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"Good company, but terrible work/life balance"

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Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Brentwood, TN
Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Brentwood, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

HCA is a great company with good benefits and decent salaries.

Cons

Physician Services is a terrible place to work. It's very disorganized and usually under staffed. Also, they have cut all of the staff increases to the point that it isn't worth working towards a promotion, because they'll give you a small salary increase, but bump your hours by 10 hours per week.

Advice to Management

Bring back the former staff increases and change the work expectations among the managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Hospital Corporation of America

  1. Helpful (1)

    "RNs: Work here for lower pay, little respect and become a marketing tool."

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Nurse in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No bedside nursing. No infectious disease risk. No interaction with doctors required. No CPR or any other clinical skills required. Attractive office building. Street clothes or scrubs okay. Each patient contact is an individual event; finish the call and on to the next, one call at a time. Pay is hourly, so OT is paid for more than 40 hours per week. Lot of opportunity for OT if wanted.

    Cons

    24/7; be prepared to work holidays, week-ends, shift-work. Favoritism rampant. Benefits measly. Underpaid. Calls come in almost nonstop. Employees disrespected by management; questions/requests to management ignored or not answered in a timely way. Constant pressure to work more hours than scheduled or different hours than scheduled. Chronically understaffed; many nurses leave before orientation is over. Required to obtain and maintain RN licenses in multiple states (expenses reimbursed by employer, but still a hassle.) Nurses are widely advertised as being there to help the caller; actual role is to drive business to HCA hospitals. Manager listens in to your calls, measures their length etc; they even watch your bathroom breaks. Your review is subjective; raises go to those who suck up best. Otherwise expect a 2 % increase per year--a morale killer when you see those that barely escaped being fired, getting the same increase you got. No real pathway to management; if you want to move up, go elsewhere. "Team leader" positions are available at $1/hr more than staff nurse; but more is expected from them than $1/hr would normally buy.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your nurses aren't easy to replace; there's a nursing shortage. Make pay/PTO/shift differentials competitive with other places nurses can work in the area. Hire and retain enough nurses that those you have don't get "burned out" taking one call after another after another. Respect your nurses as the seasoned pros they are. Make remote set-ups available to those nurses who have proven themselves (a satisfactory year on the job). Hire more part-time and/or prn nurses to better fill in schedule gaps. Nurse manager should be willing to step up and take a call or when calls are being lost, instead of flogging the nurses on the floor who ARE taking the calls.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Growth potential and good work environment"

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    Current Employee - HCA Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - HCA Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to grow and find a position that suits what you want to do. Career Pathing offered from directors and HR. Will help you find a position you enjoy and to pursue promotions.

    Cons

    After working at a small business for many years, coming back into a large corporation does take some time and patience to get used to. More strict in the policies and procedures then a small business is.

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