Health First

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Health First Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
34 Reviews
2.9
34 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Started out being great, didnt end up that way.

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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 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
  3.  

    Ok employer

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for my entire nursing career. Benefits are good and the care is excellent and improving!

    Cons

    There has been a lot of leadership changes so things are still a bit unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to over communicate expectations of line level associates. Set a clear vision and people will exceed expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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
  7.  

    Bully Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health First (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with however it is hard to be in the battle zone with no support from management

    Cons

    If you have any education or experience do not work here, the management will take every bit of integrity away from you. No positive just negative. Even to the point of telling employees that they need to change their accents because they sound stupid. Management bullies staff, to make themselves look good. Units work short so that the bottom line looks good and make sure that you don't portray that to the patients. Treat your employees well and your customers will see it. Management makes sure they get theirs with no regard to the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the bully managers out this is life and death we deal with not dollars. Staff are not robots, we are working in the trenches not glass houses. Patients deserve better.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Drastically Downhill is the last 2 years

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, caring associates, even though senior leadership has an inhumane lack of compassion, the associates themselves are compassionate and believe in the mission.

    Cons

    Leadership is completely detached. Senior IT leadership is outright malicious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    There's plenty of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Lots of lay offs. Disorganized leadership. Fellow nurses are nice, but under qualified leadership compensates with an iron fist.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Frustrating place to work, no advancement opportunities, they hire from outside, pay scale unfair.

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

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions, nice co workers

    Cons

    Pay scale unfair, no internal promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the horrible directors you over pay, whom have no people skills what so ever. Listen to what your associates have to say, why are they unhappy. Reward those hardworking long term associates, promote from within. Save money by now hiring so many upper managers.

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

    Needs tweaking but overall great...

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

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

    Pros

    The supervisors & managers are very helpful. The policies they have in place to ensure everything goes smoothly is awesome.

    Cons

    Currently the personal leave policy is horrible. The first day you are sick, it is taken out of your personal leave time instead of sick leave time. Also, I do not think I am getting a fair pay but it is still better than what I was making which is zero.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, the company as a whole is great. Currently, there is a productivity set in place and I understand that management wants to measure their employee's productivity. The reality is sometimes there are TOO MANY variables to calculate a "fair" productivity. I just hope upper management realizes that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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