Gentiva Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
226 Reviews
2.3
226 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 13 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 9 reviews)

  • Micromanagement by Off-Site Upper Management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No way to run a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 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 (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    Unethical senior leadership, overwhelming workloads, out of date technology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
  3. 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than an 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
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  5. 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

  6.  

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

    • Comp & 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
  7.  

    Unethical Reimbursement and Business Practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    No one looks out for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Run Do not work here!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Gentiva - Palm Desert, CA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bereavement Coordinator in Palm Desert, CA
    Current Employee - Bereavement Coordinator in Palm Desert, CA

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

    Pros

    Good patients and families to work with.

    Cons

    No leadership skills (new management). Employees are liars, defamed other employees, two- face, back stabbers and very envious. Lack of integrity and character, no compassion most of all management lack experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of too many layers of Vice Presidents in the West Region. Wasting tax payers money and Medicare. Very heavy in middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked directly with absolutely Great people but Corporate management seems completely focused on their balance sheet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in North Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The character and compassion of the (disposable) people who you work with. ...... And if you like being used, lied to and then unceremoniously discarded with one day's notice & a two week severance package, Gentiva is a wonderful place.

    Cons

    Corporate Leadership's history (and future) of closing offices and terminating employees because last month's plan is changed to not being in this month's plan. ..... One day you're told that you're doing a great job and the next you're told that you're no longer needed. Gentiva has become a company that makes money off their employee's compassion but has no compassion for it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're on the path to move from being the "biggest player in the market" to becoming a business school "case study" on how to completely loose sight of what made you successful. .... And changing your name to try to avoid the bad reputation you're building in the market is not "a fix".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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