Northwestern Memorial Hospital Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital President & CEO Dean M. Harrison
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Pros
  • Great benefits, opportunity to work with top professionals in all disciplines (in 15 reviews)

  • Great location to work with lots of transportation options (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I work on a patient care unit sometimes I am responsible for 15 patients on day shift (in 4 reviews)

  • A lot of part time positions, so if youre looking for strictly full-time it may be a bit of a challenge (in 3 reviews)

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  1. I feel lucky to work in such a stimulating environment, with very intelligent coworkers and physicians.

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    NM offers options to further professional growth and has a great team environment.

    Cons

    For me it is the long commute time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Employee review

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    Current Employee - Staff/Charge Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff/Charge Nurse in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    Great staff! Knowledgeable providers, Evidence Based Practice incorporated into patient care, Friendly management, great facility in prime location, latest equipment and technology, busy so a new grad can get a lot of experience

    Cons

    Very high volume of patients, very demanding patient population, high turn-over in staff, not enough breastfeeding support staff (only 2 LCs)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Night shift staff RN

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, job security, nice coworkers, good food court, good location, looks good on resume before quitting for something better.

    Cons

    The hospital overworks the nurses. For the most part my floor got rid of respiratory therapy, phlebotomy, PCTs for night shift, food service only drops off trays, no set up and no removing trays. Staffing by ratio not acuity. IL state is an acuity state so floors should never be staffed by patient numbers. The organization understaffs to keep budget low. The money made by organization each year is reflected in management bonuses. The head of NMH's bonus after salary was 15 million. Nurses need to learn their rights and demand change. Employes don't be fooled, many hospitals are losing money due to recent healthcare changes but nmh is not one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the Nightshift techs, don't understaff to keep your budget under. Stop making nurses do the job of housekeeping/food service/transport/respiratory/phlebotomy/etc. Stop ratio staffing when IL is an acuity state and should be staffed accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. First-rate hospital with the feel of a 5-star hotel.

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    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    smart and capable people everywhere

    Cons

    more competition due to all the excellence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent coworkers, a lot of development opportunities, and great location. I really enjoy working here, and hope to further my career while maintaining my job here.

    Cons

    The salery could be higher and the patient/ nurse ratio is still not very well balanced. Other than that I have been very happy with. This company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Application Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    learning and they paid for certifications

    Cons

    Work hours and work load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Administration in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administration in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    World class organization, patients first mission is lived out by all

    Cons

    Company is experiencing an integration/restructure so everything is in a state of change or uncertainty on the corporate side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Professional In Analysis and Leading

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most famous in healthcare industry

    Cons

    May not have a realistic career for you

    Positive Outlook
  10. Reporting drug results and injury care status to company clients

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    Former Employee - Senior Secretary in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Secretary in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity in staffing with challenging work responsibilities.

    Cons

    On going change in Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more notice of long term employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great management, very understanding to personal life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    Great benefits, top pay in Chicago for healthcare. Paid according to experience and education.

    Cons

    Some employees would slack off often leaving others to do their work. Parking is expensive and far from the facility, even with the parking garages that are suppose to be a "discount".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the costs of healthcare per pay period. Hold employees that lack high performance more accountable. Get closer parking and more of a discount for employees to park.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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