DaVita

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DaVita Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
673 Reviews
3.1
673 Reviews
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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
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435 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training is awesome and the Core Values are truly alive within the company (in 40 reviews)

  • There are limitless possibilities for training, work life balance and advancement (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance doesn't exist unless you don't seem "engaged" in your work (in 31 reviews)

  • No 401k match, raises are limited but employees enjoy helping patients (in 29 reviews)

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  1.  

    Disappointed with manangment structure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Abington, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Abington, PA

    I worked at DaVita full-time

    Pros

    Having a social worker as Facililty administrator work well for the patients who wanted make complaints

    Cons

    When it came down to the staff however,.it seemed as though there was a revolving door..The DaVita Village prides itself on teamwork. I don't see how that can happen when the FA is constantly having "coworkers" in the office asking what one an other are doing. Now come on, its petty, childish, and it doesn't inspire confidence in the workplace between the people you suppose to count on in a pinch. Especially when you have lives relying on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is as follows. If you want a "Teamwork" atmosphere with the comradere that comes with it. Don't undermine it by having staff members sneak around,spying and tattlying like children. Trust me, everyone knows who it isanyway. That's why you're not retaining staff.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great patients and staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Facility Manager in South Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Facility Manager in South Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great growth potential if you are willing to take on extra responsibilities. you get what you are willing to put into the company. Patients are wonderful!

    Cons

    Sometimes new initiatives come one after another and it can be hectic to implement them all effectively and in a timely manner. Plan to stay busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the number of conference calls that are required when new initiatives are rolled out. Sometimes I spend all day on the phone and have no time to get actual work completed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Always an adventure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ccht in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Ccht in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at DaVita part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Patients, giving life, sense of accomplishment. Training programs are great. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals at times. Some FA's don't follow through with correcting issues. Constant changes that sometimes make it very difficult to do your job in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have a manager shadow a tech for a day and then try and meet certain budget items for open and close.

    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Deland, FL

    I worked at DaVita full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    DaVita was a wonderful place to work. Good people, good leadership - although it has gotten a little worse the last few years. Maybe upper management/execs are loosing focus.

    Cons

    DaVita doesn't pay as well as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring up your compensation plans and focus on your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is a great experenice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dialysis Technician in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Dialysis Technician in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    I enjoy my job working with patients learning different things about the machines

    Cons

    machine alarms, feeling that I am not getting enough salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    going back school to further my education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    Great environment to work
    Company core values are taken serious (especially "Team" and "Fun")
    No macromanagement

    Cons

    Workload is super high
    Poor training program
    Compensation is not so great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    its great!

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

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company really embraces the idea of being a 'Village' and offers so many opportunities for growth as well as team building.

    Cons

    I have yet to come across any negatives to working for this company. I am sure there are some, being as no company can be perfect, but for right now I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company for Clinicians - Mixed Bag for Everyone Else

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

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As an admin support teammate, I've experienced more flexibility with my schedule than any other employer.
    having worked here for almost eight years, I was impressed with the genuine love and compassion most teammates here have for the work that they do.

    Cons

    The company feels like its getting too big and can't effectively handle the growth. We're buying up other companies without having the proper infrastructure (IT, Payroll, Accounting, etc). Getting basic issues addressed become painful. It takes weeks and months to get things resolved (phone lines, computer problems, etc) that should take a matter of hours or days. It feels like we're grossly understaffed in some areas and our technology is years behind where it needs to work in an efficient manner.
    The expectations too are ridiculously high as it relates to the volume of work expected for almost any position within the company. There is lots of talk regarding work life balance, but the reality is that it is not possible for the majority of teammates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused that this truly is patient care first and not what the stock market dictates. Looking for the cheapest way to manage everything ends up costing more in the long run.
    Go back to truly emphasizing the core values (not by lip service, but by actions).
    And since the most consistently criticized benefit in my time here has been the lack of a matching 401k, create one, instead of pawning this bad Triple Crown, which short changes most of us, especially teammates who are in support roles (not clinical or management).

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

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No night shift with Sunday's off

    Cons

    Hardwork, Must be a acrobat

  11.  

    Most of the time good team spirit. Management seems unaware of problems with higher patient,but patients are sicker.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very helpful with those who need medication etc.

    Cons

    Management needs to be interested in the patients not the bottom line
    ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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