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Swedish Covenant Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Open door policy, work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • From top to bottom they put patient care first and work to reduce re admission rates (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is constantly shouting/yelling at employees, saying rude comments, or be dismissive entirely to all staff members (in 3 reviews)

  • I was given zero information regarding my health insurance or COBRA and was not asked for a forwarding address (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Like a home away from home"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Covenant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy, work life balance.

    Cons

    Tough commute for us living in the suburbs.


  2. "A community hospital with a big heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love the transitional care team! From top to bottom they put patient care first and work to reduce re admission rates

    Cons

    Diverse patient population with many different cultural needs - I think it serves the most culturally diverse area in Chicago
    Have had a big growth curve in this area and still learning

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time

    Pros

    It is convenient location to CTA and suburbs.

    Cons

    No other opportunities, or in crease in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please give others a chance


  4. "Disorganized, Employee Turnaround is terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Covenant full-time

    Pros

    adequate experience..not much else to list.

    Cons

    unorganized
    shady management
    No competitive pay (I had an advanced degree and wasn't even making $20 an hour)

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do It"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Management, Co-workers, superiors, will make you drink every night even if you don't drink. The attitudes and professionalism really sucks. Constant broken promises and no room for growth.


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Covenant (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team work, excellent nurses and multicultural

    Cons

    less pay for nurses, management is not very good

    Advice to Management

    Increase nurses , listen to what they have to say. Spoke building new structures and focus to maintain the old ones and your employees


  7. "Hard work, low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time (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 for busy times of the year, either by improving per diem pay or using travelers. Consider hiring more support staff.
    - Fight for more beds for units that overflow often.

  8. "Patient access"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing though

    Cons

    Management team. Coworkers too much gossiping

    Advice to Management

    Have good communication. Give more opportunities to staff. Appreciate your staff mor


  9. "Some of the people are wonderful, management lacking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Covenant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some wonderful people who actually care about patients work here, you can gain a lot of clinical experience here as a social worker, the parking is affordable and accessible, the social work and case manager continuing education options are good

    Cons

    Management of the SW/CM department micromanages and uses demeaning language towards employees, they also lead by fear and often create unnecessary chaos, HR sides with management, health insurance options were poor, some of the physicians were cruel in their communications with staff

    Advice to Management

    Learn true leadership skills and encourage, empower, and support your team.


  10. "Nice Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swedish Covenant full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse, friendly, family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Small, somewhat limited opportunities for growth.


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