Aurora Health Care Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
111 Reviews

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111 Reviews
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Aurora Health Care President & CEO Nick Turkal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great teamss of people, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Very good on work life balance and we have solid benefits package (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no opportunity for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Wages are mediocre and yearly "merit increases" are pocket change and terribly difficult if not impossible to achieve 90-100% (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Slow and Steady

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Aurora is in a great position as an integrated delivery system with a large patient base across a continuous geographical spread. In the move towards population health, it can make strides in ways that local competition can not. So it is an exciting place to work. The culture is positive and the people want to make a difference in the lives of our patients.

    Cons

    Given its advantages, it can be frustrating when Aurora seems to go to slow in pursuing change. Aurora often moves too cautiously and stifles attempts at more bold change. Its size is also a barrier, as is its culture of autonomy for the different regional operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aurora needs to invest in more system resources to align the functions across its geographical spread and empower faster and bolder change to lead the charge in the move to value-based health care.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job to start at out of school-- Not sure about staying long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Magnet Hospital, Lots of learning experiences, hospital maintains high census

    Cons

    Usual- always trying to work the little people (cnas and rns) harder and harder to save a buck, but patient ratios can be concerningly high-- (8-11 patients per RN occasionally). Being mandated to work 16 hour shifts, difficult patient population

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Patients are first!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Aurora Health Care

    Pros

    Leadership lives the values of the organization.

    Cons

    It is a big system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large organization with multiple opportunities to grow in nursing

    Cons

    Executive/Admin positions still recruit/hire outside of org

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruiters should be from the field they are recruiting for.......hire an RN recruiter for RN positions, etc, etc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful coworkers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - CNA in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved being a CNA at Aurora due to the fact that I had AMAZING coworkers (RNs, Nurse Clinician, other CNAs...). I've never worked with such a hardworking and motivated group of individuals. Of course there were some negative people here and there, but for the most part I was inspired by everyone on a daily basis. Even though we experienced some crazy, sad and challenging events throughout the shift, I almost always ended up going home in a better mood compared to how I felt at the beginning of the shift. Also, Aurora offers a CNA training program that is wonderful- that's actually where I received my training. And if you are looking to become an RN eventually, it's best to work as a CNA...they're always looking to hire new grad RN's who are internal CNA's. Oh, AND they do tuition reimbursement!:)

    Cons

    Patient to Caregiver ratio was difficult at times, but I believe that the census is a national regulation and each hospital has to adhere to the same guidelines. There were days when we were overstaffed and understaffed (or at least it felt like it), but we always worked together to deliver the best care possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to always show appreciation to employees- There were times when I felt like our consistent hard work wasn't recognized, which can get exhausting and frustrating. There are appreciation luncheons and other things, but even just a simple thank you makes such a huge impression. Overall, management was great- very understanding, hardworking and helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a very good company to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outreach Phlebotomist  in  West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Outreach Phlebotomist in West Allis, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You gain all the experience you will need.

    Cons

    The company expands very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    What are they thinking?

    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay day is always biweekly.

    Cons

    Non-healh care management, managing helth care professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are not at all ran the "Aurora" way. Management is very unprofessional. This definitely interferes with patient care.

  9.  

    Largest Health Care Employer in state of WI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large organization, stable, good fundamental focus

    Cons

    Constant change with little-to-no communication, minimal merit increases (an excellent performer barely gets more than a cost of living adjustment - no incentive to expend extra effort) - more emphasis placed on tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and transparent, listen to employee concerns; pay employees what they are worth and the job they do - not primarily based on years of experience or how long they've been there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Senior management is very focused and effective at keeping the company strong financially. There is also a strong focus on growth.

    Cons

    The company's treatment of it's employees has become more ruthless in recent years. Presumably as a means of maintaining it's financial strength and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vice Presidents in all areas need to be held accountable for maintaining the company's values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs help.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Manager  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Nurse Manager in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great System Network of experienced people

    Cons

    Lean to a fault. High turnover. Only able to recruit new grads. Have a great list of values..... Need to actually follow them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have resources and spend money to recruit retain staff. New grads are not the answer!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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