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Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work with good benefits (in 51 reviews)

  • Awesome co-workers and great work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Due to being short staff, employees have a poor work/life balance due to being mentally and physically tired (in 12 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 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Tech"

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technician in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice organization to work with.

    Cons

    Poor communication with the department.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to talk to the bottom staff.


  4. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons are that it has great pay, great coworkers, it's close to home, clean environment, tuition assistance, great hours, and it is a long-standing company.

    Cons

    I don't see any downsides to working at Advocate.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fair"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful patient population. Friendly work environment. Growing health care company to trust. Pursue patient safety culture.

    Cons

    Not fair to all employees based on their experiences. Patient safety huddle is turned out to be somewhat hostile relationship among departments.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency required.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist 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

    Great coworkers, Good PTO once you have time to accumulate some

    Cons

    Times of extreme business, and times of extreme lack of work. In a busy location.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the little guys :)


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would say meeting new people is always a huge plus as well as working with people who become your family.

    Cons

    Some challenges of working here are learning how to work with people who don't have the greatest attitudes but as long as you smile, you are doing a great job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Advocate Health Care is really the best place to work for. The compensation, Insurance, and PTO are really significant to consider compared to other companies that I used to work for. The nurses are very kind and polite to work with. The Nurses always work with their NCTs. There is absolutely excellent team work. The manager and assistant manager are kind, and they do their best to help with your work and school schedule balance.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advocate is a great place to build your career. There are endless opportunities to grow and learn, and as a result the company has a lot of long-term associates.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics here at Advocate. It's not out of control, but it's noticeable.


  10. "Patient Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advocate Health Care part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid. Management continually changing.


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