Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
R. Milton Johnson
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and pay (in 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management is completely inept (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Technology Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good coworkers, reasonable expectations in terms of work expectations. Never expected to work unreasonable amounts of overtime. Not the best, either.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry; supporting lower tier hospitals that make you feel genuinely bad about working for the company. Less than honest business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Very passive and everything is need to know. Its not like we work for the NSA or anything like that. Constantly being told how good our job in order to convince us how good our job is.


  2. RN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are close and friendly,

    Cons

    Management seems distant and uninterested

    Advice to Management

    get more involved


  3. Registered Nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, immediate supervisors empower employees and provide support, 220 bed hospital allows you to know your coworkers and other department employees, vast amount of resources available through HCA

    Cons

    Supervisors can sometimes be unfair when it comes to scheduling, pay is low for the area, hiring process is lengthy and sometimes hard to transfer within the company, large amount of annual education requirements


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  5. Discriminatory Corporate Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hospital benefits are great. Healthstream online training opportunities are available to advance your employment skills.

    Cons

    Insurance is pretty expensive. Corporate (Parallon) is a very political environment. There is no equality in corporate. Executives are overpaid and would rather keep more money in their own pockets and pay employees close to nothing with minimal resources. A lot of IT work is thrust upon clerical employees as a means to save money.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees fairly and treat ALL employees fairly.


  6. LPN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many Opportunities for advancement in nursing field as you continue to learn more and advance your career. Benefits are available for full time staff.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement or other benefits for per diem staff. Expected to put up with a lot of politics. Many upper management does not listen to their staff when issues do arise.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Work with us, not against us. Have an open door policy that allows us to go one step higher when our direct supervisors such as directors refuse to hear us out. BTW. The work place should not be your party place.


  7. ER Unit Secretary

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ER Unit Secretary in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - ER Unit Secretary in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    approximately 4 week paid-time-off (PTO) annually, option to exchange PTO for bonus pay at a rate of 75¢ on the dollar, full-time employees typically work three 12-hour shifts a week - although substantial overtime was available, short-term disability benefit for all part-time and full-time employees pays a base benefit of 60% of an injured employee's 36-hour work week wages, employer matches employee 401K contributions starting at 3% of gross wages and increasing by 1% annually as elected, employee stock purchase program allows employees to purchase HCA stock at a 10% discount, multiple health insurance policies with varying employee premiums that all include a significant discount for non-smokers or employees who complete a smoking cessation program, differential wages paid for evening, overnight, and weekend shift work, charitable assistance for employees facing qualifying hardships, and arrangements with local attractions and businesses to provide discounted goods and services for employees.

    Cons

    My department was understaffed and turnover was a major problem, base wage for my position was not consistent with the job responsibilities and workload, insufficient total break time of 30 minutes for each 12 hours of work, performance evaluations are a hasty formality with virtually no meaningful feedback nor any copying of employees' evaluations for professional reference or performance improvement permitted, minimal hourly wage increases of 1-3% awarded to employees meeting annual evaluation standards, policy violations are thoroughly documented while exhaustive voluntary work beyond that employees are requires is mostly unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Show increased engagement with all employees and reduce the management roles of department charge nursing staff. Do not tolerate verbal or threatening behaviors from charge staff towards other department staff. Do not allow charge staff to demonstrate belligerent verbal reprimands to staff through shouting, disrespect, or uncontrolled rage in common areas where staff, patients, and visitors must witness this type of unprofessional harassment. Be consistent with employees' job functions to avoid any policy violations. Demonstrate a more hands-on approach when high volume or acuity demands your direct and prompt attention.


  8. HCA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller/Chief Financial Officer in Eustis, FL
    Former Employee - Controller/Chief Financial Officer in Eustis, FL

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large corporation with room for advancement

    Cons

    Do not support Financial Officers


  9. Helpful (2)

    Director of Women's Services

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Women's Services in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Women's Services in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Support of Division peers. Established maternal-child programs. Back up of corporate safety initiatives. HCA likes to promote from within and has a strong CNO development program..

    Cons

    Benefits are substandard. Heavy, heavy focus on productivity, sometimes to the exclusion of other important clinical issues. Difficult to recruit and retain staff because we are among the lowest paid hospitals in the market.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE pay staff according to market. It is very difficult to recruit and retain quality staff when they are under paid. When you can't hire the best, you cannot become the best.


  10. Good company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth and development. Benefits above average. Multiple locations nation wide. Flexible time off scheduling. Fun working environment and co-workers. Advantage of corporate support.

    Cons

    Pay lower than average for area. Overtime is forbidden most of the time. Lack of flexibility with schedule. Management somewhat out of touch with employees. Corporation makes employment less personal.

    Advice to Management

    Follow-up on employee surveys more stringently.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Technical Services Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Technical Services in North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Manager Technical Services in North Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hospitals were very nice. Company understood the need for upgrading equipment.

    Cons

    You were only allowed to do your job. You couldn't assist in other areas. For instance, if you had a new user and needed their password. You had to wait for the server guys to get it to you versus getting yourself. When your users are Doctors or Nurses you don't have time to wait.



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