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Updated July 25, 2017
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Hill-Rom President, CEO, and Director John J. Greisch
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  • work/life balance, disconnect from upper management with reality of day to day operational challenges (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management was not the best (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Benefits are average to just below average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hill-Rom full-time

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low end of the spectrum.


  2. "service"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Hill-Rom as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    management does not care about you

  3. "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hill-Rom full-time

    Pros

    Downtown Chicago location is a big pro.

    Cons

    Too much turnover at the VP level with no clear plan to fill that void. The people done below suffer...

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind and when you do, stick to a plan.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "regrettable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hill-Rom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good company and they have quality products. Better to have a medical/healthcare background then go in blind.

    Cons

    It's very siloed - quite literally. Everyone moves to the cubes/offices rarely to be seen again. They lay off people every year just under to avoid reporting it but enough to meet earnings goals.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire someone without the exact background you need and not train them.


  5. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hill-Rom full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and independently working

    Cons

    little chance for movement up in the company


  6. "R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hill-Rom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work is easy, salary is good enough with bonus.

    Cons

    old school management style, poor program management.

    Advice to Management

    hire the right people and keep the right people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great 100 year history, unsure of the next 100"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hill-Rom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission and heritage. Policies are very employee friendly. Great place to ride out until retirement

    Cons

    The kind of place where you ride out to retirement. 100 year old heritage and culture stifles innovation. Geographically dispersed acquisitions really challenge collaboration. Increasing centralization of Chicago executive team that is so far removed from the products that strategic vision, let alone an understanding of the portfolio assets are impaired. Seems to be unclear how they want to evolve (or if they want to evolve) to stay current with healthcare technology influences on their medical device and communications portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    you can't steal second base with one foot on first. Stop trying to make beds the center of healthcare, innovate or die. "Sell the paper mills" proverbially. Or get razor focused on being the "last man standing" in the institutional care patient bed business, and shed all other dabbling distractions.

  8. "Good place to start career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hill-Rom full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people.

    Cons

    Politics and too much red tape to get things done


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Communication & Lack of Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hill-Rom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People care about helping customers and making product better.
    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    No team work or sharing of ideas or activities encouraged within units. Most recognition goes to the top. Tech turnover hurts customer satisfaction. Inconsistent internal procedures and inefficient work flows.

    Advice to Management

    Provide timely info to your employees and show the little people they matter. Get each department to review and sign an SLA for internal customers on all deliverables and reporting deadlines to improve efficiency.


  10. "Friendly But Workaholic Staff"

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    Current Contractor - Embedded Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Contractor - Embedded Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hill-Rom as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work in their electronics R&D. They have a good lab, reasonably well equipped, and the people are friendly and usually helpful.

    Cons

    Much of their R&D staff are workaholics blasting out emails from home, after hours and on days off. A number of them even come into the office for an hour or two on their days off. If it weren't for the workaholic culture here, I'd consider planting myself here long term.

    Advice to Management

    Endless stress and worry about what is happening at work is not healthy; it leads to health problems. Try to end the workaholic culture in your company. When people are home they need to focus on their home/personal lives. Endless working leads to burnout.


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