University of Illinois Hospital Reviews
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Pros – Academic setting, good docs, interesting residents, challenging patients, union contract, great benefits and pay
Cons – Culture discourages employees from striving for better performance, management tries to find loopholes in contract instead of abiding by it, hires from outside rather then move from within for cheaper labor and less benefits, hard for nurses to change units to enhance their profession and mgmt knows the nurse usually won't leave the "u" after passing probation so the nurse stagnates and just ""does the job" because his/her efforts are not rewarded. He/she is stuck where they are. This is a change from the past when current nurses were valued and given opportunities to grow by changing units and often working several in their career. Not the place I first worked. Insurance decent but slow paying (11 months after service) so be prepared to pay at the visit, pay in a few weeks or go to collections and get your credit damaged.
Advice to Senior Management – Follow the contract in the spirit it was written, remember the Golden rule. Your nurses are the heart and soul of the unit, treat them as professionals, mentor them.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Good benefits and some good people
Cons – Legalities, paperwork, culture, no raise in the last 3 years I've been there.
Advice to Senior Management – Get it together and maybe we would stop threatening to strike
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Get to help people
Meet some good co-workers
Cons – Some of the people you have to work with are not pleasant
Advice to Senior Management – Pay closer attention to employees who are a negative reflection.
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Pros – Benefits and vacation time are generous. For the most part management is flexible and allows you to work independently. If you are academic staff, they are flexible about your work schedule. There is a tuition waiver, and room for advancement. If you leave and decide to come back, managment tries to be accommodating. Most of the staff is friendly, open to going above and beyond the call of duty to help other team members and patients.
Cons – Your salary increases are minimal. If you do have to use a time clock, there is very little flexibility in your schedule and you get reprimanded for clocking in early, late, and managers will usually not approve overtime pay.
Advice to Senior Management – There seems to be a lack of motivation on the part of management to recruit the best, most qualified staff.