Hospital Corporation of America

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Hospital Corporation of America Reviews in San Antonio, TX

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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2.0 5 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Hospital Corporation of America President and CEO R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

(39 ratings)

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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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    Terrible benefits

    Medical (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsIts a gigantic company that is here to stay

    ConsThe benefits are really awful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making employees use vacation days for holidays

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible System To Work For

    Staff Nurse (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsBenefits......other than that forget it.

    ConsNurses were bullies and made several other's lives miserable. They were relentless, moody and petty

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a handle on this and stop it. It is rampant in other areas of the hospitals as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    RN - Methodist Hospital (HCA) San Antono

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood work group, decent benefits.

    ConsPay is below market for RN's and there is price fixing on salaries in the medical center area of San Antonio.

    Rather than give some nurses who are topped out (at $34.11) even a measly 1% raise as they did others making less, they gave me a $500 bonus paid out over an entire year which came out to be about $22 per paycheck.

    They are too focused on suppressing nursing and do nothing for employee development. Our upper nursing management and nursing executives are loyal to the business side, not nursing interests.

    There is very little appreciation shown to the nursing staff. Over the years during Nurses Week they show appreciation by hosting degrading contests....crazy sock day, salsa contest day etc, then have the audacity to ask nurses during the same time to host a massive food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank, further demonstrating their expectations that nurses remain subservient to their own needs and showing the rest of the work force the same. This has been going on yearly since I started there 6 years ago.

    It's difficult to leave because the hospitals "talk" about nurses salaries. There is no incentive to leave and take another job elsewhere for higher pay because it doesn't exist. There have been several lawsuits in years past regarding "price fixing salaries".

    They don't follow the law. The state of Texas passed a law in 2011 that hospitals have a staffing committee comprised of staff nurses. To this day, Methodist Hospital does not have a committee as mandated by law.

    Although, I am not a union advocate, I think that this is the only way nursing at this HCA facility is going to progress forward. This facility is problem oriented and works on a day to day basis fixing the problems at hand. It is definitely not a visionary institution. I wouldn't recommend this facility as an employer for nursing. They are behind the times and nickel and dime every decision to their detriment. The facility is dirty, dingy, mold infested and out of date. Like I said earlier, if it's not broken why fix it...that's the mentality with this management. We need a union to promote the interests of nursing and therefore will promote the interest of patients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust read the pros and cons above.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Seriously you want me to do what??????

    Remote Coder Part-time PRN (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsThey train you on who the managment is, but no training related to actually doing your job.

    ConsWhere should I begin........Understand I was PRN and I had no problem with that... was promised 40+ hours a week.. if we couldn't get it local, could get it national. On a Thursday afternoon told I wasn't needed until further notice, but just days prior was yelled at for not hitting 8+ hours on one day (remember I was PRN)..... got a certified letter a month later asking me to RESIGN because I had not worked 40 hours in the month.... YOU DIDNT GIVE ME ANY WORK!!!!!!!!! Screw resigning.. you need to LAY ME OFF!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGot a lot of marbles loose up there.. Lots of lies being told to prespective and current employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Welcoming and innovative

    Director (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsMake a difference in peers and clients everyday life. Competitive pay and great benefits with longetivity.

    ConsBedside RN staff is lacking..

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore visible to bedside staff.

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