U.S. Army Healthcare Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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  1. OPS Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and help the incoming soldiers/officers become future leaders

    Cons

    Civilians still think they are in the Military and treat and talk to people how they want.


  2. Good and the bad

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work is pretty easy and is mostly administrative tasks.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in the federal system, surrounded by complacent long term employees, often hire individuals externally that have no military exposure for positions.

    Advice to Management

    Make hiring from within a common practice! Employees who show potential and commitment to military medicine should be afforded opportunities for training to be promoted within the system.


  3. Behavioral Health Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security is a plus when working for the DOD.

    Cons

    Slow and difficult promotion process.


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  5. BAMC

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great experience and an opportunity to get paid while training. The valuable training and experience cannot be matched anywhere

    Cons

    Lack of respect by a handful of people.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize command climate surveys


  6. Making a difference

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    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Serving in the largest health care organization in the world serving those who have volunteered to protect our freedoms. Highly dedicated professionals who make it a personal mission to make a difference.

    Cons

    The obvious stress on family of relocation and deployments.

    Advice to Management

    Never stop innovating and investing in the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great platform to launch from as a healthcare professional. An Army medical officer career has high highs and low lows.

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    Current Employee - Army Nurse Corps Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Army Nurse Corps Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was a Nurse Corps Officer and there were/are many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Apart from my "job" as a nurse, I was afforded many opportunities at a young age to take on special projects, lead Soldiers and civilians, and just do otherwise neat stuff. I got to travel the world many times over, meet exciting people, and make life long friends. Overall, the compensation and benefits are great compared to your civilian peers. If you're willing to take on some personal hardship and lifestyle changes, joining the Army honestly may be the best thing for you. It totally changed my family tree.

    Cons

    The Army Medical Department is very slow and cumbersome. We use antiquated, 1980's-era charting systems and techniques for the delivery of our care. Common sense solutions that are available off-the shelf right now can't be used in medical facilities (IT software, charting, billing techniques, referral procedures, etc.) Although I'd like to believe that the people in the Army have a higher set of values, sadly that's not true. There are a lot of people who lie, cheat, and steal. Adultery, verbal abuse, hostile work environments are common. You will move often. That was fine when I was young and single. But as a father and husband, it has been murder on my family. I missed the birth of my first child because of jerk leaders without souls.

    Advice to Management

    Mission first, people always. It's not just a saying, it's our way of life. I wish more than 25% of you actually believed in this and demonstrated ethical leadership. It's sad to have to watch all the good ones go because of their frustration.


  8. Project manager of construction/QA

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    Current Employee - Project Manager of Construction/QA in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Project Manager of Construction/QA in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom I have with projects

    Cons

    My supervisor does not know construction or how it works

    Advice to Management

    Give me the reins


  9. Great organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experience, pay, benefits, job security

    Cons

    Major change of life style


  10. Really good; a nice bunch of folks ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good values, concern for people, and pretty good working conditions

    Cons

    Well, it is after all the Army. Bureaucratic and sometimes maddening, "two steps forward, one step backward." Current budget conditions mean -- things are in limbo for a while

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to do so many things at once; pace of work is too fast.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Focused on delivering the best patient care for the best patients in the world. Many cutting edge capabilities and resources, especially in terms of electronic health records and associated technologies. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, sometimes can be inflexible. Some jobs require very long hours, especially for military personnel, not so much for civilian and contract employees. Good communications and many opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on collaboration with the other Services and with the VA. The Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) is a strategic opportunity that the AMEDD has been presented with, but has not engaged on. We are ceding this effort to MHS without taking any sort of leadership role.



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