Hill-Rom Holdings

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Hill-Rom Holdings Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014

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2.6 13 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Hill-Rom Holdings President, CEO, and Director John J. Greisch

John J. Greisch

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Changes

    Files Service Tech (FST) (Current Employee)

    ProsOn a local level management allows flexibility in work schedule to alow for dealing with life events. There is generally a good cohesive team effort. Work conditions are generally not too arduous and the work environment is clean.

    ConsOver the past few years it seems that the Hill-Rom culture has changed. Understandably every company has performance measures to meet. Over the years is seems that more emphasis has been on hitting the numbers and less focus on actually doing the job and keeping the customer happy. Limited variety of specific jobs unless you are able to relocate to another region.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove the Ivory tower back to Batesville. What is the cost benefit of having the C suites in Chicago (cost per sq feet) over being in Batesville where the hub of operations has been since the company's founding??? Focus more on the customer and doing the job effectively and focus less on increasing the measures to the point to where they are nearly unattainable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worrisome future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers, good people, ethical and focused on helping patients
    Effective products are attractive to facilities
    Indiana lodging looks beautiful in the winter

    ConsStrategy changes yearly
    Executive leadership doesn't stick around long
    Declining hospital spending makes high price product less attractive
    Products do not directly generate revenue for facilities

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo point. Ultimate goal is clear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to live but wouldn't want to work there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBatesville is a great small community with wonderful schools, parks, athletic facilities, and easy access to the Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

    ConsDoesn't care about the employee just profits. Doesn't consider giving people chances in other work areas just lays them off. Always have your resume updated if you work for Hill-Rom.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has created a culture of people looking over there shoulder. They worrying about their employment instead of leading and innovating.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and entrepreneurial

    Corporate Support Function (Former Employee) Batesville, IN

    ProsCalibre of management has improved over past 5 years.

    ConsEndless cycle of cost cutting leaves everyone generally uncertain about job security

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove everything to Chicago. Batesville HQ hurts talent acquisition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pressure cooker.

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Batesville, IN

    ProsCool challenging projects. Success is rewarding knowing you are creating good things for patients and caregivers. Good dsign and analytical tools.

    ConsToo many people to please, proceedures, and project constraints are cosistantly unreasonable, unless you are on a project that is favored by management. Favortism, and nepitism creates an almost maddening toxic enviroment that will eventually burn you out. They favor new engineers for new hires. Management will progressively make it harder and harder on you. Computers are outdated. Award systems for good work are broken or nonexistant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFair treatment is needed. Need to listen more to employees. A few managers need to be let go for their demoralizing treatment of their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Batesville, IN

    ProsGood products, good and helpful people.

    ConsNot the industry best in processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt will be great to have a look at all hill-rom processes and try to improve them , which will also improve the overall quality of the products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Full speed in many different directions! Some managers are understanding, but that doesn't eliminate chaos and overload

    Senior Analyst At Corporate Office (Current Employee) Batesville, IN

    ProsHill-Rom's corporate offices are located in a small town with surprising resources. Everything is easily accessible. Schools are very good. You will get to know your work peers because you will interact with them in other places as well. The company is supportive of the town and vice versa. It is a great place to raise kids. You will meet some fantastic people, especially at the lower levels of the company where you find "locals" who have been here a long time.

    ConsMorale is very low. Layoffs created situations where those left have too much work. The load and the inability to successfully accomplish all of it is demoralizing. Remaining staff feels they are on the brink of being let go as well. Any planning from the top is not being interpreted well by middle management. It feels like we take off in one direction and before we finish, we start over in another direction. There is a significant "old boys club" mentality and an unwillingness to promote from within. This not only eliminates potential for career growth through promotion, but means that choice growth opportunities at one's current level tend to always go to the same few people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more thoroughly throughout the company. The quarterly meetings do not provide a lot of information that people want to know. There is too much "spin" on the important agenda items. For example, tell everyone exactly what the plans are for moving some of the headquarters functions to Chicago so that people will know and can plan ahead. Otherwise, you look like you are lying (lying by omission even when directly confronted), and people will later say "we knew it all along".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Batesville, IN

    ProsIndustry leading, internationally growing company, which provides opportunities for those who seek them. Great company to gain experience in the medical device industry. Decent compensation plan including significant YE bonus. Stable employer for high performing folks - most employeers are long term (15+yrs)

    ConsHill-Rom continues to be perceived negatively by many long-term employees who are slow to accept that we are a public, not a private company. Senior management presents an ever-changing environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVisit the facilities, and understand what is really happening before making drastic changes.

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    Good Place To Work

    Senior Environmental Technician (Former Employee) Batesville, IN

    ProsBenefits are good, people treated fairly

    ConsThey are at a point where they need an upper management change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep your operations here in the United States. Good workers at the Batesville Site.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Moving all R&D to Singapore

    Software Specialist (Current Employee) Charleston, SC

    ProsIt's a job for a few years, don't expect much

    ConsManagement changes every few months

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to love USA and not Sinapore

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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