Odyssey Hospice Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    training, staff management, advancement, perks, salary,

    Cons

    work-life balance, losing clients,

  2. Selling to Gentiva was the begining of the end for good hospice care.
    the pts. And families were no longer the focus.

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Continues Care in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Continues Care in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most rewarding work I ever did.I made a differance every time I put on those scubs.I worked there 7 years as a crisis care lpn and loved it...until gentiva threw us away.

    Cons

    Gentiva has NO CLUE how to provide hospiceor how to work as a team.Never should have sold to them

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about just profit and worry about the patients and families. Provide the best care out there like Odyssey did and the profits will come. Care for your staff and they will work their hearts out for you. Go back to running this company the way Odyssey did, with care and compassion, like a family. Gentiva knew nothing about hospice and it showed when they took over. Staff morale droppedllike a rock. Patient care suffered because Gentiva never cared about staff or patients and it showed. The pride I felt for my company turned to dismay at the lack of support the employees recieved from corporate. It broke my heart to see the greatest company I ever worked for flush it's self away.

  3. Was a great place to work before Gentiva took over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice

    Pros

    Family oriented, Patient centered care

    Cons

    Documentation, standard to hospice but paper not computerized

    Advice to Management

    Did a great job

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  5. Solid Reputation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate leadership team is very down to earth and friendly. Keep busy, play as a part of the team, and be accountable and you will go far.

    Cons

    Small stuff that was annoying - LOTS of busy work. Accountability software takes a giant chunk of time, which is expected to be done on your own time. Expense reports were not very streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growing and teaching your sales team, not on repercussions of not making your numbers.

  6. Great till Gentiva bought Odyssey out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great with families and staff

    Cons

    Changing things that didn't need to be fixed

  7. Best working experience of my life!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They were focused on patients, their families and employees.

    Cons

    Odyssey was sold in August, 2010.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you hadn't sold out.

  8. Lack of support from management and corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The patients and families are the best

    Cons

    Lack of management support for employees

    Advice to Management

    Put your staff before $$$

  9. Not a good company to work for

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

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and benefits are inexpensive due to company size.

    Cons

    Management is awful, throws employees under the bus to save themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of managers who are not dedicated to the staff.

  10. Odyssey

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PCS, Community Liaison in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - PCS, Community Liaison in Austin, TX

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Odyssey is the service that they provide for people in the end states of their life.

    Cons

    They are a corporation and forever making staff and policy changes. There does not seem to be any consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  11. As Odyssey, patient care was the focus, as Gentiva, bottom line is now the focus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Secretary in Waxahachie, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Care Secretary in Waxahachie, TX

    I worked at Odyssey Hospice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good insurance coverage

    Cons

    Management is unreliable. A Hostile work environment. Disrepectful and paranoia are key to their management style. Upper management ignores request for help and backs even bad management. You have no where to turn for help. A compliance hotline only made things worse.

    Advice to Management

    If employees who have been with your company a long time tell you that there's a problem with management, you should listen.

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