Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
295 Reviews

3.4
295 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
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44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Office culture is great, very laid back, and the work life balance is nice (in 15 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free uniforms, nice coworkers (in 15 reviews)


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

  • Upper management constantly micromanage and inconsistent with policies and procedures (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I really enjoy working for HCA

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    • 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

    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.  

    Overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and good pay

    Cons

    It is more then a job, Its a lifestyle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSS  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - CSS in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great work atmosphere, Get to work from home from time to time

    Cons

    12 Hour work shifts, Odd Work Schedules,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and many opportunities for advancement in all areas of employment.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times due to staffing constraints, but rewarding always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make sure employees feel appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The HCA culture is great, community involvement and charity encouraged. Variety in job/business roles encouraged throughout company.

    Cons

    I feel like females do not advance as quickly as men do. I see the company addressing this but I see this issue in most companies, not just HCA. The health benefits would be better if hospitals outside of network were accepted like in network ones were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of training, great staff to work with, and lots of growth potential for all job types

    Cons

    Merit increases, salary, and leadership consistency. Sometimes certain processes don't make sense.

  8.  

    Work with great people, expect to be respected and noticed when a job is done well,.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager Assistant
    Current Employee - Project Manager Assistant

    Pros

    Many options for career development(Onsite training, online classes)
    Take pride in your work and there will be little to no micromanagement
    Very flexible schedule
    Management looks to balance work / life situations
    Healthcare is good as long as you stay with HCA physicians

    Cons

    Compensation may not be as in line with other companies(but Pros outweigh this)
    There are a lot of set in stone procedures that can be cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider pay increases to keep employees from leaving, or to convert key contractors into full time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    hca ex employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Tech  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Health Tech in Houston, TX

    Pros

    good pay for the type of job

    Cons

    horrible working conditions. communication with management needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Left a good job to go to work for HCA HQ as a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Steady employement if they don't stress you out

    Cons

    horrible place to work.. Rigid, inflexible environment, tethered to Communicator. Initial Job description does not reflect you real job role. Basically glorified "Help Desk" and "Support"Constant worthless meetings. Female Bosses need management training. Manage employees like gestapo. Very little diversity when it comes to African American Males..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with all levels of lower level management, especially application development and support. There are too many managers and not enough employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A decent experience with coworkers under difficult inpt psych working conditions.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co workers were mostly supportive.

    Cons

    Training was on the job.

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