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Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Company has good benefits and professional working environment (in 45 reviews)

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

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  1. "Referral specialist/receptionists"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good. place to work/good company

    Cons

    Good opportunity and good experience


  2. "Pretty great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Switchboard Operator in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Switchboard Operator in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, access to healthy, fitness and financial programs. Also, great advancement and educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is sometimes lacking. You don't have to know anything about the department you are head of in order to lead. There is a lot of pressure to keep budgets down no matter what, instead of actually getting employees the resources they need to do good work. For instance, my direct supervisor had to resign after using up all of her FMLA due to medical issues, and management decided we didn't need a replacement. Now all of those duties have been passed on to others with no further benefits, pay or title.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using budget resources for frivolous things and use them for personnel.


  3. "IT Helpdesk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture there is great they take care of you in terms of the culture. Management is great. Pay is also great and good work environment depending on which department you get into you.

    Cons

    They state that they hire from within but I have seen people with no degrees get interviews to advance but loyal employees really do not get opportunity. I was there less than a year and I can tell you that if you did not know upper management you were not advancing.


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  5. "Registered Nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice staff, great orientation and awesome opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Don't know yet. New Hire


  6. "Mental Health Counselor II"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for entry-level counseling position
    Great coworkers
    Flexible schedule with the ability to pick up extra/OT hours
    Patients can be challenging, but worth it

    Cons

    Management lacks education in mental health field
    Poor staff politics/boundaries
    Exposed to unexpected, high stress often

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they want to promote safety and positive patient experiences, but feel like they don't have a voice


  7. "Good to have on your resume"

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    Current Employee - Cardiovascular Technologist in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Cardiovascular Technologist in Oak Lawn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching hospital, learn a lot, give you time to get the proper certification, excellent health care options and benefits

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership, horrible pay and raises, way too much drama, manager was biased(depending on who you were you could get away with everything or nothing)


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    "Wishy washy"

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    Current Employee - Patient Transporter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Transporter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent to ok pay, good educational assistant program, good place to grow old in relative comfort. Over all it is an ok place to work.

    Cons

    I've been working for advocate for over 15 years. I got trapped. Advocate is great a trapping employees. They give you ok pay at the beginning, with a good benefits package so you get comfortable. Which is fine if you don't really want to get a head or get payed in your field as much as other people get payed in your field. They also like to flip flop a lot. They scream about patient satisfaction, but in reality they only care about their bottom line. I know health care industry is starting to tighten their boots, but you shouldn't out source your house keeping staff to save money and expect to have clean buildings. To tell you the truth the only way you will get ahead in advocate is not what you know, but whom you know and how much butt you kiss. I've seen plenty of people in my time at advocate get ahead not because they earned it, but because they got handed the job. This company is losing it's way. They have great public relations but poor relationships with their employees and poor service with their patients. Bottom line they need to really take a look at what they are trying to achieve. Is it making money or helping patients heal and get better in a good nice environment with good staff all the way around, or is it simply how much money can they make.

    Advice to Management

    Learned that people are not dollar signs. Rather it be your employees or your patients.


  9. "Leading network"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Growing network and has a good outlook

    Cons

    Very high medical insurance premiums for a hospital network


  10. "Unit Concierge"

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    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    professional environment and positive work culture, good benefits

    Cons

    morale within my department seems to be low, employees are not as valued as they should be with how overworked they are

    Advice to Management

    work on increasing morale and making employees feel appreciated


  11. "Good culture, limited growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, senior management excellent

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity in finance



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