Northwestern Medicine
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • Support from manager
  • Trust in colleagues
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Used to be a great place to work

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Main OR workplace culture exemplifies favoritism with certain people and teams. Same people pick up extra shifts on weekends and have priority over picking extra OT. It is mostly composed of new grads these days that cannot perform basic procedures and day charge nurse will instead over exhaust experienced RN's to compensate. No relief in the afternoons, difficult to retain staff on evening shift. Some phenomenal coworkers, but sadly many leaving and I also plan to leave for a better fair working environment.

Pros

Great benefits, great learning experience

Cons

favoritism in the OR, managers, lazy coworkers
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Zero room for advancement

Too much wrong to type out. Zero chance for promotion or advancement even if you’ve been there ten years. Massive pay disparity especially between genders.
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Good place to work

It is a good place to work as a nurse. A lot will depend on the individual unit culture. Supportive staff & lots of room for growth. The stressful parts of the job are more related to the work itself rather than the management style or company policies.
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Great company, everyone helps everyone

I love working for Northwestern they are like family, everyone in my department helps each other out and you never feel like your alone working. Management is there to step in also when needed!

Pros

Team work, positive atmosphere
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Overworked and not compensated

The company cares about revenue and not about the patients. Employees are over worked because they are understaffed. Patients have to wait weeks to get a call back.

Pros

Some coworkers

Cons

Everything else is terrible
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Great place to work!

Worked there for many years - great company. Would recommend working there. Opportunity for growth within this company. Excellent pay and benefits.

Pros

Great Hours and pay

Cons

Commute was daunting
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Amazing coworkers

The team of nurses, doctors, and techs all work together very well. The hospital is very busy, but everyone works together to keep morale up. With it being so busy the turnover rate is increasing. The company as a whole would rather hire new people than figure out how to retain staff.

Pros

Excellent coworkers, great benefits

Cons

Higher turnover, lower pay
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Great company

I work on the unit as a secretary. I was always valued and appreciated by staff. Staff helped each other when they could and there was a sense of purpose.

Pros

Pay, Coworkers, Eap, Flexibility

Cons

Management
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Good learning environment

As a new grad, northwestern is a great place to start. The floor culture is really good and coworkers willing to help out. I'm always learning on the job

Cons

Pay
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Find somewhere else to work!!! Awful job!!

You are overworked, taken for granted, giving too much responsibility and tasks for amount you are paid. Management is awful and look out for one another, they do not not care about staff. Unsafe procedures in place that they are unwilling to fix. High school atmosphere from staff. Toxic work environment all around. Breaks often not given, they don't care about you as a person, and are quick to make examples out of certain employees. Very stressful place to work!!

Pros

Busy days time goes by fast

Cons

Awful management, too many jobs given to one person with high rate of stress and responsibility, miserable company to work for
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Great positive and supportive culture

I felt supported, appreciated and paid well. Manager and coworkers were all positive and hard working. There were cuts on PTO accruwal, and 401k with covid, but also a few months of hazard pay at the beginning. It was 2-3 more dollars an hour.

Pros

Free scrubs

Cons

Not always time for break, short staffed
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Dime a dozen for staff

Low pay, high acuity, under staffed, all about filling beds and making patients more likely to recommend. High turn over rate for employees. Differentials are a joke. No consistency with pay between employees, and will low ball pay. Know your worth and do not settle.

Pros

Yearly money towards healthy living

Cons

No support, drastically low differentials, under staffed
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Great co-workers terrible leadership

At the end of the day this is business and money takes priority over everything...patients, employees, you name it.Lack of Diversity, some facilities more than others

Pros

Co-workers, friendly work atmosphere

Cons

Leadership, lack of diversity, favoritism, unsupportive of furthering education, lack of flexibility
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Productive work place

Employees and doctors I work with are awesome we all work as a team and every staff member is approachable and helpful. It’s fun to work for all the different doctors and get different variety

Pros

Good life and work balance

Cons

None
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Great manager

Phenomenal manager and amazing coworkers. Mostly left this position because I was moving further away and wanted a closer commute to work. Overall, a good work experience
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Great customer service

Great customer service and knowledgeable staff of COVID and professional staff. Great experience and learned a lot about my job duties. The COVID -19 procedure was followed throughout the hospital.

Pros

Great staff

Cons

Short breaks
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People

My manager is awesome upper management has favorites. Culture is blah and the pay is an absolute joke. People get worked to death and no compensation at all.

Pros

My boss

Cons

Everything else
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It’s not bad at all

I like the environment and work flow. You meet a lot of ppl and managers try their best to be understanding. My coworkers were great for the most part
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stressfull

Boss really showed who their favorite employees were and made the other ones bust their behinds doing multiple jobs a day, while the other people did nothing. Inappropriate behavior.

Pros

fun

Cons

none
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Pharmacy

I really enjoy working there there’s a lot of room for growth if you ask for it they really help out there coworkers and their employees especially in the pharmacy
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Satisfaction highly dependent on what unit or division you end up on

Great benefits. Breeds toxic culture. Toxic cultures are acceptable and nothing is done to address it. Lack of feeling valued drives hostile behaviors.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Toxic cultures are acceptable and nothing is done to address toxicity
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