DaVita Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  2. Disappointed with manangment structure.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3. 5 people found this helpful

    Ups and Downs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Renal Dietitian
    Current Employee - Renal Dietitian

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    - The hours are flexible (can come and go as needed, so long as you're working your hours and getting everything done)
    - I have a lot a autonomy in the job that you don't necessarily get at an RD elsewhere
    - Coworkers are great for the most part
    - Good opportunities to build relationships with patients
    - Company RD meetings provide most of your required CEUs for maintaining your registration, and drug reps provide the rest
    - Recent changes to quality improvement metrics reflect a more appropriate focus on patient care rather than lab metrics

    Cons

    - Tend to overload their staff in general. For example, when I started with the company, full time for RDs was considered 100 patients, and now it's 120
    - The company rolls out a ton of "initiatives" aimed at improving patient care without taking into account the extra time required to actually carry out these initiatives in a clinic
    - Bonuses have historically been based on patient outcomes, many of which you may not be able to directly influence despite best efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think a lot of people at DaVita feel overworked and underappreciated. The fact that you expect staff to be enacting initiatives in the facility while at the same time patient workload is increasing demonstrates a lack of awareness and respect for how hard everyone is already working trying to improve outcomes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    1. Opportunities for learning and growth
    2. Management invested in your career development (if you show interest and accomplishment)

    Cons

    1. A lot of Kool-Aid
    2. Harder to fix inefficiencies
    3. Lower pay
    4. High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you hire the right people in the door who actually want the challenges of the job

  6. Always an adventure

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    • 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
  7. This company is great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DaVita

    Pros

    They value in treating all employees equally. Growth within the company is readily available as you want it.

    Cons

    The culture varies from clinic to clinic.

  8. Great place to work...

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    • 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
  9. It is a great experenice

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    • 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
  10. Waste of money describes it best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO

    I have been working at DaVita full-time

    Pros

    - employed at the home office in Denver have a feeling to be working in a public institution, where you don't have to do much and they give you alcohol to keep you happy!

    Cons

    - if you want a place to learn from supervisor and advance your your career, this is not a place to be!
    - haven't seem any diversity program in place, even though most of field employees are very diverse!
    - I don't recall anyone talking about succession planning at the home office
    - most of hiring and promotion happens based on relationships, which turn the environment into a really mediocre place to work
    - I witnessed a lot of mediocrity in the HR department, seeing good friends being promoted, not based on results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - discuss succession planning at all levels
    - promote based on results, not relationships
    - have a strong employee evaluation, promoting employees in the home office to go above and beyond
    - think more about your minority staff and have a plan to retain them, as well
    - identify future leaders and have a good development plan to turn them into leadership roles
    - review the role of your HR department and how people are being selected and hired
    - motivate VPs in the HR department to be approachable, like a leader should be

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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