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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.8 57 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Hanger President & CEO Vinit K. Asar

Vinit K. Asar

(23 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Unlimited resources, Education fair is good(in 3 reviews)

  • Helping people with disablilties have a better day and life after they leave our office(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, Don't value employees, Only care about numbers not so much about patients(in 4 reviews)

  • Employee bonus program has been stripped of any incentive(in 3 reviews)

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    IT Management is the worst ever.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsCompany has a worthy purpose.

    ConsIT Management is mostly very bad. Huge attrition rate tells the story. The best people are leaving and taking all their knowledge with them. Just because a team is performing does not mean that they have good management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace IT SLT and directs as well as most managers. Let performance reviews be written from the bottom up. Vinit needs to listen to what he is being told by HR and not what he is hearing from his CIO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great vision muddled in the middle with inefficiency and inadequate operations

    ### (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits, Corporate support in HR, Compliance and Legal.

    ConsPoor middle management. Under-qualified to lead. Acquired practices are stripped of efficient operations, work harder and longer hours, experience dramatic staff reductions and eventual implosion and customer service failures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFieldwork. Spend more than a day. Send someone more qualified than an AAM to follow for 2 weeks to a month.. Interview, assess and survey on an ongoing basis. Customize operations when unique needs exist. Recognize talent.

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

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    Corporation at its Worst

    Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are comparible to other companies in the same industry. Company is growing rather than shrnking. Possibility to relocate to other branches. As much office supplies and toilet paper as you can steal since those things arn't a part of "annual inventory" there is no monitoring of them.

    ConsWhew, where do i begin. Automatically you will be paid less for doing the same thing as you would at any other company. Mostly people who work at Hanger Clinic are people who are trapped there by lack of competitors, family obligations, or in many cases a No Compete slave contract where your not legally allowed to leave. Even after all that, the employee turnover rate is abismal. The company even goes as far as to threaten that if you leave the womb of hanger, the company you go to will just be bought up by them in a few years so you might as well just stay or face retaliation later when the smaller company you fled to is gobbled up. Also if enough employees leave hanger and go to the same competitor hanger will sue that competitor until it goes under. Hanger can literally do anything it wants since its more than 10 times the size of the next few competitors down. In america that gives them special rights under the law to sort of well, get away with stuff.

    The only way to be paid fairly is to get into a management position, which there is an excess of. However, the only way to get into a management role is to be a manager of a smaller company and get bought up, or be related to the current manager above that position. In some lucky cases you can even sleep your way into a management position, but jesus, most of the managers are morbidly hideous people, so i wouldn't recommend it.

    There is virtually no pay raises. You can get a 1 or 2 percent raise a year, but that will not cover cost of living increases or really even your health care increases. The company claims to have a "Bonus" system, but as far as i can tell you either have to be a manager or be related to a manager to ever see it.

    You will be asked to work rediculous hours, rediculously hard, for rediculously low pay. Hanger Clinic is the Walmart of Orthotics and Prosthetics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf your not qualified to be a manger, then quit. What are you doing? if you got a job as a lumberjack and didn't know what trees were, wouldn't you just give up after you've axed the 19th rock? I guess if your that stupid you wouldn't.

    Seriously: remove the "bonus" garbage all together. Mostly it's just causing resentment since only managers even get it. Not sure why the criteria for bonus is such a closely gaurded secret, but my guess is because its a scam and there is no bonus system, just a maggot infested carrot dangled from a stick.

    Want better employees who don't quit after a year or two? Pay them MORE than a competitor would for doing the same job with the same experience. Have you noticed that you hire temps as Office Administrators and once they get that 2 years of experiene they quit and get the same job at a Hospital for 1.5 times as much money or more? Well i have, you might want to check into that. Too bad you can't sue hospitals for employee scalping huh?

    Get rid of Coreline. It's just a brand of cheaply made knock-offs. No one likes it. Not practitioners, not doctors, not patients, nobody. Give it up! "oh but it's cheaper" yeah, roadkill is cheaper than steak. Your point?

    Nobody retires from hanger, they either quit or die while working there. Have you ever wondered why? Most of your employees are over the age of 50. Anyone younger leaves for better opportunity. The ones over 50 often times have no savings, and no families to care for them either as you havn't afforded them the time or finances many people require to handle one.

    Why do i have to make my 8.5 hour day into a 9 hour day by having a manditory 1 hour lunch? Is their a monkey with a typewriter in the corporate office just making arbitrary rules? idiots.

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

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    lost its' way

    Clinician (Current Employee)

    ProsSize and scale advantage, many offices, vacation 401 K great legal resources not available to small firms

    ConsMoney driven, care more about stockholders than employees. Draconian measures that control what you order not what you want to for a patient without getting vp approval. The bottom layer always pays for the higher ups bonus's

    Advice to Senior Managementgive more to employees that are the backbone of company, treat employees like you do shareholders. Balance out the effects of heavily discounted contracts to we don't suffer from Linkias contract habits

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

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    Take a Long Look at IT

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA great company; empowering human potential. An awesome dream and in some parts of Hanger, it is happening

    ConsOver 50% attrition in it in 2 years; really! Quit playing games with the numbers; undesirable vs. desirable attrition. How bad is it that you play with the nbrs to attempt to make you look better. Fix the problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSLT - take a long, very hard look at your management team. People are leaving because, to quote various leaders at Hanger, "People leave because of the manager, because of the leader". 50% attrition. You would think that smart people would see this and want to fix it.

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

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    Leader of the pack

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmpowering Human Potential. Very true statement. Everything in this company is geared toward that goal of giving someone their ability back.

    ConsIt's a shame to see that the IT staff is worked harder than most. The expectation is that you will give up everything for the company. Your time, your family, etc. I've seen too many solid individuals leave because of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should take a look at the turnover rate within each of your departments.

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

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    If people only knew what the inside is like - Nothing like the image they try and sell

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    ProsNot many at all. Except for managements bonuses. If you can ever get to Management which is doubtful.

    ConsIncompetent Management
    Hanger has lost its human touch
    very IT driven - doing more for less (IE> get rid of bodies)

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne day your handling of individual people is going to come back to haunt you. If your customers, who you say is your #1 priority, knew how you actually ran this company they would probably leave in masses.

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

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    Frustrated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsIt is really difficult to get fired from this company. No micromanagement, acceptable benefits. Job Security is important in this day - I know I have that.

    ConsInsurance is expense through Hanger....you should expect 2% increase each year which usually doesn't cover the increase of the Health Insurance, unless of course you are making real good pay. Hanger underpays most of their employees and you practically have to beg for an increase.

    Local Management is a joke - they take clinicians who have played nice and move them into office management positions. Most of these managers have never had any training in business and the training Hanger gives is a few day training course. Corporate management doesn't seem to recognize any problems in the field. If you raise to much of a fuss over anything, you will be seen as a trouble maker.

    Bonus program is a joke, management talks up the bonus program all the time, yet the amount most of the employees get is not equal to the amount of effort put into this job. The managers get the majority of the bonus - they also will not let you know how the bonus program is structured.

    Offices are understaffed - not enough office administrator staff - you can't expect them to be able to help support you. The amount of hours you will need to work, in order to get everything accomplished, really cuts into your personal life. This wouldn't be so bad if your wages reflected the actually work you will be expected to do. We are constantly pushed to "hit budget" but no one is there to help you do that. Most employees just roll their eyes when we hear about the numbers we must hit. Wouldn't mind this so much if we could reap bonus benefits for our attempts

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart actually listening to your employees - hire enough office staff and clinicians to actually staff your offices - your mandate that the offices be open through lunch has many office administrators being expected to work through their lunch because no one is able to cover for them. If the clinicians are seeing patients all day - they want to go to lunch also - and they don't have time to cover phones for an office admin. who is expected to work 8 - 5 and wants an hour lunch. Actually go out in the field and spend a few days or weeks seeing what life really is like at your clinics. Stop just listening to your local management - they are going to tell you what you want to hear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good people in local office, Company as a whole does not value its employees

    Orthotist/Prosthetist (Former Employee)

    ProsUnlimited resources, Education fair is good

    ConsLow pay, Don't value employees, Only care about numbers not so much about patients

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    good healthcare company and mostly good team of people

    Developer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Proscompany mission
    team of people
    lot of Interesting projects
    professional office space with great location and new cube design
    cio is also app director

    Consif the company could change in 4 areas it would be improved
    health benefits could be better for a company r size so could 401k matching
    no tuition reimbursement or payment for technical certifications
    not enough funding of IT to put in systems the company needs
    IT managers - cio is the most approachable visible friendly and honest executives i have met. i have never seen a cio talking to people directly on a daily basis before and many of us find it fun and refreshing. but the downside in IT is it has a few managers are unhappy and are bad influences on people. they are deliberately trying to undermine the other leaders. this group is actively getting others to go to this site to post negative things about IT and the leaders. a couple of the group were let go a manager and pm but 2 managers and other need to be let go too. not a surprise who everyone knows who they are.

    Advice to Senior Managementadvice to the ceo. you hold employee meetings to voice r opinions and comments, but do nothing with the information. developmental opportunities such as tuition reimbursement and technical certifications reimbursement and increases in IT investment have been discussed in all of those meetings. what have you done to address?

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

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