Advocate Health Care

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Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
118 Reviews
3.2
118 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.  

    Great Place to work

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    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3. 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 an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it was a good experience. .

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advocate Health Care

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good p.t.o.builds up quickly

    Cons

    Comments aren't listened to by any supervisor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen better to employees they're not always wrong and they do have some good ideas

  6.  

    Good Samaritan Hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    You get to make your own schedule, easy to trade shifts, great teamwork within the unit, friendly nursing staff.

    Cons

    No incentive to further your education-get rid of ACE program for tuition reimbursement, little advancement opportunities, stressful work environment-high acuity and patient workload, very small annual raises, manager liked to micromanage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff to become involved in committees or educational opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lasting impressions and fully committed to quality care.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Care Nurse/Case Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Home Care Nurse/Case Manager in Lake Zurich, IL

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong employee support, continuing education opportunity, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Change in focus with health care industry changes

    Recommends
  8.  

    My Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advocate Medical in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Advocate Medical in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The concept is nice, booking appointments for patients, messaging doctors, which lessens the load, because as a Patient Advocate YOURE the middle man.

    Cons

    The company's systems and policies are forever evolving, however the turnover rate is through the roof. Superiors should be seriously investigated. I found that there's a lot of bending rules, exceptions, favoritism, and bullying- which could be the fall of AMG. There Are multiple accounts of bullying claims, and scrutinizing new hires, and former employees, making the environment "unprofessional" and personal, instead of being based upon work ETHIC, ENTHUSIASM, and PASSION for PATIENT CARE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there are multiple claims about uncomfortable working environment, revise, analyze, and penalize. Management is the foundation of AMG, and Patient Advocates are the BEAMS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Document Specialist

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Patient interaction is wonderful. Can be stressful at times.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for staff more.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you happen to have a good manager, it's a good place to work, but if not....it can be a nightmare.

    • 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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work with a lot of wonderful people, who really care about the patients that they serve. The pay is better than some other healthcare organizations. If you have a good manger, it's a decent company to work for.

    Cons

    Under-staffing leads to low employee moral and poor patient care. Numerous concerns and complaints about the office manager by a majority of the staff have gone nowhere. It is clear that if you 'know someone' at the top of the company, you will keep your job despite being incompetent. Most of the workers in this office are looking for another job simply because of the poor management. Many long time employees have already quit for the same reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire managers that actually care about the people who work so hard for them every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Possibly getting too big for its own britches

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Organization was once decentralized and hospital sites of care was a primary focus for sustainable growth. There was lots of potential for reward and recognition

    Cons

    Very tops-down organization. Senior leadership seems to not get community need by geography. They are focused on acquisition, but I challenge if "real" growth is occurring from this flavor of the month deals, buyouts and lets now run in this direction. They don't seem to stick with strategies long enough before moving on to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stray too far from your core strategies. These brought you success and more employee satisfaction

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