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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago President and CEO Patrick M. Magoon
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Pros
  • Provided good benefits and salary; excellent work environment (in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent co-workers and positive work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay comapred to other hospitals, promote career building resources but do not follow through with them (in 6 reviews)

  • As said above, pay is lower than other hospitals (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, nice work from home policy, competitive pay. The team I worked with was one of the best teams I've ever worked with. The IT departments are well respected among most leadership and physicians including many of the leaders at the top.

    Cons

    The health benefits were horrible. Super expensive out of pocket costs with horrible deductibles. Hard to maintain with a family, especially for a hospital. Most other hospitals in the area offer much better benefits. Most of your raise every year goes into the health premiums that also raise every year.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, the health benefits are one of the top reasons I personally left. I just could not justify paying that much money working in healthcare when I could easily go down the street to a competitor and have almost free healthcare for my whole family. People have been providing that feedback for years and it's the one thing that you don't listen to. Take care of your employees, who take care of your patients. Help them take care of their families!


  2. "Epic Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great health and 403B benefits

    Cons

    The organization is quite siloed and functions more like a corprate entity than a nonprofit. It has a nice ethos/values but does not live it overtly day-to-day.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for cross-functional work among individuals and teams to help break down silos


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very family oriented environment and very kid friendly. The patient care staff is amazing and the events were fun.

    Cons

    There was some favoritism. Culinary department was also understaffed. The wrong floor was installed in the kitchen area definitely slippery if wet.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor staff a little closer, limit breakfast timeframe for patient line, lose the favoritism, get professionals for cleaning over grills.


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  5. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (More than a year)

    Pros

    The crew here is great

    Cons

    lower pay than surrounding hospitals


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Concierge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work being done, the name speaks for itself in the Chicago area. Wonderful company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Culture of blame around failure, hierarchy matters more than enthusiasm or passion for the work.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation is not enough to foster loyalty for the hospital, especially since benefits (health insurance especially) are not what they used to be. Weed out problematic folks from HR, they're the first people new hires interact with and they can shoo away smart, hard working people.


  7. "An OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good amount of PTO hours

    Cons

    Low pay comapred to other hospitals, promote career building resources but do not follow through with them


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff nurse operating room"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN Operating Room in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff RN Operating Room in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with children. Most doctors and staff very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Rigid rules. Don't listen to employees suggestions or complaints enough.

    Advice to Management

    Become more involved on what actually goes on in OR; listen more to what staff suggests.


  9. "Milieu Therapist- Psychiatry"

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

    I have been working at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Intelligent and fantastic coworkers.
    -Quick accrual of PTO and encouragement to utilize PTO as needed.
    -Great connections to medical professionals.
    -Respect from families with whom I work.

    Cons

    -Pay for milieu therapists in mental health is low.
    -In my particular position, there is no room for upward mobility or pay raises without additional schooling.


  10. "Great Corporate Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great mission with friendly employees, it's no surprise that it is consistently in the US News and World Report as one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation.

    Cons

    They have been overly focused on expanding on the new campus downtown, which has offloaded some of the expense to employees with weakening benefits.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "International Patient Services Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have only wonderful things to say about working at Lurie Children's Hospital. This is a place that is filled with compassionate and heartwarming employees. The #1 priority for all staff is the care of children and their families.

    Cons

    More of a warning than a con: This is a high stress job location. Be sure to be honest with yourself whether or not you can handle it and also, to know yourself well enough to recognize when you are starting to burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Within the department of International Patient Services, I have only glowing praise for the management. To create a new department with only two staff within the first year and turn it into a booming success, reaching hundreds of patients worldwide, is a testimony to the manager's skill and leadership.


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