Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Benjamin A. Breier
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Pros
  • Great co workers including nurses and techs try their best (in 8 reviews)

  • Rewarding patient care insurance was ok until the huge changes this year (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The 4 RNs do total patient care from bed baths to titrating drips which doesn't even leave time to chart (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement with company

    Cons

    Too big. Very slow to produce collaterals


  2. lpn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    you get plenty of over time if you want it. max patient load is 6, but most of the time you will have only 4

    Cons

    poor management. upper management can care less about you and don't even know who you are most of the time, mid management pretends to care, they listen but don't hear you.

    Advice to Management

    screen your applicants more carefully, don't just hire a warm body. when your employee comes to you with a concern pay attention


  3. Staff RN

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lufkin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lufkin, TX

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Teamwork is a huge pro and everyone works well together like a second family. Great patients and family to care for!

    Cons

    Admin focused on physicians and often seemed they were more important than the frontline staff but overall good teamwork btwn MDs and front line team!

    Advice to Management

    Front line staff like to be acknowledged for doing a good job spend more time acknowledging for a job well done!!


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    great therapy staff, easy documentation system,

    Cons

    micro management, no scope for growth in career or pay

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Clinical Liaison

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the job itself, meeting with patients and their families, assessing patients, talking with case managers.

    Cons

    Lack of training. Worst management I'd ever come across. Unethical business practices. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at why turnover is so high.


  7. Therapist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, room to advance

    Cons

    Raises takes too long, documentation

    Advice to Management

    Na


  8. registered nurse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Good to learn new skills and knowledge

    Cons

    Bad management and a lot of work for RN. Low salary

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and benefits for workers


  9. New Grad Registered Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The director of nursing at the Randol Mill location in Arlington is the BEST. She really cares about her staff and the patients. She encourages conversations between herselff and her staff if there are any problems. She's very straight forward and kind. She also acknowledges that as a new grad nurse, you're afraid but she gives you so much opportunity for questions. EVERYONE seems like they enjoy their job their and it's a big family enviornment. VERY CLEAN.

    Cons

    There aren't any that I have identified. Maybe one would be it's location. It's nestled behind an LTC so it's a bit difficult to find that entrance!

    Advice to Management

    NONE! Keep up the good work.


  10. Intake Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

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

    Pros

    Salary is a little above normal

    Cons

    Health Benefits are horrible. ...401K is not matched by company


  11. Corporate office is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Louisville, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Corporate salaries are competitive in the Louisville's saturated healthcare IT market.
    Great corporate culture.
    Positive company mission.
    Good benefits (fairly typical healthcare coverage these days, but additional benefits include things like free fitness center for employees, high quality cafeteria and coffee shop, holiday activities for families, on-site flu shots, etc).

    Cons

    Multiple departments often work toward similar objectives, unaware of each other's work.
    Career paths can be unclear and difficult to find your next promotion opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate verticals.
    Consider having departmental cross-training for all employees (it takes a long time to figure out what each department and division does, which leads to a lot of the missed opportunities to merge projects).



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