Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
314 Reviews
2.6
314 Reviews
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Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz
Paul J. Diaz
167 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • My pay is good , I'm a highschool dropout and they didn't really look at my resume so much as they looked at me as a competent individual (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Incompetent nurses were often promoted to get them away from direct patient care (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management was not always qualified for their position or knowledgable (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Top-notch people who work hard and care deeply

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - great people to work with
    - great building and amenities

    Cons

    - high-stress in tight economy with many healthcare changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for integrity daily.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - CNA in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and patients . Not too many positives because it's like a big nursing home. Working in a small hospital such as Kindred everyone knows everyone.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY short staffed and overworked. Nurses won't help get patients on bedpans, turn patients or answer call lights they feel the work is to remedial for them. Infections are very high and patients are often moved around room to room which increases the infections. Expect to care for 12 total care patients in vents with no help or proper supplies all day. NO 401k

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE HELP TO BALANCE OUT PATIENT TO NURSE RATIO. The turn out rate is extremely high instead if turning a blind eye and hiring people who stay for a couple months get to the source before you run through everybody .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent LTC company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They are a large nation wide company which provides the facilities with a lot of resources, policy and procedures, and support. Although, there have been hit with wage freezes in recent years they do try and make up in other ways. Pay was decent but some departments were low for area.

    Cons

    Not all corp systems fit every building. They have cut back the last few years and everything revolves around the census hours which doesn't always work with patient care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN (Registered Nurse ASN)  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - RN (Registered Nurse ASN) in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Pay was great!! Great hospital to learn and gain experience and enhance your nursing skills. They made sure that all nursing staff had different types of certification and was company paid.

    Cons

    CCO and Nurse Manager did not care about the staff. It was to many cliques in the management department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the management people who made the company/hospital look bad.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Registered Nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Murray, UT

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers and cohesive team players

    Cons

    Frequent changes from corporate administration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fully supported by my team and my manager.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with. Our team is solid and does an amazing job looking for ways to make each other better. Management listens and micro-management is almost non-existent. Compensation is great. Some senior leaders are very good at listening and using our feedback. Flexible work environment is very nice; it makes me want to work more because I don't have to spend hours commuting if it's not necessary.

    Cons

    Compensation has to be high in order to make up for the worst benefits I've ever been exposed to: cost is high, coverage is relatively low, out of pocket maximums equate to a new car every two years. All leadership needs to do a better job being in touch with the employees who report to and around them. This is part a culture issue and part a technology issue. To think you could run a company in 2014 without a way to communicate with your employees electronically and without a way for them to really be heard, is archaic at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize a communication system that allows employees and their leaders to interact meaningfully. Train managers on the skills of leadership. Pay attention to what our patients are saying; our culture is a what is driving their less-than-enviable experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They can talk the talk but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a weekly pay check.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low end even for healthcare, benefits are terrible, management is muddled - personalities reign supreme and problem employees are coddled if they are friends with managment. Gossip, cliques, mean girls and boys, worse than high school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst place I have worked or the best place I have worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Shift differential, weekend differential pay, People I work with are hardworking, not lazy, and care about their job!

    Cons

    Upper management not very supportive, Employees are allowed to many points so bad employees stay to long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good & Bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, a strong set of policies & procedures, good support from upline.

    Cons

    So many cuts in healthcare reimbursement is having major effects at operational levels. For 2yrs no raises, no 401k match, still earning vacation but frozen at current levels. All while it appears that VP levels & up still had very high salaries & numerous bonuses. Too many staff cuts at operational level & at bed side.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best career experience of my life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Fantastic management, staff at all levels within company are very much appreciated

    Cons

    Training was an issue but that is pretty much the norm in most healthcare environments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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