DaVita

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DaVita Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
610 Reviews
3.1
610 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 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not great

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

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

    Pros

    Advancement, management experience, and networking with other Healthcare professionals. Core values are great when practiced by teammates. Great leadership perspective but rarely practiced.

    Cons

    When the lights and cameras are off management doesn't not practice core values and act like grown children and not leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the management fat and invest in field teammate. Clinics would not need to work short daily putting patients at risk and causing burnout if there was less over paid "leaders."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3. 6 people 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 (less than an 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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Below Average Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at DaVita (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and pleasant working environment

    Cons

    Below industry average pay and slow career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't judge the employee based on personal perception.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Potential growth through fast-paced, make it or break you kind of work pace.

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

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

    Pros

    Davita offers good paid time off and mediocre benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement). The company usually has a structure to help you get training and grow in the field. The income is at an industry average.

    Cons

    After working at numerous facilities in Southern California, Davita seems to have a systemic problem of squeezing the most out each employee. They really try to get the most out you for the wage paid. Raises suck at the lower level of the totem pole. The typical raise is 2% per year if you have a good review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care about the people under you. We are ppl, not expendable, heartless, lifeless machines. Maybe KT (the CEO) needs to go on Undercover Bosses to see the everyday struggles, stress and hectic-ness at a facility that is regularly at capacity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Can you handle the hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acute Dialysis Nurse in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Acute Dialysis Nurse in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The managers seem fair and likable. Good benefits, good salary

    Cons

    Hard to get to know co workers because in the acute program you rarely work with them. The hours are unpredictable at best, and due to a nursing shortage many days become well over 12 hour shifts, up to 20 hours or more! I feel pressured to do a quicker job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality treatments (patient safety) should never be less important than quantity of treatments

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    CENTRAL FLORIDA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pct in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Pct in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Time off is exceptional. Policies that are in place are fair.

    Cons

    Cannot seem to advance from current position. Hours can be a bit long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician

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

    Pros

    Nice patients, core values are good idea,

    Cons

    long hours, short staffed, management has favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better facility managers that don't play games or favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pct in Arcadia, FL
    Current Employee - Pct in Arcadia, FL

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

    Pros

    The patients and the reason why we do what we do. My co workers are awesome

    Cons

    The pay starting. Raises. The more you know you should be able to earn more. Overall I enjoy working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at what we do everyday. Pct work extremely hard. We are with the patients more than anyone else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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