NorthShore University HealthSystem
3.0 of 5 66 reviews
www.northshore.org Evanston, IL 5000+ Employees

NorthShore University HealthSystem Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
NorthShore University HealthSystem – US – “Hospital Lab”

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3.0 66 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

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Mark R. Neaman

(33 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, room for advancement depending on department"
    in 7 reviews
  • "My coworkers are great as we are a solid team"
    in 2 reviews
Cons:
  • "Management embarked on an "employee engagement" program about two years ago"
    in 2 reviews
  • "Many workers are looking for leaders with vision/direction, but few are found"
    in 2 reviews
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    Great for flexibility...not so great compensation

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
    Evanston, IL

    ProsWork/life balance is great. Management makes sure that we all make it home to our kids. Many opportunities for growth if you reach out to the right people.

    ConsCompensation is not in the least bit competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat environment and very nice people to work with

    ConsCan be hard to get parking privlages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Evanston, IL

    ProsI was given great opportunities while employed at Evanston hospital which helped me advance.

    ConsI had a wonderful experience working there and did not have any issues that applied to myself or the department I worked in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a good job.

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

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    Fast-paced to the point of sloppiness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Skokie, IL

    ProsMany smart people working here.

    ConsVery authoritarian.
    In spite of smart people, management does whatever they please without much consultation.
    Employee engagement surveys are BS.
    If you have issues with your manager, just leave because HR will not treat you fairly.
    They shun creativity.
    You get the feeling they are on their way down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't manage your staff as if they are prisoners.

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

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    more concerned with buildings than people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsClose to home, and easy to get to work.

    ConsYou're not advancing if you have any independent thoughts or ideas. Don't ever show any disagreement with upper management, especially nursing. No consideration for people, its all about the bottom line and business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote based on skill and experience, not just your favorites.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent hospital to work for

    PM&R Aide (Former Employee)
    Evanston, IL

    ProsThe community feel to the place. Great communication from higher ups. Annual training is comprehensive for your job title. I wasn't eligible for benefits, but I heard that they were great. The co-workers were caring and compassionate people, which is essential in healthcare.

    Conssome things might take a little longer due to having to follow the protocols/system put in place

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values are excellent, please make sure they stay that way!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule. Allowed to work from home once a week. The culture promotes team work.

    ConsMore horizontal organization than vertical. It's hard to move up the ladder to senior management. You're more likely get promoted with a II or III in the title.

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

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    Volunteer Experience

    Volunteer (Former Employee)

    ProsI was allowed me to work in different departments. I was exposed to the daily workings of the different departments in a hospital.

    ConsHad to compete to get spots in desired departments.

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    Volunteer

    Volunteer (Former Employee)
    Skokie, IL

    ProsYou get a great experience of how a hospital works and the feeling of the environment. Many people start as a volunteer here and eventually start working in the same hospital.

    ConsVolunteers work should be changed to an actual job because many of the work you do is equal to that of a labor job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe volunteer work used to be a paid job. Should bring it back to being paid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lesson learned about the importance of a positive work environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClose to the purple line.
    Fairly collaborative interdisciplinary patient care.

    ConsThis is a very top down corporation. They do things like "employee engagement" surveys and meetings, but understand this is for show. There is no intention to indulge in modifying their practices for the sake of happy, engaged employees if what is required does not line up with corporate incentive.

    Middle management does not seem to care for the well being of their employees. Departments are stretched very thin and there is very little work-life balance.

    Furthermore, the work environment is very toxic. The atmosphere at NorthShore is extremely passive aggressive, and this kind of behavior is all but promoted by the company.

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

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