Hcsc Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
194 Reviews
2.9
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance depends on the manager but in most cases employees have options to work from home (in 26 reviews)

  • Stable company with good benefits including 401k plan & pension (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance was not given a high enough priority but could be limited to my group (in 9 reviews)

  • Too many middle management contributing minimal values to get the company move forward (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good diverse place to work. Old School culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hcsc (less than an year)

    Pros

    They aren't cheap. Smart people work there. Lots of room and opportunity for career growth. Diverse working group in every sense of the word.

    Cons

    It has old school culture and only mediocre pay. Great place for an intern maybe not so great for a career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hcsc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competent leaders who work hard and expect the same from others. Everyone holds each other to a high standard.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with little room for error. If you struggle under pressure of with your time management skills, this is not a good place for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quick pro / con

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hcsc

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities. Great pay and bonus structure. Opportunity to reach out to mid level leadership is always there. Great place to network.

    Cons

    Depending on the department; silos, lack of top - down purpose to drive employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow speaking points from managers to employees as to why we do what we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrific, caring company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAFM Specialist/Facilities Planning in Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - CAFM Specialist/Facilities Planning in Belleville, IL

    I have been working at Hcsc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful management, continuous training. They assist you in meeting your goals and moving up.

    Cons

    The health insurance business is "iffy" right now...........not sure what the future holds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing..........I feel secure and you've made me feel that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, it is a good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hcsc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focuses on employees and their health/happiness.

    Cons

    A lot of fat that the company would benefit from trimming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great place to work and gain experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerical Summer Help in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Clerical Summer Help in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Hcsc

    Pros

    The pay is good. The hours are okay. The people are awesome.

    Cons

    Its a little boring at times.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hcsc

    Pros

    Great place to work, compensation is very fair and working conditions are better than most.

    Cons

    Can be a bit to process driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work-life balance and benefits, more big-company inertia to overcome.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Techie in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Techie in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Hcsc

    Pros

    Many companies claim to be family-oriented, but most companies fail to deliver on that promise when it comes to time off, telecommuting, or 60 hour work weeks; HCSC puts other companies to shame in this regard. This company is truly committed to the welfare of its employees and their families, in addition to the communities in which they live. The executive management team adheres to the strategic vision it clearly outlines in frequent communications to all employees. A well-balanced approach to financial prudence, coupled with a non-investor-owned business model, have kept financial fortunes on solid footing, even in these tough times. A detailed questionnaire of all aspects of being an HCSC employee is made yearly, and management is truly responsive to any negative feedback; this isn't mere HR fluff.

    Cons

    If you're a techie, there are a myriad of job titles and compensation ranges; someone sitting in the cube next to you may be making about what you're making, but somebody sitting one floor up or down doing the same work as you may be leading a much more frugal or lavish lifestyle. As in many companies, there is a tendency to be deadline-driven in IT projects rather than quality-driven, but this culture is much more ingrained at HCSC than at other employers. This attitude seems to be resistant to change, too; perhaps compensation models for management could reflect successful completion of projects rather than simply completion of some redefined, abridged version of what they were intended to be...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HCSC is the first company I've worked for where I've truly felt that management cared about me as a person and as a member of my community. But at the same time, sometimes the Chicago vs. everybody else attitude wears a little thin.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hcsc

    Pros

    Dedicated to their employees, a diverse workforce, and providing the best health care possible. Over they years I have found my leadership to be supportive and collaborative in my goals. We have worked together to develop a relationship that allows for continued growth. Provides excellent customer service to both customers and employees. Invests in employees to provide engaging, comfortable work environments.

    Cool HQ building in downtown Chicago.

    Nice Wellness Rewards program.

    Cons

    Can overwhelm you with corporate red tape. Often times great ideas were not implemented because "we cannot do that here".

    Processes can get in the way of innovation.

    Not a leading edge company, or even a fast follower. Waits to react to market changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more freedom for your talented employees to be creative.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    HCSC is a great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hcsc

    Pros

    The benefit package is stupendous! I have been promoted twice. Tuition reimbursement is already helping with my MBA; love it!

    Cons

    Changes coming fast without clear definitions why create an emotional contagion environment which affects how people react to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to us - even if you don't know everything now - communicate! Tell us frequently how we are doing!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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