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National home health company attempting to do hospice.

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Former Employee - Account Executive
Former Employee - Account Executive

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

Pros

Large national organization in a competitive market with deeper pockets than "mom & pop's" have access to.

Cons

Large corporation that makes local decision-making impossible. Too much middle-management!
Acquisition of Odyssey & VistaCare Hospice poorly executed - one name/brand would have been much more effective and seamless...Gentiva Home Health & Hospice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of all the new layers of middle management and pay your employees better. Corporate templates just don't work in smaller markets. Give your sites more autonomy in their decision making to allow for more success in each market. Find ways to better appreciate and reward your biggest asset - your dedicated employees!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Dissatisfied habilitation specialist at gentiva health

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great feling Helping others and nothing else

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of opportunity, and inflexible schedule

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    Not a Good Choice

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    Current Employee - Manager of Clinical Practice
    Current Employee - Manager of Clinical Practice

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Close proximity to where I live

    Cons

    Field staff (nurses and therapists) are not allowed to report their actual mileage for reimbursement - the company uses the patients addresses to figure how much they will reimburse the employee- in rural areas where the mapquest is not accurate this leads to employees not being paid their full mileage. Field staff only get their full paycheck if they meet their weekly quota. If they are short because the office did not have enough patients they are still docked pay even if they were available for work but the office could not provide enough patients for all staff to meet their quota. Everything is stacked so that Gentiva wins and employees lose. Insurance goes up in price and down in benefits - non-medical office staff can't afford the insurance. Job desciptions are just words on paper, you are required to do whatever they tell you to do whenever they tell you. Upper management micromanages those under them. Salaried employees have to work over time but do not get comp time and if they want to leave an hour early on a week that they have already 45 hours they are required to use 4 hours of PTO for that one hour off.This year I received a bonus because I am in management but no field employees even received a raise. They were told because of the economy Gentiva could not afford raises - and yet management gets bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want quality employees you have to reward them fairly and respect them as people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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