DaVita Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
Kent J. Thiry
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Pros
  • YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THEIR CULT LIKE CORE VALUES WHICH LOOK AND SOUND WONDERFUL BUT ARE ACTUALLY USED TO MANIPULATE EMPLOYEES (in 40 reviews)

  • Emphasis of work life balance is refreshing but illusory (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance for Facility Administrators (in 31 reviews)

  • There is no 401k match at any level in the organization which is remarkable for a (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Salary based

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Counselor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Insurance Counselor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with patients, bonus, and mileage reimbursement. Remote teammate.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of traveling. You do not have a set office.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce patient load


  2. certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician in Gary, IN

    I have been working at DaVita (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The bonuses are nice and good benefits

    Cons

    Some of the management is awful


  3. RN

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Renal Dialysis in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Renal Dialysis in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at DaVita

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You really feel you are making a difference in the lives of the patients we see up to three times a week

    Cons

    having to work long hours to get everything done. No shift differential in pay, or weekend differential.

    Advice to Management

    having an environment where the employees may share concerns and give feedback on a more consistent basis. Allow more time to complete projects during normal work hours.


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  5. Can be a good place to work, depends on the local management, but still low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinically Certified Dialysis Technician in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Current Employee - Clinically Certified Dialysis Technician in Muscle Shoals, AL

    I have been working at DaVita

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for advancement. They reimburse for schooling. Bonuses and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Very low starting pay, low raises

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the clinic. Be aware of what is going on at your clinic, with your patients and employees.Recognize all employees accomplishments equally.


  6. you need alot of stamina for this job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Hendersonville, NC
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Hendersonville, NC

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    stock options at 15% off what general public pays, do not work sundays, do not work late (after 10 pm) nights

    Cons

    long hours, diificulty taking pto, staff that does not get along, does not match 401k


  7. Clinical Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Coordinator in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Coordinator in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty decent benefits and pay was very fair.

    Cons

    Alot of red tape and very bureaucratic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease so many inefficient systems and constant roll outs of ineffective duties.


  8. It could be worse.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a difference in your patients life. Great experience coordinating between with multidisciplinary team. Treated with respect by senior mgmt. Pay is alright, insurance okay.

    Cons

    Poor charting systems Poor staffing For a company as large as Davita it would make since for each clinic to be able to communicate with each other electronically, this can be done but only through an IT batch, most of this is done by faxing documents from clinic to clinic. No 401K matching Long hours (I have worked 16 to 17 hr shifts)


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture. IT growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at DaVita

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Truly positive, uplifting, consistent message from upper management. Fun environment with building wide events on a regular basis. Truly mission-driven company.

    Cons

    Salary is at the low end of the market. Benefits and time off are minimal. Growing pains in the IT department. Although, this is slowly improving.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the corporate mission. Patients should always be the company's main focus. Simplify the organizational structure in IT. Weed out the IT leaders that don't represent the tone of the corporate culture, particularly those that are verbally abusive.


  10. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid training and mileage reimbursement; working every other Saturday; management tries to be as flexible as possible with scheduling; getting off in the middle of the afternoon and having the rest of the day to yourself

    Cons

    Early start time; only able to get 32 hours a week during training; training is 10 weeks; clinics are all different no consistency


  11. Helpful (1)

    Pct

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pct in Saint Croix Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Pct in Saint Croix Falls, WI

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The patients are great, also working 3 days a room is nice compared to five days a week.

    Cons

    The schedule is very fast paced with little time for actual safety for the patient. More time is needed to adequately clean the equipment to have a schedule that allows for safety.

    Advice to Management

    We understand that there is a budget that needs to be maintained but if we lose patients because we can't give them adequate care at shift turnover how is the budget going to be when the census drops? We have had several patients decide to discontinue dialysis because they are sick of getting herded in and out of their chairs like cattle.



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