Registered Nurse II (Current Employee), McHenry, IL – April 2, 2015
Pros: Great insurance benefits
Cons: Nurses have to care for too many patients, They should have a better nurse to patient ratio to ensure excellent care towards their patients.
They could do better with staffing and because they are under staffed the nurses and techs are at a higher risk of injuring themselves. They don't treat their injured employees right, if you get hurt – more... and are out for more then 2-3 weeks they'll replace you and tell you that your position is going to be filled. So when you finally are better, you have to find a job, even though it's the companies fault that your injured. – less
Cons: worked hard but was not good enough or fast enough..i gave it my all.
Centegra was a great place to work for many many years. The past two years things changed and not for the better. I had great co-workers and the management was awsome for many years..then went down hill. Still I am proud to say I worked for Centegra and would be thrilled to work for them again. They had good benefits.
Director of Support Services (Current Employee), McHenry, IL – February 26, 2015
Pros: gratification, security, helping the community, and benefits
Cons: industry changes daily, stressful, demanding
Supporting the clinicians that support our patients and community is what gives me the motivation to carry out my job duties. Our support service team does an outstanding job providing quality services – more... for Environmental Services, Linen Distribution, Food Services, Plant Operations & Maintenance, Guest Services, Pastoral Care, Patient Express, and Interpretation when necessary. It is very gratifying knowing that these services are extremely important regarding the overall satisfaction and comfort of all internal & external customers. The most difficult part of the job is increasing the momentum on a regular basis. Customer satisfaction is difficult to maintain daily, but when you have the right team practicing and carrying out the Missions, Visions, and Values of a system, any challenge is possible to overcome. The most enjoyable part of my day is walking into the facility, knowing that me and my team are going to do our very best to make sure our customers expectations are exceeded. We may not always be successful, but there is much pride in striving for excellence and learning from areas of improvement, in order to not repeat a mistake. – less
Stay far far away, especially from Woodstock Hospital.
RN, BSN. (Former Employee), Woodstock – December 23, 2014
Pros: discount at their health club, cafeteria food pretty good.
Cons: management is atrocious, low pay, no patients so always lc.
This job was a nightmare. I am a highly trained, educated RN. Took a full-time position after working in a busy hospital for the last 9 years. What a mistake. Fellow employees would run to tell my manager – more... the slightest things, most if not all of it inaccurate. I asked management to investigate, citing they had been misinformed, and never heard about it again. Until I was reprimanded again for new claims that were completely untrue. Again I asked that they investigate and told them that the nurse had her information incorrect. No follow thru. The building is old, run down, and dark. I was scheduled for three shifts a week, 36 hours total. I was lucky if I got to work two of them. Constantly put on call for low census. Good luck accruing PTO. Benefits and pay are lower than the norm, but I knew this and took the job for a different reason.In the hiring they stress how they are"family oriented" and "dedicated to helping the community" they just tell you that to get you working. I've never seen such miserable nurses and staff in my life. I tried to stick it out, and made it just over three months before I couldn't take it anymore. Management and certain coworkers contributed to my love of nursing turning into loathing. I hated going to work and dreaded it. Thank god I left and immediately found employment at a company that helped me love my job again. They sympathized with my experience at Centegra and said they have heard these claims over and over from many different people. – less
Level II nurse on same day surgery unit (Current Employee), McHenry, IL – December 9, 2014
Prepare patients for surgical procedures. Review history, medications, and allergies. Start IV and answer questions. Provide education on procedure and post procedure. Unit is team orientated and well – more... managed. The hardest part of the job is the end of the year increase in census. Typically see an average of 20 patients a day and at the end of the year this can increase to 40 plus. The patients and coworkers are the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
clinical (Former Employee), Crystal Lake – October 1, 2014
Pros: doctors work hard free lunches one day a week
Cons: management, negative staff, no support from management at all, no orientation at office
STAY AWAY FROM CPC CLINICAL LEAD POSITION. No orientation involved, learn from whomever is available to teach you. Manager needs to be replaced, she micromanages and creates atmosphere of drama and staff – more... telling on each other. Staff work hard but also mistreat each other. overworked staff You are set up for failure from the minute you walk in the door. very quick to write staff up and openly encourages this behavior to occur. Failure to recognize medical assistants that work hard Unrealistic time expectations to get work done by staff by office manager. Too many phone calls and duties to get work done in 10 hours. OT not allowed – less
A physically dark environment. Can be unduly stressful, unwelcoming based on the mood of the unofficial unit leader...the unit secretary. Managers are cold, show favoritism. Irrespective of quality of – more... work or patient satisfaction. If the manager holds bias against you, you will be targeted for termination. Method of discipline will be to "write you up" for minor infractions (clocking in one minute early/one minute late), as a case is built against you. Watch your back. Middle management has been justly cited as the "The Mean Girls Club" throughout the system. Micro management at its finest. Corporate loyalty? None. Living the Centegra values? The joy is gone. Do not expect to work full 8 hour shifts. You will be expected to come and go early and rotate cancellations based on patient volume. Very difficult to accrue vacation hours. Ancillary staff is very pleasant, and helpful. The physicians are easy to work with. – less
Senior Coordinator, Development (Former Employee), Crystal Lake, IL – August 2, 2013
Pros: funds raised by the foundation are used to benefit patients and community, which was very rewarding to be a part of that.
Supported Vice-President and Foundation team as well as interacted with Associates, Board Members, Donors and Potential Donors. Planned events including informational events, dinners and golf outings. Participated in third-party events whose profits would benefit Centegra. Maintained donor files and financial transactions in Raisers Edge.
Secretary (Former Employee), Woodstock, IL – January 22, 2013
Pros: great benefits.
A typical day was very busy. I made sure everything was in order before patients arrived. Made coffee, greeted the patients, handled patient problems, helped therapists, completed projects. You had to – more... be focused and be able to multi-task and think quickly from one problem to the next.
The management over all is very good. Co-workers are on the most part very understanding and helpful but some were competitive and undermining.
The best part of the job was helping the patients and making them feeling comfortable and welcome. – less