Rush University Medical Center

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Rush University Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
106 Reviews
3.4
106 Reviews
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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)

  • Many dedicated employees who are focused on patient care; great location; many inspiring doctors (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Low salary compared to other places (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Plain and Simple

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    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
  2.  

    Excellent environment to work within healthcare and specifically academic medicine.

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    • 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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Stagnant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Job Security is the primary reason why most employees tend to stay at RUSH for such a long time.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth unless you are a medical staff person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rush would be a much better place for administrative staff to stay if they were respected for their contributions with as much vigor as they put forth to appreciate the medical staff.

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

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Assistant Medical Professor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Medical Professor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of interesting and smart people.

    Cons

    Ironically health coverage wasn't that great. Was constantly asked to contribute to their building campaign.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Post doctoral fellow

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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

    Excellent opportunities, knowledgeable and supportive people, collaboration is encouraged between departments, opportunities to work with world class surgeons, approachable by public transport

    Cons

    Parking is tough, cafeteria selections are limited but improving, as usual demanding and people have high expectations so situation can be pressurising

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RN II in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    supportive staff, always a chance to learn something new

    Cons

    very busy, hectic at times. compensation is better at other hospitals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember at least once a week to see things from the bedside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Strives to be competitive. Everyone seems happy.

    Cons

    No cons thus far. Typical office culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to know who is in your department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Policies about but are not enforced for executive management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - ED Physician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - ED Physician in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    there are no pros to working here

    Cons

    For an academic medical center, the work environment is stagnant and far from a learning or team environment. Policies abound but are not enforced and this is especially true for executive management, who break the rules, lie, cheat, steal and it is overlooked by other executives including HR who are in a position to take action. MAnagement has a poor reputation, negatively affecting morale and work quality. Pay is exceptionally poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce your policies for all equally. Get rid of executives who break the rules, there are plenty of qualified people ready to take their job who won't break the rules, harm employees productivity and morale, jeopardize organization reputation and cause legal battles wasting time and money. get rid of them!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center

    Pros

    location was near downtown and just off the loop

    Cons

    the hospital is always being updated

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