Advocate Health Care Reviews

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Advocate Health Care President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh
Jim Skogsbergh
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Pros
  • Very good benefits package, good tuition reimbursement program, some room for advancement within the company (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay; good hours; close to home (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Many long term employees are not even considered for promotions, outsiders being preferred (in 3 reviews)

  • Top level executives bring in middle managers that they have a relationship with regardless of ability (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to Work for

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

    I worked at Advocate Health Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Innovative - First-mover in the area

    Cons

    - Large organization harder to change

    Advice to Management

    - Keep recognizing the strengths and accomplishments of asociates


  2. Helpful (4)

    Executive leadership several poor performers who are not held accountable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Thousands of dedicated and compassionate people work at Advocate. Clinical care is outstanding. The culture is hit and miss by division and location. The pay is above average and benefits pretty standard for healthcare.

    Cons

    There are some serious jerks in the executive leadership ranks. They create havoc for those who must serve them.

    Advice to Management

    Hold system and site leaders accountable for their poor leadership and behavior.


  3. Coworkers are great. Upper management are hypocritical and two-faced.

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

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Helping patients receive better health care is a common theme among staff.

    Cons

    Upper management are passive/aggressive. The only goal is their goal - no matter what. Lack of ethics and morals abound.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and do what's ethically and morally right for the patient. Support your employees. Realize that employees are people, not just a commodity to use to get the boxes you want checked.


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  5. Oak Brook - Accounting Department

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Accountant in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. 401K Match, medical , dental.

    Cons

    Management can not be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Helpful (7)

    Lots of talk, not much action

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ? Flexible work schedule ? Depending on a department, employees are overly satisfied….. or overly dissatisfied ? Easy parking

    Cons

    ? Favoritism is shown based on who you know and who you don’t ? Advocate’s MVP’s are overly taunted and acted upon only when it suites the organization and management. ? Family/ life work balance may be taken away without your consent ? If employees have a complaint or question, they have a right to call HR…. in my experience, HR sends people away with often no answers and their situations becomes drastically worst ? Those who “rock the boat” are often pushed out or sent away. ? You may be restructured to a job you have no interest in ? Those who do work, don’t get credit. Those who talk about doing work, are moved up ? Watch out for power hungry VP’s – an employees job is to make their boss look better

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about being one of the “best places to work” and start showing it. Talking about your Mission, Values and Philosophy, doesn’t mean much when you have employees unhappy and treated poorly.



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