I have been working at Brandon Regional Hospital full-time (More than a year)
Friendly staff, free certification classes, Brand new emergency department
Poor management, Short staffed, High Turnover
Advice to Management
Listen to you staffs problems and concerns then actually fix them instead of just saying you will.
I applied online. I interviewed at Brandon Regional Hospital (Brandon, FL) in April 2017.
Put it this way-- HCA manages Recruitment in the most impersonal way possible. All communication will be done by email, e-forms, and HR Customer Service personnel via remote agents at their virtual HQ in Nashville. Have specific questions about the role? Want to reach out for a post-interview update? Good luck. You'll send emails and leave voicemails at an extension that won't be returned.
My interview started late, in a cramped office across the street from the hospital. I then met with 6 more employees in 3 separate interviews. Two of the three started late. All informed me that we'd have to be quick, that our time together was sandwiched between other meetings that were clearly more important. It felt hurried, rushed, as if I was an inconvenience. The style was conversational, but each of the interviews featured standardized questions. I was allowed enough time at the end to ask 1 question (I would have appreciated more time as I had as many questions for them as they did for me). It all is par for the course, it seems (from reading the reviews on GlassDoor). They must be understaffed, overworked, or are just unhappy at, and with their work.
I followed up with a Thank You to both the Recruiter (who I never did speak with over a 2-week period) and the Hiring Manager (which generated no response). A few days later, I received an auto-generated system e-mail letting me know that I was not selected. Nothing more. As with everything leading up to the interview, it felt cold. They clearly view candidates and their employees as nothing more than bodies with an assigned employee ID number.
The only positive things I took away from the experience was a nice conversation with the CEO (who seemed highly experienced/qualified, engaged, and friendly), and the fact that I was reimbursed in a timely fashion for my travel costs.
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