Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
358 Reviews
3.3
358 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
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75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasis on ethics, work life balance and continuing education support (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits package but like all of America, health care coverage is shrinking (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't always feel some decisions made by upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    I really enjoy working for HCA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Systems Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Division Systems Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - They are fair with their employees and reward those who work hard.
    - Plenty of opportunity for career growth if you are diligent and plan a career path
    - They invest heavily in IT which keeps reasonably new technology around all the time.
    - Stable company in a relatively stable industry. Mature standards and procedures across most areas of the business
    - Some IT positions are allowed to work from home if you find the right one

    Cons

    - Inconsistent IT standards between corporate and divisions (also amongst the divisions themselves). A lot of time is spent re-inventing the wheel or figuring out the current procedure for something
    - A LOT of bureaucracy and red tape for certain things. This is definitely a "who you know" kind of company.
    - Inadequate training on an on-going basis
    - PTO and Holidays are mixed into 1 large pool of hours due to the 24/7 nature of Hospitals
    - On-Call required for most IT positions for the same reason.
    - Highly unlikely you will get more than a 3% raise annually unless you jump around a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand internship programs company wide. Young aspiring professionals would love the opportunity to have a large corporation such as HCA at the beginning of their resume, and the division IT staff could certainly use the extra hands.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great place to work in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Physician Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    "No Jerks" policy. Smart, industrious people. Lots of exposure to the healthcare business and physicians. Some great people.

    Cons

    Many managers, few leaders. Tendency to manage by reports, not actions. Degraded over the course of the past few years. Very pharmaceutical-like now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    "opportunity for growth"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good flexibility (depending on your manager), opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    East Florida Division management is disconnected from the field.Benefits are not the best in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with employees and users. Close the gap. Invest in the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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