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Advocate Health Care Reviews in Park Ridge, IL

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
116 Reviews
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116 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • Upper management refuses to solve the "real" issues in the department (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pays for school, good hospital

    Cons

    Not to much bad I would say they need not over work their employees. they do understaff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best healthcare system in illinois

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    New technology, multiple opportunities for advancement, and great people.

    Cons

    The worry of the healthcare system sometimes clouds our minds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    Compensation is fair. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Staffing is poor recently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    For every action there is an equal & opposite reaction; former AMG-Park, Ridge Employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Representative in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Patient Representative in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    -I truly enjoyed interacting with the patients.
    -The nursing & administrative staff worked well together.
    -Open Communication between staff was encouraged & practiced.
    -For a busy practice, operations flowed rather smoothly.
    -Kind nursing & administrative staff.

    Cons

    -Unfortunately, management was/is quite lax in this facility.
    -Associates who have worked for AMG for many years are viewed as "easily replaced," and not offered the recognition that they deserved.
    -Management often refused to provide nursing & administrative staff with the proper tools in order to complete one's task effectively.
    -Management instilled fear as a means of discouraging staff from speaking up.
    -Emphasis is placed on patient satisfaction; yet the tools needed to achieve those results are not provided.
    -Employee morale is low & positive reinforcement is not provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times, those who have managed for many years have plateaued & are "set in their ways." It is crucial that continuing education is provided for management & that it is implemented within the organization. Managers need direction and creating an environment of fear will not improve the staffs performance or patient satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A character building life experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working with children, and I have the greatest co-workers ever!!

    Cons

    We are often short staffed due to turn-over, people dropping to part-time. It takes forever to replace lost staff which is frustrationg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back better bonuses.. We need better nurse to patient ratios. Stop raising the cost of benefits, it makes it so getting a raise only paise for the increased amount your paying for your healthcare, you feel like you aren't ever getting ahead.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are only a number.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, helping people, some amazing doctors! Love most of the doctors! Part time employment would make this company bearable.

    Cons

    Traveling offsite, satellite locations are not fully established before sending practices to them. Spoken to 4 different supervisors for over a year in regards to associates not completing work or covering lunches. If I do not walk away from my clinic, unattended I will sometimes not have a lunch break longer than 20 minutes. No proper coverage to clock out on time. Supervisors do not offer properly educated staff to cover other staff when they are out. Company expands but they do not have the proper staff before adding physicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is your responsibility to manage, instead of constantly accusing associates of not communicating properly. Favoritism for employees with seniority, even with documentation and witnesses. Learn to give families time off for emergencies or family death without hesitation, especially when they could offer documentation to validate the circumstance. Then you will avoid the extreme turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A solid large company to work for

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

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive in Chicago.
    Senior leadership, for the most part, invests in associates.
    Training is outstanding, both clinically and in leadership/professional skills.
    Promotes from within.
    Company does a good job of implementing its "MVP" (core values).

    Cons

    Healthcare market in general is in constant flux.
    Work/life balance can be very dependent on your supervisor. Some of those "rules" can be inconsistently applied.
    Mission between each hospital can be inconsistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registred Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Registred Nurse in Park Ridge, IL

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment is very good. Financialy strong company.

    Cons

    Working hours are very long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    Growing healthcare company, aquiring new hospitals. Management tends to have good vision and leadership. Good benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Very large organization. Sometime change tends to lag when changes are needed. Very conservative organization. HR takes a long time to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management very overwhelmed with many hats to wear - sometimes over looks good employees for advancement. Employees do leave to advance in there career but I guess thats health care.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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