Gentiva Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
209 Reviews
2.3
209 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.  

    confusing, puts cart before horse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Management in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    some of the people I work with

    Cons

    unstable work environment, no knowledge of what actually is going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find out what is really going on. talk with those who work at sites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Corporate Nightmare!

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

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    - Pay Per Visit for field staff
    - Full Time Benefits
    - Multiple Locations Nationwide

    Cons

    - Corporate Bureacracy at its worst
    - Demands Loyalty and Gives None
    - Secretive, Deceitful, and Unaccountable Upper Management
    - Lack of Resource Personnel
    - Micromanagement by Off-Site Upper Management
    - High Turnover Rate
    - Consistently Low Morale
    - Pressure to Bend or Ignore Regulations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would offer some advice, but they do not care to have it. We all know they are just about the $$$!

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

    No way to run a company

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

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Good PTO, flexible scheduling- that's it!!

    Cons

    Management decisions, communication, recognition of job performance, need to be "friends" with management in order to excel in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff about their concerns. Treat us like you want to be treated. Walk in our shoes for a day. We're out there making a difference. To many write up's for nonsense. Look at the staff that are not providing good care. Poor orientation, lack of leadership. Don't demand us to recert a patient if their goals have been met. It's all about $$$. Compensate us for going above and beyond. Make it known to other employees and cooperate. HR needs to make on site visits to branches and stop redirecting the complaint back to the branch management. Who do we go to with a problem with management bullying staff. Very mean people that only care about themselves. They're all in the wrong profession!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Generally good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Unethical senior leadership, overwhelming workloads, out of date technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider replacing yourself with qualified leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work here if you LIKE being treated like a dog, otherwise RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN FROM THIS COMPANY!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance and PTO.

    Cons

    Poor work/ home life balance.
    Overtime required to complete paperwork and must be done in the office if you want to get paid for it.
    Office is located in a very poor and dangerous area in the city.
    Supervisors prone to be cliquish with some employees and non inclusive to most others, unless you suck up to them.
    Browbeating/backstabbing non-supportive management and untrustworthy coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One hand does not know what the other hand is doing: Get organized!
    Treat your nurses with the respect they deserve.
    Recognize and acknowledge the employees achievements/accomplishments regularly instead of focusing on the negatives all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hostile

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    Some good people still remain

    Cons

    Hostile work environment is tolerated. Staffing model is all that matters and jobs fluctuate based on current census. Frequent layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own mission statement

  8.  

    San Diego branch Director quits, many employees likely to lose all benefits.

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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

    Pros

    Branch Director quits. Last week, clinicians in San Diego were told that they would be moved to per idem without benefits if they did not consistently maintain productivity. We were also told that other Branch Directors in the West region were also baling out.

    Cons

    The problem for RNs is that we can't always be as productive as we want because the MCPs tell us to hand off patients to LVNs. Also, there are weeks where there are not enough referrals and we are not productive due to this. Most of us are close to meeting the productivity goals. We are good people who do not deserve to be treated this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not want to have my benefits eliminated. Gentiva is making a lot of money now. Is anybody listening?

    So many good clinicians have left this branch in the last few months and the director is leaving next week. I am looking for another job too. I would advise people to stay away from this company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unethical Reimbursement and Business Practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Gentiva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hard working staff that wanted to do a good job for the company.

    Cons

    You will be 'let go' for bringing things to their attention that they don't want anyone to know about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't hide bad business practices forever...the issue caught up with you, didn't it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No one looks out for you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, pay, patients, national medical director

    Cons

    Poor coverage for health insurance. Lies from the top down. Money driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to staff

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

    Run Do not work here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Great co wokers in the field! Love the patient care and the schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Horrible management, very dis organized, staff is treated rudely by management. Very poor morale due to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get some management and supervisory staff in here who knows what is going on and how to run a business. You have excellent field staff but you are losing them because of the brutality of management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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