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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time

    Pros

    Continuous approach towards improving patient experience

    Cons

    Departments are working in silos


  2. "Nice salary great patients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Patients are great and can sometimes feel like family

    Cons

    Politics and state budget affects jobs

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucratic and slow but full of dedicated people!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dedicated staff. Mission-driven. Very diverse workforce and leadership. Quality of care is good given all the challenges. Great non-monetary benefits (reasonable hours, health insurance, work for a place that helps people who need it, etc). If you're lucky enough to be in a union and can stay a long time, pensions are super.

    Cons

    Salaries are sometimes below market (which means some people are contract employees to get paid market rates). Employment timing is very slow (months longer than anyplace else) due to all the protections against nepotism and political favoritism. It can be hard to wait to hear about a County job. The bureaucracy of a large government organization and scarce resources make change slow. There are some (few) long-term employees who are not motivated and (usually lower levels) that can make it harder to improve things.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "BE AWARE!!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for the seniority people. Nor longer is there a good pension for the new people coming in.

    Cons

    County is very unethical and they do not treat their employees well at all. If you want to make an improvement, you will not do it here. Very political. They waste tons of money that our tax payers have to pay and many managers don't even know what they are doing and/or don't even care or play favoritism. but they for sure will get rid of the little people and keep their corrupt management. I would not recommend working for County unless you do not care about growing to achieve better. Go private where they know how to treat employees well and you can get promoted by merit. Also, majority of all people there are black and the same with the union.


  5. "Correctional Health Clerk V"

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

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of Doctors and PA's. I like working here a lot

    Cons

    none, if I was not relocating I would stay


  6. "Aa"

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

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time

    Pros

    Busy health care facility

    Cons

    I do not dwell

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Top down management"

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    Current Employee - Physician
    Current Employee - Physician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, the most rewarding part of the job are the patients we serve

    Cons

    Improvements take insurmountable efforts to achieve because of inflexible policies and leadership; good patient care suffers as a result of the red tape and politics; management only wants to dictate what changes to make and increase workload without listening to why they changes are not effective or patient-centered. This had lead to demoralization and MDs leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the voices from below - the worker bees at the bottom know the situation best

  8. "LPN"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at Cook County Health and Hospitals System (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, team work among staff is good, and flexible shifts in some areas. Some supervisors are very understanding.

    Cons

    Clinic hours tend to over run often. Patients are sometimes rude even the physicians. Long wait time to see doctor even with an appointment.


  9. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Health and Hospitals System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation, and salary for a medic.

    Cons

    Working with the homeless and crack heads sucks


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Cost of Health Benefits

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility.


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