Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
345 Reviews
2.6
345 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have enjoyed rehab care and the small rehab hospital I work at in Austin, Texas

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

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

    Pros

    Small facility where people care about each other. Lots of great coworkers who care about our patients.

    Cons

    Benefits need to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our managers work really hard to keep us properly staffed but have a difficult time with the budget allowances. 8 to 1 patient ratios are not ideal. 6 to 1 at a maximum is what needs to be set as the standard of practice and into policy somewhere. To have no set standard there makes it where if staffing is not available nurses could end up with no absolute maximum number of patients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    I had good coworkers and we had good team work.

    Cons

    Low pay and Poor management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Great Boss , very invested in their employee sucess.

    Cons

    They moved out of the state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great company for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Birchwood terrace health care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Burlington, VT

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    How much we make a difference for the people we serve

    Cons

    Leadership in some departments not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending money on little give away things and instead give your people raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was all a good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Strength of company is excellent. Many locations and a culture that cares about delivering services needed by patients and families.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult patient situations. It is always sad to see people sick and see the concerns of their families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget that caring employees make the difference in the delivery of patient care.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very busy long term acute care with ni regards to employees welfare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly rehab team

    Cons

    Overwork, no team work with nursing rehab

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and communicate effectively and with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    So good I left and returned in 9 months.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison in Greenfield, WI

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

    Pros

    Rate of pay is higher. Team worked well together. Probably the best team I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Sold the hospital without much notice .If I would have known that I probably would not have returned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interim CEO Jeff Cellucci was very good and was sad he didn't stay on with Post Acute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    As a new grad R.N. I hope to gain valuable experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Learning vents, wound and infection care and other complexities

    Cons

    It has a horrible reputation, low pay and nurses eat their young

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent experience opportunity, terrible schedule

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LVN
    Current Employee - LVN

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Genuinely care about patients, exceptional salary

    Cons

    Horrible scheduling, some days way too many people are scheduled, while others we are short-staffed. Also, very quick to give negative feedback, but almost never give any positive feedback, even when patients or families go out of their way to tell management about positive experiences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a consistent schedule! And, more importantly, people need more than one day off, working four days, then one day off, followed by another three on Is terrible. This is a high stress job, people need more than one day. We all have lives outside of work, one day is not enough to re-coup and take care of personal chores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

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

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    • 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

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