Hospital Corporation of America

  www.hcahealthcare.com
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2 people found this helpful  

Loved the co workers..... management needs to get out on the floor and see the reality of the job

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Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pasadena, TX
Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pasadena, TX

I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

Pros

great co workers, client and families. Most of the staff are dedicated , hard working professionals. often sacrificing breaks and meals to get the job done

Cons

hours, unreasonable workload. don't always have needed supplies, often had to work thru lunch and breaks. was never able to leave work on time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

step out of management and work the floors for a month --- be the one to put on scrubs and take care of 7-8 patients.... doing total care: meds, assessments, admissions, discharges, wound care, monitoring respiratory status, monitoring for falls - which opens up another whole 24 hour monitor protocol.... .....Then make productive changes. i think by doing that single move will make more of an impact than any study, meetings, or conferences. Employees don''t feel that that their voice is heard.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Job Security in a Great Industry

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    There are employees who have worked here for 30 years. Firings and layoffs are rare. If you show up, treat people with respect, own your responsibility, and are not an idiot you can enjoy a long career. They promote from within and value internal endorsements. The company truly cares about providing quality healthcare to individuals and is committed to constantly improving process and patient experience. The Caring for the Community campaign is a testament in itself to the company's sincere and foundational commitment to people in the local community. Work-Life balance is encouraged and most managers are quite flexible about time off requests or working from home until it is abused. The company has a culturally diverse workforce and is gender-neutral in management and above positions.

    Cons

    Abundance of governance, standards, paranoia, and red tape lingering from the late 90's Medicare fraud investigations. Over-communication within departments, and poor coordination, communication, and alignment across business lines. Overly-complex performance review and goal-setting process leading to lack of personal connection to company direction. Burdensome project governance stuck in Waterfall-only mentality, reactionary leadership, and vacillating organizational goals. A generally guarded and calculated culture makes transparent and candid communication difficult. Agile process is virtually impossible due to resource management that allocates resources across multiple projects at once. Innovation is spoken of highly but oppressed by the culture of governance, security, and territorial departments resistant to joint ownership. The company overly ties itself to external vendors, outsourcing, and contract workers rather than trusting its own home-grown talent (which is substantial). Raises, bonuses, and promotions are limited if you are not a director or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously re-examine the culture of governance and security to make sure you are not stifling innovation or efficiency. Improve communication at the executive levels across business lines. Rethink and simplify performance review process, goal setting, and tools. Give meaningful incentives (bonuses, raises, rewards) and career opportunities (promotions, increased influence and authority) to respected workers. Stop committing to more work for your people than you know is realistic so your talent can be used more efficiently rather than spread across multiple efforts at once. Trust your people like you want them to trust you. The turnover you see is because good people get burnt out, see little incentive for doing a good job, and go somewhere else.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great training for new employees, great friendly atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this job and campus to anyone that is interested in healthcare IT.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape, but that is to be expected with a company this size. Also, with a company this size you can expect some people who have been there for 40 years that might be a bit stuck in their ways. All in all though, it was very tough to say something critical of this job.

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