Centegra Health System Employee Reviews

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Celebrated birthdays, always made feel like family
Patient Access Representative (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILOctober 26, 2018
Answering incoming calls (required to take 25 calls per day), very fast paced, extensive training, minimal supervision, great benefits and received bonuses for collecting on patients scheduled testing.
Pros
Always had co-workers to help if needed
Cons
Building worked in was old and HVAC systems not up to date
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Fast-paced work environment
Senior Design & Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Crystal Lake, ILOctober 4, 2018
Great people to work with. Every day was different. Was afforded opportunities to evolve the brand. Management trusted my judgement and listened to my input on all projects.
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Busy place
Emergency Room Nurse (Former Employee) –  McHenry, ILAugust 22, 2018
Busy place, needs more room to serve it's community and surrounding communities. Bad money management, then burdened it's entire organization with leaderships mistakes. Enjoyed a good majority of my employment there, hope they can get things turned around with the NM merger.
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Nit a good place ro work
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) –  McHenry, ILAugust 12, 2018
I went through 7 different managers in less than 10 years. The staff does not work well with each other. They are constantly short staffed and employees are working themselves sick.
Pros
None
Cons
Poor management
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Stimulating work environment
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  McHenry, ILJuly 26, 2018
Great knowledgeable staff to work with, challenging environment to maintain and grow skills, opportunities to move up clinical ladder for more personal and professional growth.
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nothing
Licensed and Certified Pharmacy Technician III (Former Employee) –  McHenry, ILJuly 14, 2018
Overall it is an ok company to work for. With recent mergers the atmosphere will change dramatically and it will be interesting to see how the new enb
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Good job
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILJune 29, 2018
Maintenance job was a great position. I would have stayed forever but decide to join the military and see the world. Good pay. Great work. Great work schedule.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Upper level management
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Fast Paced Enviornment
PSC (Patient Safety Companion) II (Former Employee) –  McHenry, ILJune 25, 2018
This was a sometimes stressful day because you never knew what you were going to be doing since each patient is different. You may have a compliant person one day, a very confused patient the next day, and a person that was eloping the third day. It was a very stressful job but made me learn patients and how to solve problems and try new things to help calm a patient down
Pros
Learned patients
Cons
Unsafe/stressful
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Lots of opportunities for growth
Director (Former Employee) –  Crystal Lake, ILJune 12, 2018
A typical day included oversight of 2 large fitness centers, hospital/wellness relationship building, oversight of corporate wellness and senior wellness. The culture was based on a clear mission and many opportunities were offered to facilitate growth. The hardest part of my job was balancing all of the responsibilities and the most enjoyable part was making a difference to the community and the employees.
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Numbers are the only focus. Patient experience is no longer valued. Amounts collected and calls taken are what is now most important.
Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Woodstock, ILMay 15, 2018
Constant emails to take more calls. Adding more responsibilities on weekly. No raises as promised when taken over from Centegra. Time off accrued very slowly. No separate personal days or sick days.

CoWorkers make the best of their days. Friendly colleagues.
Cons
Benefits misleading. No work life balance. Micro managed
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Hospital Security Officer
Hospital security officer (Former Employee) –  McHenry, Huntley and Woodstock IlMay 8, 2018
Got out when the getting was good , Centegra just finished the paperwork Northwestern Medical Healthcare System is buying out Centegra and taking complete control. Most likely Hospital Security will be contracted out to the the lowest bidder as they have previously with there other suburban hospitals and downtown. Departments who will also be affected with be Housing keeping , maintenance/facilities and food service. This will mean minimal wages , little or or no benefits and no PTO to speak of. Working Hospital Security for $12.00 a hour is simply not worth the risk of getting potentially seriously injured or ill from a infectious disease or deadly virus from a combative patient .
Pros
Currently health and welfare benefits
Cons
Changing to NWMH loss of everything and low wages
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Good Staff at both hospitals with good administrators
Clinical Educator Specialist (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILApril 30, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed working in the hospital environment with the staff, families and patients. I always felt good about working with this population and making a smalll difference in their lives.
Pros
Working with the students/patients
Cons
Adolescent units closed down.
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Good
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Spring Grove, ILApril 20, 2018
overall day at work was good. I Learned something new everyday. I met new patients and interacted with different people each day.
The hardest part of my job was that the doctor was working trying to keep up with the dr.
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
felt like I was rushing with the patient just for the Dr to be on time
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Centegra: A Mixed Bag
Medical Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Huntley, IllinoisApril 17, 2018
While I was lucky enough to work with a wonderful group of individuals, the rest of the workplace was not so stellar. The "culture of always" is, in my experience, a fa├žade to look better to the public. Patient satisfaction and care takes back seat to money, at least in the upper management's eyes, and this wouldn't be so bad if they didn't lie about it. Upper management consistently hands down new operating procedures without one, knowing how it will affect the people carrying the orders out, or two, bothering to ask how it will affect the people carrying the orders out. All in all, upper management's hypocrisy and lack of interest in the job satisfaction of the "peons" made Centegra a difficult place to work.
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Relaxed
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Huntley, ILApril 16, 2018
Minimal education needed for the position I am in. No challenge either. Works well if you're looking for a patient based position, lots of great patient interaction. Most positions encourage a healthy personal work life balance.
Pros
Majority of the employees are wonderful.
Cons
Very minimal advancement
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Great job growth
Financial Counselor (Current Employee) –  McHenry, ILApril 4, 2018
Wonderful job, great staff with plenty of job growth. Staff was willing and able to help you learn and training was wonderful. Doctors were great to work with.
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Fast paced, busy, heavy workload
Ultrasound Technologist II (Current Employee) –  Huntley, ILMarch 9, 2018
Busy outpatient center, requires flexibility, many stats, and add on patients throughout the day. The staff is very friendly, and enjoyable to work with.
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Gained Clinical Experience
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) –  McHenry, ILMarch 9, 2018
Worked as a PCT and transitioned to Staff RN in Telemetry upon taking the NCLEX. Later worked in the ER. 12 hour night shifts for several years. Good Food in the cafeteria
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Work in dirty basement no windows or fresh air.
Customer service/Correspondence rep (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ILMarch 4, 2018
The poor air quality was effecting my health and they would not move me to better work environment. This comes down to my health or my job since they will not relocate me or improve the air quality with air purifiers.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Very poor air quality there in an old hospital basement.
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Not a fun place or exciting place to work for at all
Enviormental Services (Former Employee) –  Huntley, ILMarch 1, 2018
Very bad management work there for two years and the management was very bad I would not recommend anyone to work here unless you like a stressful environment or don't mind dealing with bad management it seemed like most everyone there is out for themselves also they always overload you with more work and if you didn't complete it the manger would write you up
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Poor managment, more work added then normal
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