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Advocate Health Care Park Ridge Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Park Ridge, 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 60 reviews)

  • Awesome co-workers and great work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is not so great due to frequent meetings on days off (in 17 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 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working for 15 years as RN. A facility is an excellent place. Management listens to your concerns. Coworkers work together as a team.

    Cons

    They don't have adequate education benefit.


  2. "BEST COMPANY TO WORK IN"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture of safety.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. The Pros outweigh the Cons

  3. "It's not bad"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity, good place to start for a new nurse

    Cons

    Senior management needs a makeover

    Advice to Management

    Happy, satisfied workers increase performance!


  4. "Staff Nurse"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    We work in an environment where nursing is valued. Good collaboration between physicians and nurses. Atmosphere is respectful of different cultures and beliefs.

    Cons

    Generalization of staffing needs across all units with rollout of Staffing Optimization in the past year. it has taken away scheduling autonomy for RNs who have taken pride in the fact that we are Magnet certified.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time observing interactions between staff and our patients. See the daily routine of staff nurses and have an open door policy for staff to bring comments and concerns.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Health Care System Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of developmental leadership classes to attend and overall great benefits. This is a safe and friendly place to work.

    Cons

    The Contractor company was not pleasant to work for inside the food service department. The management their was what really drove me out.


  6. "Guest Services Lead Associate"

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    Current Employee - Guest Services Lead Associate in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Guest Services Lead Associate in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Clean Environment, Benefits are GREAT!!

    Cons

    Work could be a little difficult at times


  7. "Nursing Care Technician"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Care Technician in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Nursing Care Technician in Park Ridge, IL

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willing to work with school schedule

    Cons

    I was at the bottom of the totem pole in the OR. Some people treat you like garbage but you learn not to take it personally. I think other departments aren't so cutthroat but that was the feel I got there.

    Advice to Management

    Promote a better culture that values equality across all levels of employment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place for the weak"

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    Former Employee - NCT II in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - NCT II in Park Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team chemistry, team effort

    Cons

    Pay is garbage, benefits are terrible

    Advice to Management

    GET BETTER MANAGERS


  9. "pharmacy technician"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    good benefit, good environment to learn

    Cons

    unpleasant, non-supportive coworkers and mangers that creates division among teammates by being unfair to some coworkers and nice to others

    Advice to Management

    stop listening to gossips and be objective. Be fair and treat all your subordinates the same


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Practice manager"

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    Former Employee - Practice Manager in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in Park Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    worked with excellent physicians and other professional partners and peers. Excellent benefits. Convenient locations. Strong referral network covering a wide array of services.

    Cons

    Leadership placed enormous pressure on physicians and staff to see high volumes of patients while maintaining patient satisfaction which is difficult to do without support and resources. It was all about numbers to them and they lost sight of the reason we were there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be the biggest and the best. You have lost focus on why you are here and everyone at the front line is paying the price. You continue to lose excellent providers and staff due to corporate greed. Focus more on the business rather than growth and you will do well.


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