Gentiva Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
211 Reviews

2.3
211 Reviews
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Gentiva President, CEO, and Director Tony Strange
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, great local team, decent marketing supplies, sstrong name recognition (in 11 reviews)

  • Hospice is a great career for any clinician who enjoys direct patient care (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • We were pay per visit and were told that seeing 6 a day was productive but rarely did you get by with seeing only 6 (in 8 reviews)

  • Micromanagement by Off-Site Upper Management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    "All about profit."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Field  in  Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - RN Field in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time

    Pros

    They do have good benefits, PTO is good for those who have been there greater than 10 years.

    Cons

    Pay per visit is good as long as there are visits. Buzz word now is to "pass off to the paraprofessionals" which means more money to the bottom line. Branch is cyclical in referrals and for RN's and PT's during some times of the year, visits can be low. This means you do not make your productivity nor do you make enough money to live on. Again, it is all about profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more concise working model that will allow your clinicians to continue to work and get compensated even if referrals are not there. It is very difficult to work daily and then worry if you are going to make "ends meet." Passing off all of the visits to a lesser paid clinician is great for your bottom line, but discouraging to ours. I am forced to look for work elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    the patients should come first

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People caring for the patients (for the most part) do a great job under stressful conditions.

    Cons

    Communications from Corporate on policies and procedures are rare and not well thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the people on the front line are the face of the company to the patients. Make sure they are happy and taken care of. If they are happy, then it will translate into stockholders being happy - not the other way around.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fair

    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist  in  Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Montgomery, AL

    I worked at Gentiva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very flexible and easy job

    Cons

    Manager was difficult to work with.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor work/personal life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager

    I worked at Gentiva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Be ready to work 24 hours a day. It will be expected of you. Management is incompetent. Not interested in what their work horses have to say. Don't let their slogans fool you....Gentiva is all about productivity and numbers from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to listen to your employees when you're doing all the talking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    RN Case Manager

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

    I worked at Gentiva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling, friendly management

    Cons

    Patients cancel frequently. Lots of time spent on communication, paperwork (online)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training staff properly. Un-freeze raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Questionable policies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Gentiva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is centrally located off 285 for easy access on and off. Their color is wine.

    Cons

    Once a position has been dissolved, or there is some down-sizing, this company lays you off despite positions open in another location or even in the same location. You must apply as if you were not a former employee to be considered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How is not relocating current employees who have already gone through a 4 week orientation and know 'Gentiva's way' being fiscally responsible? You'd rather spend the money to orient others for a month before they can actually start work? Hmmm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    LPN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Physically Easy, enjoy the patients. Good about providing you with supplies you or patient may need.

    Cons

    Low mileage reimbursement. Stingy with paid holidays. Lots of charting to do after work hours that are not paid for. Pay is low. No room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees know they are appreciated by being a little more generous with pay and perks. Don't just end all you emails with " Thanks for all you do" . Prove you appreciate your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work environment. Good people to work with

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Good Salary.

    Cons

    Bonuses have been few and far between as well as pay raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees so that they will stay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    So, So company....not a good time to be in healthcare if you are not clinical.

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    Current Employee - Records Coordinator II  in  Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator II in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, PTO is better than most unless you are a tenured employee, you actually loose PTO.

    Cons

    Not very good at recognizing employees for their dedication & loyalty. They spend a lot of $ on plaques and lapel pins etc. and we really just want better pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the job growth increases, I foresee Gentiva losing a lot of tenured employees. We have the best office in all of NC and at least half of us are ready to leave, if we could just find something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of change here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay. Lots of locations for opportunities. Good vision to help people. That's all I can say good about the company.

    Cons

    Ever changing management. They seem to get rid of or scare off the good people: no salary increases to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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