DaVita Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
616 Reviews

3.1
616 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
Kent J. Thiry
431 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    All about profits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dialysis Registered Nurse  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Dialysis Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Not many I'm afraid.Sadly as with most health care companies the patients and staff are second to profits.

    Cons

    NO MATCHING 401K.The company treats patients differently if they have a higher paying insurance.I've seen many patients schedules changed because someone with better insurance wanted to change there "spot".A fair amount of turn over.Bonuses are NOT very impressive and benefits are not the best if you have a family.A decent place to work but too many people have the same complaint of feeling wrung dry and used.It can be difficult to keep positive but those of use who still enjoy patient care are trying to stick together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop jamming finances constantly down everyone's throat.We realize the company needs to make a profit but most teammates like to feel appreciated.It can be hard to treat others compassionately when you feel like a cog in a massive machine.Throwing parties and having a CEO who acts like a gloryhound is demoralizing.This isn't ancient Rome nor a cult.Professionals like to feel like they work for a professional company.Respect is a two way street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Transporter  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Materials Transporter in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable paycheck
    Good people to work with (nurses)
    Good location
    Good facilities
    Great AA
    will learn a great deal from experience as long as you please the FA.
    FA can appear friendly.
    Minimal resources.

    Cons

    Upper management is selfish and manipulative.
    FA and GFA is undesirable and unfair. Won't give you the resources you need to complete the task.
    MICRO-Managed. Don't believe in anything you have to say. Low pay. NO OverTime whatsoever.
    Also FA is a control freak and will follow you around and has trust issues. I was fired even though I made every attempt to better myself. They discriminate military. Treat you like you were treated in the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire well rounded individuals who know how to take care of their peoples needs and stop being so greedy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Micro-management, over-worked employees and politically charged environment

    • 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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward-thinking organization, employ great people who really care for patients. Opportunity to continuously learn and improve by offering a great deal of online/classroom training.

    Cons

    Very political - although claim they measure employees based on performance -- it is very subjective. NO WORK-LIFE BALANCE. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to prioritize -- you cannot make everything a priority. Get rid of the managers in place that are creating a negative culture and poisoning an environment that could be really fantastic. The leaders at the top get it and have great ideas, but this does not trickle down to the Group/Divisional management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at DaVita full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    When DaVita lives up to its values (helping employees in need, volunteer work, etc.), it is a great example of what a company should do. Because the work is hard and hours many, you can build some great skills.

    Cons

    Pay is middle of the road. Not a place to spend entire career. Insurance companies are paying less for care so it will be tough sledding. Redwood program brings in young MBAs who are promoted to roles without understanding the impact it has on morale of others. Many Redwoods have negative impact but still remain with company. To non-Redwoods, advancement does not seem possible. Cliques, cliques, cliques.

    No 401K match. They keep telling people that there is no reason and profit sharing is better. Still, people ask, so the message is not getting out nor well received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the need for Villagewide.

    Think long and hard about the benefits vs downsides of Redwood program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tumultuous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Clinical Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    I like the healthcare mission.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers and not enough do'ers. Applications are poorly documented and little understood by the continuously changing development roster. Lots of outside contractors with too little attention payed to the value of human resource capital. They seem to think that the government auditors won't catch on to their IT systems negligence. Clinical KPI measurements are not verified in the supporting IT systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your turnover in IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    nurse

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

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

    Pros

    good environment , training and leadership is well established. Immediate leadership is understanding . Policy is easy to find. If there are questions or problems about something my immediate supervisor is easy to find and approachable with well meaning tactics to help focus on the job at hand

    Cons

    hard to break in with other employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company doing the right things for the patients!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at DaVita full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Trying to help patients live a better and longer life. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Teams do not work cross-functionally together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business and IT should be working together more often.

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

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Great attitude from patients and co-workers. Fun place to be!

    Cons

    none! I love my job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience- Company does a lot for employee Rentention

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Feeling of fulfillment when working with patients

    Cons

    If you work for a small clinic hours are not stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this point

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    New; Our; Special - No Brag just Fact

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment; culture of DaVita supports community and teammate both; room for advancement if you put in the hard work; tons of people who will help you grow if you ask; Core Values are really core values - Service Excellence; Integrity ; Team; Continuous Improvement; Fulfillment; Fun

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry but the work environment makes up for it. no 401k matching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life Balance needs to be a larger part of the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for DaVita? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.