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"Great company, but lots of red tape"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Great medical, retirement, PTO, and education benefits
-Good people to work with
-Salary is average for the industry
-Good opportunity for promotions from within

Cons

-Middle managers not always the best people for their position. Promoted because of area knowledge and tenure, not necessarily management ability.
-There can be a lot of down time.
-People sleep at their desks; managers know and do nothing about it. Kills morale for those who actually come to work to be productive.
-No work from home policy for positions where it would be logical to do so.

Advice to Management

-Focus on process improvement and look for areas where positive adjustments can be made.
-If people are not doing their jobs or cannot do their job, get rid of them or find something else for them to do. This is only a poison to others in the department.
-It's 2013. Consider work from home policy for positions where it makes sense.

Other Employee Reviews for Advocate Health Care

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do not care about their employees/Associate Satisfaction scores are a joke - Managers expect 5's"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time

    Pros

    They have good medical/dental/vision/pension benefits

    Cons

    Do not care about their employees/most managers are liars and cheats/seniority does not matter/job skills do not matter/in a lot of cases associate RN's are better than book smart Bachelor & Master degree RN's, but they do not want them working for them

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees/value your employees, especially those with seniority and knowledge, but that is too late, you have terminated most of them


  2. "OK place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy
    Current Employee - Pharmacy
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocate Health Care full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fulltime benefits are good by today's standards. Job security seems to be more secure than other companies. Co-workers are good to work with. Better than working at a retail store.

    Cons

    Micro-managing low to mid level management. A "do what I say not what I do" attitude from management. The associate satifaction survey does not have one question on it that really pertains to REAL associate satifaction, not too mention advocate does everything shy of forcing you to fill it out. HR moves very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk, insead of talk the talk. Directors and managers should have more time in their respective Units/Depts instead of being in meetings all day.

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