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HCSC Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
197 Reviews
2.9
197 Reviews
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HCSC President and CEO Pat Hemingway Hall
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance depends on the manager but in most cases employees have options to work from home (in 27 reviews)

  • Stable company with good benefits including 401k plan & pension (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance was not given a high enough priority but could be limited to my group (in 9 reviews)

  • Too many middle management contributing minimal values to get the company move forward (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Potential for Great

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at HCSC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Locations. Great People. Great intentions.

    Cons

    Poor execution. Favoritism. Good ol boy network is still in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Boring, company lacks talent. Good pay, and good co workers.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HCSC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good. Pay is decent. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    Limited Growth. Systems are out dated. work is redundant at times, not challenging at all.

  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at HCSC full-time

    Pros

    Large company in a relatively stable industry. Amazing retirement benefits

    Cons

    Paths for growth can take many years unless you post for something internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, lots of opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCSC

    Pros

    Good insurance coverage and benefits.

    Cons

    Old-school mentality, face time in the office is more important than productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times; many positions can be done remotely, and this can save the company money.

  6.  

    Management

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HCSC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work-life balance depends on the manager but in most cases employees have options to work from home.

    Cons

    An absolutely staggering amount of contract workers which are viewed as an "outsiders" by the rest of the company. The "authoritative" management group located in TX, not Chicago. Very frequent internal restructuring and moving people from department to department with changing management structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at HCSC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competent leaders who work hard and expect the same from others. Everyone holds each other to a high standard.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with little room for error. If you struggle under pressure of with your time management skills, this is not a good place for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Traditional organization working to adapt to the new healthcare environment

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HCSC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours, good benefits, generally nice colleagues

    Cons

    Political organization, outdated technology, slow to change, low levels of planning and collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building collaboration and raising the bar in planning and execution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfying experience as a contractor

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HCSC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good place to be exposed to different facets of a Health care payer. 5th largest insurer in the country. Financially strong company. Compensation is good for contractors, not sure about FT employees. Chicago HQ is in prime location with great amenities. Fairly generous travel policy.

    Cons

    Communication could be better; Lot of silos; Can staff up and staff down in a hurry based on needs. A lot of layers of bureaucracy as you would expect in a company as large as HCSC. Expect to spend a lot of time in meetings. Don't necessarily use cutting edge technologies or processes. Work/Life balance was not given a high enough priority but could be limited to my group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for DT employees could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Many talented people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCSC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an industry leader and it has many talented people who are dedicated to health care as a career. Diversity and integrity are stated as key corporate values, and I feel that the company lives up to this. Great location in Chicago.

    Cons

    Longer term outlook is cloudy due to healthcare reform. Margins are being squeezed and cost containment will continue to be a priority. Information sharing between departments could be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dinosaur company - over promote unqualified managers

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    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HCSC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good location and benefits. Not a lot of overtime work expected with mostly commuters so they are 9-5ers. Brand recognition.

    Cons

    Most managers have been there for 20+ years so they have been over promoted. They do not keep up with current trends unless they are forced to. They move very slowly in most aspects of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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