Lincare Holdings

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Lincare Holdings Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
200 Reviews
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200 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 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has lost sight of the roots of it's business - their employees (in 29 reviews)

  • in the span of 5 years we went through 6 Sales Reps (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not A Bad Place To Work

    • 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

    Pros

    Its a tough job and all the pieces have to be in place to be successful. It can be frustrating at times but if you put in the time and make your managers happy, you can do it for a long time.

    Cons

    You are far too dependent on others to be successful. Management has no clear direction or foresight when making decisions. Plan on getting paid for 2/3 of what you sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time at the center level...don't forget thats probably where you got your start.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many expectations to perform and exceed but not enough compensation for the grief received

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large enough company and every center operates more or less independently. Corporate leadership is varied and seems to be genuinely interested in growth.

    Cons

    Benefits are minimal and each office has a different environment from the other. Each location competes rather than cooperates with each other which filters down to the staff level. Very poor moral in some locations. Too much work with the constant micro-management from above to exceed expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a valuable learning experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    Will help prepare you for any job in the market. If you can be successful here you can be successful anywhere.

    Cons

    Bonus structure could be better.

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  5.  

    A Place to make a few dollars.

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like overtime, it is offered often and sometimes made mandatory without warning. CS center has a high turnover rate!

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement from this position, company does not provide raises after extensive training, no raises after 6 months, or even after a year. The company has a broad base for hiring, so you will work with a wide range of personalities and some are very difficult to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that employees should be valued, especially when 4-6 months of training is involved. Small raises would make a big difference in the ability to retain employees, especially if you can not provide acknowledgement for a job well done. It might even help if the start up salary was $1.00 more for new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Lincare takes care of their employees. Due to illness early retirement was the only answer and Lincare made the transition as pleasant as possible.

    Cons

    Lincare management encourages questionable selling tactics. Reps are instructed to undermine the competition even if it means misrepresenting facts to potential clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could offer more clarity to the reps in the field and could be more "up front" during the hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lincare was a nice place to get started

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

    I worked at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    Knew how to roll out new projects.

    Cons

    Area Management was not very good, and seemed to be picked for interesting reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective and attentive to area management. Are these people really adding to the company?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lincare is a great place to begin your sales career.

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

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

    Pros

    A great way to break into medical sales, Lincare looks great on resume, training is above average, form greAt relationships with the medical community

    Cons

    Compensation plan is below average, no bonuses or increase in pay etc ..., no upward mobility for sales focused, not much recognition for superb performance, micromanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover ratio with sales is extremely high... Give reps reason to stay with co... Bonus, upward growth, rewards, recognition. Update computer programs- less paper more productivity, utilize laptops like rest of industry, reevaulate pay structure every 2 years for each job function according to the area, form a held sales team in each region eliminate the responsibily held sales at centers who already have enough on their plate...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Get ready to do the work of 3 people

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, bonuses attainable

    Cons

    Training is a joke. Turnover outrageous. Report after report after report. Constant struggle to keep on top of the outgoing accounts with new growth. Past reputation has not been helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cohesion in computer systems and overall would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    its all about the people you work with

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

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As long as your center has great team work things will be good.

    Cons

    constant changes in requirements with medicare. The sale itself isnt hard its the documentation you need to get that makes it diffficult to get paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Management decisions with Competetive Bidding are going to put us out of business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the top 3 Oxygen companies in the country, many locations, great staff.

    Cons

    Write off too much money to get business, hurts them in the end. No room for advancement, starting pay stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The competition ran away with CB bids, what were you thinking? No new business for 36 months and a price cut on existing? Seems like we are headed in the wrong direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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