HCA
3.2 of 5 238 reviews
hcahealthcare.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

HCA Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 238 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

HCA President and CEO R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

(18 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Is getting very tech savvy and work life balance outlooks is good"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Ethical company, good benefits, fair pay"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management constantly micromanage and inconsistent with policies and procedures"
    in 10 reviews
  • "No work-life balance; medical insurance is not good"
    in 5 reviews
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Wonderful Employer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HCA as an intern

ProsGreat team to work with

Consrequired certain intern activity

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HCA

ProsVery intensive. Thrown right into actual work

ConsSome amount of who you know involved in hiring

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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

I have been working at HCA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat company with leaders that care about their employees and the community.

ConsInsurance is a bit pricey

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue what you are doing to keep employees motivated and to be an asset to the community.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a good place to work

Registered Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at HCA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey provide health insurance, 401k, and life insurance. They try hard to listen to the employees with surveys,

Consvery short staffed which places a heavy burden on those that are working. Limit to overtime a person can work.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to really listen to the employees especially before starting up new processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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RN-HCA

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HCA

Prosgreat co-workers that help out

Conspoor staff ratios, too many patients per nurse

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Ok place for a nurse

RN (Current Employee)

I have been working at HCA full-time for more than a year

ProsPTO is decent. Self scheduling and only working three days a week. Computerized charting. Continuing education is paid for and mandatory.

ConsShort staffed. Budget cuts means sending staff home and cancelled staff meetings. Says they are transparent but always in the dark. Will be coming up on a year as a RN in July hoping for a yearly raise but others say it won't happen.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't claim to be transparent and then keep everyone in the dark. Spend more time and effort on staffing and increasing safety for patient care rather than just making the hospital look nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just started

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HCA

ProsVery new building and nice people

Constoo far away from my home

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Definitely not the best...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HCA

ProsTeamwork, great staff, management actually listens and tries to take action with your concerns.

ConsPTO hours are minimal. No company paid holidays or sick days. They make you use your PTO for any days you take off...holiday, sick, etc.

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Great Coworkers, not so great atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS

I have been working at HCA full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Hard working, loyal team of coworkers
- Facility is expanding to cover more of market share
- New equipment being employed to make work run smoother

Cons- Employment hours based on number of patients. Full time workers losing hours due to flexing. This has been ongoing for over 2 years
- Management focus is on productivity, not patient care
- Benefits are pricey

Advice to Senior Management- Make sure your words match up to your actions
- Allow path for employees to grow within their profession. Just offering a reimbursement for tuition is not a path
- Listen to your employees, then occasionally act on their suggestions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company way or the highway

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at HCA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI enjoy the people I work with.

ConsLow salary for non clinical staff. If you are not a doctor or nurse there is no way you can afford medical coverage for you & your family. Very pricey health insurance biweekly rate. Annual raise is a joke.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Increase salary. Employees will give you a 110% everyday if a company do the same. Stop demanding things from employees that you are not will to give yourself.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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