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Be ready to do a little more than you signed up for

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Current Employee - Physical Therapist  in  Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Gentiva

Pros

Pay can be fair, PTO reasonable, training, nationally recognized company, easy movement from state to state if interested in travelling

Cons

Driving-if your not familiar to an area, you may find yourself driving 15-20 miles between pts. In florida that means driving a less-travelled rural highway taking you 15-20 minutes or a city road with untimed lights that may be anywhere from 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. Getting 35 cents a mile doesn't make it any better. Flexibility varies from area to area-if your in more of a retirement community be ready not start working before 10am and don't even think about coming after 4pm. Having worked in other areas this isn't a big deal in the city with a younger population. Weekends-you get your same rate and it's luck of the draw, you may have 1-2 new pts to start or upwards of 5-6, most I've seen was 7 on a saturday. Pay per visit-would be much better off going back to salary. Difficult not to think about how many people your seeing a day when your paycheck depends on it. Paperwork-easily the worst part of the job. Piles of papers for each new patient. An entire folder needed for starting the care of a patient. Count on making mistakes and having the office staff let you know you didn't fill the paperwork out correctly and you have to fix by a certain date...or else...Support staff-varies from office to office. Very helpful in some, not quite in others. Would make sense to eliminate some of the middle management/directors and replace them with an individual with clinical experience whose soul purpose is to help you with the paperwork, or at least reduce the burden on clinicians.

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Think about retention, keep the clinicians happy and they will be more apt to stay. Regular weekly meetings only unveil more rules/paperwork that must be done & if you stay long enough you will start to notice items that are changed months ago are changed back to the way they were in the first place? Are all the specialty directors necessary?

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  1.  

    It was a fulfilling experience but not enough sales focus.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    The benefits were great. As with the nature of hospice, it was a spiritual type of environment. Nice people in almost every capacity.

    Cons

    Sales was not a major focus here. It was difficult in general trying to translate sales into the hospice industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One bit of advice is to seek our people with a more sales oriented background. Many of the leaders were operational turned into sales managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!!

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    Current Employee - Full Time Administrative Employee  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Full Time Administrative Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team & the manager cares about each of her employees. The PTO is great. Work hours are flexable and everyone is so nice.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large communication can sometimes be an issue. It's a challenge making sure everyone is on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind, and make sure you try to visit as many locations as you can. It is very important that employees can put a face with the name.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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