Swedish Covenant

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Updated Jul 12, 2014

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3.5 14 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

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Mark Newton

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast growing and yet compassionate

    Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLots of growth and opportunities

    ConsHealthcare is getting progressively more complicated and competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to empower your employees. They are assets not expenses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Swedish has poor oversight of management, high turn over rates, and pays less than other hospitals.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHaving some great co-workers can make anyone stay in a position longer than they otherwise would. They frequently hire new graduate nurses and frequently have openings on specialty units. There are several new buildings on campus that look great.

    ConsStaff retention was a problem, which led to many other issues. I watched over 80 people come and go from my unit within a few years. Additionally, no retention efforts were instituted and upper management thought this was reasonable. Scheduling was unreliable, often coming out less than 1 week in advance, I had multiple vacation requests revoked after approval due to low staffing and internal management issues. The management was unreliable, there was unsafe staffing ratios for acuity, I was required to take call and called in above that. They frequently have budget issues which trickle down to the employees. Payroll frequently shorts your check, and does not automatically pay overtime rates, which means you have to catch each mistake on each paycheck and it can take months to see the correction. This happened to me on a monthly basis. HR is unsupportive and unfriendly, and has policies that are against labor laws. Wages are below average. Education, advanced degrees, experience and patient satisfaction scores are under valued. Raises are low and sparse, if you get one at all. You might get a 1-2% raise after having outstanding reviews multiple years in a row, or you might have an outstanding review and receive no raise. There are no cost of living increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate your management and hold them accountable. With turnover this high, there is a reason!

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    Company is okay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's close to home for me.

    ConsPeople in this department kind of lack motivation, including superiors... makes it hard to even work there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible Scheduling

    CNA (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWe can make our own schedule, have alternating weekends off, can take days off as long as you find a replacement. PTO is great.

    ConsLack of team work between EVERYONE! From housekeeping, to nurses, to secretaries, to cna's, to doctors/residents. Everyone talks behind everyone's back. Some people should not be allowed to work there who still are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not an employee advocate

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGives employment opportunity to new grads. Hourly rate is decent.

    ConsHR is not an employee advocate. When the employee is in hardship they will leave you out to dry and even make you resign. Unit manager is the same. So quick to accuse w/o investigating first, favoritism. Not a friendly place for single parents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe an employee advocate not just caring about reimbursements. Happy employees will give you satisfied patients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Better than most

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Staff. Hands on training. Room for growth. I've seen 3 Er techs become er nurses after completing boards.

    ConsManagement. I never feel as if they'll look out for the little guy. Pay increases are few and far between

    Advice to Senior Management"Here at swedish every job is important from the cna to the director" stop allowing this to be just a quote.

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    Real Experience with A Fun Experience

    Volunteer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsEveryone is very friendly to be around and your effort and achievements will not be forgotten within the hospital. A large family taking care of one another along with new patients that come in for our help.

    ConsI think the place needs more light in the building so it doesn't seem so gloomy

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise Eco-friendly installments to make the building look brighter and not gloomy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern for the Marketing Department for an academic semester

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery unique and fun work culture. The Marketing dept is a collaborative environment that has many depts working together i.e. Marketing, Community Relations, Physician Services, Galter Medical Fitness Center. The people that work there are brilliant and creative. Strong focus on teamwork, patient experience, and hospital growth/brand strategies.

    ConsHard to think of one so I would have to say none.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly, caring, and compassionate community

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat place to work, really can sense the care and compassion. Lot's of friendly co-workers, some who have been there a long time, and happy to help.

    ConsProbably below average on compensation for a hospital in the city. Career growth seems to be very limited based on what department you are in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech

    Tech (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat culture, feels like working with family. They were negotiable with hours and supportive of continuing ed.

    ConsPay is low i was not given a review

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would only suggest hiring more supportive staff to deal with insurance issues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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