University of Chicago Hospital

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University of Chicago Hospital Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
84 Reviews
3.3
84 Reviews
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University of Chicago Hospital President Sharon O'Keefe
Sharon O'Keefe
24 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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  1. 1 person 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital as an intern (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Excellent Company!

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Same as the rest

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are great. Of course you have those few that can jump off a bridge. The services are excellent for the customers.

    Cons

    Management. As a premier institution, this company has a lot of issues with poor management. Not a lot of support from the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be engaged with all levels that you support/ manage not just the staff directly under you.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital

    Pros

    A Great atmosphere for learning

    Cons

    Parking is difficult or expensive

  9.  

    It's a big successful company

    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits; you're surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    You get the red tape too

  10.  

    Dermatology Unit

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no perks on this unit.

    Cons

    The medical assistants on this floor are lazy and love to gossip about everyone. They are very unprofessional including the nurses they get along with and like to work the RN's to tears. If you complain to the nurse manager on the unit, she sides with them. All nurses hated working in that unit because they were called onto that unit to work, while the medical assistants and some of the unit nurses would just sit down and chat with each other. Lots of bullying in that department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your nurses. If there is a vacancy on a specific unit, investigate the managers on the unit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Pay - one of the highest in the tristate area
    Benefits - were excellent

    Cons

    Senior management always change out every 3-5 years
    No long-term set course
    No work-Life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your core values and mission statement

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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