University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technical Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Technical Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management listens to what you have to say and in turn give a great deal of clarity on the direction of the organization and what that in turn means to you. The compensation is good especially when factoring in large amount of paid time off and virtually no expectation to work from home.

    Cons

    Due to the unique way the University runs the hospital and the medical colleges, politics can get in the way of progress. Most non-management employees in the Information Services department recently became part of the SEIU union, this is unconventional and not necessarily a Con but it should be mentioned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good working environment and intelligent faculty

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

    I worked at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you are higher up in management. There is a good oppertunity to grow. Compensation could be better and facilities could be better.

    Cons

    It takes alot of time to get paperwork and payments made because of university procedure. Things still work heavily by paper which could be made electronic. Some physicians tend to look down at administrative assistants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the hospital. The instution is amazing but needs a technological over haul

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    No growth unless you know someone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits. Also, a few perks/discounts that can serve to be useful. This is a very diverse work culture. There is also plenty of room to work overtime if needed.

    Cons

    Rare to receive annual raises on time, this will typically only come with the union getting involved. There is a major lacking of proper training, one must be a quick study as well as flexible and resourceful at any given time. Furthermore, a lot of working outside your job title and not a lot of compensation or gratitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better utilization of staff. Rewards should go towards those that truly have shown exceptional work. Needs to be sense of accountability taken in upper management, lead through example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Lots of unrealized potential here, hard to overcome the lack of willingness to change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many patients are thankful that they can receive care at the hospital. Hospital has a strong IT infrastructure and a long history using the Electronic Medical Record. There are some very good and caring attending physicians.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks the willingness to support changes that have to be made. Physicians want to be engaged and educated and there are no resources to support those efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who work for the hospital and know what needs to be done. Stop hiring consultants to find out what the issues are and how to solve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Room for improvement, good place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have the freedom to be creative and come up with solutions. It's a big organization for room to grow. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is a LOT to improve in as an organization. If not a hourly worker your work/life can be hard to balance- so be strong with ensuring you make your life a priority. Top level management is always changing. Its impossible to fire anyone... therefore those lazy coworkers will always be there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase HR. There were a lot of challenges in my department yet we felt that we did not have anyone in HR to help work through issues. The culture should not revolve around certain individuals who have been with the hospital for a long time. If HR gets multiple reports about an individual they should address it and make changes- not clean the slate because there is new management.

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good but read the Cons

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

    I worked at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than 10 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good benefits, but trying to advance has been moving at a snail's pace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

    Pros

    Good benefits and some good people

    Cons

    Legalities, paperwork, culture, no raise in the last 3 years I've been there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and maybe we would stop threatening to strike

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Challenging clinical experiences, many opportunities for professional growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I found the diverse work force and patient population culturally stimulating, professional staff is dedicated to quality patient care and supports one another to this end.

    Cons

    Working within an organization as large as this can be frustrating at times as the capacity to make rapid change gets bogged down within the bureaucracy, e.g. hiring and replacing staff requires a long search and approval process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    An OK place to work

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

    I worked at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to employees who are a negative reflection.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work but room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

    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 ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a lack of motivation on the part of management to recruit the best, most qualified staff.

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