John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital

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John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
14 Reviews

4.0
14 Reviews
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John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Department Chair Robert Weinstein MD
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  1.  

    It was a rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Resident  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Resident in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good training in medicine because you see a wide variety of complex patients
    Sense of gratification because we help th underpriviledged
    Amazing cosmopolitan environment

    Cons

    Resources are limited so patient care sometimes suffers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need good leadership to be able to bring the hospital out of debt and direct funds to areas that need improvement and impact patient care.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Administration

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administration in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits; low insurance cost (HMO and PPO available), plenty of sick and vacation days (sick days you use them or lose them when employment ends), most administrative positions get all federal holidays off, affordable parking fee (under $100 a month), attractive pension plan, descent life insurance cost. Also, easy access to public transportation ( Blue Line and Damen Bus.) Many nearby restaurants and a close train ride to downtown. Grateful patients that will make you feel good about servicing them.

    Cons

    - Scary walk to parking lots
    - It's all about who you know and not what you know; people are not promoted based on experience or performance. Most employees are unionized, therefore, everyone receives the same raise.
    -The HR department is known to just go through the motions; they are definitely not partners offering advice. You have to remember that politicians and unions have the power to overthrow most decisions made by HR or Management.
    -In administration you work with a lot of seasoned employees who are use to collecting a pay check while doing as little as possible (if you do not know the right people expect to pick up the slack for those that do), contractors who do not care about the institution and managers that are overwhelmed.
    -Extremely disorganized; you must make connections if you want something done.
    -You will always know or come across abuse of power ( Rules and regulations are rarely followed.)
    -Employees are rough around the edges (If they do not like you, they do not mind cursing you out etc.)
    -Expect most to want to be address by Ms. Mrs. Mr ( I'm not sure what this is all about and yes i'ts very uncomfortable.)

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

    SQL DBA

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    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Best place to work in chicago

    Cons

    there is no downside as long as do your job.

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  5.  

    very good servive

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    Current Employee - Volunteer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    cheap and affordable to general public

    Cons

    Delay in service. Don't have enough service provider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great staff, great location, great projects

    Cons

    limited supplies and office space is small

    Recommends
  7.  

    I've great some great experience at the hospital with patients also staff whom have express appreicate for a job well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Some of the best reason to be employee at stroger hospital is the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Some of downsides to working at stroger is that at election time mangement changes when someone new is elected into office.Which means there a turn off in most positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to mangement would be that when things are changing , get ideas from the staff that works in the areas of change . also to put everything in writing .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Crazy work environment, but always something to do, never boring.

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    Former Employee - STaff Registered Nurse  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - STaff Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good attention to detail by management; great general learning environment. Good benefits, friendly staff, and overall fun group of people who do what they can with little resources and a hectic environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of negatives here. I guess traffic and parking are hard, and also, in the winter, it's a little harder to get around.

  9.  

    It was excellent i gain all my working experience or most of it from working in their ambulatory clinics and hospitals

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    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    I like working with diverse community and meeting people of different cultures

    Cons

    There is no cons excellent place to work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Man!!!

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great experience ...you learn and see a lot

    Cons

    Management sucks keep employees morale low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's like any other day job in the medical field

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    Current Employee - Endoscopy
    Current Employee - Endoscopy

    Pros

    After 25+ years of service at John Stroger, base pay doesn't get any higher than 89k. Over time is the only way to make more. But we get great benefits.

    Cons

    Typical employee groups- lazy, hard-working, weird, funny. Nothing out of the ordinary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher less lazy people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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