Accretive Health

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Accretive Health Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
218 Reviews
2.9
218 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
  • Long hours (which is expected), need more involvment from HR and Corporate (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    I like working for Accretive

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

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, opportunity to travel, excellent business model

    Cons

    Very competitive which can be intimidating to some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Negative and toxic environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time

    Pros

    The pay was very good (above average) and the vacation was great (5 weeks). There was a good amount of schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Leadership condoned and promoted gossip, backstabbing and doing whatever it took to get to the top - certain individuals were definitely tapped for these positions which resulted in a rendition of 'the hunger games'. Company has questionable billing practices and ways of recognizing revenue....which is exactly why they are in the position they are now and many of the top execs jumping ship to save face when the ball drops to the bottom.

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

    AH is a young company that is fun and takes care of its employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Lead in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Lead in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    fun and energetic leadership. They have a mentorship program that has been very beneficial to professional development.

    Cons

    locations and travel can be difficult. Some locations are in high cost of living areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need a more inclusive revenue cycle development training to keep up with current trends. A quarterly webinar would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place To Work!

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting Projects, Great Workforce and Smart People.

    Cons

    Hectic and Very Tight Schedules A Bit Challenging At Times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard Working Culture

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Everyone works extremely hard and is rewarded for hard work

    Cons

    Consistently work 60+ hours per week. No work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My Experience

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

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

    Pros

    - Teaches you how to be a "shark"
    - Long, tough days, prepare you for anything you might experience in the future
    - Young teams where you can make great friends
    - "Wild West", they don't have SOP's or best practices for a lot of what they do, they just throw something together as the client requests, lots of room to be seen
    - Little interaction with management (both pro and con) allows you the freedom to build your own "technique" for your job
    - Physician team is wonderful and will take you in as their own children (again, PAS Ops Leads are young 22-27)
    - Opportunity to cross-over to Revenue Cycle Team
    - Recruiters know this is a tough "sink or swim" environment and therefore will seek you out after about 1.5 years with AH.

    Cons

    - Fear based motivation
    - Bonuses not paid according to performance
    - Promotions not awarded based on performance
    - Unrealistic expectations/metrics (created by management that has little interaction with employee and therefore would not understand appropriate measurements)
    - No training
    - High Turnover in management makes it hard to get a promotion because you're continually having to introduce yourself to a new manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Listen without jusgement. Open your door to your team. USE the feedback & constructive criticism given my current and past employees. Accept that humans make mistakes and learn from your mistakes and/or lawsuits.

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

    Started as an ops lead, promoted to senior lead after one year.

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibility as a new hire. High expectations but fast career growth potential.

    Cons

    Compensation. Relocation requirements. Work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of autonomy and responsibility; does not pay competitively

    • 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

    Autonomy, lots of responsibility given to young operators, highly talented workforce, satisfying to be able to contribute on client sites.

    Cons

    Not the merit-based company it purports to being. Huge divide between client sites and headquarters. Work-life balance is poor. Difficult to network and make connections. 2012 performance reviews not communicated until mid-April; bonuses not paid til May.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ridiculous

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, salary is barely competitive

    Cons

    Little to no communication, constant drive for the almighty $$, no regard or respect for employees whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bad Growth

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

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Depending on the client/site you can have amazing managers.

    Cons

    HR at Corp is awful. They have no clue what is going on out at the sites. Promotions are only given once a year. (If you start in June you have to wait 1.5 years to even have a chance at a promotion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed everyone related to the start of the company to save it. Create a more stable growth platform and give better support to your sites with increasing IT resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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