NorthShore University HealthSystem

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NorthShore University HealthSystem Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
81 Reviews
3.1
81 Reviews
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Mark R. Neaman
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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.  

    PCT

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    Current Employee - Pct  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Pct in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome experience and training by best group of professionals that truly care.

    Cons

    Schedule is not consistent for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scheduling is more stable and fair on weekends

  2.  

    Everyone is very nice

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst  in  Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Skokie, IL

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

    Pros

    One telecommute day per week. People here are generally very nice and professional. Workers seem happy. Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Conservative. No casual wear in the corporate building, no jeans Fridays. I wish we could work from home more, if requested, being that most of my interaction at work is via email and occasional phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings - too many meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A tight community that strives for patient satisfaction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem part-time

    Pros

    Smaller teaching hospital with increased technology.

    Cons

    Less opportunity to move up in position d/t its smaller community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. The happier the people are who work for you, the better they work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good place to work at

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Assistant  in  Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Assistant in Skokie, IL

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

    Pros

    The company offers pretty good benefits. There are some managers that will work with your life/work schedule but others will not.

    Cons

    Management changes so often. You get used to one manger, they leave and then you have to get used to another one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep managers consistent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Where is the management?!

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    Current Employee - Senior Radiology Support Associate  in  Highland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Radiology Support Associate in Highland Park, IL

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to help patients

    Cons

    No internal growth. Too much gossip and cliques. Management seems to forget this is healthcare and patients matter. Always a need to blame someone for something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose qualified managers. Listen to your staff. Stop playing favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Big, varied but can get pigeonholed

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Evanston, IL

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The system is big, with lots of different kinds of opportunities. Opportunities for self-improvement through classes.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeonholed so can be difficult to move. Easy to get stuck depending on the specialization of your job or department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best Healthcare Organizations in Chicagoland, with a clear vision and great employees.

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative  in  Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Skokie, IL

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome locations, overall high employee morale.
    They use technology to their advantage and provide their employees with adequate training.

    Cons

    As with all corporate institutions, along comes one manager or director that tends to disrupt the organization's great vision, with their own version of how things should run. Eventually killing a great department and causing massive turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a much better oversight of the upper management movements, and ensure more transparency with your staff, so when they bring their input of how their dept was being mishandled... It wont cost your great organization the loss of your best players on said Dept. After all, a company is only as good as it's people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Eh..

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    Current Employee - Environmental Service Aide  in  Manhasset, NY
    Current Employee - Environmental Service Aide in Manhasset, NY

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to move up over time and many facilities to choose from.

    Cons

    Very stressful working with a "non-team" team... I can only speak for one facility. May be better elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving honest feedback and support would make great improvement

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent place to work

    Current Employee - Radiologic Technologist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great culture of patients and several convenient locations along the northshore.

    Cons

    Management seems to be more concerned with making money than quality of care or employee satisfaction

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership and Management needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Former Employee  in  Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Manhasset, NY

    I worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good infrastructure and overall vision for healthcare. From the patient perspective, have been impressed, especially with the outpatient experiences (myself and family members).

    Cons

    I worked in the hospital environment, where the work environment was stressful, management obsessed with cutting costs/bottom line, very little opportunities for professional development. The opportunities are there, but the catch is that they over-work/over-schedule you, so in essence they are not really there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to value their employees more. Many have much to offer, but are being stifled with micromanagement and inefficient use of their time and talents. Less emphasis on bureaucracy and hierarchy and more focus on effective execution. The mission statement and values are right on, but application of it has been inconsistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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