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Davita Labs Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Davita Labs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work
    Company core values are taken serious (especially "Team" and "Fun")
    No macromanagement

    Cons

    Workload is super high
    Poor training program
    Compensation is not so great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Do not work in wet lab

    • 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 Labs

    Pros

    Benefits
    Coworkers (not bosses)
    occasional meal

    Cons

    Full time is 32 hours
    management is horrible
    No movement unless you are a pet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good company

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

    I worked at Davita Labs

    Pros

    Corporate Values are excellent and make for a great workplace.

    Cons

    Lab does not follow corporate values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lab Management is okay at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor Management, Arrogant HR

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

    I have been working at Davita Labs (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Corporate Company values

    Cons

    People are being replaced constantly. Lack of respect for employees, company values not followed at all, fake "fun" environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote training. Master Control is worthless and you should hire more talented people to conduct in person training where employees could actually learn something instead of wasting time on Master Control training. Realize, that your head of People Services lowers the morale of this Lab on a daily basis. Very inexperienced, arrogant, treating employees like enemies. Reward employees for their hard work. Creating fake "fun" events won't fix the very low office morale. Start respecting your employees. Stop layoffs. It looks like you want to replace the whole office, not sure what is the reason for that. There is definitely a lack of trust of the upper management who doesn't seem to be very involved in every day life of the Lab.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company struggling with growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Davita Labs as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Old guard employees are eager to share their experience and sense of responsibility for the health of clients.

    Cons

    Bought by a large company, there is a lot of bad blood between the long-term employees and the new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to maintain the commitment to family and teamwork that made DaVita a good place to work in the past by looping in the long-term employees--at all levels--to management decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome parent company; mixed experience at Labs

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

    I worked at Davita Labs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    An opportunity to be a citizen of the DaVita Village- absolutely awesome parent company!

    Overall strong commitment to their company values- recently redone

    Generally pleasant place to work- they are very careful to select employees who fit into the DaVita culture (which, if you're used to traditional employment settings, could take you aback a bit- it's very cultish in some ways, but it seems to work well for them).

    Lots of opportunities for bonuses at multiple levels.

    Cons

    The pay scale, at least for my position, was not in line with industry standards, even for DeLand. You wait for a year for a chance at bonuses.

    The health insurance is less than stellar, particularly for a healthcare company.

    At the upper levels, the pressure/stress is HUGE.

    There is a new management team in place who are busy making changes- not a bad thing overall, but extremely hard to keep up with.

    There is a feeling at the management level that you're expected to "live to work"- great if you like that atmosphere, not so much if you want to achieve some life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of mentoring new managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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