Alexian Brothers Health System
3.3 of 5 18 reviews
www.alexianbrothershealth.org Arlington Heights, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 21, 2014

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Alexian Brothers Health System President and CEO Mark Frey

Mark Frey

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun place to work. Great coworkers. Supportive environment. Decent clinical experience for this field.

    ConsLow pay. Staff are worked very hard and often short-staffed. Lack of leadership and management. High turnover rates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees, give more incentives, better pay and benefits. More leadership and management needed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Mission-Focused Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington Heights, IL

    ProsIt is an organization that is focused on healthcare and the patients that come through their doors. It is an organization of dedicated individuals that are bright, educated, and committed to their work. You have the ability to own your work and make an impact.

    ConsIn the administrative side of operations, opportunities for advancement are limited to non-existent. Positions lower than director level can expect little fringe benefits. Due to focus on cost savings, salaried positions will see heavy workloads and average to excessive amounts of overtime. The merger into Ascension Health poses issues of policies and software that are lagging and add to the issues with workload.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Diagnostic Imaging (Current Employee)
    Hoffman Estates, IL

    ProsExcellent teamwork. Fast paced environment. You get to do your job. Supportive managers. Good pay especially with experience.

    ConsWork / home balance could be better. Recently merged with Ascencion Health. Emphasis seems to be more on the bottom line now. New administration is not as attuned to the front line employees as the old administration was.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have an excellent group of employees who are in the health care field for the right reasons. Please listen to their ideas and suggestions for improvements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Morale is horrible among the finance staff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was nothing nice I could say about the environment

    ConsNo one had anything nice to say about the CFO or the Chief Accounting Officer.

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    FAVORITISM AT ITS BEST..NO EQUAL OPPTY-GREAT PLACE TO HIRE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    (Current Employee)

    ProsFast paced..experience..met nice colleagues..nice staff

    ConsEver since the merger with Ascension and things have gotten worse - too many lay-offs, third party management that only care about making money not the bottom line(TriMedx). Within 2 years 2 directors and 2 managers gone and 6 others..which says a lot about their style:
    - Very political and narrow sided management
    - Favoritism at its best - hiring relatives and friends
    - Terrible financial decisions-Ascension merger
    - Very hostile work environment - favoritism - lot of gossiping by manager about employee
    - No promotions, reviews are metric based evaluation
    - Terrible benefits and life/work balance..

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart reviewing middle management..focus on bottom line not the PROFIT..LIVE YOUR VALUES NOT JUST SAYING THEM..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Arlington Heights, IL

    ProsMany kindnesses. Opportunity to work in hospital environment.

    ConsMind-numbing work better suited to a highly challenged freshman undergraduate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the most of your interns.

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    Interesting experience

    Director (Former Employee)
    Arlington Heights, IL

    ProsProfessional enrichment and succession planning

    Consprofessional disagreements on quality performance

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to employee issues and proposed resolutions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Discriminated to a Personal Level

    Project Analyst (Current Employee)
    Arlington Heights, IL

    ProsFlexible working hours
    Big desk
    Pays well with good benefits

    ConsPersonal discrimination
    Upper management "clique"
    Poor training
    Too much gossip in office

    Advice to Senior Management1. If you are going to talk bad about an interviewee, at least whisper or go into another room.
    2. Do not compare analysts to analysts
    3. Learn how to critique, rather than pointing out flaws

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent employer with good benefits and work environment

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Elk Grove Village, IL

    ProsOther employees are mission focused
    People who work here seem happy with their jobs
    Great benefits that cover my families needs
    They still give raises when I know other employers have stopped giving raises

    ConsDon't like that housekeeping was outsourced. Feels like we can't ask them to do anything

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating with all employees about the continuing changes that are going on. I appreciate the meetings that we have to talk about what is happening at Alexian

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a great place to work with outstanding opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some very bright executives and managers that are on the forefront of healthcare in terms of their vision and project execution.

    ConsA majority of the staff workers have been around for a long time and can be pretty averse to new ideas and change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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