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Swedish Covenant Registered Nurse Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2018

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  1. "Overall good experience, diverse place to work"

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

    I worked at Swedish Covenant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diverse, friendly, good management, room for personal growth

    Cons

    Not staffed very well, old facility

    Advice to Management

    Hire more CNAs

    Swedish Covenant2015-01-21
  2. "Great co-workers, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Covenant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Co-workers, they’re like family -Proximity to home (many live in surrounded neighborhood, my commute was 1 mile) -Parking cheap! -Since pay is so low, you are able to negotiate other incentives (maybe only certain people) -Lots of evidence based practice initiatives, but easily hindered by “old school” doctors who don’t want to get with the times

    Cons

    -Low base pay, even worse annual raises -Unqualified people in management positions. Promoted from within without proper background. Way too much overlap in job descriptions. -Management acted very unprofessional (yelling at staff meetings, rolling eyes when asked to do things) -Turnover is horrendous. Units mainly staffed by new grads. Can’t attract experienced nurses with pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    Try and remember what it was like to be a bedside nurse. If you model professionalism, your staff will follow suite.

    Swedish Covenant2018-09-13
  3. "Hard work, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Non-managerial employees (doctors, nurses, support staff) are likeable, almost across the board. - Management is closer to 50/50 -- they're either very good and dedicated, or completely disconnected and out of touch. - Good insurance.

    Cons

    - Low pay, high turnover. - Computer systems are archaic, new updates have made things worse. - Management does not support standardized care -- special exceptions are made for doctors who don't necessarily follow any kind of medically/scientifically supported guidelines. - They are quick to make changes to unit policy without making a clear announcements.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop changing things that are working well, and focus on improving things that need improvement. - Create policies that force "rogue" doctors to meet certain hospital standards (rounding times, etc), rather than making a ton of unnecessary exceptions. - Streamline processes so that there is less room for error or confusion. - Find a better way to announce changes that are being made. - Hire supplemental staff...

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    Swedish Covenant2017-07-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Such"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers, close to home, the staff tends to support one another, the parking lot is large and affordable, large amount of PTO starting out

    Cons

    Management, no ability for upward movement, very little value in employee satisfaction. Yearly reviews are a joke the raise is standard across the hospital and has nothing to do with an individual's merit or abilities. HR is a joke every response is go to the website they could eliminate the entire department and people prolly wouldn't notice a difference

    Advice to Management

    Remove the phrase "you are replaceable" and "you should be happy you have a job" from your vocabulary. Also don't ask current employees why former employees are leaving, ask the people that left.

    Swedish Covenant2015-09-03
  5. "SCH ASC"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Swedish Covenant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers, facilities, environment, anesthesiologists, crna's

    Cons

    Lack of Management, lack of communication between management and workers

    Swedish Covenant2015-06-22
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    "In the past it was a great place to work, not so much anymore"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Covenant part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and there is a real team spirit among us. Generally a good relationship between physicians and nursing staff

    Cons

    Management has turned the place into an over the top penny pinching organization that skimps on everything yet wonders why employee satisfaction is in the dumps.

    Advice to Management

    You can only cut so much before you have start cutting your own salaries

    Swedish Covenant2014-09-03
  7. "Not an employee advocate"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gives employment opportunity to new grads. Hourly rate is decent.

    Cons

    HR is not an employee advocate. When the employee is in hardship they will leave you out to dry and even make you resign. Unit manager is the same. So quick to accuse w/o investigating first, favoritism. Not a friendly place for single parents.

    Advice to Management

    Be an employee advocate not just caring about reimbursements. Happy employees will give you satisfied patients.

    Swedish Covenant2014-05-22
  8. "Experience at Swedish"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant

    Pros

    you work with a great group of individuals and there is a genuine family atmosphere in many of the patient care units.

    Cons

    The hourly rate when compared to other hospitals on the north-side is lacking. It also sounds like the attendance and tardiness policy is continually changing so some staff are complaining that its impossible to figure out where you stand if you need to take an emergency day off.

    Advice to Management

    How about a real cafeteria?

    Swedish Covenant2010-04-21
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