Lincare Holdings

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Lincare Holdings Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
218 Reviews
1.9
218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Entry level position into healthcare sales industry (in 7 reviews)

  • The compensation is good and they take care of their sales reps (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has lost sight of the roots of it's business - their employees (in 34 reviews)

  • in the span of 5 years we went through 6 Sales Reps (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Unnoticing

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

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent, fun coworkers (for the most part). The pay is decent for my lifestyle and the benefits aren't bad. The OT is widely available.

    Cons

    I'm gonna toot my own horn for a minute. I came into this company and quickly picked up the work and became good at it. Since then, I've taken on other tasks and responsibilities to impress my management and move ahead in the company. That's not going to happen. My boss claims he/she is always open to sitting with us and listening to ideas for improvement but never writes back to emails, door is always closed and is in a meeting with someone, and is literally the least accessible person on the floor.

    It's ridiculous. I recommend working here for work experience, not for a career. Your hard work will not be rewarded for what it's worth.

    Also many other of the employees enjoy complaining about their workload instead of just doing it. If you're a hard worker who is annoyed by others laziness then this is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees you want to hear them and then actually do it. Stop being g hard to reach and build relationships with. Your employees notice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Trash company

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    An entry level position to get started on medical sales.

    Cons

    Does not care about employees. The center is in constant disarray and management is sub par. People that only could work at Lincare work at Lincare. Don't waste your time with a crappy company with crappy leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking so highly of yourselves. You've invested entirely too much of your already wasted life on a Terrible company.

  3.  

    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 Lincare Holdings (more than an year)

    Pros

    The health benefits are excellent... That's about it. I am just using other words to get to my 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    You are surrounded by co workers that are beaten down and have terrible morale because the leadership at every level is very poor. They hold supplies hostage. The patient care doesn't matter at all to anyone above the center level. I can't wait to find another job and get out of here! I wish I had never even considered this job! Jim Vainio and Dan Vasijl are used car salespeople... If they are being nice, they want something from you. Do not trust them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many things to list here. This is, by far, the worst company I have ever worked for!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very nasty disfunctional place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Meriden, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Meriden, CT

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

    Pros

    there really are no pros

    Cons

    clients info all over office which should be in files. big hippa violations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better management and all rules should apply to all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Over worked, over stressed, under paid and under staffed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to meet lots of really nice patients and work with some decent people in the medical industry

    Cons

    Lincare prides itself on "Customer Service" and has quite a large patient base. The large patient base is at minimum tied to the customer service. Ruthless business tactics (which is a must in the industry) has removed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to realize that the bonus they earn, the "Caring Choice" is all due to the hard work of their front line staff. RBCOs and Centers are so far under staffed that eventually compliance with rules set by OIG and more strict rules set by individual states will be come impossible to comply with. As it stands if OIG, FDA or state department of health were to inspect centers Lincare would see many centers shut down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    Good job to get experience on your resume for a real medical sales career. Lincare is not a career company it is a stepping stone. You will see this by their extremely high turnover in all positions in the company.

    Cons

    Read the other reviews and you will know the cons. My personal problem is I feel like a courier for lincare. Always going back and forth getting corrections made which is not a real sales job. Working held sales can become a full time position for a sales rep if they want to collect commissions. You will not get paid until all required documentation has been collected and even then the regional billing office has such high turnover nobody knows what they are doing in that department so commissions are held up. Stay for 1-2 years and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money into training your employees and give more benefits to retain good employees. Focus on core services and quit trying to roll out new programs all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Center manager

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

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked as both a sales rep and manager and only good thing I can say is the experience. It will toughen you up for a better career.

    Cons

    Never hated a job until I worked here. Upper management has completely unrealistic expectations, do not train any managers, and send hateful, demeaning emails. I would rather pick up trash than work for this company. They could care less about you as a person or your family. When you meet one goal, there is no respect or commendation, only a barrage of emails demanding to know why you didn't excel in 5 other areas as well. Don't waste your time. Waste management is probably hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace upper management. They obviously aren't getting it done or you wouldn't have so many bad reviews. Praise and reward your employees when deserved. Focus more on patient care. Doctors and hospitals will actually respect that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Center Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center in Jacksonville, AR
    Former Employee - Center in Jacksonville, AR

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work there.

    Cons

    They are always under staffed. Upper management wants you to work every weekend without any additional pay. Drivers are also expected to work on call. The pay is horrible. They are also closing centers nationwide. Not a good company to work for. They don't care about their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company used to be great. Many many years ago. You have managed to make it hell for everyone that works there. Thank god I was able to get out when I did. Now happy to work for a company that cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Demoralizing, UnCare+, Lack; Honesty, Integrity and Care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Audit in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I Barely Survived; resigned immediately!

    Cons

    * Management is clueless and imprisoned in decision making
    * Radio Silence when inquiries are made into process, training, quality, reference
    * Due to lack; everyone process tasks differently, thus producing horrendous results
    * Spellcheck, grammar, professionalism non-existent
    * ALL management micro-manage with the aid of employees and bathroom attendants
    * Dreadful leadership, training, goals, quality
    * Management is Mob-like with employee(s) to prepare reports, spreadsheets, watch others in driving fabricated tasks to produce the numbers
    * Lack of investment in training employees and quality assurance
    * Absence of company culture
    * No modernism, No alliance, No growth, No respect, No integrity... (5 Lincare Holdings "values")
    * Safety, Security, HR waivers quite concerning
    * Employees are a caution; placing unknowns in others drinking vessels and foods
    * Overtime is essential; otherwise employees are a breath from welfare
    * Employees intentionally sabotage work to secure overtime
    * Cellphones are not permitted
    * Work-life balance isn't imperative
    * Chaos runs the day, be prepared to be stressed the moment you walk in the door. Meetings on Meetings in management office of regurgitated nonsense
    * Pay is a JOKE
    * Demoralizing toxic environment, be prepared to hear about endless internal fever your first week of work
    * Audits are processed consciously delayed to next level without care. Patients breaths are depending upon QA
    * No care, No Quality, No Training, No goals nor passion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your competitors (Masters), invest in your employees; reflection of Y-O-U.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative, Promoter to Center Manager in Silverton, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative, Promoter to Center Manager in Silverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Customers and referrals, that's about it

    Cons

    Management is corrupt, rigid and inflexible. Dan Vasilj has no clue what true leadership is. Leadership is action not a position! The company makes center level decisions based on numbers from a spread sheet. they have no clue what it is to work at the center level and make it work. I would LOVE to see Dan or Greg work a center for 3 months, short handed. (most Lincare centers operate short handed) Lincare takes advantages of their good employees. Over time in many cases was not an option, that adds up to a significant chunk of your life being taken away. Lincare makes for a pretty unhappy work situation, which in turn can make the rest of your life pretty miserable as well. lincare says they are the caring choice... BULLSNOT! The only thing lincare cares about is that almighty dollar. We never had the proper equipment for our patients, at one time we were not even allowed to order tanks for our growing client base. There was very little, if any support from management, there was never any positive feedback, communication was non existent ( unless they thought you screwed up), employees overall were unhappy, and miserable to say the least. Decisions are made at the highest level possible Regardless of what it is, you have to check with your boss before doing it.He or She also has to check with there bosses. In the dysfunctional world of Lincare you may have responsibility, but the authority lives in a office in Spokane Washington, you might be " labeled" a center manager but really your just a glorified CSR who gets paid just a little bit more. In reality it's not worth it, your health and family are more important. lincare will continue to lose talented employees...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time in your center... See what it's really like running an office in 2014. Address your integrity, and values...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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