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Advocate Health Care Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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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 61 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 18 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. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care part-time

    Pros

    -Salary, good benefits, great employees, private rooms

    Cons

    Acuity of pt.
    Pt. to RN ratio


  2. "Working for Advocate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the top rated hospital systems in the country.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue advocating for your staff the way you do.

  3. "ER Registered Nurse Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Tuition Reimbursement for part time and full time employees.

    Cons

    Management specifically in my department was unqualified, biased, and for the most part absent in day to day operations.
    High turn around in staff nurses in my department due to managements absence and unwillingness to listen to staffs needs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Number 3 hospital in illinois and is a trauma center which can give newbies a lot of experience that may be needed.

    Cons

    The hospital is very busy so you might not get many breaks if at all

    Advice to Management

    Cut wait times for patients to make it much shorter since they can wait up to 10 hours


  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are concerned about their employees

    Cons

    The pay is not what people outside think it is

    Advice to Management

    Increase Pay for all the work they want done


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sonographer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Good 401k with company match
    Good PTO
    Decent medical/dental benefits
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Since the introduction of Advocate Medical Group, employee and patient satisfaction has gone down. Managers are all about the corporate image and don't seem to realize the balance between "numbers" , patient care, and employee satisfaction. When employees are happy, patients are happy. I've worked in several different departments, and management has always been the difference between a great job and a job that pays the bills.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better attention to employee surveys, complaints are usually ongoing and not just a bad day. EAP was not helpful in solving department problems.


  7. "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Lawn, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advocate cares for their employees. Patient care is exceptional.

    Cons

    The company is more focused on maintaining numbers and statistics than anything else. They may become unionized, but advocate has launched a relatively weak smear campaign against the teamsters in an attempt to scare employees away from voting union.

  8. "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Hours are better than some others.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy.
    Initially agreed to pay tail insurance. 1.5 years after contract signed, they came back and said that was an issue. Threatened MD's with severe financial penalties unless they agreed to new contract terms.

    Advice to Management

    Become trustworthy


  9. "Vascular technologist"

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    Current Employee - Vascular Technologist in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Vascular Technologist in Aurora, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great

    Cons

    Sometimes management just doesn't get it


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Big organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Insurance is ideal if you work full time. Some perks if you see the providers within the medical groups, and they are the biggest healthcare system in IL so you have many choices.

    Cons

    Way too big organization, hierarchy on management. They want you speak up, but after listening, no action is taken.

    Advice to Management

    Take action when you hear your employee voice the concerns. Not just say "let's see what I get for you", or "I will get back to you", and then nothing happens


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