Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
335 Reviews
3.3
335 Reviews
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Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasis on ethics, work life balance and continuing education support (in 19 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management constantly micromanage and inconsistent with policies and procedures (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great company to work for with some areas to grow in middle management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always busy - strong talent on every team. Easy to get guidance if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Some areas of middle management need some stronger leadership - can become over processed with deliverables that do not show value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to communicate to all levels always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Simply an excellent company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Controller in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Massive company but with a personal touch and feel.

    Cons

    Large size makes rapid change problematic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember all of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Great culture and company vision. Emphasis on ethics, work life balance and continuing education support.

    Cons

    There is a lack of competitive compensation and promotion from within. Company policies developed to reduce employee abuse of leap frogging through promotions to gain an increase in salary have caused the inability for legitimate increases to be awarded from within and now employees question whether they should leave and come back just to be able to be hired back on at the desired promoted position for the greater amount of pay that would be offered to a new hire rather than from within. There is a disconnect to rewarding loyalty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Like it

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

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

    Pros

    Professional Development and community care

    Cons

    Improve employee benefits. Not enough annual vacation / sick days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    xray tech

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - X-ray Tech
    Former Employee - X-ray Tech

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great location for winter travel

    Cons

    small cafeteria not enough time for lunch

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could have been better utalized

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Good relationships with providers
    Open communication with leadership

    Cons

    Medical Benefits get worse and worse every year

  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registrar in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Registrar in Lewisville, TX

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

    Pros

    Advancement Opportunities. Tuition Exemption and great company to work for

    Cons

    Very Low Pay and not very good benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule according to business needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consistently Understaffed

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

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are one of the highest paying hospitals in the area. They offer free employee access to fitness equipment and classes. Covered (garage) employee parking so you never have to walk in the rain.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges met on a regular basis is inadequate staffing leading to higher nurse:patient ratios. There is frequently a lack of basic necessary equipment. These issues combined with the company's focus on profit generation and throughput timing equal an extremely frustrating work environment. The perception among many is that "numbers, not patients" are what really matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    IT&S uses 'management by conflict avoidance'

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst II in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst II in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    annual raises
    lots of activities for employees ( company picnics etc)

    Cons

    management is completely disorganized

    some depts have two managers who give conflicting orders

    policies are never enforced. all people have to do is complain in an email and management will give in to them.

    managers give ambiguous directions so when something goes wrong they can say" you should have have used better judgment"

    depts that should be working together don't, and no one is held accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    back up your employees , especially when they are following company policy and it upsets people.

    dont throw your employees under the bus just to make yourself look better by 'resolving' their complaint.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No much room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement; PTO; benefits; 401k;

    Cons

    Seems like they pick and choose what qualifications are necessary for promotions within the company based on how much leadership likes you personally. A lot of politics and unfair advantages for people that are good at talking their way through their jobs and not very good at performing their job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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