Advocate Aurora Health: What's it like to work here?

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kununu Score: 3.9Recommendation: 82%
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674 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.9 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

536 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 115 reviews.

I enjoy my work very much and feel fortunate that I enjoy going to work every day


4.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI at the time of review.

What I like

The company does a great job thinking about safety and the future of the company and our mission.

What I dislike

With certain current events, the communication across the system could have been better at the beginning but it has improved as time as gone on.

Suggestions for improvement

At this time, I don’t feel like I can offer any solutions or additional help to the company. They are consistently reviewing policies and procedures and updating as needed

Challenging Work

I am challenged every day at work but it keeps things interesting and enjoyableey


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Always be aware of everything going on around you. Being observant is a big plus in a hospital environment!


4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health Inc. in Downers Grove, IL at the time of review.

What I like

Advocate always goes above and beyond to help its employees and its patients!

What I dislike

I have found nothing to disapprove of.

Suggestions for improvement

All things are satisfactory in my eyes. Everything is very well taken care of.

Challenging Work

It is challenging because you have to constantly be on the look out for discrepancies everywhere you go so you might catch a mistake before it has a negative impact.


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Advocate Aurora is a very successful healthcare provider that provides quality healthcare, overall is a good workplace


4.3
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI.

What I like

offered many opportunities for growth including tuition reimbursement which allowed me to further my education

What I dislike

overall communication could be improved, allow more leadership opportunities to females across all areas of the company. and more equitable pay, especially CEO with an exorbitant salary and benefits

Suggestions for improvement

again more leadership opportunities for qualified women

Teamwork

very supportive of teamwork

Work-Life Balance

understands need for family life

Gender Equality

mostly male in leadership positions except for nursing

Environmental Friendliness

very enviormentally concerned

Overall compensation for your work

males make more

Career Development

many career opportunities

Challenging Work

every day was different, never knew what to expect


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Meaningful position that provides an opportunity to learn new things and expand and enhance skillset.


4.1
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI at the time of review.

What I like

Walking and you see an employee or patient struggling for assistance, it takes not time at all really for someone to be there assisting and it really speaks to the culture.

What I dislike

Employees should have PTO accrued faster, so employees can enjoy a more work/life balance.

Suggestions for improvement

Offer more employee involvement to nurture retention.

Company Culture

There is a sense of willingness to help others.

Internal Communication

On some occasions it could be more straightforward

Teamwork

I would definitely agree

Work-Life Balance

Appreciates when you pick up and help the team out

Support from management

I do and its appreciated

Freedom to work independently

for the most part

Inclusive / Diverse

definitely celebrates diversity!

Gender Equality

Treated me well

Attitude towards older colleagues

I haven't noticed

Office / Work Environment

The pipes sometime are noisy

Handicapped Accessibility

Accommodates all abilities

Workplace Safety

Stigent on safety

Overall compensation for your work

I appreciate it

Company Image

I am very proud

Career Development

management encourages continuing education

Challenging Work

The workload varies by day


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It was a good job but one that they were not afraid to take advantage of the employees


4.1
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Administration at Advocate Aurora Health Inc. in Downers Grove, IL.

What I like

I loved the interactions with the patients. To see that I was postively impacting a person’s life was the best aspect of the job.

What I dislike

That they played favorites by seniority not by worn ethic

Suggestions for improvement

More staff so they wouldn’t have to send last minute texts for help every week.


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I feel that I am properly supported by my peers and my supervisors.


4.2
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Design at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI at the time of review.

What I like

My work is very rewarding and typically people are happy to see us.

What I dislike

Communication needs to be better from the very top down.

Suggestions for improvement

I would work on communication as well as a healthier work life balance


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It is hell to put it simply. We work like dogs with no breaks and the patient ratios are nuts. Management doesn't car


1.3
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI at the time of review.

What I like

I guess a personal positive is that they offer 401k match. Even though it is 3%, I guess it is better than nothing. I can't say much else about them, since they are greedy and do not give a darn out us employees.

What I dislike

Management and administration need to care more about the frontline employees, especially the nurses and CNAs. We do all the work and they just sit behind their desk and make things harder for us.

Suggestions for improvement

I would make managers come out of their office and work the floor. They quickly forget where they come from and start to not care about their staff. They become money hungry for their bonus and we suffer with poor staffing so they can get it.

Company Culture

Horrible - do not feel safe.

Internal Communication

No communication

Teamwork

Wants us to fight each other verbally

Work-Life Balance

Works us like dogs

Support from management

Hell no.

Freedom to work independently

Huge lack of trust

Inclusive / Diverse

They do not like LGBTQ

Gender Equality

Seems like normal treatment

Attitude towards older colleagues

I've seen older nurses fired.

Office / Work Environment

It is not safe

Environmental Friendliness

They do not recycle anything

Handicapped Accessibility

No, they are careless

Workplace Safety

They do not care.

Overall compensation for your work

Below standard

Company Image

No, I feel sickened

Career Development

They want to keep us down.

Challenging Work

Heavy, back-breaking work


Job Security


The company is great and they care for their staff and patient safety


3.4
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI at the time of review.

What I like

I have been with them for 5 years and everyone is like family.

What I dislike

Work/life balance is not taken very seriously

Suggestions for improvement

I would not make an improvements just that they implement work/life balance since they strongly talk about it


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Not much job communication. Good place to grow in your job


2.6
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI at the time of review.

What I like

Good opportunity to grow in my department.

What I dislike

Communication is bad in department

Suggestions for improvement

Have patient valet parking back. Have coffee for employees


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Fair company to work for. Good communication between the higher ups and employees.


3.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Advocate Aurora Health Inc. in Downers Grove, IL at the time of review.

What I like

They care for their employees. Communication can be hard with such a big organization, but they keep us up to date via email and our website.

What I dislike

They recently changed our pay from hourly to salary. It has been difficult to adjust, as most people worked 40+ hours/week and were fairly compensated. Now there is less incentive to work more hours. Overtime is confusing with the new model, you only get paid overtime if you work 4+ hours consecutively over the normal forty. Our insurance has also changed. Less coverage for out of network providers than previously.

Suggestions for improvement

Go back to an hourly rate for certain positions or figure out a better model to compensate those who work more than 40 hours a week. Better insurance coverage for out of network providers as some specialists are better outside of network.


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