Hanger Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
63 Reviews

2.5
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Hanger President & CEO Vinit K. Asar
Vinit K. Asar
25 Ratings

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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  1.  

    That stabbing pain you feel in your back....

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

    I have been working at Hanger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The minions, outside of the executive wing, are overall good to work with. This may be analogous to all the folks below deck on a slave ship pitching in together, but still...
    - The products and services sold do make a difference in the lives of many.

    Cons

    - Raises and bonuses are laughable, when they are awarded at all.
    - Like more than a few companies these days, the delta between the pay of the working stiffs and that of the executive elite is mind boggling.
    - Annual trip to Las Vegas for Ed Fair is held in a dump casino, and even then, the commoners are expected to share rooms with other co-workers. Cheap? That's one way to put it.
    - Finance area does astronomical amount of work, on a monthly and quarterly basis, due to archaic accounting systems and practices.
    - Leaders of company much more likely to listen to high priced consultants, instead of the folks actually doing the work. Office Space? Most definitely.
    - Lot of managers that have only worked for Hanger. Translation: Lot of managers that don't have a clue about business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your stock just dropped 25%, due to the second quarter in a row that earnings were missed. On top of that, two consecutive annual audit misses? I guess my advice would be to freshen up your resumes; the BOD is watching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Mistake of my life

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    Former Employee - IT
    Former Employee - IT

    I worked at Hanger full-time

    Pros

    They hire good talent, lots of friendly people

    Cons

    Management has no clue how to manage a company much less it's employees. Most people in the IT department leave with in the first year. You are also graded on what you did wrong and not what you have done right. There was also quite a bit of in fighting between the different groups and organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, find someone who can communicate with ALL the employees, Find managers willing to stand up for their employees, and don't fire the ones that do. Also talk to the recruiters trying to fill the open heads, Hanger has a bad reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top level management of Hanger Clinic needs to be evaluated.

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    Current Employee - Orthotist & Prosthetist/Practice Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Orthotist & Prosthetist/Practice Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Large company with span from east to west coast. Good core values. Great education fair. Good support for the administrative and clinic staff.

    Cons

    Strong focus on top line but no focus on employee advancement or retention. Strong movement towards less educated practitioners to reduce compensation and effect the bottom line. Employee bonus program has been stripped of any incentive. Human resource department does little to support employees. Little marketing support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top level management should review the ethics and morals of the Zone Vice President level management. Alcoholism coupled with slandering fellow employees is not professional and a poor representation of the company as a whole. Leaders need to be held accountable for their actions and be held to the same standards as the employees. Hopefully, the new President of Hanger Clinic will evaluate and replace those that do not represent themselves as leaders or role models. A great company that needs a cleansing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Raise the bar, lower the pay" Theme

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hanger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is for a good cause. The commute is easy. Job security for those who keep quiet and look busy, even those that are incompetent. Benefits are so-so.

    Cons

    Low pay, bonuses are cut regularly, and promotion are so rare that sideways moves are repeatedly, publicly celebrated and called promotions. Corporate employees are not supposed to work VO, except on the weekends and after hours, because "it is proven that employees dont work as much from home". No trust between management and employees. The pettiness, cronyism, and lack of flexability, all wrapped up in an ugly red tape bow, are enough to run off most Austinites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust goes both ways or not at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would say 50% negative, 50% positive. I was there long enough to have been given a better deal, but alas, I was not.

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    Former Employee - Office Administrator
    Former Employee - Office Administrator

    I worked at Hanger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The hours were good, and it was relatively close to home. I was able to either walk there or take trains.

    Cons

    Management was very negative, overbearing and extremely judgemental. Played favorites all over the place. I also feel that you are not allowed the opportunity to defend your point or speak up for yourself. It is put up or shut up with Hanger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the blow hards and get someone who gives a hoot. There is more to life than your dyed blond hair and your pocket books lady.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Management is the worst ever.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hanger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has a worthy purpose.

    Cons

    IT 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 ManagementAdvice

    Replace 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corporation at its Worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Hanger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    Whew, 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Take a Long Look at IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hanger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Over 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 ManagementAdvice

    SLT - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Hanger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Not many at all. Except for managements bonuses. If you can ever get to Management which is doubtful.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    discouraging and disappointment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hanger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    easy work environment, people (directors, management) leave you alone (just recently though), great coworkers

    Cons

    no room for advancement, benefits such as health benefits cost 2x a company their size...family benefits cost between $300-$350 per pay period. ridiculous. some managers and directs need to understand that their role is to manage and understand people...c'mon common sense here. "got your workers back" "do what I can..." ok...and I just won the Publisher Clearing House prize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    certain people need more training. your workers can do a better job than you and can do it more efficiently. maybe read a book on being a great upper management for dummies. maybe the company should begin replacing certain directs/managers and see how morale increases. only way to find out is to move certain people to a different "made up" position and bring in better talent to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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