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U.S. Army Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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U.S. Army Healthcare Army Surgeon General and Commanding General Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West
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  • Some jobs require very long hours, especially for military personnel, not so much for civilian and contract employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Government bureaucracy at its finest (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Army Facility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Important mission
    Job security
    Improving transparency for healthcare quality

    Cons

    Government employee protections
    Soldiers not wanting to be there
    Leadership turnovers


  2. "Great Intent, Execution...not so much."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lewis, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lewis, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping those who have helped or served our Country...regardless of your position or belief on that.

    Cons

    Rank, military and civilian, sometimes gets ahead of the experience that is needed to do good work. Quasi-deifying, lack of transparency and doing things just for the sake of doing them (OER bullets?) sometimes leads to messages, information, tools and skills that can assist and support initiatives effectively being unspoken.

    Advice to Management

    Many in the organization have worked in the civilian sector and have chosen to come and add their skills to the collective to assist and support the warfighter. With this and because of this experience, they can see through "leaders" who wear the rank and uniform, but do not know the subject matter or processes under their purview...and we continue to place the least effective, skilled and inefficient persons in these positions under the guise of "we have to give them leadership opportunities"...yes, at the sake of an efficiently run healthcare system and top notch patient care. I guess that's a Price of Freedom tradeoff However, this approach would never work in the civilian sector, who we often compare ourselves against and who are our biggest competitors. Those in the civilian sector describe the methodology used as the " Emperors Clothes". ..and welcome the continued adherence because due to the issues with healthcare, they need all the competitive advantage they can get...and we are giving it to them by the hands full. This is not all leaders, but some that have the most authority. Because of the image they must present, will not ask for help or even be the slightest curious about the skills of those around them who can assist and support. However the civilians who do have insight are turned off by the arrogance the leaders display because of the positions that they are appointed to...not earned and I believe that is the elephant in the room.

  3. "Health Care Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Health Care in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Health Care in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity in the Army medical field for those who want to pursue a career in medicine.

    Cons

    It is hard to get sent to Advanced medical school like paramedic school, ACLS, PALS e.t.c

    Advice to Management

    Encourage junior enlisted to go to advance school that would better their career


  4. "Medical Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Gordon, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Gordon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with terrific benefits

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder.


  5. "Stable environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Secure, lower stress professional working environment

    Cons

    Unionized; makes it a challenge to have proactive and effective disciplinary process. Apathetic and lazy employees hide behind the services of the Union and are difficult to fire. This makes more work for those that actually come to work and perform.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize by adding more civilian supervisors and leadership personnel.


  6. "Clinical Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and experience different parts of medicine.

    Cons

    Due to it being military, politics is involved which affects lower enlisted.


  7. "Army Medicine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission. Above average job security. Good benefits. Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Very much a business. High focus on production, vs. quality care. High amount of mandatory training.

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to front line employees.

  8. "Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    The customer is the soldier

    Cons

    Most supervisors focus on next Duty assignment

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the customer is the soldier


  9. "A unique environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Carson, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Carson, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the healthcare environment, you learn and interact with employees in other careers and understand the importance of what you do.

    Cons

    Guidance is always received from others outside your team. Guidance is usually "across the board" and not specific to our hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Seek feedback from the bottom up.


  10. "Stay off the grass!"

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    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benifits, but only decent pay comparatively. Meticulous maintained facilities. Newest equipment. Research opportunities. Great job security. Brand new cafeteria!

    Cons

    Poor mid level supervisors. Most often military personnel with little or no experience in management or thw field. Long hiring process.


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