Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
359 Reviews
3.3
359 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 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.  

    Great Company to work and retire!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience and knowledge. Great opportunity to get more skills and unmatched health benefits.

    Cons

    Really don't know much of negative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Abusive workplace run by ambitious managers and leaders with low integrity. Unfair and disrespectful environment.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is at market. Benefits are fine.

    Cons

    Bullying by managers and physicians is rampant. Anyone who speaks up or complains will be unceremoniously fired. The reputation in the community, if you ask around, isn't stellar. I've worked for several healthcare companies and will never work for this one again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your organization and start with the top leaders. Expect them to act with integrity, honesty and fairness and hold them accountable for it. Performance manage your LEADERS first! No wonder you get sued all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Cult

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hospital Corporation of America

    Pros

    Organized, advanced technology,
    Clean facilities

    Cons

    Doctors talk down to nurses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not about the money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    HCA was pleasant at times, but they leave much to be desired in terms of upper management/employee communications.

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    Former Employee - Health Coach in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Health Coach in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training was thorough, and compensation was more than adequate for a contract position. Direct team leads were very friendly, yet absent for the most part. There was a great degree of freedom for coaches to interact with clients.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, this company seemingly values the bottom line rather than employee well being, though they reportedly encourage team work and open communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nice, but can be improved with cultural changes.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Non-clinical in Spring Hill, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Non-clinical in Spring Hill, FL

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Accessible for new graduates to be hired. Community-based culture. Jobs are for high energy multi-tasking organized workers.

    Cons

    Need upward mobility ladders. Benefits average. Lean staff per depart. Need improvement in retention of employees. Schedules not family friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek ways to connect to staff which can improve morale. Some bias displayed among managers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    "opportunity for growth"

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    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
  8.  

    An exciting time in healthcare leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    SCALE - HCA is the largest for-profit hospital operator in America, which is an obvious benefit;
    VISION - With breadth and depth of strategic investment, HCA is poised for robust growth;
    LEGACY - This is a company that was founded on principles that abide today;
    HISTORY - HCA has learned valuable lessons over time that allow it to lead rather than follow trends;
    INFLUENCE - To see all of the companies that have spun out from HCA, it is hard to deny its strength;
    LEADERSHIP - Having made a large, public investment in a new Leadership Institute, this is an exciting time!

    Cons

    SCALE - For those interested in smaller, more intimate work environments, this may be a bit too big;
    STRUCTURE - For those interested in more flexible or adaptable work environments, this may be a bit too firm;
    FIT - "You don't join a club to change the rules", so my only recommendation is to make sure that the culture, structure, and expectations fit your own needs if you are looking to thrive here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were to offer one piece of advice to senior management, it would be to have them humanize themselves a bit. I think HCA has benefitted from a firm hierarchy in the past, but as generational shifts wash through the workforce, there will be a growing hunger for accessibility, relatability, and approachability at the senior executive level. Currently, it feels as if the senior executives are a bit "untouchable," with may be necessary due to other unknown constraints, but I think employee engagement would increase in response to this proposed change. That increase in engagement could result in huge returns to the company simply based on fractional improvement of output and effort across 213,000 employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a very unique experience, I learned alot and met some great coders, it was unfortunate that they lost their jobs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Coder in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Coder in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only pro was being able to work in Riverside Ca. HCA is one of the worst companies to code for

    Cons

    Unreasonable rules and regulations for non-HCA employees. The HIM clerical supervisor was extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hospital Corporation of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people work within this company. They will first promote from within so good growth opportunity. Focus is shifting to better patient outcomes and experiences and patient safety.

    Good benefits package but like all of America, health care coverage is shrinking.

    Cons

    Some higher ups like to rule by intimidation. Focus on short term goals over long term mission. When budget is not met, first thing to be done is to eliminate positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the mission statement and less on the ledger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyable Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Developer
    Current Employee - Training Developer

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere. Collaborative and fun. Enjoy being there.

    Cons

    Would like to work from home more. Would like to have more communication from HR about benefits during enrollment periods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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