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Kindred Healthcare Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
343 Reviews
2.6
343 Reviews
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Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great co workers including nurses and techs try their best (in 8 reviews)

  • The company not only preaches work life balance they live it (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Incompetent nurses were often promoted to get them away from direct patient care (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management was not always qualified for their position or knowledgable (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, good work ethics and advance way of health care settings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, one of the best health care companies, good work ethics

    Cons

    Bad work hours, the management should pay much attention to the workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of others . and make sure you listen to your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My knowledge base with Case Management increased.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Family oriented team that truly care about the outcome of their patients.

    Cons

    There were few set processes. Employees weren't held accountable for following the processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impliment better processes and hold employees accountable for their actions.

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

    Hell of a ride!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and a good culture mix. Hard working people with a lot going on especially with the transplant patients.

    Cons

    I have some good days but most of the time management allows non-productive things to go on and it stifles the patients progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some balls and take care of the patients first!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    excellent

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

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    most important is taking care the patients

    Cons

    overwork and don't take care the staffs that lower then manager teem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care all your staffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very dangerous place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    The HSA is easy to use and coworkers are very hard working.

    Cons

    Intentionally very short staffed, equipment (vital sign machines, glucometers, computers in which to document) in short supply. Computers are in every room but have been kept out of commission making it impossible to document in real time. Assessments and medication administration must be entered at the front desk computer when there is one available. Care plans from other disciplines have to be completed by the nurses and it is impossible to know what tasks were completed. No electronic narcotic medication station. Narcotics are counted and remediated by hand. All administered narcotics documentation is printed as are the kardexes and MARs every shift. Too many opportunities for errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the nurses at the bedside. What's good for them is good for patients. Making the nurse's jobs impossible to do well is not good business practice. Protecting and padding the bottomline today will not pay for potential litigation tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Given the corporate expectations workload is very high at Kindred.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Quality Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Quality Management in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Stable well established company that is a leader in the industy.

    Cons

    A lot of top down pressure to perform at a certain level but limited resources with which to meet the company's expectations. I was expected to work a lot more hours here than I did in similar positions at previous employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training for this position. It is one of the most important jobs in the building.

    No opinion of CEO

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