Gentiva

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Gentiva Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
260 Reviews
2.4
260 Reviews
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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.  

    good company to work for, but not much opportunity for advancement

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

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I worked with directly, (in the office)

    Cons

    Upper management did not seem concerned about branch employees. Not many perks on the job, did not feel really appreciated for the work provided as field employees and managers. Little or no raises, and never any bonuses or incentives given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the opinion of employees when implementing major changes, and reward employees for work well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoyed it. I learned a lot, and worked with great people.

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

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    Location, PTO, cafe, convenience store, dry cleaners, and nail salon in the building, covered parking, security, etc.

    Cons

    bonus structure, lack of accountability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Office in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Never enough employees to do all the work that needs to be done in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring upper management and hire more employees for work in the office of the branch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Love the job, do not like the way the company is managed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the patients, plenty of patients, earned time off.

    Cons

    No support from managers or corporate. The amount of charting required. You hear very frequently, just one more page. Nurses work many, many hours. Nurses are required to work Mon - Fri, take call, back up on weekends, work holidays. No time off for being on call or working weekends. Mileage a lot less than federal reimbursement. Don't get paid for a lot of mileage and visits. Unreal amount of turnover. No continuing education. Never take no for an answer. Nurses have to take too many patients than they can possibly do realistically. Fear tactics, yelling, cussing by recent managers at staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your offices to see who has the most turnover. There are reasons why. Need to reimburse mileage appropriately. Need to make sure all visits are paid, if not, the clinician should be told why.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hospice

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

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

    Pros

    The office staff and clinical managers thought they were actually doing a good service to patients and families. The physicians were awesome The schedule was great. The other nurses and support staff for the location was great!

    Cons

    Corporate office is a joke! They couldn't write a policy if it was already published for them. Look out if you are hired as as an hourly paid person, they may just start paying you salary one day without notification and you will be surprised at your hourly rate. I went from a competitive hourly rate to a joke of a salary. I am an RN with many years experience I will not be paid as a tech. The corporate office could not figure out mileage and pay. My suggestion is to call the health insurance at least once per month just to make sure you still are covered. It's great to be sick and told by the office staff you do not have health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate office folks if you don't know what you are doing then do not go messing with folks that do. I feel a lawsuit in your future figure out what the heck you are doing and do it, don't change the game every day you are going to get in ALOT of trouble. Don't lie it will bite you on the behind. Remember Karma is a funny character.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good and Bad

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

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO. Clinicians are great.

    Cons

    Too much employee turnover. Sometimes lose focus on pts in lieu of bottom line. Poor training program. Nurses have very heavy case load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training up front will give better results in the end. Give your employees an opportunity for an annual merit increase.

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

    RN Case Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gastonia, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule, generous PTO

    Cons

    Heavy caseload, paperwork, paid per visit but put in many extra hours outside visit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employee concerns and be more supportive of your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Too many calls and meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place I have ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CQI Coor in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - CQI Coor in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Great staff and bosses make it easy to go to work everyday

    Cons

    I can't say anything negative about company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overwhelmed

    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, Case Manager in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, Case Manager in Dothan, AL

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

    Pros

    Gentiva has good benefits and competitive salary. Gained experience working with patients in their own environment. New challenges every day.

    Cons

    Call mandatory and consist of 7 days straight with weekends scheduled as regular work day. Very difficult to maintain balance between home and personal life due to working on paperwork at night and even on days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Remember nurses have families at home and need time away from office to prevent burnout.

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