Hospital Corporation of America
3.3 of 5 275 reviews
www.hcahealthcare.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.3 275 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

(32 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    controlled environment!

    MEDICAL BILLING (Former Employee)
    Norcross, GA

    ProsA great place to obtain healthcare skills

    Conspolicies and procedures. Gossip about other employees

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn interpersonal skills

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    Definitely not the best...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeamwork, great staff, management actually listens and tries to take action with your concerns.

    ConsPTO hours are minimal. No company paid holidays or sick days. They make you use your PTO for any days you take off...holiday, sick, etc.

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    Great Coworkers, not so great atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Overland Park, KS

    Pros- Hard working, loyal team of coworkers
    - Facility is expanding to cover more of market share
    - New equipment being employed to make work run smoother

    Cons- Employment hours based on number of patients. Full time workers losing hours due to flexing. This has been ongoing for over 2 years
    - Management focus is on productivity, not patient care
    - Benefits are pricey

    Advice to Senior Management- Make sure your words match up to your actions
    - Allow path for employees to grow within their profession. Just offering a reimbursement for tuition is not a path
    - Listen to your employees, then occasionally act on their suggestions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company way or the highway

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsI enjoy the people I work with.

    ConsLow salary for non clinical staff. If you are not a doctor or nurse there is no way you can afford medical coverage for you & your family. Very pricey health insurance biweekly rate. Annual raise is a joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Increase salary. Employees will give you a 110% everyday if a company do the same. Stop demanding things from employees that you are not will to give yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not a very organized company

    CMA (Current Employee)
    Lewisville, TX

    ProsThe hour were good. and the team I worked with were amazing

    ConsHorriable turn over rate
    Poor upper management. They claim you are family but when push comes to shove you are another number to them. Not at all what I expected the the company to be.Unstable!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture they so pride themselves on lacks a personal touch. I have never seen nor heard any positive feedback. They really need some fresh blood and a new perspective in leadership roles. It would do this company well to re think the people in charge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThere are some very good people to work with and some good physicians.

    ConsThere is a disrespect by the management towards their employees. The employees are treated in a demeaning manner. The management asks your opinions just as a formality.
    However, they do not really value your input. In fact if you disagree with their ideas, you are at times targeted and are at risk for being disciplined by them or losing your job. There have been several nurses terminated that were respected nurses because they stated their opinions about things when asked by management.. They did not like their voices and hence silenced them.. The HR department uses many tactics to dismiss employees.
    They do not value diversity or difference of ideas. The administration and managers
    run a nazi-prison type camp ... The hospital does make money and most goes to the
    doctors and management. The rest of the workers receive small raises and little thanks.
    The hospital recently decreased the top out for nurses and it is several dollars less then
    the original top out pay. There has been no cost of living raises for years-- though the cost of living has increased, There is not much value placed on experience of their employees because they cost more.. So, to them a nurse is a nurse, or respiratory therapist a respiratory therapist. Difficult working environment --actually hostile environment .

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a sincere interest in your employees not just lip service. Change direction in
    management style. The present style is punitive, authoritarian, and actually abusive to
    your employees. Start with new thinking aspects as your management ideas are not always
    right or true-- Throw out your style of our way or the highway because by stifling ideas you also stifle solutions that can be solved by people who are actually are doing the work---
    which cannot be solved by many of your disconnected managers that do not really know what is happening on their units. Follow your code of ethics yourself- practice it- be an example. Maybe then your can create a better work environment.
    Oh,, lastly when your ideas are not successful- quit finding employees to blame for
    your own inadequacies--be accountable for your own mistakes ....Use the word I am sorry or I made a mistake..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Employee (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsMany is a stable one.

    ConsInconsistent, unfairly treats employees, non-transparent, contradiction policies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible benefits

    Medical (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsIts a gigantic company that is here to stay

    ConsThe benefits are really awful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making employees use vacation days for holidays

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporation is physician centric and disregards nursing and nursing care.

    RN Staff (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe physician specialists for children are available in one location. The facilities are excellent.

    ConsNursing knowledge/education and experience is not rewarded with career advancement or participation in hospital change. No career ladder. Poor communication and superficial interaction between upper management and staff nurses. A physician centric culture. Change is very slow and resisted, regardless of current standards of care. Nurses who are task oriented are successful, educated nurses are quick to leave and take their care elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequire upper management to attend nurse council meetings to breakdown the barriers to patient care and patient/staff satisfaction. Update all staff to have email equivalent to upper management to facilitate communication. Challenge how incidents and near misses are recorded.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Run

    Mlt (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsInitial Pay was comparable to the area

    ConsPoor management, the upper management are all very close friends. Th social culture of the office is a direct reflection of poor management. The raises are very slim.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be more experienced and should not be based on social interactions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm very sorry to hear you've had a negative experience with HCA. If this issue hasn't been addressed and you would like to have an HR representative ... More
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