Hill-Rom Holdings

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Hill-Rom Holdings Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
14 Reviews
2.6
14 Reviews
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Hill-Rom Holdings President, CEO, and Director John J. Greisch
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  1.  

    Changes

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    Current Employee - Files Service Tech (FST)
    Current Employee - Files Service Tech (FST)

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On 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.

    Cons

    Over 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 ManagementAdvice

    Move 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company until new leadership arrived in 2010

    Former Employee - Management  in  Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Management in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A company whose goal is to care for patients and their caregivers.

    Cons

    Senior management is a turnstile, with no apparent strategy for organic growth and no evidence that they are capable of generating it. What a pity the new CEO felt he knew enough to dismantle all the momentum the former management team had established. Now earnings and financial engineering seem the only things that matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave and let someone who knows what they are doing take the reigns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worrisome future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Strategy 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 ManagementAdvice

    No point. Ultimate goal is clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Doesn'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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Challenging and entrepreneurial

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    Former Employee - Corporate Support Function  in  Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Corporate Support Function in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Calibre of management has improved over past 5 years.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move everything to Chicago. Batesville HQ hurts talent acquisition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pressure cooker.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Okay place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Batesville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batesville, IN

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Good products, good and helpful people.

    Cons

    Not the industry best in processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst At Corporate Office  in  Batesville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst At Corporate Office in Batesville, IN

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Hill-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.

    Cons

    Morale 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate 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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Changing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Batesville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batesville, IN

    I have been working at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Industry 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)

    Cons

    Hill-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 ManagementAdvice

    Visit the facilities, and understand what is really happening before making drastic changes.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Technician  in  Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Technician in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Hill-Rom Holdings

    Pros

    Benefits are good, people treated fairly

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep your operations here in the United States. Good workers at the Batesville Site.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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