Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
317 Reviews
3.4
317 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
R. Milton Johnson
55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Office culture is great, very laid back, and the work life balance is nice (in 17 reviews)

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

    Always Cared about their employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    HCA always worried about their employees and strive to make it a better place to work at.

    Cons

    You were just another number sometimes because the company is so large.

  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    There are many job opportunities and a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Keeping up with the job demands and patient load is sometimes stressful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people

    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of good people work within this company. They will first promote from within so good growth opportunity. Focus is shifting to better patient outcomes and experiences and patient safety.

    Good benefits package but like all of America, health care coverage is shrinking.

    Cons

    Some higher ups like to rule by intimidation. Focus on short term goals over long term mission. When budget is not met, first thing to be done is to eliminate positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the mission statement and less on the ledger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I really enjoy working for HCA

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

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

    Pros

    - They are fair with their employees and reward those who work hard.
    - Plenty of opportunity for career growth if you are diligent and plan a career path
    - They invest heavily in IT which keeps reasonably new technology around all the time.
    - Stable company in a relatively stable industry. Mature standards and procedures across most areas of the business
    - Some IT positions are allowed to work from home if you find the right one

    Cons

    - Inconsistent IT standards between corporate and divisions (also amongst the divisions themselves). A lot of time is spent re-inventing the wheel or figuring out the current procedure for something
    - A LOT of bureaucracy and red tape for certain things. This is definitely a "who you know" kind of company.
    - Inadequate training on an on-going basis
    - PTO and Holidays are mixed into 1 large pool of hours due to the 24/7 nature of Hospitals
    - On-Call required for most IT positions for the same reason.
    - Highly unlikely you will get more than a 3% raise annually unless you jump around a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand internship programs company wide. Young aspiring professionals would love the opportunity to have a large corporation such as HCA at the beginning of their resume, and the division IT staff could certainly use the extra hands.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good company

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and good pay

    Cons

    It is more then a job, Its a lifestyle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    The HCA culture is great, community involvement and charity encouraged. Variety in job/business roles encouraged throughout company.

    Cons

    I feel like females do not advance as quickly as men do. I see the company addressing this but I see this issue in most companies, not just HCA. The health benefits would be better if hospitals outside of network were accepted like in network ones were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Lots of training, great staff to work with, and lots of growth potential for all job types

    Cons

    Merit increases, salary, and leadership consistency. Sometimes certain processes don't make sense.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company for director level and corporate executive level staff

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Personal growth, leadership development, bonus and stock options

    Cons

    For profit executive salaries lower than not-for-profit counterparts. Strong focus on financial outcomes. Always in cost reduction mode.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work with great people, expect to be respected and noticed when a job is done well,.

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

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Many options for career development(Onsite training, online classes)
    Take pride in your work and there will be little to no micromanagement
    Very flexible schedule
    Management looks to balance work / life situations
    Healthcare is good as long as you stay with HCA physicians

    Cons

    Compensation may not be as in line with other companies(but Pros outweigh this)
    There are a lot of set in stone procedures that can be cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider pay increases to keep employees from leaving, or to convert key contractors into full time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to balance of work & family

    Cons

    Not much training available to transition to other areas of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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