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
Paul J. Diaz
180 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 22 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Long breaks
    The enviorment is clean

    Cons

    Employees are mean
    Rarely get raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Knew the closing was going to be sooner rather then later.

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

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

    Pros

    Small building. Everyone was polite. You know who everyone was.

    Cons

    They hire to many people and promise them full time, then they cut there hours. They put band-aids on the building instead of fixing it the right way. They put nursing staff in charge of things other then patient care. Men make more then woman. There was a hand full of people who got paid for doing slim to nothing the whole day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the nursing staff in charge of the patients. Break the department into several rather then having Materials Management do too much. Leave Security to handle security issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok experience

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

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - RN (Registered Nurse ASN) in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - RN (Registered Nurse ASN) in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Hard workers who care for one another

    Cons

    They offer poor insurance benefits

  6.  

    LVN Amarillo, TX

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LVN in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - LVN in Amarillo, TX

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

    Pros

    Great experience with a variety of patients.

    Cons

    Too corporate and impersonal. Administrators are cold. Heavy patient load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good work environment, good staff, good management

    Cons

    Productivity; limited cons because enjoyed working with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I am probably happier here than I have been elsewhere in all my 16 years as a nurse. No place is perfect.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, BSN Per Diem
    Current Employee - RN, BSN Per Diem

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the autonomy, per-diem pay, and self-scheduling that the job has to offer.

    Cons

    I work per diem because they would not give me pay experience for my 8 years as a LPN since they were not hiring LPNs at the time.

    We do not receive holiday parties, holiday presents, or any sort of rewards.

    I often get pulled to ICU. Dispite the fact that I have asked repetedy for an orientation to ICU, I have never received one.

    There is a lack of accountability for lateness to work. This causes me to start my shift and end my shift on time. It seems to be an epidemic.

    I often do not get to take a break due to high accuity of patients and large patient loads. One Supervisor questioned me when I asked her to sign my missed meal form, "Other nurses are able to take a break...Why can't you?" Funny when the Supervisors do not help you when they know you are drowning.

    The admission process is ridicuously long.... the nurses generally enter the med rec in a two step process: discharge meds and admission meds. It is quite tedious.

    The aids are so lazy. You can not count on them to take your vital signs and accuchecks on time. Forget about them telling you if anything is not WNL. They do not seem to know or care. You often feel like you do not have an aid. You must come with the mind set that you can only count on you. This way you won't get upset or feel let down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hold the CNAs accountable for their job requirements, make the nurses accountable for clocking in on time, mandate fair nurse to patient ratios, provide nurses with the ability to take a break, require supervisors to assist nurses when they are in need of help, mandate that nurses must receive ICU experience before they can work in ICU, and give RNs pay expereince for years worked as a LPN.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Top-notch people who work hard and care deeply

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Decent LTC company to work for.

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

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare part-time (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
  11.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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