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"Great Employees, poor upper management"

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Former Employee - Public Safety Officer II in Oak Lawn, IL
Former Employee - Public Safety Officer II in Oak Lawn, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Advocate Health Care full-time

Pros

-Good pay
-Room for advancement
-Great training and development opportunities

Cons

Upper management can't get its act together and that has serious ramifications for staff

Advice to Management

Choose a strategic vision and stick with it. Our long term department goals changed dramatically times while I worked there. My department degenerated from the tip top of its industry to sham of its former self. While I was very satisfied with my supervisors and (up to and including the manager), everyone above him had no concept of how the public safety department works. Yet they did not hesitate to hand out directives that undermined our ability to do our job. Furthermore, rather than heed the advice of the department's leadership team, which have decades of law enforcement experience and are leaders in the industry, the "powers that be" elected to bring in a consultant who has no background in law enforcement or security. The result was the constant undermining of our staff which hindered our ability to protect the medical center and it's staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Advocate Health Care

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A place to learn whether or not your career is going to be a hospital environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, overtime if needed.

    Cons

    The culture of the organization can be negative, a lot of employees won't respect you if their title is above yours. You have to have tough skin to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working to do what they say"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Chaplain Resident in Normal, IL
    Former Intern - Chaplain Resident in Normal, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Advocate Health Care as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working to address issues of safety, communication and effective caring

    Cons

    Poor connections between disciplines and units
    Some associates not aware of or do not follow protocols--managers should follow-up more

    Advice to Management

    Continue to connect with the associates in a meaningful way

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