Lincare Holdings

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Lincare Holdings Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
212 Reviews
1.9
212 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is pretty bad. Seek employment here on in desperation, as a put stop to a "real" job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Being able to be the one person who is courteous to the patients, most of whom are very elderly and deserve your patience and attention.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor training. Management keeps employees who are very nasty to the patients coworkers simply because they know they'll still make money from Medicare patients who have no option when it comes to choosing DME/HME. Other workers are lazy and very racist against the Hispanic workers. It's very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your patients enough to administer discipline to those who treat them poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you don't have a life this is for you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An great learning experience. A good way to get experience in oxygen and DME. Good way to build a network

    Cons

    Bad Management, job description changed after I started. Long hours, out till 11:00 at night on non-emergency calls i.e. O2 set ups. Old tech in office, Whole system inefficient for clients and employees. Company focused on numbers rather than clients. High turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve O2 tank inventories at centers. Embrace technology. Get out of Clearwater and visit your centers. Don't leave it to DM's and managers to find out what is really going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible corporate office! Zero respect

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincare Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing except for the coworkers who are all fed up with the same stuff, there is nothing to do but ban together.

    Cons

    Culture and tone at the top is disgraceful! This company has a long way to go if they want to keep good talented employees! Respect is non existent from supervisors/management. No communication within or between departments. Salary employees treated like hourly(more like kindergarteners). You have to swipe in and out of the building and they are always monitoring when you come and go so they can use it against you not to give you the raise you deserve. Quoted from my supervisor "they[VP,Directors,management] are always watching you". Management is spineless, passive aggressive, two faced, unqualified and ignorant. No one in there right mind would stay there and that's why they're going to keep seeing people quit! The work was easy, and that made it boring. No room to advance, all staff employees. They don't want to have to pay you more money! Please do yourself a favor and don't work here, the market is hot right now. Do your research and find a company that values their employees, and rewards hard work and treats you like a professional.HR is clueless or they have a clue and don't care, which is even worse. It is like the wild wild west, I don't see the point in HR when management does, says and acts however they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not ok to take advantage of people. Grow a pair, don't get other people to do your dirty work for you and hide in your office!

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  5.  

    Extremely Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with a couple people in my immediate area.

    Cons

    Promotions are issued based on friendships only, not skill or hard work. Upper management is lacking formal education. Horrible management of product availability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees on the front line. I read many reviews and decided to take a chance with Lincare. It was nothing short of a complete waste of a year of my life.

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

    Valuable experience, terrible company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees master the art of stress management. After the experience working for Lincare, you are given the tools to handle working anywhere.

    Cons

    Mistreatment by upper management. High turn over, terrible company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting under qualified, uneducated people in area management roles.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Review from (5 + years) Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Do your research before accepting a position with this company.

    Cons

    Training and tools to be successful in hired positions are lacking. There is a high turn over of employees. Upper management has lost sight of the roots of it's business - their employees. An unreasonable amount of responsibilities are placed on limited staff. Low wages and pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Company is good with their patients.

    Cons

    Very stressful, management is quick to get rid of someone they do not like or is not the right "fit"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in Sales Representatives and Center Managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Do NOT apply

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Receipt of paycheck on payday.

    Cons

    Leaders are friends and unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace Akron OH RBCO management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional all-around. Listen to negative reviews on here. They are dead on accurate.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincare Holdings

    Pros

    Regular paycheck (raises are a cluster)

    Experience (if no other job available. Seriously. Even then, your time may be spent better elsewhere)

    Patients (you get to help/work with people who genuinely need you)

    Cons

    Management works like an episode of Mad Men. Area managers have total control of firing, hiring, and pay. Most AM's are unqualified, over-worked, and untrained, and the hiring reflects that. Human resources abuses are common because there is no one keeping AM's in check (harassment, bullying, sexual favors for bonuses). Seriously. The only goal is to make money. Patients, employees, referrals are all secondary to money - if they can get away with it, they will make you do it. Everything filters down from them - the disorganization, the attitude and tone of LINCARE, the high turnover, lack of direction, borderline illegal practices. They are borderline sociopaths and aggressive by necessity to do what they have to do.

    Center managers are usually untrained (for ALL positions, training consists of following around someone at a different center for 4 days and some BS check-offs sheets that no one takes seriously). That's it - sink or swim. Under constant pressure, high expectations, constantly stressed out or getting yelled at to meet expectations with little support or direction. Shelf life is 2 years. I wouldn't touch that job with a 10ft poll.

    Sales is a revolving door. Pay is terrible except at larger centers. If you can't keep your numbers up, they will cycle you out. No corporate credit card (YOU pay for lunches and get reimbursed), same for gas and travel. Need $2000 cash just to get started (4 lunches at 300 each equals 1200 plus gas and smaller visits for one month). Self life is 6 months to a year. I've had 5 after 3 years at LINCARE.

    Service Reps are worked like dogs. This is the most clean cut position at the center with clear job goals and expectations. Least stressful, though large workload. At larger centers, expectations are often unrealistic. If there are enough SR's to meet the patient load and your manager isn't completely incompetent or petty (and you can stand high turnover) it's not a bad job. You have to screw up big time to get fired (or tick off a CM or AM). Lower turnover than other positions. Shelf life is 5 years.

    Healthcare Specialist is the best job at the center. It pays well, works mostly with patients, some sales expectations. Lower turnover. HCS are the most normal and mainstream people at the center. Most could do sales or CM but won't because it's so crazy and stressful.

    Bottome line: overall it's a dysfunctional, stressful, crazy place. Most people drink and smoke to cope. You need a very thick skin and the ability to walk away from the job at any point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever seen!!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    As a service rep your not stuck In an office and overtime is good considering your underpaid.

    Cons

    corporate is clueless and DOES NOT back their employees. VERY high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BACK UP YOUR EMPLOYEES!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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