Lincare Holdings
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www.lincare.com Clearwater, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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John P. Byrnes

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16% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Lincare-the worst job I've ever had

    Medical Biller (Former Employee)
    Amherst, NY

    Prosfree coffee and overtime work, if that is your thing.

    ConsI felt that they did not appreciate me as a valuable employee. There are too many cons to list. I have higher education, great skills and experience. I felt that everything was drained out of me. I was ready for the mental ward before I left Lincare. I felt a lot of fear while being employed there. I don't want to go into detail here for fear of being sued for being frank and honest. I am so happy with my new company. I never realized that this is how a company is supposed to treat it's human resources. A company should treat employees well if it wants to remain profitable and competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can run a car in the red for only so long before the engine blows up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Eastside sales representative, respiratory care.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Woodinville, WA

    ProsBuilding relationships, filling peoples needs everyday and being a value representative for them. Great starting sales job.

    ConsCompany got bought out and they restructured their branches. Never work here management bad all the way up and has been that way in the eastside area for a very long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a coach to your sales representatives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Worst Company I've ever work with.

    Center Manager (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsHealth insurance, Local people I worked with were dedicated and worked very hard as a team. Despite the District and Regional Managers poor skill set.

    ConsVery poor District Managers with absolutely no knowledge of the day to day operations of individual centers. Don;t have a Sales Rep, CSR or a driver. No problem let the center manager do it all. They are salaried so no overtime to pay. If the manager doesn't hit the unrealistic monthly goals fire them an get a new one. That is the basic Lincare policy. You must hit your goals regardless of the of circumstance. Computer technology is archaic AS400 is a joke. Must have been designed by the people Microsoft fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue. IF 90% of a District Managers center staff are looking for a new job. (Any Job) It might not be the staff. It might be the the upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad management in Seattle area and it has been that way for years

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGood sales experience, potential for fun friendly clients if you really get to know your accounts

    ConsEverything the base is very, very low compared to other companies, the gas mileage reimbursement, management from the top to the bottom of the company, the rollover at the center level including all the sales reps and managers!, the dysfunctional management staff, overwhelmed centers due to too many patients they are not taken care of as well as they should due to over worked staff, the company just got bought out by Linde Company, the weekends on call for no extra pay, went through 4 other sales reps for the other sales position at my center in 2 years. Territory manager overwhelmed and not motivated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so controlling micromanger, you built your team up well and everyone left.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy employees were wonderful and worked for their patients. I was able to effectively grow the business for my location and provided excellent service.

    ConsOnce, I was promised bonuses for each center I was responsible for and received zero. In fact I made less after I was promoted, and had more responsibilities. I asked for information on FMLA for taking care of my father who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and was told I was not eligible. I was then fired for "not doing my job". My nickname for Lincare is the "Oxygen Mafia".

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees fairly and abide by federal laws which they seem to get away with not doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HORIBLE company to work for they do not suport their employes

    Center Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsVery litle oversite, you will realy never see your manager if your numbers are good. All lincare cares about is your growing.

    ConsOutdated tech... still using 1980's softwear.. as a manager you will never know in real time where your center is at. You will send your paper work up to RBCO and it will not show on your reports for several weeks. If you are given a project to complete you will be yelled at do to this lag in the paper work process. They will want to know why it is not done yet and blame it all on you even though you completed it over a week ago but RBCO has not processed it yet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo to collage and get at least a bachelors degree. You need to quite running the company threw trial and error, and learn what to do. Quite hiring from with in the only people who I have seen promoted where the ones who where to incompetent to get a job with a better company, and had no choice but to stay with you. You are literaly promoting people to upper managment who other companies won't even hire for entry level positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Set Up for Failure

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsThey will hire you with no experience.

    Good stepping stone to better options.

    Training is great. QP3 is intense but you learn A LOT!

    ConsBase Pay is well below all competition.

    The minimum goals are pretty much unattainable (at least at my center). I do not know any Sales Reps in the company that are hitting their 20 O2 and 15 UDs, let alone the MDINR, PAPs etc....

    You are at the mercy of the CSRs. You can sell all day but if they don't process what comes in you get nothing.

    Write all of your Sales Calls down during the week and then waste Friday afternoon in offc typing them into an outdated AS400 system.

    Management is hit or miss.

    Managers are even more likely to lose their job than the Sales Reps.

    Turn over is so high that you do not know from day to day who will or will not be in your office.

    Rumor also has it that all of the little centers are going to be closed and merged with the larger centers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look around at all of the competition. You are killing yourselves slowly.

    Treat your employees like they deserve to be treated.

    Your base pay for Sales Reps is half of everyone else. Your goals are twice that of everyone else and the commission structure is half. Even your gas stipend is ridiculously low.

    You want the best employees? Pay them like they are the best employees!

    Focus on the top 1st. If there is no leadership then everyone is set up for failure from the start.

    I hired into an office with 1 CSR (she started 3 days before me), NO Manager (quit a week before I started), the RT was fired for compliance a few days after I started (that I understand), and 2 Service Techs. The Service guys were amazing but they were out delivering and filling patients so couldn't help too much.
    I transferred to another office to be closer to home. They had a manager when I transferred but he had turned in his notice and was gone shortly after I got there. I spent the 1st 4 months with no management and no training other than QP3. How am I supposed to learn how to do my job without a manager?
    They did finally hire a new manager for our center and he was awesome. A huge help and what do ya know the numbers went up (still not to your crazy goals though).
    Then they merged us with a sister company and his plate was so full that he didn't have time to assist us anymore. In a total of a year of employment I had a manager or area manager ride with me 4 maybe 5 times and a trainer rode with me once.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Company Ever

    Healthcare Specialist (Former Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsStock options, 401, lots of benefits

    ConsCompany did not pay benefits, stock options, or even give bonuses as promised in writing, and lots more. Back stabbing, stealing and more

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out while you can.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nothin to write home about

    Service Representative (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Prosall the ot u want

    ConsDME is on its way down, generally

    Advice to Senior Managementreassess who u r trusting for input/u might b gettin played/covering for everyone and asking for accountability leads to service issues

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    unbelieveable this place is still in operation

    Service Technician (Current Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    Prosthe crew I work with make this job tolerable

    Consmake you work 24/7 on call time but do not pay you unless you are on a call, steal your life from you. Incredibly ridiculous amounts of paperwork, anal micro management. Cannot get decent equipment to perform the almighty O2 set up. The most antique computer system EVER!!!! Nothing is ever done for you to help you with your job and efficiency. Terrible pay for all the CDL demands from the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually listen to your employees, stop putting so much emphasis on the numbers. You could be the WORST management team on the planet....besides the federal government.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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