Aurora Health Care

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Aurora Health Care Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
119 Reviews
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119 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 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    They have good benefits and they support me through tough times.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, 403b, eye and dental insurance. Education support. Great leadership courses that really prepare future leaders.

    Cons

    Difficult co-workers, working holidays. we are open 24/7 365, but hey, that is healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being open to everyone is important. Especially in times of economical decline. Growth is a good thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very positive experience and very fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved that I went to an interview on a Tuesday and was called with an offer Thursday.

    Cons

    I was a little shocked when I entered the room to be interviewed and there were three individuals there besides myself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Talent Acquisition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Physician Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Aurora Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with and the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    Large employers mean that at times one feels a bit uninformed. Leadership made a significant effort to combat the silos that can result from a large company with many divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growth and Change

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

    I worked at Aurora Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are in line with local competition. Opportunities for growth are available.

    Cons

    Change management principles are taught but seldom implemented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Staff Nurse on a Chest pain-OBs/Medical Unit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Aurora Health Care (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experince working at what know as The Heart Hospital of Milwaukee WI. As an LPN I gained experince I would not of been able to untain in a Long term setting.

    Cons

    As an LPN there is a limation of employment within the hosptial setting, also limationa set on postions for full time satus.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management practices. They lie through their teeth! And they only care about profits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of great NON-Management personnel. Wages are adequate. Vacations, PTO, are OK. I do not have very many pros to add to this part.

    Cons

    Lazy, incompetent nursing managers. They do not have the utmost quality of patients' care on their agendas, especially
    with the VNA of Wisconsin. They're all about numbers. And if an RN questions any of their bad decisions (& they make many!), they'll coerce them into signing a "corrective action" plan, which is nothing more than a gag order, to keep them from questioning anything that management throws at them. One false step, & they'll fire you for Misconduct(trumped-up charges!), even if you point out flaws in their plan & produce a much better alternative for the patients' quality of care, they will say that you were "disrespectful". Aurora HC, VNA, et. al., are not for the hard working nurses & other support staff, just profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think how you pick your managers. Managers who do not listen to the concerns of their staff & lack integrity , or drive them like cattle, will only get the bare minimum from their staffers & the quality of care for the patients will suffer. And there goes your profits!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, but lack in appreciation

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with Aurora for over 10 years and have held 3 positions. For the most part I have enjoyed it. Work-life-school balance is amazing. I felt really supported with the tuition reimbursement for school, and co-workers are amazing and provide a great work environment.

    Cons

    I see a huge lack in promoting and encourage growth from within. Unless of course you know someone... It doesn't pay to stay with this company for as long as I have because they seem to appreciate those on the outside joining us than those that have been with them for some time. After graduation I started looking for a position to utilize my education. I have $66,000+ in student loans and my current salary just isn't cutting it. I have received little to no help from recruitment, and have struggled just to get noticed. I have no expectation to be handed a job, but guidance and appreciation would be appreciated not to mention the years that I have been loyal to this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should focus on those that you are paying for their education and support and help them after graduation. Why would you not if you invested money in them. There should be programs to help those gain the skills necessary for supervisory positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Medical Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Aurora Health Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are decent for employees and family. The company has expanded tremendously and this gives patients easier access for scheduling appointments.

    Cons

    Trust with management is lacking. You work your tail off to keep up with piles of work and to provide excellent customer service, but management fails to recognize your efforts. This is only based in my particular department, not the entire system.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Slow and Steady

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Patients are first!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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