Advocate Health Care

  www.advocatehealth.com
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Great company, but lots of red tape

  • 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 full-time (more than an year)

Pros

-Great medical, retirement, PTO, and education benefits
-Good people to work with
-Salary is average for the industry
-Good opportunity for promotions from within

Cons

-Middle managers not always the best people for their position. Promoted because of area knowledge and tenure, not necessarily management ability.
-There can be a lot of down time.
-People sleep at their desks; managers know and do nothing about it. Kills morale for those who actually come to work to be productive.
-No work from home policy for positions where it would be logical to do so.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Focus on process improvement and look for areas where positive adjustments can be made.
-If people are not doing their jobs or cannot do their job, get rid of them or find something else for them to do. This is only a poison to others in the department.
-It's 2013. Consider work from home policy for positions where it makes sense.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

121 Other Employee Reviews for Advocate Health Care (View Most Recent)

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    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registred Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Registred Nurse in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    Working environment is very good. Financialy strong company.

    Cons

    Working hours are very long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    OK place to work.

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

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fulltime benefits are good by today's standards. Job security seems to be more secure than other companies. Co-workers are good to work with. Better than working at a retail store.

    Cons

    Micro-managing low to mid level management. A "do what I say not what I do" attitude from management. The associate satifaction survey does not have one question on it that really pertains to REAL associate satifaction, not too mention advocate does everything shy of forcing you to fill it out. HR moves very slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk, insead of talk the talk. Directors and managers should have more time in their respective Units/Depts instead of being in meetings all day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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