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Health Management Associates Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Health Management Associates President, CEO, and Director Gary D. Newsome
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  1. "Friendly People/Stuffy Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very wide range of professional backgrounds represented. All kinds of healthcare disciplines encouraged. Lots of autonomy when it comes to projects you want to work on or avoid. very friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Older company. Not terribly innovative. Energy of the company is corporate and not youthful. HR team is overloaded and not innovative. Pay is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    More team building.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "High-stress environment with poor management"

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    Former Employee - Cash Research Analyst in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Cash Research Analyst in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits were pricey, but, most services were waived if done at Bayfront hospital. Offered everything from dental to 401k.
    Friday's were Jean days at Shared Services Center in Sarasota.
    Employee celebration days, cubicle contests during holidays.

    Cons

    Little to no formal training offered. Only 3-4 day HR orientation but that is not job specific.
    Management is a joke. There is none. They hide in their office. Allow people to do what they want and others who work hard get written up for silly reasons.
    Starting pay is $1 more than what a Teacher's aide gets in Sarasota . Severely underpaid. Overtime was unwatched and many abused it gaining 20 hours every paycheck- until the new company stepped in and stopped all overtime.
    Oh- yes they were acquired by Community Health Systems, a horrible stressful backwards company.
    Commute is too long for most through terrible highway system and construction.
    Building is full of mold. Used to be the old Arthur Anderson building from Enron.
    Stress-Stress-STRESS! If you would like to develop an ulcer, please work here.
    Emails are endless and ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Create formal training programs that last 1-2 weeks with a mentor that specifically train to job description. HR needs to be more aware of what is happening- need monthly meetings or updates from each department. Pay more!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible..Treat Candidates with no respect"

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    Former Employee - Data Center Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Data Center Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None whatsoever. Company needs to close.

    Cons

    Treat job candidates eith no respect. Dont know answers to common questions asked by job candidates they contact. Lazy and totally inexperienced while trying yo match up professionals to high tech jobs. Possibly the worst agency ever. No wonder jobs are hard to land when one has to deal with idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors. You are a disgrace to professionals seeking work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to work with professionals from the public health sector that were the big wigs at Medicaid. Medicaid, and other public financing of health care is the focus or target market for business at HMA.

    Cons

    Many. The value of any employee is usually ascertained by how many years and projects were undertaken at a Medicaid office. If you haven't worked at Medicaid then your value to HMA is limited. Research assistants (RA"s) can still move up to consultants but moving on to senior consultant maybe difficult. Otherwise, ambiguity in assignments and how they should be performed, for research assistants, is common. RA's receive assignments from various offices that contain vastly different aspects of health care. Some of these projects require knowledge of behavioral health while others might be simply data driven while others are physical health. These areas of care, and the skill-set and knowledge required to meet the demands of these projects, are different enough to where even principals who specialize in one field don't usually work on projects that are in another field different from their own specialization. However, RA's are just expected to know what to do and how to do it with no direction or getting questions answered.

    Advice to Management

    Standardization needs to take place. More training for RA's and a path to advancement that is clear and concise would improve morale and help retain talent. Growth needs to slow down and refine the structure and culture of the organization in order to improve efficiency and improve morale.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "For profit hospital organization"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Beverly Hills, FL
    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Beverly Hills, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for growth. Fantastic coworkers.

    Cons

    Company was acquired by a larger for profit organization. Many senior managers were laid off.


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent processes. They do the right thing, all the time.

    Cons

    Salary scale is lower than competition.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "They tried - but so much red tape got in the way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great co workers. decent benefits - flexible work schedule and lunch schedule

    Cons

    lots of read tape. different entities need work together better and have better commutations


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor leadership and never ending change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing, give back to employees through small activities. Nice office, nice people, smart employees, nice equipment.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of policies, poor management, no expectations, no formal processes, change occurs too often, uncertain financial stability. Too many times management never follows through.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and take their suggestions seriously. Plan better before acting. Communicate more with staff. Mentor staff and train firsthand instead of just delegating.


  10. "Clinic nurse"

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    Former Employee - Clinic Nurse in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Clinic Nurse in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time

    Pros

    Taking care of people in need

    Cons

    Poor pay. No raises. Benefits horrible

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workers and they will provide excellent care and accountability to attendance and hours worked


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Radiology Technologist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Radiology in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Radiology in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff was awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change in Administration made it difficult to build community confidence.



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