Gentiva Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Gentiva President, CEO, and Director Tony Strange
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Pros
  • They do have good benefits, PTO is good for those who have been there greater than 10 years (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. Therapist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers and patients. Home setting is optimal for supporting therapeutic progress toward goals.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible company. Zero work life balance. Run as far as you can unless you want to work 24/7 with no vacation, drive 200 miles a day, work weekends for no pay, have all your family and friend relationships suffer, pay your own money for therapy supplies and pay all your own CE and licensure fees. I was starting to have stress related health problems including severe depression which resolved without treatment when I finally got away from this atrocious company. U

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans and not like inexhaustible moneymaking machines. Your employee are your product. Stop putting numbers first. Your reputation is terrible and this is the only way you will avoid going under. Your competition is benefiting from your failure to take care of your employees.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    Company With Advancement Opportunities

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedication and hard work pay off. I've been promoted twice in two years and my salary has increased by 30% in three years. Definitely a company that promotes from within.

    Cons

    Vacation/sick time comes out of the same bank, this was not explained well when I was hired. I was told I would have X amount of days for paid time off, I was not told that number of days was for sick time and vacation time combined.

    Advice to Management

    My direct management, area management, and district management team are all very approachable. I have had one-on-one conversations with may of these individuals and appreciate the fact that they always share information and listen to concerns.


  3. Case manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on when to see your patients.

    Cons

    Paperwork. If you are willing to do work while trying to have dinner with your family and it being your first meal of the day, this job is for you! The responsibilities in this career with this company will have you up all hours of the night worrying and working while also working all day.

    Advice to Management

    Look for staff burnout and supply help.


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  5. Secretary

    Former Employee - Secretary in Gahanna, OH
    Former Employee - Secretary in Gahanna, OH

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overall relationship with staff and facilities each day was different always something new

    Cons

    Experiencing to know of a patent passing away

    Advice to Management

    Understand more of our field staff feelings when they are the ones with our patients 24/7


  6. Odyssey/now Gentiva Hospice

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The patients are great which makes the job rewarding

    Cons

    Watch out for senior management.

    Advice to Management

    The patients matter. Watch out for what the family says the patient is the focus the caregiver may be covering their own issues. Focus must always be on what is in the patient's best interest.


  7. Work for Free

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Professional Staff in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    National company helps improve insurance and benefit options. Generally able to set own daily schedule, but frequent changes due to nature of work. You can make good money if you give up your personal life.

    Cons

    Large amount of uncompensated work required to keep job. Management exerts pressure to make patient seem worse than they are. Their talk talk is patient care, but their walk is get the money.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore the people on the front lines.


  8. No Chance for Advancement

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

    I worked at Gentiva (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above average for home health

    Cons

    No chance for advancement. Favoritism in offices. No reward for good employees. Supervisors admit that the company instructs them to give mediocre evaluations to prevent top raises.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good people for the good job they do


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA in Canton, MS
    Current Employee - CNA in Canton, MS

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Flexibility, and make your ow schedule

    Cons

    No mileage, not enough patients,

    Advice to Management

    Pay mileage


  10. Hospice specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    Providing a beneficial service to patients

    Cons

    Negative office culture. High turnover


  11. Home Health Specialist

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

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

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

    Pros

    -Home Health is a growing industry. -$400 car allowance.

    Cons

    -Salary was low. -Mileage reimbursement was low. -Constant battle between operations and sales. -Training is sub-par.

    Advice to Management

    -Make sales expectations reasonable. Quotas are subjective based on mgmt. opinions (vs an algorithm of any kind) which is grossly in adequate in today's competitive market. -VASTLY increase training for new hires (inadequate for sales and it's obvious new manager's are poorly trained as well)



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