NorthShore University HealthSystem

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NorthShore University HealthSystem Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
93 Reviews
3.1
93 Reviews
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Mark R. Neaman
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Limited overtime/good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, room for advancement depending on department (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • They do things like "employee engagement" surveys and meetings, but understand this is for show (in 4 reviews)

  • Don't ever show any disagreement with upper management, especially nursing (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Evanston, IL

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Pros

    As a summer research intern, I got firsthand lab and clinical research experience in a hospital setting. I also got to shadow doctors and residents and learned a ton about life as a doctor as well as medical school life. Great mentorship.

    Cons

    I was the only undergraduate researcher in my lab, and while there were others in the internship program that I was a part of, I never met any of them, as we had no group orientations or opportunities to get in touch.

  2.  

    Very friendly, patient focused environment.

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Clinicians are very patient focused, lots of teamwork/collaboration between disciplines, friendly/small-feeling environment even though it's a larger hospital. Access to great continuing education with a decent continuing education bonus each year. Also a very flexible manager who understood that there's life outside of work.

    Cons

    Lower compensation, outdated equipment and space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize when people wish to do more for the company and reward that. Try to give them other opportunities for showing this willingness to learn more and foster that environment within your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent teaching hospital system

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    Former Employee - Developer in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Developer in Evanston, IL

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Above average industry benefits for a growing, highly profitable non-profit. Well established healthcare system that will only continue to prosper. Being a teaching hospital with excellent EHR/EMR has its pluses.

    Cons

    Employees who are not based at the main hospital, or direct care medical staff generally get less insight and exposure into the overall machine, including organizational visiblity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency, less layers, be more nimble. Improve health benefits, which are OK, but not fantastic considering this is a healthcare system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    More bad than good

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Pros

    Great reputation, they value their patients and are quick to respond to errors. The stroke program is especially excellent.

    Cons

    Management will push the RN under the bus if the patient care interferes with the patient comfort. I felt like I worked at a hotel, rather than a hospital. Anyone can become a manager if they apply enough times; my managers were not only poor representatives of NorthShore, but also poor leaders, mentors, and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your job more seriously. Have a little pride in the profession, rather than in yourself. Pour into the boots on the ground and they will serve you well, rather than going over their heads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nurse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work shift and hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits and too much politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Proud to be part of a first class healthcare organization that focuses on providing excellent patient care.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Pros

    Collaboration, employee support, team work, commitment to patients first.

    Cons

    Poor internal promotion within organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your proven leaders to move up within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    services are good for patient

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Highland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Highland Park, IL

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    they have a good tuition reinbursement

    Cons

    No upward mobility for promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Gastro

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    Former Employee - PSA in Highland Park, IL
    Former Employee - PSA in Highland Park, IL

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, clean, new buildings

    Cons

    Only care about management, no advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about patients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OVERWORKED

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice hospital..you can learn a lot while working here...build your confidence when you work here

    Cons

    Overwork..Will be nice when they ask for favors but when you need help or a favor very rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be Fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time

    Pros

    Very community oriented, everyone is friendly and resources are shared. Many training and learning opportunities. Great benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    Growth potential is limited based on direct manager. The company hires from outside rather than promoting from within for many positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and accountability of upper management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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