Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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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
  • 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. Psychiatric professional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work; good team members in most areas of hospital; great manager that cares for team members; room to advance and/or transfer within the Advocate system

    Cons

    Management needs to incorporate or make available 12hr shifts for psychiatric team members just other areas of hospitals do (i.e., nurses); having the option could work out better for some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your team members & building morale; this will in turn retain your employees & lower the turnover rate.

  2. Cna

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

    Pros

    Nice people good hours good pay

    Cons

    So far I have nothing bad to say!

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Hiusekeeper

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Services Aide in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Environmental Services Aide in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Advocate Heakth Care is an wonderful Company to work for. I miss it there very much.

    Cons

    I don't miss my ex co-workers. They get away with any and everything everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Fired those couple of employees.

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  5. volunteer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

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

    Pros

    No comment at this time

    Cons

    Great place to work for many years

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  6. Administrative Assistant II

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

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time

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

    Pros

    Corporate location is awesome to work at. True compassion and work/life balance. A great place to work. With Advocate for almost 10 years. I am definitely going back.. hopefully in less than a year! Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    It is easier to get a position applying from the outside than transferring within. You get type cast. "Stay in your box"

    Advice to Management

    Train and allow current employees to move up in the company would be a wonderful addition to the culture.

  7. Working here was the best professional experience I have had and now base potential employers off of the same standards.

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    Current Employee - Financial Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Counselor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

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

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement, Job Empowerment, Open communication with Leadership, Flexible schedule, caring colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of ER clinical staff, rotating ER clinical leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stay open minded and responsive to the advice of the front line employees.

  8. Interior Specialist/ manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People are really nice and a difficult project. Love the project…..

    Cons

    Don't appreciate skills, knowledge and talent. Passed over for position, primarily for the fact that someone was intimadated by my resume.

  9. Patient Care Tech

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible scheduling , on-site cafeteria, pro offered and pension plan

    Cons

    I think the patient care tech position is the least respected position in the hospital and the position that does the bulk of the hands on patient care. Nurses need to learn to show more respect to the pca position

    Advice to Management

    Staff to patient ratio need to be revamped

  10. Helpful (2)

    Overall I am satisfied with my position.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Barrington, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co- workers. Shared governance, good collaboration, great Dr.s

    Cons

    Staffing - when census is high, there is not enough staff. When census is low, we are sent home. This leads to unhappiness and discontent. Very short or no lunch breaks on many days. Very long hours when census is high.

    Advice to Management

    Staff so that workers can have breaks. When census is low, give workers jobs to do that can not be done when census is high. ( cleaning, organizing, helping out on other units, working on projects, etc.) This will increase employee satisfaction and that will lead to improved patient satisfaction.

  11. resident internal medicine physician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Medicine Resident Physician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Internal Medicine Resident Physician in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Masonic gers a diverse patient population

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and rank and file

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency

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