Hartford Health Care Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Average Organizarion

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Health Benefits, work hours are ok

    Cons

    Job security at Backus Hospital does not exist.


  2. Case manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some flexibility with time,

    Cons

    work overload, sometimes unsafe practices due to this, do not pa for all the overtime work needed to complete charting

    Advice to Management

    limit new patients to actual RN availability,


  3. So much has changed in just a few years and not for the better.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Good supervisors,easy commute,nice hours.Friendly staff and nice grounds.

    Cons

    Constantly short staffed,poor raises, pensions taken away,sick time cut in half,got rid of daycare,poor communication, no job security.

    Advice to Management

    When employees voice concerns, stop using the line," just be grateful you have a job."


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  5. Health care services declined in Norwich after Backus Home Health Care Merged with Hartford Healthcare at home

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hartford Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    increase salary, benefits, worked with awesome nurses, physical/occupational therapists, social worker, home health aids, office staff and supervisors

    Cons

    When Backus home health care merged with Hartford healthcare at home, moral diminished, awesome staff left or were fired, patients were identified as "PRODUCTIVITY". Bottom line all Hartford seems to care about was PRODUCTIVITY= money. Staff treated like robots expected to take on more and more while patient care declined.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the office and into the real world of health care!!! The Hartford Healthcare Way is demonstrated by the values and leadership behaviors. The learned patterns of behavior: disrespect, closed communications, operations in chaos and the ongoing lack of support for staff definitely shines from some supervisors to to senior management. If this is the idea to shape the future for services, the ship is sinking.


  6. Don't bother

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN in Norwich, CT
    Current Employee - RN in Norwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. They changed something good into a terrible place to work

    Cons

    Case loads too high. Terrible patient care coordination. Severely understaffed. Lack of respect from mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. They make your money after all. Stop overloading your staff.


  7. Great opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Growth after 20 yrs is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people who demonstrate loyalty and growth/Investment in oneself.


  8. Great, helpful staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Physician in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff, environment, parking, food, hours

    Cons

    Weather, pt demographic, food, hours, parking

    Advice to Management

    More staff


  9. different name, same terrible company - formerly vna healthcare

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Case Manager
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Case Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    they're hiring! They are hiring new grads which is rarity, and have a good new grad training "immersion" program. and have a semi decent program for nurses that want to enter home care. once you're on your own, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN. Put your year in and get outta there!

    Cons

    -unmanageable caseloads 40-60, an admission every day - or sometimes 2 depending on how busy they are with a productivity of 5 / day each visit SOC/ROC/RECERT counts as 1 visit. -unreal amount of staff turnover, imagine that. poor communication with managers, and disorganized office. understaffed. focus is on quantity not quality, watch your NURSING LICENSE!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, try getting up to speed with the new healthcare laws. focus on quality not quantity and treat your human resources like they matter.


  10. No work life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good culture, good training, can make a lot of money if you let your health go and don't have a life

    Cons

    No work life balance. and poor hourly pay. You get paid a salary based on an 40hourly rate but work about 60 to 70 hours


  11. Just a number, not a valued employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Health Care full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hartford Healthcare has great affiliated hospitals that promote positive work environments and strive to keep respect, caring and teamwork at the forefront of daily operations. In smaller departments you'll find leadership to be authentic and humanistic. You can make a wonderful career here. Colleagues are genuinely nice which makes the day fun and easy when you have a good support system around you.

    Cons

    If you work for the mother-ship (HH) directly, you are treated as more of a number than a valued employee. Given the financial state of Hartford Hospital, layoffs are abundant every few months. Here today, gone tomorrow is many a department employee. Thus, leaving a wake of overburdened staff to do the work of 2, 3, 4 or 5+ lost team members. This also puts added stress on leadership to either "manage up or, manage out" (legit philosophy around HH) when staff is less than stellar because of added stress, workloads and sometimes unreasonable deadlines. Rumor mill believes the CEO is running the business into the ground or straight into bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    No advise, given the financial state of affairs at HH, we're all doing everything we can.



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