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DaVita Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
608 Reviews

3.1
608 Reviews
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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
Kent J. Thiry
426 Ratings

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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't recommend this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Medical Benefits
    Great Coworkers
    Company knows how to throw lavish parties

    Cons

    No matching 401k (don't let them fool you)
    Very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to the worker bees on how things are actually going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large corporation whose core values hid poor attitudes...unfortunately!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL

    Pros

    Some people really did love their jobs and the patients.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, we were all just numbers who were supposed to make the company money, have no work/life balance and be damned if the patients needed more than what was on their charts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be real people some time. Not robots. Work in the trenches and don't forget where you came from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Redwood Resident

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training, but very poor ops experience

    Cons

    Highly political, value loosing at grass roots. Denver HQ has no idea whats up in th Midwest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lack of consistent leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay
    End of year Bonus
    PTO
    Company lunches
    Health Savings Account

    Cons

    Management
    Travel
    Unrealistic expectations
    Lack of consistency with leadership positions
    Usually 1% raise each year

  6.  

    Stress, stress and more stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Registration Specialist  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Registration Specialist in Malvern, PA

    Pros

    The hours are good when you've been here for awhile but when you start you have to take later hours.

    Cons

    You have to work late with little to no notice and this happens pretty frequently so it's hard to make plans. They really have unrealistic expectations of what can be done in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more people and start narrowing the RRS position's job responsibilities because there is only so much time in a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunately, the focus of DaVita management has changed from teammates and patients to money, stockholders, and ego.

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    Former Employee - Group Facility Administrator
    Former Employee - Group Facility Administrator

    Pros

    Lots of options for for employment. Average benefit package but with good tuition reimbursement. A good set of core values that includes "Fun". Supports career growth. DaVita supports

    Cons

    Teammates will not stay when merit raises are either at the rate of inflation or below and management continues to receive massive bonuses. No work life balance for Facility Administrators. Trust in management, especially at the Regional Operations Director and above, is gone. Patient Safety has been replaced with keeping within the budget no matter what. As with so many companies today, benefit packages are getting smaller and smaller; reduced Paid Time Off cap to 120 hours, no 401k, insurance premiums rise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KT, it is sad that the Village you started has changed into a company that is dollar driven. It is difficult to attend Villagewide at a company expense of millions when the bedside teammates do not get a decent merit increase. The sales pitch of paying our more in bonuses rather than 401k matching is nothing more than a manipulation of statistics. Why not offer a 401k match that would equal or exceed what is being paid out in bonuses. It was a great place to work at one time.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Values only superficial

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    There were some great people working there who truly believed in the stated values

    Cons

    With several acquisitions and growth Senior Management no longer pays any attention to their stated values. It is superficial. Disorganized company that wants to be better than they are but are arrogant to the point that they won't listen to anyone about how to be better. Not people oriented in the lower to mid management ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor management.

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    Former Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician
    Former Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician

    Pros

    * Full-time benefits. Their benefits are great and come with perks.
    * Training available through their own customized online courses as well as certification courses provided sometimes out-of-state depending on your job function.

    Cons

    * Management staff (especially in the area where I worked at: Dream Team, Region 1, Wild West) did not grasp the concept of being able to empathize with their employees' needs, issues/complaints, etc.
    They handled everything from a more business perspective, swaying more on what helps the business grow instead of balancing it out to the point where it also helps to foster positive relationships amongst their staff. A lot of FA's with the exception of one or two had no clue how to get their staff morale up.
    Conflict resolutions were biased in the favor of making the FA appear better than their staff.
    Shady business practices was rampant. It's like the big-wigs just sat behind a desk and held meeting all day and didn't or selectively-listened to complaints/issues of their team.

    DaVita has an extremely high turnover rate. A lot of employees leave and join other competing companies because DaVita is SO big, it can actually pay their employees LESS - in every job function.

    They DON'T compensate you more when they assign you more work - and by "more work" I'm describing additional tasks on a consistent basis to the point that if AND when you don't finish, you get questioned. And EVEN if you explain to your boss how and why you couldn't get the job done on time, THEY DON'T BELIEVE and instead RELISH in their own management positions and simply reply back with a, "When WILL it get done?" when they should've been asking you "What help do you need?"

    They cram so much work down your throat and you don't feel the appreciation from you teammates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the shady business practices. Policy and procedures and audits are in place to help you team GROW and check itself, not slap each other's hands. There was hardly ever any TEAM environment in my experience.
    Take time out to actually LISTEN and UNDERSTAND your staff. They're the eyes and ears on the field and if you tell them that they are and don't listen, then you're just being hypocritical of yourselves and your management-colleagues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is a reasonable place to work place

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    The best reason to work at DaVita is to gain experience and help your patients during each treatment

    Cons

    Some patients can be rude and take it out on the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide some employee loyalty,understand that each patient is different and time situations can occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    All about profits

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    Current Employee - Dialysis Registered Nurse  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Dialysis Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA

    Pros

    Not many I'm afraid.Sadly as with most health care companies the patients and staff are second to profits.

    Cons

    NO MATCHING 401K.The company treats patients differently if they have a higher paying insurance.I've seen many patients schedules changed because someone with better insurance wanted to change there "spot".A fair amount of turn over.Bonuses are NOT very impressive and benefits are not the best if you have a family.A decent place to work but too many people have the same complaint of feeling wrung dry and used.It can be difficult to keep positive but those of use who still enjoy patient care are trying to stick together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop jamming finances constantly down everyone's throat.We realize the company needs to make a profit but most teammates like to feel appreciated.It can be hard to treat others compassionately when you feel like a cog in a massive machine.Throwing parties and having a CEO who acts like a gloryhound is demoralizing.This isn't ancient Rome nor a cult.Professionals like to feel like they work for a professional company.Respect is a two way street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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