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U.S. Army Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Decision Science Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Health Systems Specialist in Fort Sam Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Health Systems Specialist in Fort Sam Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to shape the nation's healthcare. Excellent mentorship and career progression.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy and politics

    Advice to Management

    Transition to full Operating Company and service line structure faster


  10. "68p"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at U.S. Army Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    travel, meeting new and interesting people, fighting for America

    Cons

    long hours, staff duty, deployments, possible death


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