Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
326 Reviews

2.6
326 Reviews
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Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz
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182 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison
    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salaries and Bonus Structure

    Cons

    Dealing with Admissions Coordinators who don't understand that Referrals are looking for quick answers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Director of CDI
    Former Employee - District Director of CDI

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

    Pros

    Feeling of belonging and being appreciated for your knowledge and expertise by your peers and superiors. Very helpful environment and wanting to always go the next level with providing quality care to their patients. Identifies and trains employees for advancement. Able to work independently, but know that you have a network of peers that you are able to reach out to for assistance.

    Cons

    Be prepared for frequent change and you will do great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good to employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison
    Former Employee - Clinical Liaison

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

    Pros

    The people and the pay

    Cons

    Healthcare is changing and it is getting harder to get patients into the LTACH hospitals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I am grateful for the opportunity to work for Kindred. It was a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They do care about their employees and residents. Strong companies must make tough decisions sometimes in order to maintain financial security. I'd rather skip my raise for a couple of years than have mine and many others' entire positions eliminated due to poor fiscal management. I have seen employees rewarded for a job well done and I have seen employees who make poor decisions and give poor care booted out the door promptly. EVERY healthcare company has had bad employees because there are just some people who are selfish and dishonest and don't care about others enough to be in this line of work. Those employees don't make it at Kindred. As for the benefits...there were no major changes until the Affordable Care Act so where does that blame really lie?

    Cons

    No real cons...every day has a challenge to overcome but that's life in the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to educate employees further on the why when it comes to those tough decisions. In the employee's mind it may be greed when in reality it is being budget minded to maintain financial health.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rehab Staff and quality of care given by the team

    Cons

    High productivity Quotas,With Poor Management, Primary focus is to be productive with sacrificing patient care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on incentives to retain staff for continuity of care and lower productivity benchmarks

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

    Travel Tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Technical Support to Computers, Travel the Country.

    Cons

    None. Everything is ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No merit increases. Only given to upper management executives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    None anymore. Used to be a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Overwhelming amount of work. Not enough man power.
    No merit increases
    Terrible benefits-Perks getting taken away each year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Blame culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Pleasant Hill, CA

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the location.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. Unprofessional HR. I do not recommend working here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The worst job experience I have ever had in my professional career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There isn't one positive thing I could say about Kindred Hospital. I find that to be very sad :(

    Cons

    The culture of the organization appears to be toxic. Very poor training. Marketing managers in my market were arrogant, unprofessional, & ignorant. If you did not agree with the management then you were bullied and targeted. There have been many of my colleagues that have shared with me similar experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to hire a private consultant to objectively assess the culture of the marketing managers in the territory I worked in. Exit interviews would have been appropriate. Give workshops for marketing managers on professionalism and inappropriate behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Controller

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller
    Former Employee - Controller

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

    Pros

    Pay/Benefits if you are not in an exempt position

    Cons

    Controller position is often the only true accounting position within the site other than payroll. This creates limitations for time-off as projections are expected twice monthly in addition to month-end close process. Difficult to take vacation time off with 1 continuous week let alone 2 weeks. Long hours are necessary to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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