
2.8
227 Reviews
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Emad Rizk
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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.  

    Poorly ran

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Location & it's a check.

    Cons

    Terrible management, benefits see not affordable for a family, terrible training. Management has NO ethics, there rude & condescending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow growth for your billers & follow up, there's no room for advancement. Teach management what ethics are, provide them with training in how to speak to people & treat everyone equal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company has Pros and Cos - still unsure of direction

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

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

    Pros

    Great people; great work; keep up with technology so always doing something new; Good location

    Cons

    Unorganized; Not Process-Oriented; Wrong people have control over what happens; Poor work life balance; Daily desk environment very tight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Gained great business experience throughout college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Financial Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Patient Financial Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Accretive Health part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training program, worked with other college business students, great potential for monthly commission bonuses, good location

    Cons

    Very strict office culture, not much flexibility with schedules once they were set, senior leadership seemed secretive, not much room to move up post college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be much more flexible and laid back, need to create a more relaxed culture to attract younger talent, needs much more transparency to ground-level employees, commission structure could be more fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Always room to advance if you put in the effort.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunity if you are self-directed and outcomes-focused. Fond of this place, even with our warts.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is fun - and there is very little micromanaging.
    You will get a lot of resume-stuffing experience, and quickly.
    There are some talented teammates if you can find them.
    The work we do impacts the bottom line of our customers.
    C-Suite understands our deficiencies and are working hard to fix them.
    C-Suite understands our strengths and is investing in them.

    Cons

    1. Lots of leadership turnover -As a result, our priorities are always changing and it seems like we are always "turning the corner."

    2. Clarity about your career progression - Two major factors that impact my opion of this.
        a. Who you work for - If you work for a good VP - this is not an issue, you will have a good sense of the opportunities around you and when you will be ready ready to take them on. If not, good luck, you will have to push your own agenda to get ahead in the firm.
        b. There is no "Accretive Standard" around performance management, so managers don't have a clear sense of the behaviors/outcomes they need to achieve in order to progress - as a result, neither do the employees below them

    2. Clients are not always aligned with our "drive to perform." My sense is that our pitch sounds good in theory to hospital CFO's, but the managers below that are wary of us and see us as a threat. Working conditions can be tense if you aren't a good relationship manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. The teams need extensive soft-skill training and practice, and they need it immediately.
    2. There is a huge void in RCM Intellectual Discourse - We can lead the conversation if we publish white papers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Questionable ethics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    The company offers reasonable starting wages, decent benefits that include paid short-term disability and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Management is disengaged from daily operations, often implementing processes that are poorly constructed and even more poorly executed. Ethics are questionable- racism, nepotism and sexism are often demonstrated by management. Employees are unable to affect any change due to personal relationships between management and human resources. Attempts to bring questionable managerial conduct to the attention of corporate management results in a covering-up of misconduct. The environment is very high-stress and the tension is palpable. The turn-over rate is extremely high and staffing levels are never met due to walk-outs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research CCC operations. Investigate current employee complaints. Apply credence to the words of those not on the corporate ladder who are responsible for enduring the grunt work that keeps the company operating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start.

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, stable work hours, great work-life balance, great location, amazing location, great coworkers.

    Cons

    HR was very unorganized and their mistakes spilled into other departments.
    Upper management was very disconnected from the staff.
    Little recognition for employees who put in the extra work. Mostly lateral movement through the company with very few chances for a raise/promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some stability.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, horrible management.

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

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

    Pros

    The people, atmosphere, location, nice building.

    Cons

    Management, hours, work schedule, not willing to be understanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get things together.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunities for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    The opportunities for advancement are there but don't plan on it happening over night.
    The company offers decent benefits but have expensive premiums.

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from other staff.
    The pay could always be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's ok........

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Family environment, decent people to work with

    Cons

    Not organized, working on structure.

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