DaVita

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DaVita Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
609 Reviews
3.1
609 Reviews
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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work if you plan to be a nurse.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    It was rewarding to assist those who need the care.

    Cons

    Not much for career progression other than becoming a nurse.

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

    DaVita is a wonderful place to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    strong mission and values, extremely talented people, positive supportive work environment and fulfilling role

    Cons

    Below market compensation, some strange cultural traditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Davita is a great company with many opportunities for growth and development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and community involvement

    Cons

    Poor annual compensation, no 401K.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company, great intentions, certainly drives a teammate and patient focused culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    autonomy, can make a difference for patients and their families, rewarding and fulfilling in terms of the purpose of your work.

    Cons

    lots of initiatives, some never come to fruition which then becomes a six month waste of time. Stay true to keeping the main thing the main thing. All the extra strategy and think tank stuff becomes a heavy lift on tm's who actually deliver the care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider your recruiting strategies around leadership, develop talent within and remember that strategy without execution is a huge time suck. Keep it simple.......

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    room for growth great experience

    Cons

    the administrative assistant does a lot more than what the job description is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

    • 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

    i like working with my co-workers

    Cons

    could use better compensation, other clinics may not be as good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    DaVita IT isn't what it's cracked up to Be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, There is always food in the office.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits, no 401K matching, Almost impossible to obtain a new position within your department, No career guidance you almost feel stuck in your current position. When you receive a raise and/or promotion you receive change increase. Since I've worked here I haven't receive no more than a $0.50 increase and that seemed like it was pushing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It depends who your friends with...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They provided quarterly bonuses and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Favortism is evident. In order to be promoted you must be friends with a supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote worthy candidates instead of your friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Davita-a Great Place to Work (as long as you are not a floor nurse)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dialysis Nurse in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Dialysis Nurse in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    wonderful training program
    the possibility of a work schedule that will allow you to have time off from work every week
    continuing education specific to dialysis and Davita; it is mandatory for all employees

    Cons

    distinct lack of respect for the most important and hardest worker of the healthcare provider team! (floor nurse)
    unrealistic expectations of the floor nurse
    working side by side with Patient Care Technicians; some who are like badly-behaved children in adult bodies
    lack of support by management for the floor nurses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at your nurses. Most of the time, anyone who made the decision to become a nurse in the first place is going to have certain character traits that you will simply not find in other employees. These would include a strong moral sense of right and wrong, honesty, a great work ethic, intelligence, perseverance, and dedication. You should recognize that nurses are AMAZING. However, many (not all) nurses are also not especially assertive and perhaps even non-confrontational and unfortunately, they are often taken advantage of. I have noticed that kindness is commonly perceived as weakness. Managers may then be tempted to choose understaffing as their first line choice in addressing a problematic monthly clinic budget. But people are not cans of soup! Keep that in mind when you expect your charge nurse to take a full "tech" assignment of initiating treatment on 4 patients before she can even start her own responsibilities as a nurse! So while a patient sitting in seat #8 is having chest pain and needs immediate attention, the nurse, who SHOULD be able to assess him immediately, is busy cannulating some other patient's access and/or setting up a dialysis machine. If you are thinking "Well, one of the patient care technicians will help," you are wrong. The patient care technicians don't even have the same qualities as the nurses. So even though the tech sees this going on, he/she will not want to help; mainly because he/she is focused on her own assignment and upcoming breakfast break. Yes, I know that there are exceptions-some of the techs are just wonderful. I'm just telling you like it is. So go ahead-keep burning out your nurses. But don't be upset when YOU have to work Christmas Day, because your wonderful staff nurse resigned 2 weeks ago....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corporate Culture: Political and Fake

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DaVita

    Pros

    Amazing cafeteria, beautiful HQ, located in sunny Denver.

    Cons

    This 'One for All' culture may work in the field (because you need a healthy culture when getting paid so little), but at corporate, it means nothing. They say that 'Fun' is their other core value. More like 'Watch Your Back'. This is a business whose margins are completely dependent on Congressional Medicare funding (which continuously gets cut). If healthcare is a cost cutting business, DaVita is just that in overdrive (rightfully so). If you want to create a wholesome company culture, then yes, corporate should emulate what it wants in the field. Unfortunately, this is only skin deep.

    Unfortunately, you can have 99 great relationships at this company and 1 'so-so' outlier, and you could be at risk for termination. This is what happened to me. While they 'pride' themselves on transparency, people are still people and politics and prejudices get in the way. All I'm saying is this: don't treat this company like the best thing since sliced bread, be direct and aggressive, forget the popsicles and rainbows, and you should be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more holistic and transparent feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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