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University of Chicago Hospital Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
90 Reviews
3.9
90 Reviews
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University of Chicago Hospital President Sharon O'Keefe
Sharon O'Keefe
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cutting edge research, relaxed work environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits; you're surrounded by smart people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, and very boring and tedious work (in 3 reviews)

  • It is diffiucult to move up the ladder, and the work life balance is not that great (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Research Technician in a small lab, no complaints

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    Former Employee - Research Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Technologist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, appropriate salary, good location, very flexible personal days/sick days/vacation days. Access to healthy lunch options, public transportation, and university science community. These policies are lab dependent; my lab was small and I was functionally my own boss.

    Cons

    No knowledge of healthcare coverage (was on my parent's plan at the time). Different labs have different policies; but generally labs are open to your schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, laboratories are different from other parts of the company. Any issue I had was quickly resolved, and the administration staff was very helpful. Basically, I didn't interact with management; but my boss/Principal Investigator was awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Staff RN

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital

    Pros

    Worked with a wonderful group of nurses. There were opportunities for further learning through multiple classes held throughout the year. There are many opportunities to get involved with various committees and you can be as involved as you wish to be. Great training process set up for pediatric nurses.

    There are excellent benefits with regard to paying for grad school and they give you wonderful opportunities to further your education.

    Cons

    Focus is very much on the Medicine side, not nursing. I think this is also because U of C has a Medical School and no nursing school.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great learning experience, diverse cultures.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, most nurses awesome to work with, great learning experience.

    Cons

    Every work place have their ups and downs, they praise nurses but forget the other staff, some complications with staying true to their word.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always focus on just the nurses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Non-clinical staff ignored, understaffed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Non-clinical Business Professional in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Non-clinical Business Professional in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prestigious. Good benefits (medical, dental, vacation).

    Cons

    Non-clinical staff are treated as second-tier (educational and growth opportunities are largely for clinical staff). There is a culture of blame and huge deference to physicians (even when the docs are obviously wrong). Whoever yells loudest gets the goodies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more objective. Stop saying yes to all the squeaky wheels. Doing so is detrimental to budgets, planning and operations in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Never getting magnet status!!!

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good experience and good pay

    Cons

    Racist and over worked. Management has significant issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be racist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Many organizations in one. Experience varies significantly by department, team, role, etc.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Because it's a large organization with many departments and teams, there are many opportunities to learn. Well respected institution. Good benefits. Level of challenge.

    Cons

    Widespread lack of respect is often accepted from physicians and others higher in the hierarchy. Bureaucratic. Can be overwhelming. Silos. Parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disrespect and disregard for human dignity should never be tolerated on any level, and in fact, should be reprimanded. Unfortunately, in some cases, it's actually rewarded.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience provided an opportunity to grow in an academic setting, where innovation is expected.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work that you do, will be meaningful and impactful to people around the world.

    Cons

    There is a deliberate culture shift in progress, to change to a more collaborative culture, enabling more opportunities to share information and work products across the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out opportunities to engage, the surrounding community with people from the community who can articulate more clearly the work that you do and just how it helps. This continues to be an area of opportunity for the Hospital and the institution itself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Company!

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

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Medical Center's brand is well-respected, employment is highly desirable and the institution has an interest in community-development. The current CEO, Sharon O'Keefe, is engaging, outspoken, culturally aware, innovative and seeks to break the mold.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee training and enhancement opportunities should be promoted better. Opportunities for advancement should be outlined (i.e. development tracks). The tuition-reimbursement amounts should be re-negotiated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for first experience (Worked as a clinical research intern)

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    Former Intern - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good way to get your foot in the door as a student, and also to interact with many kinds of people in the medical field.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. A lot of the work was administrative and not engaging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall it was just okay.

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was close to my home. The pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    There was not enough training, there were to many cliques, the management was awful. Management went out and partied with employees and just too much favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional, do your job and treat everyone the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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