Lincare Holdings Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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John P. Byrnes
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Pros
  • Entry level position into healthcare sales industry (in 7 reviews)

  • can be a decent entry level position to get some experience before moving on (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Mistreatment by upper management (in 34 reviews)

  • Center managers typically have a high school education and completely unprofessional (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Patient Account Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Patient Account Coordinator
    Former Employee - Patient Account Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time

    Pros

    I have truly thought about this and have found that there are absolutely NO PROS about this position or working for this company!!!!!

    Cons

    There too many to mention in this small space, but here are some of the most relevant: * Workload is overwhelming and many accounts have not been touched in years. * Lincare claims to be "The caring choice in Respiratory Durable Medical Equipment," but neglects to follow that policy 100%. As an employee, I was instructed to collect money, collect money, collect money, collect money; but supervision was not concerned with how the patients were being handled. A "Caring Company," I think NOT. * At end of month, every employee must work past 5:00 pm to ??? until all work is completed. No exceptions. * Office politics, gossip, back stabbing, micromanagement, mismanagement, and lack of effective management. * No access to personal electronics while in the facility. If there is an emergency or someone needs to contact you, it is difficult to get a hold of you immediately. The supervisors are allowed to have their personal cell phones in the facility and flaunt it in front of the lower-level employees. * Directions, daily/ weekly instructions, or tasks are given verbally and seldom in writing, leaving employees to guess or make individual decisions on how and when to complete their work. Also, these "instructions" vary and conflict between supervisors, which leaves the employee in the wrong at all times. * Employee parking is awful and limited. * Starting hourly wages for Patient Account Coordinator ranged from $9.00-$14.00 per hour depending on experience. There were employees that had worked at Lincare for over 10 years that were making less than $10 per hour, while new hires were making over $14 per hour. You get what you pay for and it shows! * Communication is essential in business operations. Use it!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to follow your Governing Principle: The fundamental principle governing Corporate actions and the actions of employees and officers is that ethics and business are inseparable at LINCARE, that no business objective can be achieved without following the highest ethical standards and complying with all the local and national laws and regulations that pertain to our operations. Where are Lincare's Business Integrity and Ethics? I did not see them while employed with your company. If you treat your employees well with incentives, great supervision, decent wages, and a positive, nurturing work environment, the investment will surprise you. Try it!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not worth the trouble

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Quincy, WA
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Quincy, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some good people employed with the company- usually in meager capacities for positive influence.

    Cons

    Really poor training, supplies are constantly unavailable, centers are reactive not proactive due to upper management's inconsistency in focus areas, morale is poor, they try to prevent glass door reviews with arbitrary policies, patient care isn't even on the radar instead it's pathetic money grubbing and dishonestly achieved profits, Dan and Buddy are incompetent, the business just reeks of imminent failure. Absolutely a regrettable waste of time, I especially regret the moronic trainings at the Davenport and Inr trainings in Denver. If I could go back and not work there I truly would.

    Advice to Management

    Your inadequacy overall is so severe that you should resign and do so with the sense of urgency you preach but never exhibit.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Extremely unrealistic training for sales

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Small territory, great branch office staff.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate for reps. You work in the field for 5-6 weeks then send you to training boot camp for 2 weeks. Training was very technical and physiology driven. Tests were all essay or fill in the blank. Reps were pulled from all walks of life with no experience other than they could pass a written test. I am a seasoned medical sales rep with 10 years as a pharmaceutical rep and this training was far more intense. I unfortunately wasn't able to pass the tests and was flown home that day. I studied like crazy for weeks but due to some short term memory issues I failed. The sad thing is I am an excellent rep and have terrific rapport with my accounts. Ironically when calling on discharge planners nothing technical ever comes up, they just want the patient taken care off and off their desk.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think your hiring practices and the training. Good reps are slipping through your system.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Don

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    Former Employee - Medicare Audit Specialist in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Medicare Audit Specialist in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can wear jeans and the coworkers are great. My position in the company was easy.

    Cons

    I was told when I was hired that there would be occasional over time, that turned into a mandatory 30 minuets every day plus most weekends. My supervisor tried to be intimidating and bully the staff, she had no prior training and she talked down to everyone. She once stood over me while I sat in my chair and yelled where everyone could hear her. She wrote me up for sending a fax to the wrong number, when it was clear the outdated machines they used were on much too high of a table for me to be able to see the screen clearly. I had proof that I had called and double checked the number and that the only fault was the height of the fax. After that - she had it out for me. She made it a point to find something wrong with everything I did and I was not at all surprised when I was fired (for being in the hospital for two days with a note). There is a super high turn over in every position and there are untrained people training people left and right. They can't keep people there and the ones they do manage not to drive off or fire within 90 days are workaholics who don't mind being talked down to and walked all over. I put out the highest amount of appeals and I got fired for missing two consecutive days of work with a hospital note. If you're a workaholic and you're never sick and you never make a mistake - this might be the job for you. The average length of people there is 1month - 1 year, although there are a handful of bitter people that have been there 16-20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers, care more about your staff, give incentives


  6. Not the best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Busy work environment. Work days go by very quickly.

    Cons

    poor pay, no training, lack of support and resources. management is too focused on sales and not on customer service.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Absolutely beyond 100% completely miserable.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not too much to say on this topic, however, I suppose AT TIMES, you're able to be flexible with scheduling. The

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. Employees treated as minions. Hostile and work environment with hostile people whom have worked together for 30+ years. They are warped into their own ways and no chance for anyone new to thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Get all new upper management. As a new person coming in to do a job, you lose respect for the "boss" if he cannot perform the job even up to the worst standards.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Don't look for a career here.

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Every 2 years or so you get a new manager.

    Cons

    If you decide to transfer you do NOT get to keep your pay. When you transfer, even to the nearest center, you loose the pay you have and start over a the bottom. The bottom pay scale is specific to that particular center. The fact that you are in the same region makes no difference. IE: Current pay is over 16 an hour. Transfer and you are offered 12.25. Even with the knowledge and skills of a senior service technician.

    Advice to Management

    Advice does not matter due to fact management is a temporary position.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Not A Quality Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to assist and care for patients.

    Cons

    Ask yourself why the ratings are so low? I used to think that the only people that wrote on this site were disgruntled employees. 20 years of experience has proven to me that this is one of the most poorly run companies I have ever been associated with. For the people that state this is a good company to work for has never worked for a company that cares for their employees. The pay is poor, the transparency of bonuses is a farce, and their training is subpar at best. The software is outdated, the centers are not fully staffed, and they provide the bare minimum in regards to computers and supplies. The sales position may be a great entry level job but I would not recommend this position to a tenured sales professional. The area manager decides raises without any input from center managers. Considering they have multiple centers to manage, they don't get a true feel for each employee so how can they truly evaluate their employees. Its stated that employees are your most valuable asset. If this is the case, then you have to ask yourself why the turnover rate is so high? They value the bottom line more than their employees which is unfortunate because they have good people that work at the different centers.

    Advice to Management

    I would provide input but they really don't accept advice. Even when it's sound advice.


  10. Helpful (2)

    DON

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lincare Holdings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known company is the only pro

    Cons

    One of the worst companies out there to work for. Seriously, unless you are desperate and need a quick job (believe me - there are a lot of openings constantly) DON'T EVEN APPLY. One of the most poorly managed companies out there. Compensation is poor - management is very poor - and there training is one of the worst. Wasted 3 years of my life for a company that does not care about their employees

    Advice to Management

    They didn't listen when I worked there - why on earth would they listen now? Wasted 3 years of my life for a company that clearly does not care about their employees


  11. Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bowie, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program. Worked with talented people.

    Cons

    Almost everything. Poor salary. Worked with talented people who were mistreated by the company, Total disconnect between center and corporate headquarters.



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