Hospital Corporation of America

www.hcahealthcare.com
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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
R. Milton Johnson
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and pay (in 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management is completely inept (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Rehab nurse - over-qualified

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RN, MSN in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - RN, MSN in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity was awesome. Benefits are great. Staff works well as a team and the patients are well cared for.

    Cons

    No second chance or collecting enough info before discharging employees from service.

    Advice to Management

    Collect adequate information before discharging employees and make sure there's adequate reasons for the discharge.


  2. A company full of opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for career advancement. I've worked in multiple areas of this company in various roles, always advancing. Leadership is focused on creating an inspiring workspace. The environment is bright and open. Senior leaders are welcoming and enjoy talking with employees. I see leadership in the cafeteria having conversations with other team members.

    Cons

    Parking can be rough at certain times of the day. Multiple campuses in neighboring towns makes conference scheduling a little more complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be personable. Invest more into technology and infrastructure support for long-term success.


  3. Not bad overall, but a lot of politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, generally cares about employees

    Cons

    So many teams with such specific jobs that it becomes very hard to get anything done


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  5. Lots of Management overhead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Our team has some of the best people I have ever worked with over a 30 year career. Great team spirit with a team doing important work. The leadership has good strategic vision and the people doing the work understand what needs to be done.

    Cons

    There is a huge middle layer of management that seems only to exist to sustain itself. Many lifetime employees who seem to work to ensure their careers remain intact instead of focusing on getting things done.

    Advice to Management

    Buy into your own vision: Give strategic projects long term budgets that don't require endless work by excess managers just to justify the project budget each year.


  6. Meh

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some teams are alright and seem to have fun

    Cons

    - Matrix organization - 2% salary increase - IT employee pay is not very competitive for Nashville


  7. Best Internship Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT & S Pathways in Nashville, TN
    Former Intern - IT & S Pathways in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at corporate HCA is so welcoming and committed to helping you learn. During this experience I was able to meaningfully contribute to projects that help save lives.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say. This internship was well run and my managers made sure I had a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the IT & S Pathways internship and use it to recruit! This is a wonderful program to expose young college graduates to your company and provides an opportunity to see how they fit culturally into your team.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good advancement opportunities in IT, moderately silo'd

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The advancement opportunities in IT are there if you are willing to go for them. The company has provided numerous advancement options for me over the years.

    Cons

    While advancement within the region is available, advancement to other regions seems to be more limited. Part of the issue is salary adjustments for location pricing you out of transitioning to another division. There is an issue, as with most corporate settings, of getting "silo'd". For example, unless you work for a specific department at the corporate headquarters you most likely won't gain experience with AD, Exchange, VDI, and a lot of other technologies. Also, being a mostly Micorosoft shop your experience with Linux/Unix/Solaris will be severely limited.


  9. Good Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Informatics in Nashville, TN
    Former Intern - Informatics in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to commute to. The hospital was right off the interstate. Everyone I ran into when I first started was very helpful.

    Cons

    The traffic to and from Summit is tricky no matter where you live.


  10. It Could Be A Better Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits & nice office space

    Cons

    Not for young innovative people and every department has different rules as it relates to flexibility and working from home


  11. AVP Communications

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with high ethics and values employees. Many long term employees of over 20 years

    Cons

    They should allow employee open access to Internet and social media

    Advice to Management

    Internet and social media access



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