Advocate Health Care

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Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
125 Reviews
3.1
125 Reviews
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Advocate Health Care President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

    Pros

    Department is not just a work unit, they are family.

    Cons

    Along with many other companies, Advocate is cutting a lot of positions.

  2.  

    No Trust, power hierarchy

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, always get a raise (even if its only a few cents a year), generally great patient care.

    Cons

    Poor management, HR does not listen to complaints, management bands together across the board to eliminate whistle blowing, department goals were prioritized above patient satisfaction, very short staffed very often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kick the politics, and start being a healthcare company. We're here for the patients, as a non for profit there is too much of a focus on getting the money at any cost. Empathy above all. Also if your employees, or their children get cancer, acknowledge it, especially if they're receiving treatment in the Advocate system. You work somewhere for a number of years it would be nice to hear a "I'm sorry you/your child have/has cancer".

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unhappy after many many years

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, work/life balance, salary, reputation, quality of care

    Cons

    management, training or lack of, very hard t transfer!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Misleading tactics and upper management frequently departed

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

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are allowed full time, then the PTO is decent. The system is expanding which is obviously a good sign.

    Cons

    Depending on the department and management it can be difficult to move into full time if you are start at PRN. Demand what you deserve(respectfully of course)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    RN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care

    Pros

    Supportive staff
    Supportive managers who care about employee satisfaction
    Great nursing care

    Cons

    Depends on the department
    Some managers are more supportive than others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web & Data in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Web & Data in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and welcoming. Upper management is very approachable. OWA is used in the office so it is easy to connect with anyone within the company.

    Cons

    There isn't really anything that I could say that would be anything negative about this company. It is probably one of the best places I have ever worked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Curious choice of who stays and who goes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good internal opportunities depending on department you're in

    Cons

    Keeps directors with poor work ethic (i.e., say they're working from home when they're gardening, shopping, etc.) and eliminates hard workers with nose to the grindstone. No trust within system, HR department is either clueless or onboard with this. Long-time, popular staff have been regularly pink-slipped; poor work habits seem to be awarded. No check-and-balance system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen from the ground up. Your upper management selection promotes dissention. Employees should not worry every day whether they have a job, which affects work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    R.N.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R N
    Current Employee - R N

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    After working there for many years, some of my co-workers are like family.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to staff concerns. Several poorly qualified staff members. Lazy staff members are not held accountable. Managers and assistant clinical managers consistently favor the brown nosers not the high performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your hard working, loyal staff members. Promote from within.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Advocate's Patient Review Profile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Call Representative in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Call Representative in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Seems like a nice place to work many locations.

    Cons

    Getting past the Advocate Patient Review Profile...the questions do not reflect your training or education but asks repeatedly in various forms about your leadership ability, relationship with peers and how you'd interact in various scenarios with patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This may help you thin the number of people applying for work with you but you also letting some good people go when they fail your test.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall satisfied with working for this organization

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

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

    Pros

    Advocate provides for furthering education on all levels

    Cons

    It depends on your department.In some department there is hierarchy based on seniority not knowledge

    Approves of CEO

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