U.S. Army Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Information Officer in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Chief Information Officer in El Paso, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful work and great people to work with.

    Cons

    "Good Old Boys" network when it comes to assignments; you're either in or you're not.


  2. Making a difference

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare

    Recommends
    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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  5. BAMC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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. Great organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare

    Pros

    Experience, pay, benefits, job security

    Cons

    Major change of life style


  7. Helpful (1)

    Army Medical Department is a global enterprise that works hard for the patient and has many opportunities.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Officer
    Former Employee - Staff Officer

    I worked at U.S. Army Healthcare

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wide spectrum of jobs.
    High-caliber, dedicated employees.
    A sacred mission that is practiced every day, in peace and in war.

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy; a bit clumsy on the corporate side.
    Too reactive to political pressures.
    Too many 'good ideas' which are sometimes implemented without appropriate resources.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down the corporate headquarters; avoid making too many '1st priorities'. Pace mission execution; challenge organizations, but remain mindful of their limitations.


  8. Registered Nurse

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Polk, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Polk, LA

    I worked at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Federal benefits. Serve the nation's active duty soldiers, family members, and retirees. A lot of opportunities for overtime. Diverse patient population and health needs

    Cons

    No ability to advance, frequently changing hospital and unit leadership, very understaffed. Military staff frequently come and go, so unit staff is frequently new.

    Advice to Management

    Make yourself present on the units and try to better understand the work climate, limitations, issues, and staff concerns. It's a small facility, so make an effort to know who your workers are


  9. 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Army Nurse Corps Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Army Nurse Corps Officer in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  10. Project manager of construction/QA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager of Construction/QA in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Project Manager of Construction/QA in Huntsville, AL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom I have with projects

    Cons

    My supervisor does not know construction or how it works

    Advice to Management

    Give me the reins


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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.



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