Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Advocate Health Care President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh
Jim Skogsbergh
87 Ratings

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. Excellent Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They truly care about their employees. Great benefits, great values!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Advocate intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Advocate Health Care (More than a year)

    Pros

    I Learned alot about HIV management and services that are offered to those even with little to no income.

    Cons

    Some times there were lack of communication.


  3. work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunity for promotion, focus on patient safety, leadership is supportive. Good benefits for health, retirement, and tuition reimbursement and time off.

    Cons

    Alot of turnover and takes a very long time to fill vacant positions. Expectation to be involved in many projects beyond your job. This can be good, but dont always have time with so many vacancies

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the staff. Try to fill the open positions more quickly. When they don't, it causes alot of stress on the current staff


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  5. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Great System to work for in regards to patients care and quality/safety

    Cons

    Electronic Medical Record is not the best system

    Advice to Management

    Consider new EMR


  6. Reimbursement Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IL - Illinois
    Current Employee - IL - Illinois
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Always accommodating to a flexible schedule and the company perks and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Upper management and corporate only think in dollar signs. 7+


  7. Do not value employees

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Access
    Former Employee - Patient Access
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good, but healthcare plans were expensive. 3 weeks pto after 4 years. People I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Staffing was an issue. Required to work a 12 hour shift every 6 weeks on top of my regular 40 hour work week. Difficult to get time off when you wanted it because of staffing issues. Restricted you from requesting it more than 6 n in advance, Management kept adding things to do at registration, then complained when it took to long. Frequently could not get bathroom or lunch breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. You are taking advantage of people who are willing to work hard, so you don't have to fix the problems that exist. Everything is about keeping the bottom line as cheap as possible, sometimes at risk of patient safety and satisfaction.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Patient Care Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pto that is earned. I have nothing else good to say about working here. This is the worst position in the hospital and most worked and most disrespected.

    Cons

    Patient Care Technicians work the hardest and are treated like dirt by the nursing staff and no one cares. RN's walk around like they are royalty or something and talk down to the techs - without techs their job would be impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of lazy nurses


  9. RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registeted Nurse
    Current Employee - Registeted Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, benefits okay ,support education ,tution reimbursement. Expanding opportunities to seek staff to meet demands

    Cons

    Long term employees cap with benefits and overlooked for advancement preference given to outside employees with little experience. Decreased full-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Dont keep overloading long term employees in coaching all the new employees


  10. Social Worker

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, growing hospital, room for a self-driven person to grow their position

    Cons

    Admin doesn't really "get" SW, so doesn't have them perform at the top of their licensure/training

    Advice to Management

    Own your team and your patients. Don't pit employees against one another to have them manage for you.


  11. Is this kindergarten or?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, PTO amount is competitive. Most of the people I work with are fabulous, good people who want to truly make a difference.

    Cons

    Micromanagement times 10. Waste too much time for non-value added tasks. Absolutely do not have necessary tools and resources. Where is our strategic recruitment plan? Candidates can call/text your cell#, but hey we won't pay for your cell phone. No room for professional growth, no continuing education opportunities. Just sit down, shut up and do your job...and don't complain because it goes nowhere and you get dinged on your eval for complaining.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the department. Take a close look at the people in leadership roles. Just because they've been here a long time doesn't mean we need to keep them. Get the right people on the bus. Get rid of the people in the department that sit back and collect a paycheck but do nothing to deserve it.



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