Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
346 Reviews
3.3
346 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasis on ethics, work life balance and continuing education support (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits package but like all of America, health care coverage is shrinking (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't always feel some decisions made by upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Ol Boy mentality.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Security in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Security in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Did not lay off much during the dark times of 2006-2011

    Cons

    The culture is not healthy. Think of it like a sweat shop with Doctors, that will be the best way to describe what you feel everyday no matter what level of employee you are. I seen managers leave for the same reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most are too old and not progressive enough to care about the culture. But it starts from the CEO's down...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company at one time but has steadily gone downhill since 2012

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time off policies, coworkers are enjoyable people. Good place to get your foot in the door of the medical field but not the kind of place you want to stay more than 2-3 years.

    Cons

    Ineffective, unethical management. Corporate cost cutting is really just cutting corners. High employee turnover rate. Managers constantly bend and break their own policies for their whiny employees and blame their best workers when things go wrong or pile more and more responsibility on their best workers. Culture of rewarding those who suck up to management but ignoring people who work hard. Compensation isn't competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bragging about making record profits and then turning around and cutting hours, lowering compensation, and raising employee out-of-pocket costs. It comes off as cheap and shows your employees your IDONTCARE values. Also, the excessive cost cutting just comes off as cutting corners. Eventually, all the cheapness will be noticed by patients and HCAAHPS scores will tank. But the investors will be happy so that is all that really matters to HCA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Typical

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement and bonuses who made goal

    Cons

    Office politics, not getting trained by the best people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees correctly

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consistently Understaffed

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

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are one of the highest paying hospitals in the area. They offer free employee access to fitness equipment and classes. Covered (garage) employee parking so you never have to walk in the rain.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges met on a regular basis is inadequate staffing leading to higher nurse:patient ratios. There is frequently a lack of basic necessary equipment. These issues combined with the company's focus on profit generation and throughput timing equal an extremely frustrating work environment. The perception among many is that "numbers, not patients" are what really matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Downward Spiral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The teamwork & interaction between the Nurses, Physicians & support staff has been nothing short of outstanding until very recently.

    Cons

    HCA's Charting in Meditech is substandard. Physicians & Nurses alike have openly stated that it is not conducive to providing quality care to patients & that it simply isn't safe. The upper management have cut staffing, cut pay & appear to have an "increase profits now & cash out" corporate mentality. The adoption of an ancient charting system & the recent changes in staffing are a huge warning sign for current or future employees. It appears HCA is no longer interested in providing high quality care for patients or taking care of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's only a matter of time until something dangerous happens and someone gets hurt. It's very easy to see how busy your staff is (the RFID productivity badges are a dead giveaway). If your goal is to eventually file for bankruptcy because you've lost a big lawsuit due to gross negligence, then you're on the right path. Of course those hard working employees who are too busy to see beyond their weekly paychecks will be the ones who are hurt the most. Shame on
    HCA, KKR & Bain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Both challenging and frustrating

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

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Patient interactions and coworker relationships

    Cons

    Poor local physician network not putting the patients first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A hospital that started off treating employees greats to not really caring.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ok job. The facility has been updated with high end technology. I have a set schedule 3 days a week. Time off policies is a joke.

    Cons

    Average compensenation and policies seems to only apply to certain people. Management staff is young and lack experience. Need more employee education.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    hca ex employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Health Tech in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay for the type of job

    Cons

    horrible working conditions. communication with management needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left a good job to go to work for HCA HQ as a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Steady employement if they don't stress you out

    Cons

    horrible place to work.. Rigid, inflexible environment, tethered to Communicator. Initial Job description does not reflect you real job role. Basically glorified "Help Desk" and "Support"Constant worthless meetings. Female Bosses need management training. Manage employees like gestapo. Very little diversity when it comes to African American Males..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with all levels of lower level management, especially application development and support. There are too many managers and not enough employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A huge company, which brings both opportunities and challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ED Registrar in Spotsylvania, VA
    Former Employee - ED Registrar in Spotsylvania, VA

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Some mobility between HCA sites, and a better likelihood at getting hired at other HCA locations
    -Depending on your department, some chance for mobility and management opportunities

    Cons

    -Treats their "front line" employees like crap. HR is useless.
    -Does not at all listen to what their employees on the ground have to say
    -Sloppily run facilities, bad hiring decisions, which all contribute to lower standard of patient care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen to your "low level" employees, not just management, and tell your management teams to get it together. Stop treating your employees like crap and burning through them faster than you can hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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