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Palos Community Hospital Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "above average"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Palos Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Palos Community Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still retains benefits from past people-centered culture, excellent match on retirement contributions, decent staffing for RNs in Surgery dept., above average salaries, hospital has $$ in bank, so insulated from some healthcare financial pressures, still independent

    Cons

    administrative actions indicate culture is changing to be less team-oriented viewpoint; employees input not much valued and communication from administration to employees is strongly lacking

    Advice to Management

    be more open in communication and recognize the value of employee input; re-establish team concept from top down


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Registered nurse"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Palos Park, IL
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Palos Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Palos Community Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Feeling of family with those you work with

    Cons

    Management really does not listen to concerns from employees..does not like when they are questioned.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and they will give back tenfold. Especially those who have made Palos their home 35+yrs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palos Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palos Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Palos Community Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I could count on one hand how many helpful people there were.

    Cons

    There was such an atmosphere of fear, especially with the younger and newer employees. The Charge Nurses sat and gossiped all day with their friends, they had their favorites and made sure they had good assignments. One in particular never, ever called me by name. She referred to me as "she" or "her". There was rampant bullying, especially towards the older nurses, who were "counting the days" to retirement. I only lasted 3 months. Had to get out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Work the floor. The only time you were visible was when there was a Rapid Response, and the team laughed at you because you and your girlfriends all looked like you were on a TV show. Spend time with your staff. Help them. Retrain your Charge Nurses. Show respect to your older nurses. Stop playing favorites and encouraging staff to "tattle" on each other.


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  5. "Patient Registr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palos Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Close to my home location

    Cons

    Recently there was a change in management. Also a cut in pay forcing a lot of GOOD employees to look for new jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


  6. "Could be better, could be worse"

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    Current Employee - CNA in Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - CNA in Palos Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Palos Community Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You'll get better pay than at most places. From what I understand we are paid higher than just about anywhere. You'll still be broke though....

    Cons

    You can sucked in and end up putting up with a lot more than you bargained for. Yes they pay more but you'll start to wonder if it's really worth it. Cna's are definitely looked down on.

    Advice to Management

    Better treatment towards CNA's. Granted we have a great new boss, overall the CNA's are looked down upon from all staff.


  7. "It is a good place to work for, with great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Patient Transporter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Transporter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palos Community Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, good benefits, work around your schedule, and a friendly environment. It really depends on the department you work for. I've been working there for one year, and as a college student I am very satisfied working at palos for now. There is always room to grow and move up. Excellent benefits!

    Cons

    It is sometimes not very possible to get raises with the current budget cuts. Palos is known to start at a high pay wage, however, this is not the case right now with a tighter budget, it is less likely to make more money.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Administration is running the place down!"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palos Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Palos Community Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good thats about it

    Cons

    Employees have no input, are not recognized for the experience and knowledge. Lots of favortism. Lots of putting blame on others except the ones that are truy responsible.

    Advice to Management

    The hospital has a good opportunity for growth but admin needs to stop repeating its same mistakes over and over. Stop and look at the patterns, listen to your employees, stop being so stubborn and make the changes that need to be done to make your employees happy! Then you'll retain them and stop this viscous cycle of employee turnover.


  9. "Run, Don't Walk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palos Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's nice not having a long commute. Finding a role that pays over $35k/year in the southwest Chicago suburbs can be difficult.

    There are some great people in each department. Beautiful remodeled hospital.

    Cons

    Management: Supervisors and the countless numbers of VPs do the opposite of create order and clear direction here. Disorganized across departments.

    Culture: The lying and general sense of fear is systemic in this organization's work culture. Palos Hospital's reputation with the public reflects this as well.

    Benefits: You are told it's a PPO plan, but you find out it's RPO. As someone else has said here, the insurance really doesn't help you save.

    Career Opportunities: There is no career advancement unless you've some how survived 15+ years and have not gone mad.

    Run, don't walk.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awful experience"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in New Lenox, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in New Lenox, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None to share, none noted, can't think of 1 good thing. Left there crying most days. I don't regret resigning for one second.

    Cons

    Very negative work environment. Management steals from employees. Management makes you feel like you are the scum of the earth. Upper management doesn't know what they are doing and need to get with the modern times. Low morale. No associate appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting from within! Bring in new ideas!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of cultural diversity"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Palos Community Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn if you are a new nurse.

    Cons

    Lack of cultural diversity and too much favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring more diverse leadership and management.


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