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Rush University Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
8 Reviews

2.6
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rush has an excellant work environment, but policy and raises are inadequate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer  in  North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in North Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Its a safe and stable employment. You have no fear of losing your position unless something illegal is done.

    Cons

    Pay rate is at the lowest of many competitor around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment needs to be more encouraging. They need to help grow an employee rather than break them down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Has a great reputation with an innovative culture, but not much communication occurs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has a great reputation, many research opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments

  3.  

    Patient Food Service Assistant

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    Former Employee - Patient Food Service Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Patient Food Service Assistant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great pay and raises.
    Wonderful environment.
    Easy labor

    Cons

    Very Strict rules.
    Lots of walking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Definitely Just A Stepping Stone

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Managers who care, Job security

    Cons

    Workload, Amount of travel, Work locations, Lack of opportunity for upward advancement, Salary, Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is comforting to know that making a mistake does not lead to immediate termination. However, it is discomforting to deal with difficult employees who feel they don't have to change bad behavior because they have no fear of disciplinary action. Additionally, for the CEO to promote Rush as a research-centered institution, it sure doesn't seem like the research teams are cared for very much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    bias and favoritism ruin what could be a great place to work and receive care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Physician  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    i agree with other poster that it is just a stepping stone.

    Cons

    the bias and favoritism is not something i will tolerate. i wan to be appreciated for my work and its quality. I will not watch the chairman of the department continue to benefit from my work and then promote others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    goodman and the dean's should evaluate what their dept heads are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    They do not care about their research staff.

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    Former Employee - Research Technician
    Former Employee - Research Technician

    Pros

    The buildings were new. The building is close to the CTA, so it was easy to commute to work.

    Cons

    They really didn't give us that much time off. Our PTO was supposed to be used for Federal Holidays. The pay was not great and it really showed in the staff. It was hard to stay happy there when everyone else was so drained. They expect so much work out of you but at the same time pay you nothing. Christmas parties were cancelled and also there were no bonuses. Pay was barely above retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more. They boast patient satisfaction but not employee satisfaction. I don't know about the patient, but Rush can't get anywhere if everyone that works in the research department is broke and in debt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    University is a complete mess and disaster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    There are some really dedicated faculty and staff (and students, lets not forget the students). There are some people who really want to help transforming it into a fantastic place.

    Cons

    There are some people who have unrealistic expectations and who are frankly, horrible people. There is a lot of dead weight and there is a community of 'well, we've always done it this way' whic leads to major roadblocks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead. Don't let the faculty manage up. Slap their hands and tell them to behave and pay attention, for once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unit Clerk Women and children

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    Former Employee - Unit Clerk  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Unit Clerk in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and doctors

    Cons

    management was not very skilled but are no longer employed there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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