Hendrick Medical Center Reviews

Updated 31 July 2014
Updated 31 July 2014
12 Reviews

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  1.  

    Time well spent.

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    Former Employee - Staff Nursing  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Nursing in Abilene, TX (US)

    I worked at Hendrick Medical Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Facility is growing and has a new hospice unit in the works for 2016. Patient ratios were reasonable and nurse managers were helpful. Has tuition reimbursement available. Workout facility is very nice.

    Cons

    Company insurance is a joke and constantly changing. Just dropped BBBS patients so should be interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more incentive to move to Abilene if not from this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good place to work.

    Current Employee - Medical Director  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Abilene, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and working conditions. I have always had support from my superiors.

    Cons

    Dealing with supervisors and staff. Sometimes medical staff can veto changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Night Shift

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    Current Employee - Transporter Night Shift  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Transporter Night Shift in Abilene, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours, employees around the hospital are fairly nice,

    Cons

    Very little trust in management, watch your back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to get mad at one get mad at all who are guilty of the same or worse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience at HMC was a learning one.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The co-workers and supervisors all very supportive

    Cons

    dealing with charting changes and computers

    Recommends
  6.  

    Opportunities for some employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hendrick Medical Center

    Pros

    There are a few outstanding employees. The hospital's reputation.

    Cons

    Many employes are slackers, bullies, or sluggishly preparing for retirement.

    Bully coworkers and managers. Don't be fooled by the bullies who cloak themselves with a cross, scripture, and in church attendance. They can be surprisingly cruel.

    Many have worked here for 25+ years and aren't interested in considering other approaches. Close-minded. They haven't worked anywhere else to see other approaches used.

    Closed to outsiders. If you aren't from here, don't look like them, dress like them, talk like them, or eat like them, you are viewed negatively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair. Get out on the front lines periodically to see how work really gets done. Don't waste time asking for suggestions for improvement if you don't plan to do anything with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Politics

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Abilene, TX (US)

    I worked at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to get in. Hours are decent.

    Cons

    Unless you know someone you will never advance in this hospital. It's about who you know and not what you know. Politics play a huge part in this job. Interviewing for advancement doesn't mean a thing unless you know someone. If they "like" you, you're in. If not, you're screwed.

    The pay is also the worse when it comes to the medical field. They spend so much money on the hospital but yet, cut back overtime opportunities, pay, raises and bonuses. Short staffed, constant call-ins and hiring the wrong kind of people make this a difficult environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to ask for opinions then take them into consideration. Train your employees well so they feel comfortable working. Throwing people out there isn't going to benefit the patients or the hospital. Your patients are people not a number. This hospital has fallen far from the family environment. Greed has taken over and this is why people look down at this hospital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good atmosphere, bad pay.

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    Current Employee - Medical Office Specialist  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Office Specialist in Abilene, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, interesting job, self fulfillment, medical experience, good benefits.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Disrespectful patients, stressful situations where you have to make quick decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much much better base pay for most positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    There's room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hendrick is a hospital that serves surrounding the counties. Many patients who come to the Trauma Center do not see a Primary Care Physician. The Trauma Center "is" their Primary Physician. Some parts of the hospital are new and fresh and look nice.

    Cons

    Some older parts of the facility look worn, sad, run down, and depressing. Also, many visitors look lost and ask for directions. Improved signage could help them get to their destinations more easily.
    The cafeteria seating area is dirty and crowded. Many visitors and employees come to the cafeteria to enjoy a few minutes before getting back to work or caring for loved ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) A fresh coat of paint (not a dull, drab color) -- different colors based on which wing it is -- and new flooring would do wonders. It doesn't have to be expensive, just new and fresh and easy to clean. 2) Install clear signage/directions for visitors and new employees to help them get to their desired destinations. 3) Reinstall/replace the sliding glass door that doesn't seal properly, that allows insects, leaves, and trash to enter the hospital. 4) Remove carpeting and fabric on chairs in cafeteria. You can't sanitize fabric or carpet. Install seating and vinyl or tile that can easily be cleaned and sanitized. You can't keep the cafeteria too clean.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great Workplace

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    Current Employee - RN, Operating Room Coordinator  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - RN, Operating Room Coordinator in Abilene, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hendrick Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Encourage growth, positive, most employees have good attitude.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape to get approvals for staff, capital expenditures, etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    11 years of hell

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Abilene, TX (US)

    I worked at Hendrick Medical Center

    Pros

    In today's economy... It's a job. Lots of good people to work with.
    You just can't trust any of them....

    Cons

    It's a big high school. Constant gossip traveling the halls. Even the cafeteria is a reminder of school. Various clicks sitting at the same tables everyday. And if you do not live a lifestyle they see fit then
    You have a target on your back. Management ask employees for ideas on how to improve and even form committees, but in the end they do what is financially beneficial instead of improving quality of care. If you need a job in healthcare, look else where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit controlling your employees like they do people in north Korea. Your employees are the back bone of any business. How many good employees do you have to run off before you realize your treating them like dirt?

    Doesn't Recommend

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