Gentiva

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Gentiva Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
237 Reviews
2.2
237 Reviews
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Gentiva President, CEO, and Director Tony Strange
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, great local team, decent marketing supplies, sstrong name recognition (in 16 reviews)

  • Hospice is a great career for any clinician who enjoys direct patient care (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Instead of salaries they now only pay on the pay per visit model (in 10 reviews)

  • Promotion comes through knowing someone in upper management not by merit (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Money hungry company

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay
    generous vacation

    Cons

    Keep raising the bar. They are all about the numbers and will work their clinicians to the bone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HHA/CNA

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    Former Employee - CNA/HHA in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - CNA/HHA in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Gentiva part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, milage paid, friendly staff

    Cons

    pretty far between patients, no guarantee of hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rn case manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    generous with available supplies needed .

    Cons

    lack of communication among senior managers. Paper work galore.21st century has not arrived yet!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have an open communication amongst yourself as well as ability to listen to those that are having hands on in the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Big Company, Big Egos, Litte Regard for Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sign-On Bonus, caring co-workers, Gentiva University online training portal, mileage pay was that IRS maximum.

    Cons

    Management didn't care about clinicians. Staff were treated like cash cows, no appreciation shown towards those who do well. Going to case conference every week was like going to the Principal's office; we were told what we were doing wrong, which form we werent using correctly, etc. Nursing staff were horrible. No clinical skill or case management know-how.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your field staff some credit. We are the ones doing the work to keep your year-end bonus coming. Hire better nurses. Stop going to so many meetings. It's obvious no good comes out of the meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Constant chaos!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Great Co workers - but they all quit now! (the good ones)

    Cons

    Great employees quit, and then there so many untrained new people!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company just got bought out again by kindred. I was with Odyssey, Gentiva, and now we got bought out by Kindred. I have been with this company for 7 years. All of the people that were there for years got crapped on and quit. I too am looking for another job. My 2011 vehicle has 100,000 mi. They cheat you out of mileage and pay! No raise in 3 years! Under paid and under staffed. Our clients now hate us and we now have a bad rep. So many new people that do not know what they are doing. You should treat your long term employees like gold for their long time loyalty and dedication, not crap!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    collector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed the work environment at Gentiva

    Cons

    I was satisfied working for Gentiva

  8.  

    Run away!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA

    I have been working at Gentiva (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The field staff really put their hearts into taking care of patients. The patients and their families are wonderful!

    Cons

    The ONLY concern is on admissions. There is no thought and no concern about how these patients will actually be taken care of once they have been admitted. The result is in staff feeling like they are giving compromised, unethical care. Our office has been understaffed for years. The response is always something about how we are fully staffed according to the corporate staffing model. That doesn't help our hospice patients and their families who expected decent care while dying. It doesn't help the staff who feel like they are failing to help these people. It is difficult to get time off. The paperwork (yes, paperwork - Gentiva still isn't using electronic charting) is reason enough to quit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on staffing. Nurses should have 12 patients, not 18-20. If you have enough staff (nurses, CNAs, social workers, chaplains), you will become more competitive because customer service will be MUCH better. Improve staffing and you will improve referrals! Electronic charting is overdue!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People. Bad Company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time

    Pros

    Anyone could be assigned any task, as long as it is completed as quickly as possible

    Cons

    5 years of cost cutting to improve the stock price has left a skeleton staff that is constantly two feet below drowning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the staff of companies with like size and industry, and either decide that a small employee base can only complete a small amount of work or figure out how to increase the head count to do the job you're requiring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love working with patients and making a difference in the lives of patients

    Cons

    Too many changes, losing good hard working staff. Employee retention and recognizing the hard workers means nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support you staff, appreciate them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, room to grow and good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Team Coordinator in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Care Team Coordinator in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees I know, both admin and clinical, really care about the patients, and strive to provide them with ethical, quality care. Good benefits and room for advancement. Lots of LONG-term employees (20+ years with company) show its stability and attractiveness to potential employees.

    Cons

    Because Gentiva is a Home Health & Hospice company, we're limited by process regulations and funding from CMS (Medicare/Medicaid), which creates some annoying blockades from providing quality care quickly and efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary packages and branch spending habits - instead of occasional holiday parties and lunches, we'd rather be paid more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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