Health Management Associates Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Broken promises

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of good people work there

    Cons

    They make a lot of promises they don't keep. Employees can work there for years without getting a raise. No one takes ownership. The employees and doctors aren't important to the company. They make promises to doctors to get them to sign contracts and then do not follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up a realize that your employees are your business. If you treat employees good, they'll treat your patients good. You'll never get better patient or employee satisfaction scores until you learn to care about the people.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Once proud Employee.

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

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful building on exterior. Most co-workers hard working.

    Cons

    Ugly, ruthless management only concerned with how well they look. The little guy has no importance. No loyalty to staff. Frequent turnover. Little direction, high expectations. They ask the impossible of employees.
    The almighty dollar is more important than quality care. Quantity versus quality. $$$$$$

    Advice to Management

    Recognize quality workers who want nothing but to do a good job.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registration in Amory, MS
    Current Employee - Registration in Amory, MS

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with some really great people in some of the departments. I love working with patients and taking care of their needs.

    Cons

    This hospital is run by management who care about the all mighty dollar. My job title is one title description, however I work 4 different jobs for the price of one. I am doing jobs that nurses should be doing and not registration. Upper management does not care about their employees-we work with poor equipment that only works half the time, one raise in the 4 years I have been here, and the employees who do hard a job do not get recognized. They changed our ins plan from cigna, which was decent, to humana where premiums went up, then they tell us to take the lesser plan because we will save money, but if you look at it, by doing so, you will benefiting them because HMA is out less money on deductibles and oop expense. Hours are constantly being cut, but they expect you to do a 40-50 hour week job in 32 hours or so which leave employees disgruntled ergo effects patient care. We have lost many good and valuable employees because of policy changes, poor management, and no offering of competitive wages. I was so proud when I first started to work for a HMA hospital, but when I here patients complain of the care and the quality of our hospital, I just hang my head.

    Advice to Management

    The programs upper management creates like getting to great, actually follow that slogan. Hire management that cares and listens to employee input. Invest in some new equipment and tell your employees what a good job they are doing. I know if I was told every now and then what a great job I was doing or I meant something to this company, doing 4 jobs for the price of one and the lack of a raise wouldn't hurt so bad. Invest, invest, invest....Invest in your employees and hospital to give the best service possibe then you would see more productivity out of your employees and happier patients. Give us an incentive to want to come to work and actually happy to be here....


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Do not work here if you can help it

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

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Will take new grads
    70 hospitals nationwide and opportunities to transfer

    Cons

    Unloyal to employees
    Poor patient care/reputation
    Dangerously low staffing levels
    High turnover
    Do not incentivize education opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the associates and the future. No quarter to quarter numbers and promotions for upper management. Practice what you preach


  6. Helpful (3)

    This company has no appreciation or respect for their employees, management is terrible.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I like my coworkers, we have a great group of hardworking, conscientious people who really care about doing a good job. Most of the doctors are pretty great as well.

    Cons

    The directors and upper management staff demonstrate no concern or appreciation for their employees. They constantly push for more and more profit and seem to only care about making money for themselves and getting big bonuses. Patients are basically a commodity to the nonclinical managers at HMA to be used as a source of revenue. The only priority at this "health management" company is money! There is a high turnover of employees for good reason.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask for management to take a good look at their priorities and stop to consider the employees who work very hard but get treated so badly! Stop touting that "Getting 2 Great" slogan and actually do right by your employees for a change! Stop giving huge bonuses to managers who only look good because of someone else's work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Fellow employees are great, middle management tries hard, upper management only cares about their bonuses

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winder, GA

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are wonderful and most truly care about taking good care of the patients. Variety of a la carte benefits are offered.

    Cons

    Corporate is cheap
    Too many silly little rules that make patient care impossible
    Always short staffed because people get frustrated with policies and quit
    Ugly surroundings
    Cater to doctors but don't care about the staff
    Old equipment, have to make due

    Advice to Management

    Instead of giving management bonuses, spend the money on really fixing problems at the patient care level. Stop making us cater to the frequent flyers and drug seekers, they won't pay their bill anyway!


  8. Clinic nurse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic Nurse in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Clinic Nurse in Fort Smith, AR

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Taking care of people in need

    Cons

    Poor pay. No raises. Benefits horrible

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workers and they will provide excellent care and accountability to attendance and hours worked


  9. Extremely stressful

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

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    get to Work from home.

    Cons

    Not enough employee support a

    Advice to Management

    Interact with employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very poor management

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

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Will not be a boring day in the office, able to come into contact with a variety of equipment and software.

    Cons

    Very high turnover of personal, due to lack of vision and stability in management.


  11. Helpful (2)

    No that good

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

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with different healthcare products

    Cons

    Leadership does not work for helping the employees they work for the bonus they received

    Advice to Management

    Who is managing the manager? No one they work above the law without being put in check



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