Lincare Holdings

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Lincare Holdings Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
211 Reviews
1.9
211 Reviews
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John P. Byrnes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Entry level position into healthcare sales industry (in 6 reviews)

  • The compensation is good and they take care of their sales reps (in 8 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.  

    Area Manager is horrible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    Your co-workers are the best

    Cons

    leadership, compensation and home life do not jive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great starter job for medical sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Biggest company of its kind in the world

    Cons

    Way too micromanaged, every center operates differently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Healthcare Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Traveling to different areas daily.

    Cons

    They expect too high of visits a day especially in rural areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make center managers take a leadership class because all three that I worked for were horrible managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very mixed review, unusual company

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Very ethical, high level of security, good benefits, good 401K. I think there is good job security which is very important in our current economy

    Cons

    Very little guidance for new acquisitions. Not enough corporate support for important things such as developing and approving new contracts, policies and procedures. Takes too long for employees to get reimbursement for items they must pay up front to do their job. Company departments don't seem to know what each other is doing. Terrible billing structure that doesn't listen to or understand how to bill certain items and contracts. Average salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to listen to and adapt to what each center needs, they are all different

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Huge World of Opportunity! It all depends on you.

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

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing marketplace, expanding company, lots of opportunity for achievers.

    Cons

    The most demanding but rewarding work experience that I have had. No one told me what I needed to do but I knew what had to be done to take care of the patient and make the patient population grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    People I worked with and the commissions used to be great. If you work hard you can make a lot of money.

    Cons

    salary is too low for new reps to get started, they need a sign on bonus to make it feasible to succeed as it takes about 3 months to cultivate business and relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Center managers should be able to make commissions as well. Their expectations of center managers to make calls and build relationships to cultivate business, but the commissions do not get allocated to anyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not too bad, depends on your center

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    pay, employees, freedom, gas, lunch

    Cons

    no company expense account, outdated software

  9.  

    ADHD "focus" without meds.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Specialist
    Current Employee - Healthcare Specialist

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's nice to be able to take care of patients. Setting my own schedule is a bonus, but that varies from center to center. It depends on how much the manager and csrs think they can count on you to do it yourself. I'm not new at this so someone else managing my schedule is not what I'm looking for. If you have a good center staff and area manager, it can be fun.

    Cons

    Expectations are ridiculous. The focus changes sometimes within a month. You can count on it changing at least monthly. Assessments are supposed to be a priority, but then an "emergency" cpap order will come in and override that. The amount of work that is expected of the HCS (and all positions, really) is unreasonable. In order to see the number of patients required for assessments and setups, all the follow ups, ordering, cleaning equipment, working reports, and being present for conference calls there would always need to be two HCSs per center. That is not the case. Most centers have one. Even in centers with more than one HCS, there's usually enough work for an additional person. No consideration is given to the personal life of HCSs and STs. Everyone else goes home at a decent time, but quitting time for HCSs and STs doesn't exist. Minimal inventory is allowed and the ordering process is cumbersome. Some equipment goes through two approvals before reaching purchasing and it may be rejected at any point. Bonuses are mythical. Thresholds will be set, only to be changed once the center is close or has met them. Mileage reimbursement is helpful but sorely lacking. Being able to answer a phone and use a computer are about all the skills needed for CSRs. Being able to communicate well verbally and in writing are not strong skills I've observed and it's hard to bite my tongue and not make corrections on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. There is no real training for new managers but rather a sink or swim mentality. Center operations only matter to upper management when they don't meet the requirements for O2 setups. As long as you meet the numbers, nobody cares what you do or how you do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your center staff. Create upward mobility opportunities. Implement true training program for CSRs and CMs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learn from it and leave

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    If you can do this job- you can do any job.

    Cons

    Moving targets to be able to hit bonus, no positive encouragement, travel, MICRO MANAGING

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If one is doing well-tell them. Telling them they aren't going to bonus if they don't do this or don't do this is not fair.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and unappreciated

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

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

    Pros

    Working with patients is rewarding, but there is no life balance with this company. You will work 24/7 even on vacation and your cell phone will go off at all hours.

    Cons

    Not enough training for all staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAIN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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