Student Nurse (Former Employee), Aldie, Virginia – September 8, 2014
A typical day as a student nurse included assisting with care of patients throught the day as they participated in rehabilitation. I learned a number of skills while at HealthSouth including medication administration, proper transfer techniques, and numerous sterile procedures. The staff was open, friendly, and knowledgable. The hardest part of the – more... job was watching clients struggle during the rehabilitation progess, however the best part was watching as the client's pushed through their obstacles and knowing I had played a part in the recovery process. I always left the job feeling accomplished. – less
Supply Chain Operations Intern (Former Employee), Birmingham, AL – October 6, 2014
I was a Supply Chain Operations intern. I Participated in vendor contract negotiations. I also researching opportunities for savings through standardization. I participated in data collection for and reviewing of potential acquisition of facilities, contract comparisons and preparing rollout information for smooth transitions.
Micro management out of control CNO inexperienced and dishonest. Supervisors are out of control and do what they want. Managed by fear with no direct chain of command. No amount of money worth working here.
PARTNERSHIP RESYNDICATION SENIOR ANALYST (Former Employee), Birmingham, AL – September 3, 2014
I worked for a short period during the restatement period of this company, in a new department created just to prepare financial statements for use in security offerings. There were many time constraints resulting in excessive overtime work.
RN case manager (Former Employee), Arkansas – August 30, 2014
Pros: good rehab and employees
Cons: management poor and doesn't listen.
I worked 3 1/2 years. Went through a lot of management changes. I gave my notice. 2 days later I was told they would pay out my notice but wouldn't let me work it out. They walked me out like I was a criminal. I have seen them do this in several occasions.
RN (Former Employee), Rock Hill, SC – August 17, 2014
Pros: pay is decent
Cons: toxic work environment
The atmosphere is dominated by fear. Management uses fear to manage staff. Unsafe working conditions. Nurse to patient ratio is dangerous. Patient acuity is disproportionate to capacity of staff. Time constraints are in place, yet nursing staff must complete multiple assignments during course of day. Hardest part of job is heavy and unsafe patient load, – more... heavy medication pass and trying to stay within the limits of company policy. Lower management contributes to low moral of nursing staff. People frequently quit and turn over is high. – less
Excellent Culture with a great place to start a career out of college.
Accountant (Former Employee), Birmingham, AL – August 9, 2014
Pros: corporate events
Cons: poor management vision and direction
HealthSouth is a great company with a difficult future due to the regulatory environment at hand. The companies current business lines are limited to moderate or slowed growth. Promotion and job security are near the bottom for a company its size. Significant talk and promotion is given to HR policy that promotes a "great place to work". However, when – more... an issue arises, almost always the policy is ignored and the Company wins out and does not promote the employee. Considering the other great companies in the area, I would not suggest HealthSouth as a long-term viable option for a career. – less
Cons: micro-managers, negative environment, no work/life balance
The culture within this company is horrible. The Marketing Director is a micro-manager who does not listen to new ideas and has unrealistic expectations. The CEO does not have a clinical background and is a bit naive when it comes to medical terminology and patient criteria for rehab services. The medical director does not seem to take on challenging – more... cases and plays it safe. There is no room for advancement. The attitude within this establishment is negative. Everyone complained about their jobs. A bunch of old, negative individuals. – less
Working with patients was always what made me happy.
Receptionist (Former Employee), Holyoke, MA – July 29, 2014
Pros: great company, great staff and loved patient interaction.
Cons: sometimes extremely busy but we always managed to get through it.
HealthSouth was a wonderful place to work. Management was extremely concerned with patient care and progress. It was their first concern and the staff that I worked with felt the same way. The job had it's challenges because working with the public one must always keep in mind that there are many different personalities in the world but each one must – more... be treated with respect. The hardest part of my job with HealthSouth was hearing the words that they were closing all outpatient facilities. – less
RN (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TN – July 21, 2014
Cons: short staffed, pt load, pt acquity
Nurses are given an average of 10 patients and expected to do both their job and the techs job. Patient acuity is never a staffing factor and everyone works short on a regular basis. The techs are taught by management that nurses are supposed to answer call lights and sit around waiting for them to do so even during med passes, some of them sitting – more... in the supervisor's office chatting. When nurses complain to manage about staff not working they are the ones that are monitored more closely and written up. Instead of counselling or disciplining the ones that need it a blanket memo goes out because it would be "too much work" to deal with just one. The CEO has no idea what the nursing supervisors are doing, he didn't even know about an agency nurse being fired for not letting a tech tell her what to do. HR is joke, she tells you to call or email if you have any questions or problems but never answers any messages. – less
Cons: no breaks, low low pay, no benefits, clueless management
If you like understaffed, underpaid, lack of management skills, lack of team work, lack or organization and constant micromanagement then this is the place for you....sadly not for me. Based on patient census so you may or may not get the hours you need. Nursing staff unable or unwilling to help with patient care for the most part. CEO that is clueless – more... and could care less what goes on with the patients as long as the place gets the scores needed. Everyone is treated like a budget item...even the patients... No breaks and sometimes no lunch...or at least a lunch without work interruptions or duties. – less