Hill-Rom Holdings

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Hill-Rom Holdings Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
16 Reviews
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Hill-Rom Holdings President, CEO, and Director John J. Greisch
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  1.  

    Excellent Company until new leadership arrived in 2010

    Former Employee - Management in Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Management in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company whose goal is to care for patients and their caregivers.

    Cons

    Senior management is a turnstile, with no apparent strategy for organic growth and no evidence that they are capable of generating it. What a pity the new CEO felt he knew enough to dismantle all the momentum the former management team had established. Now earnings and financial engineering seem the only things that matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave and let someone who knows what they are doing take the reigns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to live but wouldn't want to work there

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

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Batesville is a great small community with wonderful schools, parks, athletic facilities, and easy access to the Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

    Cons

    Doesn't care about the employee just profits. Doesn't consider giving people chances in other work areas just lays them off. Always have your resume updated if you work for Hill-Rom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has created a culture of people looking over there shoulder. They worrying about their employment instead of leading and innovating.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pressure cooker.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Cool challenging projects. Success is rewarding knowing you are creating good things for patients and caregivers. Good dsign and analytical tools.

    Cons

    Too many people to please, proceedures, and project constraints are cosistantly unreasonable, unless you are on a project that is favored by management. Favortism, and nepitism creates an almost maddening toxic enviroment that will eventually burn you out. They favor new engineers for new hires. Management will progressively make it harder and harder on you. Computers are outdated. Award systems for good work are broken or nonexistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair treatment is needed. Need to listen more to employees. A few managers need to be let go for their demoralizing treatment of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Full speed in many different directions! Some managers are understanding, but that doesn't eliminate chaos and overload

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst At Corporate Office in Batesville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst At Corporate Office in Batesville, IN

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Hill-Rom's corporate offices are located in a small town with surprising resources. Everything is easily accessible. Schools are very good. You will get to know your work peers because you will interact with them in other places as well. The company is supportive of the town and vice versa. It is a great place to raise kids. You will meet some fantastic people, especially at the lower levels of the company where you find "locals" who have been here a long time.

    Cons

    Morale is very low. Layoffs created situations where those left have too much work. The load and the inability to successfully accomplish all of it is demoralizing. Remaining staff feels they are on the brink of being let go as well. Any planning from the top is not being interpreted well by middle management. It feels like we take off in one direction and before we finish, we start over in another direction. There is a significant "old boys club" mentality and an unwillingness to promote from within. This not only eliminates potential for career growth through promotion, but means that choice growth opportunities at one's current level tend to always go to the same few people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more thoroughly throughout the company. The quarterly meetings do not provide a lot of information that people want to know. There is too much "spin" on the important agenda items. For example, tell everyone exactly what the plans are for moving some of the headquarters functions to Chicago so that people will know and can plan ahead. Otherwise, you look like you are lying (lying by omission even when directly confronted), and people will later say "we knew it all along".

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Communications and Lack of Trust

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Some but not all local management is willing and understanding that work is not more important that family and personal life.

    Cons

    Senior management is completely oblivious to the harsh realities of employees in the field and are unwilling to take suggestions for improvement. Field employees are unable obtain resources to do job effectively and efficiently. The field is always short handed because they refuse to replace those employees that leave quickly, if at all. Senior Management has lost confidence and in the field employees, including tracking and monitoring of phone calls, email, text messages and GPS on all vehicles to monitor where employees are, and for how long, Including meal breaks and stopping for fuel, snacks, or drinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your field employees, including service and sales. Treat employees with dignity and respect and allow us the freedom to do our jobs effectively by providing us the resources to do so. Don't fake the importance of safety as a priority only to berate those that are injured on the job, and make internal numbers your ultimate priority.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The company needs to get back on track

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Decisions could be driven from bottom up if you have air support.

    Cons

    Constant leadership changes, unclear company's direction, continuous struggle between Batesville locals and outsiders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company's directions always get hijacked by the locals. Need to get the company out of this downward spiral. 80% of company's energy and resources are consumed by internal politics. Need to cut out the bullshits and get back with competitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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