Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Benjamin A. Breier
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Pros
  • Great co workers including nurses and techs try their best (in 8 reviews)

  • Rewarding patient care insurance was ok until the huge changes this year (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The 4 RNs do total patient care from bed baths to titrating drips which doesn't even leave time to chart (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management was not always qualified for their position or knowledgable (in 18 reviews)

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  1. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement with company

    Cons

    Too big. Very slow to produce collaterals


  2. lpn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    you get plenty of over time if you want it. max patient load is 6, but most of the time you will have only 4

    Cons

    poor management. upper management can care less about you and don't even know who you are most of the time, mid management pretends to care, they listen but don't hear you.

    Advice to Management

    screen your applicants more carefully, don't just hire a warm body. when your employee comes to you with a concern pay attention


  3. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Kindred is an organization focused on employee retention; I applaud their efforts to recognize performance, as this seems to be diminishing in the corporate environment.

    Cons

    No material cons observed up to this point.


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  5. New Grad Registered Nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The director of nursing at the Randol Mill location in Arlington is the BEST. She really cares about her staff and the patients. She encourages conversations between herselff and her staff if there are any problems. She's very straight forward and kind. She also acknowledges that as a new grad nurse, you're afraid but she gives you so much opportunity for questions. EVERYONE seems like they enjoy their job their and it's a big family enviornment. VERY CLEAN.

    Cons

    There aren't any that I have identified. Maybe one would be it's location. It's nestled behind an LTC so it's a bit difficult to find that entrance!

    Advice to Management

    NONE! Keep up the good work.


  6. Corporate office is a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Louisville, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Corporate salaries are competitive in the Louisville's saturated healthcare IT market.
    Great corporate culture.
    Positive company mission.
    Good benefits (fairly typical healthcare coverage these days, but additional benefits include things like free fitness center for employees, high quality cafeteria and coffee shop, holiday activities for families, on-site flu shots, etc).

    Cons

    Multiple departments often work toward similar objectives, unaware of each other's work.
    Career paths can be unclear and difficult to find your next promotion opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate verticals.
    Consider having departmental cross-training for all employees (it takes a long time to figure out what each department and division does, which leads to a lot of the missed opportunities to merge projects).


  7. ok company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    great pay, make own hours

    Cons

    poor health insurance, mileage rate not very good


  8. nursing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Nursing Staff they are fun and nice

    Cons

    No support from supervisor or managers

    Advice to Management

    ENSURE YOU ARE ORIENTED


  9. Market Research Analyst at Kindred Healthcare

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large healthcare organization that is growing through mergers and acquisitions, contract growth, and service line expansion. Many opportunities for work in new and expanding ways of the healthcare system

    Cons

    Lack of growth potential and professional development for non-clinical team members.


  10. Helpful (1)

    RN Charge Nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Complex Care Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse Complex Care Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, okay benefits, employee incentives

    Cons

    Too many cliques in the company, they advance who they want, poor insurance

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at verifying your choice of management staff


  11. IT Department Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Programmer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Programmer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great people to work with on a daily basis.
    Lots of job security for IT staff.

    Cons

    Average to Poor benefits
    A considerable amount of pigeon hole type of jobs.
    Very low growth opportunities for senior level positions in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on Improving employee benefits and moral.



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