DaVita Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
571 Reviews
3.1
571 Reviews
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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
Kent J. Thiry
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training is awesome and the Core Values are truly alive within the company (in 39 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 and they seem to be proud of that (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    10 years of employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ccht in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Ccht in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Growth within the company is promising, overtime is always available, tuition assistance is exceptional and health benefits are a plus. My co-workers are amazing and very supportive of one another. Employees support Davita's mission, core values, and believe in going above and beyond as far as patient care is concerned.

    Cons

    It is very easy to lose control over your ability to balance work/home life with all of the overtime and other opportunities. Leadership is sometimes questionable…the company is hiring young leaders with little experience. I believe in giving people a chance but immaturity is coming into play when hiring some young inexperienced leaders. It has been brought to my attention, by more than one facility administrator, that those currently holding clinic management positions only last about two years. There needs to an inservice on developing and maintaining professional relationships with the staff managed. I understand wanting employees to "like" you but there are too many issues with this and there are too many people being taken advantage of. The biggest con for most Davita employees are low wages and minimal annual raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Davita management does well and appreciate their willingness to promote current employees and hire those without experience. However, we get what we pay for and the current starting wage for unexperienced technicians is disgusting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been treated very well. Great company with great opportunity for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dialysis Registered Nurse in Elizabethtown, NC
    Current Employee - Dialysis Registered Nurse in Elizabethtown, NC

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, Competitive salary with generous bonus program. Upper management is genuinely interested in and promotes a culture of caring in teammates.

    Cons

    Like all healthcare companies DaVita is forced to balance dwindling health care dollars with exceptional patient care and employee compensation.. Time management skills at the clinic level are a must,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Administrator
    Current Employee - Facility Administrator

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

    Pros

    Davita had heart, it cares for you as a person, not just an employee. There are plenty of growth opportunities and upward mobility. They encourage you to get in the driver's seat and steer your career wherever you want it to go. I have worked for the company over 10 years, it's been challenging in rewarding way and fulfilling both personally and professionally! Extremely progressive, patient centered, quality care!

    Cons

    Like anywhere, nothing is perfect and people will be people. At times we tolerate poor performance way too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many meetings and conference calls can at times limit a managers ability to actually lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome employer

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

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

    Pros

    training, work life balance, office culture, benefits

    Cons

    sometimes needs of teammates are not explained properly to upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good have a fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Modeler in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Data Modeler in Vernon Hills, IL

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

    Pros

    good have a fun, nice place to work. work life balance. slow growth

    Cons

    good have a fun, slow growth, same work to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Berwyn, PA

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

    Pros

    They believe in their Mission and Values. It truly makes a difference in the work place.

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company and staff to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Renal Dietitian in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Renal Dietitian in Columbus, GA

    I worked at DaVita part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Staff were so friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and wonderful to work for. Salary was competitive and they offer a 401K plan. If someone did not know an answer, we found it out. We all built wonderful rapports with each other and worked as a team!

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons. I guess if I had one, it would be to not care for the patients but that is impossible! It was sad to see one of my patients sick, need surgery, or pass. My patients became part of my family!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita full-time

    Pros

    It's an OK company to work for

    Cons

    IT Managers need to work on creating balance between work and home life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Working for this place is like running a rat race.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a job at least you get a check every two weeks

    Cons

    Over worked, underpaid, high turn over rate, patients treated like a number. Staff shortage on a daily basis. Mission statement and core and values do not correlate with the company. So much to do and not given the time to complete tasks because they want you off the clock so you will not accumulate overtime. Unprofessional emails are sent to you on a daily basis. So many reports and calls to dail in to that patient care is almost none existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Brown nose or cut your losses!

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic core values and dedicated non-management clinical teammates.

    Cons

    Insurance benefits are poor for a health provider. Poor upper-management. Upper management bases perceptions of people to hinder advancement verses results of performance metrics. If brown-nosing out of authenticity is your cup of tea then the sky is your limit with the corporate ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees that actualy live out the core values and love their job. Verses your personal perception of an employee. People deserve second chances and better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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