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Health First Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Better Teamwork

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL

    I worked at Health First full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits seem fair, but could be more cost effective. HF owns the ins company. The hospital associates should not have worse policies than they see coming across the desks

    Cons

    inability to get time off approved. Constantly working short handed. Always having the same people do the OT, and not require everyone to share rather than burn out the willing associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your help to your associates. Do not just let them work however they can when you can not find anyone to fill in a spot that was vacated by a sick person or just not having enough people trained. You will gain much more respect with your team if you just roll up your sleeves and show your team that you care. Most management is salary, and should be made by there supervisors to work when department is short rather than overwhelm the people working or risk mistakes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health First

    Pros

    Would describe my co-workers as family.

    Cons

    Staffing can be short at times.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good company to work with except for corporate politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Health First

    Pros

    Good pay and supportive team members.

    Cons

    Poor training support. New employees require more orientation hours and mentoring by the experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to corporate and follow what is ethical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible company, management does not care about their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockledge, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockledge, FL

    I have been working at Health First

    Pros

    I really do not have a lot of positive things to say other than the insurance is good, office is clean and landscape is pretty.

    Cons

    Management needs to be trained on HR policy, labor laws and how to treat employees, ie: not talk about one employee to another employee. Management needs to learn that an employees personal life is none of their business and not to ask personal questions about their employees life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training classes for management, stop favoritism within departments, build morale within the departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great place to work until the last few years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Health First full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's located near the beach. They still offer 401k matching

    Cons

    You're constantly being asked to do more with less. Managers that used to have one nursing unit now have 3. ICU nurses now take 3 patients and may or may not have a CNA to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're losing loyal and experienced employees in the name of dollars. Healthcare is more than just a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not What it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Rockledge, FL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Rockledge, FL

    I have been working at Health First full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Expanding to and attempting to change with the ACA. Decent 301k and vacation benefits

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of workers by overloading them with work and fragmented tools to do work. Management is either ignorant or apathetic to issues in the workplace. This will continue with current projected plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regroup and work more on bolstering staffing Foundation of this company is very unstable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong organization, but over emphasis on bottom line, and drifting away from employee focus.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Administrator in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Health First full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Currently good financial position, and has a modern infrastructure. The area has positive quality of life amenities that make it good place to live and work

    Cons

    High stress culture driven by short term focus on bottom line at the expense of long term employee development and engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop trust by supporting your leadership team and encouraging risk taking and innovation .Focus on learning from failures versus placing blame. Leverage the positive aspects of the pre-existing culture to build trust and collaboration, versus distrust and personal agenda's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Started out being great, didnt end up that way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Health First full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Great coworkers
    Good opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Lots of changed going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Secretary in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Medical Secretary in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Health First full-time

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance Benefits, decent starting pay.

    Cons

    PL/sick policy, hard to advance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockledge, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockledge, FL

    I worked at Health First full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    HF is a fast growing company with great opportunities for advancement in the right department, great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Many supervisors and managers need to be educated in Business Etiquette and learn to maintain a positive work environment for all and to all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate Supervisors, send them to classes to educate them on development courses to help managers and team leaders maximize their effectiveness and better understand what it takes to build, develop, and grow exceptional team work. Some need to be educated in office professionalism, effective communication and organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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