Gentiva

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Gentiva Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
237 Reviews
2.2
237 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits, great local team, decent marketing supplies, sstrong name recognition (in 16 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Instead of salaries they now only pay on the pay per visit model (in 10 reviews)

  • Promotion comes through knowing someone in upper management not by merit (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    If you want to sit for hours listening to upper management types who have never been in the field use 'business speak"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None, unless you count the occasional plate of cupcakes brought in by one of the nurses who obviously just smoked half a pack before she came in

    Cons

    Change of management every other week, upper management were clueless especially regional manager, flippant with policies, no solid method of documentation, did not pay for mileage in full. Expansion with no business plan laid in place, and no raises for clinical staf despite upper management recieving raises every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit! You are pretentious and about as down to earth as the International Space Station. What you lack in managerial skills you make up for in badly fitting business-casual attire, Jesus fishes and Rapture bumper stickers; if you were on fire I'd drink my own urine rather than put you out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    Former Employee - Manager of Clinical Practice in Hamden, CT
    Former Employee - Manager of Clinical Practice in Hamden, CT

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent training. good insurance health benefit package.

    Cons

    Too large a territory to manage. all decisions must go through an unseen corporate office. no way of really evaluating what patients should be taken on...central referral expects all to be. branches do not help each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smaller areas of territory would lead to seeing the nurses more often and allow them to have a sense of being a part of something bigger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible! We were not human beings, we were puppets and work horses-easily thrown away.

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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I cannot find any reason for a professional to work at this horrible company......... unless you have had your rabies shots You will get bitten!!!!

    Cons

    They LIE,revolving door, work 20 hrs 7 days week. Much confusion,lots of tears, professionals running out the door . the clients never knew who was coming to provide their care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the real world

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    HOSTILE...Miserable...Worst Place I have ever worked!! Management awful and very unethical!!!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing!!! The only good thing was the three office workers! That's scared to death to say how miserable and wrong they do them!! Feel sorry for them!

    Cons

    Change in management!!! No training on products and Only want Medicare patients!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together! You guys are awful!! I would not let you care for my dog!!

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    HOSTILE!!!!!!!!!!!!! MANAGEMENT enjoys to BULLY employees!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PTO, compensation,Insurance, Benefits only! only sperks was being full time to get benefits

    Cons

    If you are honest , this is not the place for you. alot of back stabbing, lies, rumors, cover-ups, blame, non-professional, management, profanity infront of/directed at employees, bully tactics daily, threats made towards employees. You better do what your told even if unethical or your out of a job. If you have done nothing to lose your job, you will be pushed out with other tatics!!!!! Sorry BD!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a branch of employees tries daily to report on going issues, and turnover is at an all time HIGH, take a close look at the leadership in all areas. When employess that have stood with the company for years through trials and tribulation are leaving and your leadership has only been in place for a year or two??? Something is not right!! value who has valued your company!!!! Great employees, help grow great business??? what do you really value?? as it looks, only the bottom $$$$$$$$$.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    This company took a vibrant, well established home health company, and destroyed it after the takeover

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    Former Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in New Albany, MS
    Former Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in New Albany, MS

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've given an honest attempt and there are none.

    Cons

    Gentiva purchased a prosperous home health agency, founded by a family, with a stellar reputation and proceeded to destroy it. Gilbert's Home Care was the original company. Their clinicians and support people worked hand and glove for the good of the company while valuing the individual. Gentiva's culture is the polar opposite. Case manager's way of "handling" issues was to dump multiple referrals on the clinicians desk, while the existing list of patients was unrealistic from a numbers perspective. Patient's went without services, meanwhile, marketing efforts continued to physicians knowing that they could not fulfill the commitment they were promising. Questionable Medicare practices....too many to mention, but if they had to go thru a real audit, someone would be serving some time. One of the finest RN's I've had the pleasure of working with, was found to have cancer and thus she was off taking treatments. She had worked for this company for close to 30years. She was notified via mail that she no longer had a job....fact! Most of the clinicians have left and quite a few of their therapist are on contract from the Phillipines. This company is morally bankrupt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the greed and have some shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Public Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Caregivers and clinicians are good people.

    Cons

    Beauracratic red tape, lemming like management, and disengagement from top executives.

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

    Worst position I have ever held

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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None whatsoever to working here.

    Cons

    Everything. Corporation is run by dishonest, morally destitute individuals. The local "management" has been successfully fired from four different positions over the years, but that was their ideal candidate for "management." They expect you to work excessively long hours for extended periods of time without compensation. On call means sitting by the phone and not moving. Worst company in the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, take stock of your "management" employees and clean house. This could be a great company if it stopped the head in the sand approach to problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the really bad

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Dothan, AL

    I have been working at Gentiva (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff is awesome. Loved working with the patients. Any thing outside the office!

    Cons

    The management both in the office and outside it is poor. They belittle and use threat tactics to manage the staff. The outrageous amount of paperwork, the large territory and the high acuity of the patients makes for long days. After working past 5 on most days then call starts. After call the on call weekends start making for exhausted burnt out employees. This however is not enough for the managers who sit in the office all day and instead of getting out helping their already strained and taxed staff they ask for more. On top of the full load they push admissions and don't have adequate staff to care for the patients they currently have. Once the patients are admitted they could care less about getting them the promised supplies, its as if they have already gotten the number/money for them and they are done. They have no loyalty to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter unless you are friends of theirs they don't listen anyway. We are just expendable, interchangrable, low ranking pions. Our opinions don't matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont do it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Coworkers. There are some great people here but they end up leaving because they cant deal with the high school style atmosphere.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, no trust in RN staff skills, NO consistencies in policies, VERY inexperienced managers who do not know how to deal with issues or day to day operations. New paperwork is a joke. This company makes millions yet the are waiting until the last minute to use EMR. No access to information makes it impossible to care for pt properly, or there is redundant visits due to no communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your staff!!! Get some management courses/skills so you can actually manage your staff. COMMUNICATE with the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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