Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz
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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. management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Nice people- earnest provider for care of elderly. Great visions- implementation in process

    Cons

    A lot of internal restructuring required- part of industry Post Acute Care re-design

  2. Great for about a week, then downhill from there.

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    Current Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor culture, poor management, lack of team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees who are working to pay your salary, provide sustainable work hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Okay job

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    Current Employee - CNA/HHA in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - CNA/HHA in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Good environment with great residents, employees and management.

    Cons

    People don't really take the complaints of employees seriously. Horrible staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees have to say instead of ignoring it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Watch out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Your coworkers are very friendly on 2nd and 3rd shift

    Cons

    The management is not very friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Average company - review by an OT

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I think your experience might vary depending on the Kindred facility that you work in. Since I am currently PRN, I have had the chance to compare facilities, and some are worse than others. The facilities that are clean with a nice staff make your experience a lot of enjoyable on a day to day basis. Also, from a therapist perspective, this company does not expect you to stay overtime without pay to finish your documentation, which is a relief and a plus.

    Cons

    - Management and model of operation tends to focus on fiscal gains rather than employee and patient satisfaction
    - Productivity expectation of 87%
    - Some facilities need better equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    The employers and employees worked well together

    Cons

    Pay rate wasn't as good I thought it would be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employee concerns more oftern

  8. I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Pro of working at kindred hospital long term facility is most have a union and scheduling is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Your assignment can range from 8-12 patients, staffing is not very consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more management available for staff and patient needs on the weekend, typically no management around ever on the weekends.

  9. Hard Challenging Work

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Nurse in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Employees work together as a team for the most part. Starting salary is within the industry standards. Benefits include dental, healthcare, vision, disability, 10 days PTO.

    Cons

    Training period could have been longer, received 8 weeks (24 days) training. No 401K or other retirement benefits. Huge disconnect between management and what the workload facility employees perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the workload you impose on your employees. Happy employees stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Entry level job. Good benies good hours

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    Former Employee - Dietary Aid in Yarmouth, ME
    Former Employee - Dietary Aid in Yarmouth, ME

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Corporate structure is sound. Rarely do you see full benefits available to an entry level kitchen worker.

    Cons

    Entry level job, did not have a future for me personally. Would gladly have stayed if money was of no concern.

    Positive Outlook
  11. Overall ok experience. Now that healthcare is changing this industry is getting bad. Poor benefits. High revenue goal

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    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Work independently. Field rep.

    Cons

    No raises. No 401k match. Difficult to make bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change bonus structure to bonus per admission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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