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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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    RN Case Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling, friendly management

    Cons

    Patients cancel frequently. Lots of time spent on communication, paperwork (online)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training staff properly. Un-freeze raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    HOSTILE!!!!!!!!!!!!! MANAGEMENT enjoys to BULLY employees!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gentiva (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PTO, compensation,Insurance, Benefits only! only sperks was being full time to get benefits

    Cons

    If you are honest , this is not the place for you. alot of back stabbing, lies, rumors, cover-ups, blame, non-professional, management, profanity infront of/directed at employees, bully tactics daily, threats made towards employees. You better do what your told even if unethical or your out of a job. If you have done nothing to lose your job, you will be pushed out with other tatics!!!!! Sorry BD!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a branch of employees tries daily to report on going issues, and turnover is at an all time HIGH, take a close look at the leadership in all areas. When employess that have stood with the company for years through trials and tribulation are leaving and your leadership has only been in place for a year or two??? Something is not right!! value who has valued your company!!!! Great employees, help grow great business??? what do you really value?? as it looks, only the bottom $$$$$$$$$.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    full benefits, 401k match, paid time off (but you'll have to fight others for the specific time)

    Cons

    Operations didn't understand how to be sales minded and approach customers from a customer service perspective to ensure a positive experience. Constant battle between sales and ops. Numbers were set based on prior year performance and production was based on ability of clinical staff to perform. Fast moving environment with many moving parts. Not everyone on team able to work to the demands placed by corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone in branch is so over worked, they are stretched beyond capacity and it leads to burn out and frustration of everyone. Have to allow people the PTO they request... Ridiculous to have to fight for requested time off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Average benefits plan..above average pay..

    Cons

    If you are able to stay out of the office than it is a decent company to work for..But since they belittle and micromanage their employees you can't stay out of the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please become more involved in what is happening at the branch level...Several of the branch managers are nothing more than warlords who hold an employees family and livlehood in their hands like its a toy....Constant threats ,constant profanity,constant belittlement of clinicians...if they want to fire you they will fabricate a reason to do so and there is nothing that can be done about it..In my clinic alone the MCPs have changed over 4 times this year alone and it has become common place to see the office staff in tears ..16 fantastic clinicians have quit in the last 24 months..that should tell you all you need to know..the branch manager is very unprofessional and will even post demeaning comments on his Facebook page about his staff..

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Questionable policies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is centrally located off 285 for easy access on and off. Their color is wine.

    Cons

    Once a position has been dissolved, or there is some down-sizing, this company lays you off despite positions open in another location or even in the same location. You must apply as if you were not a former employee to be considered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How is not relocating current employees who have already gone through a 4 week orientation and know 'Gentiva's way' being fiscally responsible? You'd rather spend the money to orient others for a month before they can actually start work? Hmmm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    This company took a vibrant, well established home health company, and destroyed it after the takeover

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    Former Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in New Albany, MS
    Former Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in New Albany, MS

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

    Pros

    I've given an honest attempt and there are none.

    Cons

    Gentiva purchased a prosperous home health agency, founded by a family, with a stellar reputation and proceeded to destroy it. Gilbert's Home Care was the original company. Their clinicians and support people worked hand and glove for the good of the company while valuing the individual. Gentiva's culture is the polar opposite. Case manager's way of "handling" issues was to dump multiple referrals on the clinicians desk, while the existing list of patients was unrealistic from a numbers perspective. Patient's went without services, meanwhile, marketing efforts continued to physicians knowing that they could not fulfill the commitment they were promising. Questionable Medicare practices....too many to mention, but if they had to go thru a real audit, someone would be serving some time. One of the finest RN's I've had the pleasure of working with, was found to have cancer and thus she was off taking treatments. She had worked for this company for close to 30years. She was notified via mail that she no longer had a job....fact! Most of the clinicians have left and quite a few of their therapist are on contract from the Phillipines. This company is morally bankrupt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the greed and have some shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    " Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cartersville, GA

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

    Pros

    This company has excellent benefits. They offer paid time off days as well as seven additional paid holidays. Gentiva has an outstanding compliance department. They offer education and training as well for each employee.

    Cons

    Although this company offer tuition reimbursement there is not a lot of flexibility from management in regards to your schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each and every employee that work for this company must be dedicated and a hard worker so i would ask that management would honor employees with kind words, thoughts of appreciation, bonuses, and pay increase ect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    LPN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Physically Easy, enjoy the patients. Good about providing you with supplies you or patient may need.

    Cons

    Low mileage reimbursement. Stingy with paid holidays. Lots of charting to do after work hours that are not paid for. Pay is low. No room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees know they are appreciated by being a little more generous with pay and perks. Don't just end all you emails with " Thanks for all you do" . Prove you appreciate your employees!

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

    Public Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Caregivers and clinicians are good people.

    Cons

    Beauracratic red tape, lemming like management, and disengagement from top executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst position I have ever held

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Lynchburg, VA

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

    Pros

    None whatsoever to working here.

    Cons

    Everything. Corporation is run by dishonest, morally destitute individuals. The local "management" has been successfully fired from four different positions over the years, but that was their ideal candidate for "management." They expect you to work excessively long hours for extended periods of time without compensation. On call means sitting by the phone and not moving. Worst company in the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, take stock of your "management" employees and clean house. This could be a great company if it stopped the head in the sand approach to problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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