Advocate Health Care Reviews in Oak Brook, IL | Glassdoor

Advocate Health Care Oak Brook Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Oak Brook, IL

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Advocate Health Care President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh
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Pros
  • Company has good benefits and professional working environment (in 47 reviews)

  • Awesome co-workers and great work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Advocate is taking away work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • I was there less than a year and I can tell you that if you did not know upper management you were not advancing (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "I value my experience with Advocate, one of the top 100 places to work in IL."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outpatient Care Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Outpatient Care Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management was extremely supportive of both personal and professional growth.
    I appreciated the ability to seek growth in different areas, going from utilization management to care management.

    Cons

    One of the challenges was the constantly changing atmosphere in healthcare and the company's response.
    This often required learning new systems and reorganizing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be as accessible, supportive as you've been!
    This is my most recent job. I only left because I relocated out of state.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large organization where you can gain a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Little value in long time employees. Many employees have to leave organization for career advancement.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and vacation time are competitive. The hospital I worked at was beautiful and they were always improving their services.

    Cons

    The healthcare environment is challenging with large hospital systems merging into big conglomerates. Company is consolidating the human resources department into a shared services environment.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Correspondence Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correspondence Clerk in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Correspondence Clerk in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Office is close to my house and close to highways. Casual environment at support centers.

    Cons

    PTO sucks for full time hourly employees. Forced to use PTO time for holidays and already in a deficit when accrual is 6.15 hours and you need to use 8 hours for holidays. Advocate should be paying associates for holidays instead of using PTO time or give hourly associates 8 hours per pay period.

    Advice to Management

    PTO really really needs to be reformed to keep good personnel.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Very fast paced, highly stressful."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Assistsnce Specialist in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Assistsnce Specialist in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, pto accrual, and wages. Additional money that goes towards co-pays. 401k contribution. Dental insurance is fair.

    Cons

    No job locality, mediocre management, difficult to advance. Highly political environment., hard to advance. IT jobs extremely hard to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and create better ways to advance.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Executive leadership several poor performers who are not held accountable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Thousands of dedicated and compassionate people work at Advocate. Clinical care is outstanding. The culture is hit and miss by division and location. The pay is above average and benefits pretty standard for healthcare.

    Cons

    There are some serious jerks in the executive leadership ranks. They create havoc for those who must serve them.

    Advice to Management

    Hold system and site leaders accountable for their poor leadership and behavior.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advocate Health Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Innovative
    - First-mover in the area

    Cons

    - Large organization harder to change

    Advice to Management

    - Keep recognizing the strengths and accomplishments of asociates


  9. "Coworkers are great. Upper management are hypocritical and two-faced."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Helping patients receive better health care is a common theme among staff.

    Cons

    Upper management are passive/aggressive. The only goal is their goal - no matter what. Lack of ethics and morals abound.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and do what's ethically and morally right for the patient. Support your employees. Realize that employees are people, not just a commodity to use to get the boxes you want checked.


  10. "Oak Brook - Accounting Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. 401K Match, medical , dental.

    Cons

    Management can not be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Lots of talk, not much action"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ? Flexible work schedule
    ? Depending on a department, employees are overly satisfied….. or overly dissatisfied
    ? Easy parking

    Cons

    ? Favoritism is shown based on who you know and who you don’t
    ? Advocate’s MVP’s are overly taunted and acted upon only when it suites the organization and management.
    ? Family/ life work balance may be taken away without your consent
    ? If employees have a complaint or question, they have a right to call HR…. in my experience, HR sends people away with often no answers and their situations becomes drastically worst
    ? Those who “rock the boat” are often pushed out or sent away.
    ? You may be restructured to a job you have no interest in
    ? Those who do work, don’t get credit. Those who talk about doing work, are moved up
    ? Watch out for power hungry VP’s – an employees job is to make their boss look better

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about being one of the “best places to work” and start showing it. Talking about your Mission, Values and Philosophy, doesn’t mean much when you have employees unhappy and treated poorly.


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