Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
329 Reviews
2.6
329 Reviews
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Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz
Paul J. Diaz
172 Ratings

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 21 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kindred healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - STNA in Chillicothe, OH
    Former Employee - STNA in Chillicothe, OH

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

    Pros

    Awesome residents at this facility, pop mqchine, New ice machine

    Cons

    Management, under staffed, wage freeze, crappy activities, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs new management all around there is no fixing for them all warped and twisted besides the administrator she rocks

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They can talk the talk but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time (more than an 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (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
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  5.  

    Good & Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time (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
  6.  

    Best career experience of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 1st nursing job... while it was an overall good experience - there are some "deal breaker" cons!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Greenfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great co-workers & loved the residents & their families. Unit mgrs were active in care of pts & very aware of the condition of the pts on their unit & overall team players.

    Cons

    Mgmt could be more involved with night shift - rarely any communication/feedback, commonly underestimated how busy it truly was on nights with all the extra preparation work & "catch-all" tasks that noc shift was responsible for. Upper mgmt didn't understand acuity vs numbers from unit to unit - overstaffed on one unit & understaffed on another bc would make shift assignments based on numbers not acuity. You would often bounce from unit to unit making it difficult to establish a routine & pts didn't like the inconsistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good mgmt team, but need to give more feedback (both good & bad) to staff which encourages growth of your employees. Consider working a few night shifts from time to time. Hire someone with experience in scheduling to reduce high turnover rate r/t bouncing employees around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Very team-oriented facility. Wages/Compensation are right where they should be and increase annually at a fair rate. The company also has some great benefits such as tuition reimbursement allowing for growth within the company at an ease to my wallet :)

    Cons

    Other departments could do more to improve the overall cleanliness and conditions of the facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, I really enjoy working here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, a good company.

    Former Employee - Social Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Social Worker in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They are striving to provide the best care possible for their residents. The company is always looking for new ways of doing things and try to be innovative.

    Cons

    They are consistently changing policies and forms!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to streamline some of the paperwork.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT is a lot of messy people there and not enough communication from one person to the next not enough communication

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dietary Aid in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Dietary Aid in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    They have health insurance but the plans aren't that great , how can you say people win gifts but then make them pay for it out of there check which you don't find out until you have a deduction coming out of your check that you had no idea was coming

    Cons

    Don't get close to anyone unless they are showing favoritism toward you because outside of that they will spread your business and some around the hospital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of the people who are in management don't derseve it because they rweallyt only care about themselves and not the people working under them or for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ongoing battle between abusive management and staff.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    a paycheck....this is the only reason most of the nurses work there. The benefits are OK but could be a lot better considering the cons.

    Cons

    The management of Kindred is vindictive and treats employees (except their favorites) very poorly. Many nurses are leaving due to horrid conditions making it unsafe for the patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your most valued assets are your employees. Treat them that way.

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