Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
331 Reviews
3.4
331 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
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60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasis on ethics, work life balance and continuing education support (in 19 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management constantly micromanage and inconsistent with policies and procedures (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No much room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement; PTO; benefits; 401k;

    Cons

    Seems like they pick and choose what qualifications are necessary for promotions within the company based on how much leadership likes you personally. A lot of politics and unfair advantages for people that are good at talking their way through their jobs and not very good at performing their job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    IT&S uses 'management by conflict avoidance'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst II in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst II in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    annual raises
    lots of activities for employees ( company picnics etc)

    Cons

    management is completely disorganized

    some depts have two managers who give conflicting orders

    policies are never enforced. all people have to do is complain in an email and management will give in to them.

    managers give ambiguous directions so when something goes wrong they can say" you should have have used better judgment"

    depts that should be working together don't, and no one is held accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    back up your employees , especially when they are following company policy and it upsets people.

    dont throw your employees under the bus just to make yourself look better by 'resolving' their complaint.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big corporation feel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    The benefits received are decent.

    Cons

    There isn't much uniformity among the hospitals in the same division as far as policies and procedures.

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  5.  

    HCA was pleasant at times, but they leave much to be desired in terms of upper management/employee communications.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Coach in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Health Coach in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training was thorough, and compensation was more than adequate for a contract position. Direct team leads were very friendly, yet absent for the most part. There was a great degree of freedom for coaches to interact with clients.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, this company seemingly values the bottom line rather than employee well being, though they reportedly encourage team work and open communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nice, but can be improved with cultural changes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Non-clinical in Spring Hill, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Non-clinical in Spring Hill, FL

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Accessible for new graduates to be hired. Community-based culture. Jobs are for high energy multi-tasking organized workers.

    Cons

    Need upward mobility ladders. Benefits average. Lean staff per depart. Need improvement in retention of employees. Schedules not family friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek ways to connect to staff which can improve morale. Some bias displayed among managers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    "opportunity for growth"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good flexibility (depending on your manager), opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    East Florida Division management is disconnected from the field.Benefits are not the best in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with employees and users. Close the gap. Invest in the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An exciting time in healthcare leadership

    • 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

    Pros

    SCALE - HCA is the largest for-profit hospital operator in America, which is an obvious benefit;
    VISION - With breadth and depth of strategic investment, HCA is poised for robust growth;
    LEGACY - This is a company that was founded on principles that abide today;
    HISTORY - HCA has learned valuable lessons over time that allow it to lead rather than follow trends;
    INFLUENCE - To see all of the companies that have spun out from HCA, it is hard to deny its strength;
    LEADERSHIP - Having made a large, public investment in a new Leadership Institute, this is an exciting time!

    Cons

    SCALE - For those interested in smaller, more intimate work environments, this may be a bit too big;
    STRUCTURE - For those interested in more flexible or adaptable work environments, this may be a bit too firm;
    FIT - "You don't join a club to change the rules", so my only recommendation is to make sure that the culture, structure, and expectations fit your own needs if you are looking to thrive here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were to offer one piece of advice to senior management, it would be to have them humanize themselves a bit. I think HCA has benefitted from a firm hierarchy in the past, but as generational shifts wash through the workforce, there will be a growing hunger for accessibility, relatability, and approachability at the senior executive level. Currently, it feels as if the senior executives are a bit "untouchable," with may be necessary due to other unknown constraints, but I think employee engagement would increase in response to this proposed change. That increase in engagement could result in huge returns to the company simply based on fractional improvement of output and effort across 213,000 employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a very unique experience, I learned alot and met some great coders, it was unfortunate that they lost their jobs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Coder in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Coder in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only pro was being able to work in Riverside Ca. HCA is one of the worst companies to code for

    Cons

    Unreasonable rules and regulations for non-HCA employees. The HIM clerical supervisor was extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    HCA has a steady, if somewhat dated, work environment

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

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

    Pros

    HCA has unrivaled reach and scope in healthcare which means that when you can make improvements, you can really make a difference at a national level. HCA has a very steady environment where moderate competence can ensure prolonged employment and eventual career advancement.

    Cons

    The size of HCA combined with the particularities of the healthcare industry make progress and improvement difficult. In addition the steady work environment leads to lesser skilled individuals remaining and eventually being promoted while more skilled individuals leave for more progressive organizations. Overall, entrenchment can be a big problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus on infusing key technology areas with younger blood and pursue the adoption of cloud technology more aggressively in order to bolster weaknesses in infrastructure for supporting software development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A decent experience with coworkers under difficult inpt psych working conditions.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Co workers were mostly supportive.

    Cons

    Training was on the job.

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