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DaVita Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.0 519 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry

Kent J. Thiry

(352 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good core values if they were followed by leadership(in 30 reviews)

  • Can be very understanding and supportive of work-life balance issues(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance doesn't exist unless you don't seem "engaged" in your work(in 29 reviews)

  • No 401K match and they seem to be proud of that(in 24 reviews)

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    It is an experience, one I would not want to repeat

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe hours are good, and they do give a bonus based on their scores.

    ConsDepending on who you know and who likes you, you may be considered for a promotion. It certainly is not based on your work ethics or job performance. The rules do not apply to everyone, and the minute you attempt to recognize all the breaches of policy and procedures and bring them to the attention of management you have put a bullseye on your back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart caring about the effect bad management has on your employees. The "All for one and one for all" is a joke. Retaliation in this company is a reality. There is on one you can go to for advise without that person betraying your confidence. Racisum is also an issue that no one wants to acknowledge. Assignments are given to older ( in age) employees that administration knows they can not accomplish so they are setting them up to fail.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible staff

    Materials Transporter (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsStable paycheck
    Good people to work with (nurses)
    Good location
    Good facilities
    Great AA
    will learn a great deal from experience as long as you please the FA.
    FA can appear friendly.
    Minimal resources.

    ConsUpper management is selfish and manipulative.
    FA and GFA is undesirable and unfair. Won't give you the resources you need to complete the task.
    MICRO-Managed. Don't believe in anything you have to say. Low pay. NO OverTime whatsoever.
    Also FA is a control freak and will follow you around and has trust issues. I was fired even though I made every attempt to better myself. They discriminate military. Treat you like you were treated in the military.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire well rounded individuals who know how to take care of their peoples needs and stop being so greedy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ex-admissions Expert

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a paycheck and there is always work to be done. Ability to set your own hours (usually).

    ConsI used to be part of the Admissions team and could not wait to get out of there. The workload is overwhelming and the expectations of management is unrealistic. The metrics set in place do not take in "real life" situations with placing patients in clinics. Every admission has different and unique issues making the "Cookie Cutter" expectations impossible to achieve. The expectation is placement within 24 hours. Some clinics are only operable three days a week and clinics are short-staffed making the FA having to work the floor and not able to sit in front of the computer looking at email all day to respond to a new admission. If the ROD needs to respond, it is not always easy to get a response immediately as expected by management.

    The Admissions process changes almost monthly which not only frustrates the admissions team but also the clinics. When these changes occur, no one is aware including the teammates doing the placements or the clinics, so there is utter chaos with patients showing up for treatments and no one being aware of placement. This is NOT good customer service and tends to make patients feel unwanted or unimportant. Communication is KEY to making a company or process run smooth.

    I would not recommend DaVita Admissions to anyone. You would be better off flipping burgers at a fast food place!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    It's all a PR campaign

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGreat location, beautiful building, smart coworkers ("teammates")

    ConsDaVita underpays compared to comparable jobs in the market and they're losing employees. While accolades suggest otherwise, if you're below VP and you've been in the Village for more than a year, there's a lot of grumbling and discontentment. There's also a huge business school culture (every phone call need be accompanied with a powerpoint presented with b-school zingers).

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on cutting our the red tape. Hiring Sr. leaders who are effective at managing is good, but you need to limit hiring of leadership who has no experience, desire, or ability to work with a team or manage down. On my team, the two VP leaders are the individuals for whom the core values were palpably absent. This was disappointing and I left for a smaller organization where I could find and collaborate with teammates who actually fit the core values you preach: accountability, team, fulfillment, integrity, fun, continuous improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst

    Staff Nurse (RN), Renal Dialysis (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    Prosnothing BUT everything is all about money

    Consmicro management, all about money, cutting hours

    Advice to Senior Managementshare your CEO's bonuses to your employee

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You are only as valued as the numbers you can produce

    Facility Administrator (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsMission and core values are strong and are discusses frequently.

    ConsNo work/life balence. High turnover. Terrible pay for the PCT's who provide the direct patient care. No 401k. Wasted money on management meeting but cutting back on money spent on patient care. The ONLY way to meet productivity is to run your floor short!! Management shows favoritism!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes you have to look beyond the numbers and do what is right for the patients, not the stock holders!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Truly regrettable

    Facility Administrator RN (Current Employee)

    ProsNone (any score above a 2 star is entered by current "team" members who were asked to write a positive review or you have not worked here long enough to know the truth.

    ConsDysfunctional "culture", poor actions with no consequences from mostly management. Unskilled FAs who are NOT registered nurses and often not even experienced in a clinical or dialysis setting. UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF CARE

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview the entire process of SKILLED employees versus the trash talking, micromanaging bullies, YES BULLIES that you hire! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED KENT THIRY

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Understaffed

    Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsI loved helping our patients everyday and the other techs were genuinely kind to our patients

    ConsThe schedule was inconsistent and it came out a couple days in advance. Asking employees to work 14 hour days with little notice is unreasonable and everyone is set up for failure. They were so concerned about coming under budget that patient care suffered. The techs and nurses were sweet to patients but hated their life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people and make consistent schedules

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very unethical company, fraud is the name of the game

    Facility Administrator (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking with ESRD patients. Continuing education was great

    ConsDr admit patients that are not ESRD and nothing is done.
    Compensation is not fair to new employees as money offered is based on the person your replacing not experience.
    Dr and nurses are limited on what is available to treat their patients and Dr have no real say in protocols.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut people in positions that care about patients not just the dollar

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    How I wasted almost 9 years of my life.

    Biomedical Equipment Service Technician (Former Employee) Rockford, IL

    ProsGenerous vacation. Flexible work hours. I cant think of anything else. XXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX. I hated the place. Hard to come up with 20 words of pros

    ConsWages not consummate to workload. Hard to use generous vacation because of too many people with too many problems, too often. Biomeds lynch-pinned into too many different responsibilities making It difficult to have a fulfilling life and get all you are expected to do , done. Corporate philosophy promotes symbolism over substance.( Good feelings are no substitute for money ). Women will accept considerations (GOOD FEELINGS & SOCIALIZING) other than money as compensation for their work efforts. Davita promotes this philosophy to keep wages down. This philosophy did not work for me. Good feelings don't mean a thing to a working man. I will never apply again to work for a fortune 500 company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your women under control. Too much emotion affecting critical thinking.( management)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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