DaVita Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
553 Reviews
3.1
553 Reviews
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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
Kent J. Thiry
374 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good core values if they were followed by leadership (in 30 reviews)

  • Can be very understanding and supportive of work-life balance issues (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance doesn't exist unless you don't seem "engaged" in your work (in 29 reviews)

  • No 401K match and they seem to be proud of that (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supportive Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Healthcare midlevel management is a difficult profession. Having spent years doing hospital unit management DaVita has been a breath of fresh air. The company truly lives its Mission, Vision, and Values. Integrity is visible everyday as evidenced by transparency surrounding daily operational and clinical metrics. As an Administrator you clearly know what you are working to achieve. Promotions are available and management continuing education offered and encouraged. Bonuses are attached to hitting and exceeding established annual goals. It is a fun place to work and as an administrator creating a fun team environment is an expectation.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult as you are truly the "CEO" of your clinic. If you develop a strong team you can relax a bit more on your days off, but the job really never goes away. Regional Operation Directors have too many clinics to oversee which leads to difficulty in getting support and feedback at the facility level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although we all know that the healthcare environment is constantly changing and financial constraints affect all that we do, having new programs and program changes constantly hitting the clinic makes the stress level for the FA at times intolerable. Research shows that strong team environments and teams that feel they have a voice is what moves company into the Best Places To Work. If the team feels like they have just one "new" metric, "new" program after another, there is no time left for the FA to focus on team development and fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, if your values match DaVita's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Administrator RN  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Administrator RN in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at DaVita for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities, great mission and values

    Cons

    They sure keep you busy, and if you love what you do, it is ok...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know, they heard it so many times, yet 401 K match would be nice, besides profit sharing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian  in  Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    Leader ship is good and continue.

    Cons

    Promotions foe people only you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ReUse Tech

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

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Excellent training. Resource help great. Generous vacation accrual. Team work actually exists! Uniforms provided.

    Cons

    Have to find my own coverage when sick.
    If I'm too sick to work I'm too sick to call all over for coverage.
    Pay is too low for responsibility expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My personal boss.....don't twist information you received into negative opinions/judgements/labels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Unique culture, opportunities for professional development, opportunity to be part of a great mission, wonderful training programs.

    Cons

    Some non-traditional benefits are difficult for some to understand, differential pay structure (best performers are well-compensated, not really a con...).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's been good so far- excellent training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Renal Dialysis  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Renal Dialysis in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent training is offered with this company.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the workload and responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps consider improving pay to improve retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    The culture at DaVita is wonderful. The leaders and teammates really live the mission and values of the company. It is a patient first mentality.

    Cons

    The benefits are not the greatest. No 401k match and health plans are not the best. Comparable to a lot of companies in the area, but the only con I see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more competitive with the salary.

  9.  

    Amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DaVita full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing and thorough training. Rewarded for achievements. Also a very unique environment. We had regular full out pep rallies at work to recognize staff and build morale. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Would be nice to telecommute.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Iffy...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The new hire experience is being improved. There are a few opportunities to travel - Academy and other training - around the country. Solid core values.

    Cons

    Turnover has been very high in some units. The bonus may or may not pay out to balance the lack of a 401k match so don't count on that for assistance with retirement... you are on your own.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company...just not the job for me

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and everyone seems to work well together

    Cons

    Nurses are somewhat over worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a for profit company, i understand the need to keep the staffing ratios high. However, it becomes difficult to keep nurses when they are constantly asked to put their patients and themselves in unsafe situations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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