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Rush University Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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  • "work-life balance not accounted for" (in 7 reviews)

  • "management incompetent including a few RN's that are in upper management who are out of tune with staff" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Rush is great place to work as a nurse; the ED at Rush is even better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Supportive and engaged staff who promote further education.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  2. "Nurse tech"

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

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome pay, plenty of opportunities to learn something new.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility with scheduling

  3. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    cant really think of any

    Cons

    its all about money, cutting unit staffing and not concerned about patients, only cutting costs.


  4. "Experience will be different depending on department"

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

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and campus.

    Cons

    Each division is treated completely separately and HR is very hands-off when it comes to certain areas.


  5. "Best Job/ Environment I’ve Ever Experienced"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager- Population Health in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager- Population Health in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Comradary; positive; room for growth through education. Just overall a great institution to be apart of!

    Cons

    Tuition could be a little more :)

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being transparent; always business professional; and overall understanding.


  6. "Cna"

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

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Really work around your schedule

    Cons

    None I enjoyed working there.


  7. "Research Tech II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent and affordable health benefits

    Cons

    This institution is overrun by bureaucracy

  8. "Quagmire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - The ED is a short walk away if you need it
    - Free employee shuttle to train stations

    Cons

    - Horribly outdated and disjoint data systems which don't talk to each other and often have contradictory data. Makes it hard to generate reports with any kind of accuracy.
    - Employees seem good at hiding. It's incredibly difficult to get answers to questions. You usually get bounced from one person to another if they even answer their phone or email.
    - Slow. It takes a very long time for routine paperwork to get processed and since Rush doesn't seem to understand the concept of electronic workflow, it's common for documents to get lost (or maybe tossed?).
    - HR is a joke. They're either incompetent or lazy or both.
    - Poor benefits compared to other major medical centers in Chicago.
    - Little accountability or visibility


  9. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Rush University Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers, lifelong friends, position

    Cons

    Not what you know, BUT WHO U KNOW, unethical behavior, salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Every dog has a day, u will be exposed


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in Molasses"

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

    I have been working at Rush University Medical Center part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great values; commitment to patients; pockets of world-class excellence. In my 15 years at Rush, it's gone from a mediocre local medical center to a regionally and, in some cases, nationally recognized university medical center.

    Cons

    It's exceedingly difficult to get anything done at Rush. It's a very top-down and bureaucratic organization. They talk a lot about "flipping the pyramid" to give employees more say in how things are run, but it's clear that a small group of leaders call all the shots. Innovation is not a priority. When trying to get anything done, Rush colleagues are not at all "customer-service" focused. For example, with noteworthy exceptions, it's hard to get a call back and unless you spend more energy than you should tracking the work of others, nothing gets done. For mid-level managers, there's a lot of responsibility with very little authority.

    I like Larry Goodman a lot, but my hypothesis is that the top-down approach to decision-making was what was needed to turn Rush around when he took the helm. But it's not what is needed if Rush is to benefit from its talent.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk of the flipped pyramid. If not that, then please, please find a way to make it easier to get anything done.