HCA International Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Full time

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCA International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    I have found the facility as a whole to produce a very stressful work environment,


  2. Nice people, disgusting management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse

    I have been working at HCA International

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

    Pros

    Friendly ward staff
    Education
    Salary higher than NHS

    Cons

    Management out of touch with wards
    Poor sick pay
    Maternity leave one of the worst I've seen
    Empty promises
    Conflicting policies from ward to ward
    Nurses not trusted
    Don't retain staff

    Advice to Management

    Get management on the ward (even once a month?!) for a full Shift so they can understand day to day issues that they have the power to correct. After all, how can you effectively manage what you do not understand.


  3. Underestimation & underdevelopment of workforce...

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

    I have been working at HCA International

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good. There is the potential to do alot of great development work (if you are supported).

    Cons

    The company severely clacks focus and prefers to fire-fight, rather than plan long-term. The management structure is dynamic and volatile, ever being filled with people that have no idea what they, nor the people below them, should be doing. It's also often counter-productive; many would rather hinder (sabbotage) a good idea/process if they cannot take credit for it.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the drawing board; figure out where exactly you want to go, what exactly you want to achieve and set a REALISTIC timeline. Putting your friends (or those that stroke your ego) in places of authority will not get you to your destination. There are many talented people already


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  5. Could be much better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCA International full-time

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    People move on quickly
    Management is hit and miss
    Development is down to you - don't expect much support!
    Not much communication

    Advice to Management

    Get some proper training in place


  6. Worst company to work for ever! Whether your a nurse, consultant, corporate staff, do not work for this bunch

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Function in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Function in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HCA International full-time

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

    Pros

    The Resourcing Advisors/ Coordinators
    Compliance Team

    Cons

    Everyone else
    SMT
    Pay
    Lack of communication
    No bonuses!
    Financial difficulties

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CHRO's they are ruining your business and your retention will shoot up


  7. Choose your employer carefully!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCA International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good quality of care for patients and heavy investment in new medical services and treatments.

    Cons

    One of the worst Sick-Pay-Schemes I've ever seen and any discretionary benefit (e.g. maternity) is at the statutory minimum. Not enough support for employees. People are stuck in their job position and don´t get any opportunity for further development. Senior Management and Managers completely unqualified, not supportive and disorganised.


  8. I have good experience overall with HCA.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picu Staff Nurse in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Picu Staff Nurse in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCA International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunity with progress toward senior positions. Supported well in my learning needs, I completed PICU course in my 2nd year of employment.

    Cons

    There is not enough core staff working on the unit , operates with great amount of bank and agency nurse.


  9. London Bridge Hospital is a very dynamic environment with a great leader as CEO

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HCA International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Look to quality first. Great physicial working environment. Great and highly skilled people

    Cons

    HCA finance dept often quite remote and do not understand process


  10. I had the best experience so far with the Procurement team at the London Head office.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Procurement Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HCA International part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The exposure to the nature of work that the procurement department did was incredible.

    Cons

    Disappointed that they did not offer work placement or internships...

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in students that may bring a positive outlook of the organisation and allow them to begin building their careers with such a reputable company.


  11. Do NOT Work Here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCA International 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

    I'm trying to be impartial but am really struggling to find a decent pro for the organisation.

    Relative stability throughout recent economic troubles.

    Heavy investment in new medical services

    Cons

    Substantial problems with how the Legal & HR function is managed and who it is managed by - very damaging to the business; known about but ignored.

    Pension scheme is one of the weakest on the London market. Benefits are so so.

    As is mentioned in another review, the pay is terrible and there is no market matching process meaning that irrespective of what you should be paid, you will not receive this.

    I again second the comments in another review about turnover in the HR function. HR here may as well be called the 'disciplinary' department. This organisation seem to view HR as a means to inflict suffering and misery on their workforce hence the fact that no HR staff stay for longer than absolutely necessary and are usually young and inexperienced for the roles and therefore don't realise how bad what they're being asked to do is.

    There are company policies that state you can be sacked after 10 days continuous sickness (so you cannot be sick when working for a healthcare organisation) and any discretionary benefit (e.g. maternity) is at the statutory minimum.

    Staff training and development generally constitutes a pat on the back.

    The company are very profitable yet share nothing with their employees. Salaries are weak, benefits are primarily employee paid, company policies are to give as little as possible to employees.

    I'd have to assume that the actual patient care side of the business is very good; shame that staff aren't treated in anywhere near the same way!

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your HR function so that it actually operates in a way that's geared towards employee satisfaction and retention rather than a disciplinary / sacking machine. The imapct of this poorly run fuction is affecting all other areas of your business.

    Oh, and sort out the legal & hr director - all I hear are horror stories about how this individual treats the staff in their department.



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