Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
310 Reviews
3.4
310 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
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54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Office culture is great, very laid back, and the work life balance is nice (in 15 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free uniforms, nice coworkers (in 15 reviews)


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

  • Upper management constantly micromanage and inconsistent with policies and procedures (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    "opportunity for growth"

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    HCA has a steady, if somewhat dated, work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Good Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    no opportunities for bonuses or incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    For Profit Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff CT Technologist  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Staff CT Technologist in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Many many Locations nation wide

    Cons

    Its a big corporation with little concern for line employees who get conflict with providers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more of a back-bone. just as there are "many people in line waiting for a staff position," there are likewise many providers waiting in line for a clinical position. There needs to be a better reviews process outside the department and mediated more objectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Slow going

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPC  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - CPC in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work with friendly people with in my immediate group.

    Cons

    Everything and anything with in this group takes forever. It took me over three months to get hired on initially. I would like to say i would work here forever but in reality, I ma ready to go and be recognized for my work as opposed to just buried more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Walmart of the Healthcare Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of turnover = opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Low wages and underfunded departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I love being a nurse!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Get to meet people with diverse backrounds.

    Cons

    Education benefits are lacking, the company is focused on the bottom line and not the staff and patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up to corporate when things are not working well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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