Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 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.  

    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
  2.  

    xray tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Nash, TN
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Nash, TN

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, work-life balance is great!

    Cons

    Time off for vacation, sick and personal are all rolled into one bucket - not comparable to most other companies.

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  5.  

    Good place to work. Lots of support from corporate office on variety of operational issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surgery Center Business Office Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Surgery Center Business Office Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good support from corporate office. Comprehensive benefit package. Generous PTO benefits.

    Cons

    Company always has patient quality as its first priority, but meeting financial goals is a top priority, particularly if you are a business office employee.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Always Cared about their employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    HCA always worried about their employees and strive to make it a better place to work at.

    Cons

    You were just another number sometimes because the company is so large.

  7.  

    HCA's senior leaders are truly committed to the delivery of quality healthcare for the long haul!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Always take the high road; investing heavily in infrastructure that is sustainable; integrity in running the most successful healthcare company in the world. Leading by example in the industry; demonstrating efficiency without sacrificing quality.

    Cons

    Not a place to work inefficiently. Pace is invigorating and not for those who prefer to relax while working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay connected to those serving the patients directly.

  8. 2 people 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Cant think of any pros. typical for profit company.

    Cons

    Its all about profit here at HCA. Not much patient care or staff retention. high turnover

  10. 2 people 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Downward Spiral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The teamwork & interaction between the Nurses, Physicians & support staff has been nothing short of outstanding until very recently.

    Cons

    HCA's Charting in Meditech is substandard. Physicians & Nurses alike have openly stated that it is not conducive to providing quality care to patients & that it simply isn't safe. The upper management have cut staffing, cut pay & appear to have an "increase profits now & cash out" corporate mentality. The adoption of an ancient charting system & the recent changes in staffing are a huge warning sign for current or future employees. It appears HCA is no longer interested in providing high quality care for patients or taking care of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's only a matter of time until something dangerous happens and someone gets hurt. It's very easy to see how busy your staff is (the RFID productivity badges are a dead giveaway). If your goal is to eventually file for bankruptcy because you've lost a big lawsuit due to gross negligence, then you're on the right path. Of course those hard working employees who are too busy to see beyond their weekly paychecks will be the ones who are hurt the most. Shame on
    HCA, KKR & Bain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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