Hill-Rom
3.1 of 5 70 reviews
www.hill-rom.com Batesville, IN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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

John J. Greisch

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "It has been a very good company to work for, the people are all treated with respect and upper management team is also very personal"
    in 3 reviews
  • "decent vacation, good co workers"
    in 2 reviews
Cons:
  • "Quarter to Quarter differences, No work life balance, very stereotypical desk banging types"
    in 2 reviews
  • "Be prepared to have a new CEO every 2 years or so"
    in 2 reviews
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    MEMS West- World Class Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsWe recently won several extremely large, nationwide and statewide, contracts that will continue to take our organization to the next level. Great compensation/benefits. Cross divisional opportunities. Grassroots leadership. Co-workers are very professional and know how to work together as a team. Extremely strong core values and policies in place.

    ConsWe are a little behind on the technology diversification process. In other words, our competitors have grown more toward "med tech" companies. HRC has more grass roots approach that is now starting to blossom through the right acquisitions. C

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to respond to the market/field's demand and we will continue to win the big relationships. Great job with HCA & Novation!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a great company to work for!

    Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs Engineer (Current Employee)
    Batesville, IN

    ProsJob security and interesting place.

    ConsIt is in the middle of nowhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Implementation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsThey pay well, they have great benefits. Its very hard to get fired.

    ConsVery little room for growth, they own you. Theres no ladder. You need to live next to the corporate office to stand a chance to move up in the company or be best friends with someone who does. Once your in, its very hard to go somewhere else because everything you specfic software to the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to get out into the field and truly understand.

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    Lost Glory

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsHill-Rom is still a contender in medical capital equipment.

    ConsThis company has lost the culture that made it great. It is an awful place to be in sales or business development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the culture and fix the products. The mass exodus of talent will continue until you do.

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

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    ch-ch-ch-changes!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEquipment, speciicfally beds are still top of the line compared to other manufacturers. Contunually trying to improve and enhance technology of beds.

    ConsLosing focus on what made Hill-Rom the company that it is. Too focused on making numbers, meeting metrics and not putting customer first. Lack of focus on customer has resulted in loss of service contracts. Performance measures continually creeping up to the point that some are nearly impossible to meet without cutting corners. As a result equipment quality in the field is suffering. The company culture is not the same since the Crystla Palace has been established in Chicago.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove out of the C-suites out of the Chcago Crystal Palace and back to Batesville where they should be and save the company however many millions in overpriced office space expense. Focus on the things that made Hill-Rom the company that it USED TO BE..........quality, innovation, give real rewards to those on the deck plates, and use performance metrics and measures that are not only attainable but realistic as well.

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

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    Wow - how can a company fall so fast? They make it look easy.

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Batesville, IN

    ProsClose to home, fair benefits, good compensation packages for some employees you early retire or lay-off. Younger employees due to laying off older higher paid people.

    ConsCEO is unilaterally destroying the city by opening a larger (and getting larger) office in Chicago taking high paying jobs out of Batesville. Now we all know why since getting high caliber people to move to Batesville is difficult at best, but the idea would have worked out if they were then hiring high caliber people in Chicago. It is a revolving door. People in Batesville are like prisoners on death row and act like it. Pitiful office environment, good ideas and aggressive tactics are frowned upon while they all watch sales tank hard and market share has been cut in half due to competition that they allow to exist by sticking with that old idea that they are the best. Competition has been a real factor for 10 years now and the reaction is to produce products no one really needs and cut cost so much that beds arrive on-site non-functional, room furniture arrives incomplete(drawer faces were missing off small cabinets one time). Their inability to "see" all this is laughable. They have made it easy to compete with them. Anyone with a wrench and a paint booth could make a mint selling used HRC beds and parts selling at a fraction of the price - many do it today.
    Quarterly Lay offs while John Greisch made a $832,000 bonus in 2013 on a 1% increase full year and in early 2014 laid off well over 400 people and continue to do so. Good for him ..I guess.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHealthcare stopped being a "build it and they will come" environment a long time ago and you are no longer the market mark to meet, but the market mark to beat and Linet and Stryker have taken so much share from you just by being straight forward, innovative, and sometimes reasonably priced. All that money spent on quality and the FDA still has issues with you. The healthcare market knows this and sales are proof of it - the real sales - not what you tell your shareholders.

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

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    Too many layers of management. Stay away!

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt does have name recognition.

    ConsToo many layers of management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company at odds with its future

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Batesville, IN

    ProsStrong brand and market presence has historically provided security, competitive benefits, global opportunities, multiple office locations, sound financials, developmental opportunities.

    ConsPoor senior management culture, high management turnover, few real leaders left in company, frequent layoffs seem more reactive than strategic, not a very nice place to work, seems to have lost its sense of what it stands for as a company

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany of the senior management team have lost all credibility-they should move on. Invest in innovation. Address the culture of fear you have created-you're killing your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGrowing team, plenty of opportunities.

    ConsLots of changes within the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales

    Post Acute Care Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsIndependence, Compensation, Opportunity, Bonus, Benefits package

    ConsCurrent state of healthcare, lack of reimbursement, medical device tax and billing issues have placed a stranglehold on growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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