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Alexian Brothers Health System Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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  • Lots of times direct patient care staff are short staffed and there is a high turn over rate w/direct patient care because of how stressful the job is (in 7 reviews)

  • Organizational commitment to work-life balance needs improvement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "na"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Resource in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Resource in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have flexible hours as a resource nurse

    Cons

    employee parking tends to be an ongoing issue

    Advice to Management

    fairness in staffing hours is a big issue. No follow through on issues.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for new grads to have experiences in critical care area."

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    Former Employee - Respiraltory Therapist in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Respiraltory Therapist in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    wonderful co-workers. Critical care / trauma experience.

    Cons

    pay is not good. too much work load.

    Advice to Management

    Top of the department should have all the credentials and best knowledge.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have an active HR as far as employee programs such as a wellness events. Salaries seem to be reasonable but increases are very small.

    Cons

    There is very little diversity in the workforce and it seems acceptable for management to make inappropriate comments. You have to wait 6 months before they allow you to take any time off. The culture is very much centered on who you are - I have had people say to me "who are you to schedule a meeting with me". Good luck trying to get anything done if you aren't high level. Promotion seems non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Promote a professional work environment and diversify your workforce. Apply the same values to your employees that guide the way you treat patients.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company has really gone down hill over the last few years"

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    Current Employee - Scheduling in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Scheduling in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Offer health insurance and finally a 401K

    Cons

    Unfair treatment of employees, don't respect, eveyone can be replaced with cheaper help

    Advice to Management

    Get back to old management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I love being a nurse and the feeling of family among staff."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Longevity of staff members creates a family feeling.
    Room for professional growth.
    Nurse education is available and compensation for tuition is fair.

    Cons

    Staffing ratios sometimes too high for quality care. Health insurance benefits are expensive and too time-consuming to get authorizations for any testing. Few health insurance options available.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your staff with better patient to RN ratios to get better patient satisfaction as well as nurse retention. Offer more incentives for achieving certifications. Look into providing better health care for your employees and their families.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Many good people to work with but career paths and salaries are not poor."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexability on balancing home and work. Excellent vacation time accrual. Many employees are dedicated and hardworking. If you're content to stay in one role then it is a good place to be.

    Cons

    Low wages with no career paths. How well a person is treated by the organization is related to their job title. Lower level employees are treated as disposable people.

    Advice to Management

    Hard working and intelligent people become resentful or distracted when they don't earn enough to cover basic living expenses. Low salaries with no path for change results in good people looking for better opportunities.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "good missions driven organization, questionable management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good missions integration, you feel like you are doing something good for the community
    people who work there are genuinly concerned about the people they serve

    Cons

    management turns the other check when staff is treated poorly by departmental managers
    don't know if the company makes the best decisions when hiring leaders
    high staff turnover
    environment feels unstable
    morale is generally low among employees

    Advice to Management

    encourage professionalism don't let people get away with everything
    stop spending so much money when you are loosing so much money

  8. "Meaningful administrative work"

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    Former Employee - Admission Registrar in Hoffman Est, IL
    Former Employee - Admission Registrar in Hoffman Est, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    The salary was competitive (and benefits awesome) and if you have any interest in the mental health field, this is a great place to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Safety was sometimes an issue. Dealing with clients wasn't always a pleasant experience because they frequently are at their wits' end and really need help.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on the safety of the employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent health system"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Physician in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a friendly environment
    Tha administration is proactive.
    The work and renumeration is rewarding.
    Overall, a great place to work.

    Cons

    There are so many changes in healthcare and so the environment is uncertain. There are many takeovers in healthcare and Alexian is also adapting.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Warm, personal, family-like atmosphere to work in."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees and staff are friendly, professional, warm, personal. They are passionate and compassionate when it comes to health care. It is a great place to work, and the hospital has won numerous awards for quality in health care.

    Cons

    It is not a magnet-hospital. There has been a lot of turnover at the administrative level and cost-cutting, which can be seen as good or bad.


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