Facilities (Former Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – September 5, 2018
The job here isn’t about what you know, its all about who you know. There’s a huge disparity in pay between the favorites and everyone else, even with the same qualifications. The benefits are subpar. The ONLY thing good is PTO tme. The raises are horrible and insulting. If you like 1-2% raises with pay that’s already below average. If you like to have pay that doesn’t keep up with the cost of living. If you like having to not only do your work but pick up the overpaid favorites work because they’re too good. If you like being under appreciated as you watch the managers favorites plan BBQ’s at work, joke around all day, then dump all their work on you, then this place is right up your alley. Otherwise, stay away. This used to be a very good place to work, until the new administration came in.
The manager makes it a very stressful environment.
Manager Employee Relations (Former Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – August 28, 2018
Each day you were presented with new and challenging situation which afford you the opportunity to apply and develop new approaches to resolution of issues. Management encouraged you to be creative and innovative is your role and were always open to new and improved means of doing your job.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – March 25, 2018
I would NEVER NEVER recommend working at this Hospital. Management only cares about themselves. Management was never around to see how petty the statf was. CNAs ran the floor most of the time. Nurses were not team players. All the nurses just back stabbed each other. The charge nurse was always on a power trip. Even upper management knew how horrible this floor ran. Shame on them. Management never gave you compliments or praises. They just looked at the bad and thrived on it. Shame on you NCH!!!
Patient care is no longer the priority but making money for the partners is
Nurse (Former Employee) – Home health – March 1, 2018
team managers and director -the best, aproachable. partnership has undone all the work they have done and running us into the ground. Sad to see good people leaving in droves. When will someone anyone recognize they are destroying us?? Yes we WERE a great place until a bunch of strangers took over focusing on money first no matter how it works out for patient care.
Managers but they can't help, co- workers, everyone supports each other
Work to exhaustion, productivity before patient care, a sinking ship, no schedule, no training, cno oblivious or just doesn't care?
IT (Current Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – March 1, 2018
CIO has stated 'there is no such thing as work/life balance'. Expect to work a LOT of hours if you work in IT without much of a budget. If you don't work in Epic, expect that you're not going to get training. Overall the people are very friendly and the benefits are pretty good.
Wellness center was recently upgraded, Haven't increased the cost of healthcare in the last 2 years, Standard yearly salary increase (2-3%)
Bad vacation policy, VERY long hours, upper management micro-manages, if you screw up expect to get yelled at.
IT Technical Manager (Former Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – February 9, 2018
As the former IT Technical Manager. The I.T. Department is very TOXIC. I was pushed out of my position to a new IT Technical Manager who is well....not only was he not technical but could not manage as everyone in the IT team has experienced. Truth is vendor's knowledge this as well. I got pushed out due to filling a grievance with HR for harassment by the IT Director. How long does it takes for HR to follow up with my grievance. Almost 2 months and no reply. Never had an issue, perfect annual performance reviews and then I was mysterious let go of?
I couldn't make this up. All I can do is make a TRUTHFUL statement. This is a wake-up call. I.T. in this place is really that bad. Don't believe me? Work here and you will quickly found it out for yourself.
So here it is, why are they trying to settle my lawsuit quickly? Something to seriously think about!
They pay a bit higher because there 401k sucks.
The management in Information Technology department.
Patient Access Specialist - Emergency Department (Current Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – January 5, 2018
A typical day at work is stressful and very busy. Patient intake requires both speed and accuracy in retrieving demographic data and insurance information. Must be able to multi-task and manage time effectively. Demands are always changing as will needs at any given moment. Must be a team player with all levels of the staff.
Respiratory Care Practitioner (Current Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – November 28, 2017
Overall NCH is a good company to work for. I truly believe that the upper management cares about their employees, patients, and the community. However, one of the biggest downfalls of NCH is their pay and benefits. Both of these items tend to lack competitive qualities when compared to other hospitals.