Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
343 Reviews
2.6
343 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Worked with the competetors, Kindred has a higher visions for it's employees!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital Liaison in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Hospital Liaison in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I've seen both sides of the LTACH marketing and sales aspect of patient assessment and work flow and the support that is needed to traverse the complexities of helping families to get to the highest level of post-hospital care which I am a very strong fan of. Kindred's approach is a full on team effort, no Prima-Donna's watching everyone else pull the load, they are really invested in the entire process and extend an impressive effort to assist the families and patients.

    Cons

    Really bad Yelp reviews, One Star, really Yelp!!!...it's unconscionable how Yelp has deterred many families from getting the highest level of care for the sickest patients and has put a down the hardest working nurses and doctors and clinical team I've had the priviledge of working with. The only con I can complain about is the unfair reputation that yelp has put upon this group tha serves with dignity and steadfast perserverence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, your staff does appreciate the kindness and support you so generously extend! It's time for the 401K match is reinstated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    FEEL RISKING YOUR LICENSE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN (Registered Nurse ASN) in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - RN (Registered Nurse ASN) in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    benefits is ok, 401K and medical insurance

    Cons

    LOWER PAY BUT HIGH WORKLOAD, 1:27 RATIO, most of patients are IVs, G-tube. Quit in 2 Days, Even didn't pay me for orientation. Mess management.

    No opinion of CEO

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    Jun 18, 2014Human Resources

    Given the serious nature of your concerns, the Compliance Department would like for you to provide additional details via the Compliance Hotline at (800) 359-7412.
    Sincerely,
    Ryan Squire, Senior
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  5.  

    Blame culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Overall, patients' care done compassion and a great team of staff members there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LVN in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    The actualization of seeing most of the patients being helped to the point of recovery.

    Cons

    Shortages of supplies mostly, occassionally equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    LVN experience

    Current Employee - LVN in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Good organization. nice staff and policy

    Cons

    long commute. not enough patients

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fine the first year but then terrible. Worse every month

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

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

    Pros

    Able to get a job because every person before me quit...now I know why.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, managers with no experience. Clear favoritism, poor communication, unclear expectations. If in sales/marketing never count on a bonus. Poor quality physicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Management - TRAIN your staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Service Specialist in Larkspur, CA
    Former Employee - Social Service Specialist in Larkspur, CA

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

    Pros

    Transitional care means changing patients, most of whom are grateful for the care. Long terms nurses are dedicated and excellent. Psychologist is on top of his game.

    Cons

    The mix of LTC and rehab is a challenge to balance. While Kaiser is responsive to staff, many private doctors are aloof and need prodding to respond to requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your new staff; be willing to invest in the people you hire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Money Everyday, not Integrity Everyday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    The opportunities in the company, they prefer to hire from within.

    Cons

    The facility does not have the freedom to make its own decisions, the facility is very micro-managed. 'Everyone" knows that each facility is very unique and corporate should be able to take this into account when making decisions on how to run it. Employees, from housekeeping to management, should be heard and opinions should be taken very seriously. These are the people who are actually in the day to day running of the facility; who know what is best for the patients and staff. (Some) Corporate and (some) senior management people are very quick to point out what is wrong/ what has not been done, but very slow to commend staff on their efforts. They come in like they are god, no smiles or words of encouragement. The staff comment on this all the time, and they wonder why they are still there----and they answer their own question----they love their patients and the people they work "with".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really need to go and watch the video they require staff to see, Kindred Integrity Everyday. This business they are talking of, taking care of people is really just a business, and not about "taking care of people".
    What it comes down to is the $$$$$$$, why is it that your employees are unhappy? Take a good long look and listen to them. They want to do the right thing for the patients, but lack of support and supplies are not conducive to good care.
    As to the question below: I don't know that Paul Diaz knows how his corporate team is leading his centers. If he approves of their tactics, then he/they must be working for the devil as they are continuing to grow and make money without regard for their "minions", they have no heart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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