Rush University Medical Center

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Rush University Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
113 Reviews
3.5
113 Reviews
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Rush University Medical Center President Larry J Goodman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are good and you can find a great doctor, close to work, if you need one (in 8 reviews)

  • When they say work-life balance, they mean it, so it's pretty easy to schedule time off (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary compared to other places (in 5 reviews)

  • slow turn over on upper management so so hard to get promoted (in 5 reviews)

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    Doctor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Very good

    Cons

    Sometimes the hospital can fill up quickly

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    Great place to work in an academic medical center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center

    Pros

    -Located in a world class medical facility
    -Peers are driven to suceed

    Cons

    -Can be stressful at times like any other employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work engaging employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I really enjoy my work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a good environment for career growth and development. Rush University has a wide variety or healthcare graduate programs and as an employee most of your tuition is covered. Most of the programs here encourage employees' educational pursuits through mentoring, scheduling, etc. I have worked in several departments and each of my managers made a point of teaching me new skills and were supportive of my development and growth. Overall, excellent patient care is the first priority of every employee, as it should be. When they say work-life balance, they mean it, so it's pretty easy to schedule time off. The benefits are solid and if you get your healthcare here, they are also reasonably priced.

    Cons

    They threaten to close programs and eliminate jobs here so frequently, it is hard to feel loyal or secure. The programs and departments are all pretty separate which often complicates procedures and policies. Campus wide, the position titles and grades should be more consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those at the highest levels of management do not seem very interested in the rest of us. (Although this is slightly better than it was a few years ago.) Please try to be more engaged. As much as career development is valued at Rush, career advancement within the institution is hard to accomplish. We lose a whole lot of really good people because of that. Can you put in place a better system for this? If someone gets a new degree or certification or a promotion, shouldn't they go up a grade or two?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center

    Pros

    Personal growth, proffesionalism, great environment

    Cons

    compensation, work life balance, distance

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    Positive Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of knowledgeable and pleasant staff in the department willing to share their knowledge. Overall positive atmosphere to work in which was appreciated.

    Cons

    Dated facilites are slowly being renovated and addressed, but can be a challenge in the meantime. New hospital addition is beautiful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You'll get there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Brian is great, don't let him get away

    Cons

    too many managers that are clueless about critical network issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're burning out your resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some great teams who truly care about the patients and the quality of care that is provided. Beautiful new hospital building.

    Cons

    Very low salary. No incentive for employees to think outside of the box or problem-solve. My particular area had an astronomical rate of employee turnover with very little response from leadership to address the culture issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage an open dialogue between staff at all levels to promote a culture of continuous improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Plain and Simple

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, very friendly staff.

    Cons

    Nothing that I know of. Maybe an expensive cafeteria!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent environment to work within healthcare and specifically academic medicine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, freedom to pursue any and all interests, plus tons of opportunities for career and professional development. Great work-life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Challenges are characteristic of all large healthcare institutions, at times its difficult to drive results to do a bureaucratic structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No hopes of a future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was my first job out of college. It was good enough and provided health benefits. It fostered a learning environment. Also a learning environment to get my butt out of the door.

    Cons

    There was so much red tape. Things were not efficiently and effectively done.

    PhD candidates were only paid quarterly and even the upper management would be 4 weeks late on their stipends.

    People were sad to be around. They didn't change their career goals but accepted poor pay for the amount of work performed. I felt that the environment was toxic. The professors had so much to worry about (employee fringe benefits, budget cut backs, etc). It was a very stressful situation.

    Vacation time was extremely poor because you still needed to take vacation time for federal holidays because the hospital does not divide the research division from the hospital division. Employees were overworks. It was not conducive to producing research under a name that couldn't even take care of us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your staff and they'll be happier.

    Office culture is extremely poor. While more money was being thrown into the hospital, more money was being taken away from research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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