VITAS Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Sacramento Vitas is really good at keeping to their first value 'Patients and Families Come First' (in 18 reviews)

  • If you want to make a difference for patients at end of life, this is the place to do it (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I feel like it is "us against them" meaning field staff against office management (in 7 reviews)

  • Patients and families no longer come first (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Office

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Staff was great to work with

    Cons

    Being a corporate company raises were frozen and I had no room for advancement so I moved on.


  2. respiratory therapist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    the company really cares about their employees and are very good to them.

    Cons

    HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE MIAMI TRAFFIC EVERY DAY


  3. Admission RN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions RN in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Admissions RN in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, amazing team efforts, wonderful people that I both work with and for, a very joy filled group of men and woman. After 25+ years in healthcare I have found my "forever home" at Vitas. Lots of autonomy and room to grow both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Pay could be better but I feel so good to work for an organization that supports its staff, thanks them for their efforts, and respect everyones differences.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. It's tough for all of us and your job is difficult too. Push to integrate technology more quickly into the field to make processes more stream lined.


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  5. RN case manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Independent, make your own schedule

    Cons

    Upper Management, amount of paperwork, caseload high


  6. cna/hha hospice aide

    Current Employee - Cna/Hha Hospice Aide in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Cna/Hha Hospice Aide in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting different patient loving , caring and becoming part of my patients lives.

    Cons

    I would like to advance in the company

    Advice to Management

    I would love to move up to go back to school and be the best i can for my patients


  7. CM/ARN

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working for VITAS, only left because I had to move and the new area I went to didn't have a VITAS. I was treated fairly and with dignity at all times. When I needed overtime I was actually Thanked for staying over; unheard of with any job since sadly!

    Cons

    Depending on how well you negotiate in the beginning will determine how much money you will be paid per hour.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Pay people on what they bring to the table (experience) not on how well they negotiate.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Unethical company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    To be completely honest I can't think of any. If I had to choose something it would be that the fellow employees are great. However, they really lack in the leadership department.

    Cons

    Insurance is awful. Management is not supportive and their doors are always closed. There is no communication and gossip runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Open your doors and communicate with your staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    LVN

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LVN in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were pretty good, with generous PTO

    Cons

    After a your patient dies, they would immediately send you to another patient. We has nurses needed to grieve as well.


  10. Good place to gather experience if you don't mind a lower pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare

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

    Pros

    - Good place to learn - Supervisors are generally relaxed and do not micro manage - Work is distributed well - Teams are effective and usually set up to succeed

    Cons

    -POOR Benefits -Lower pay -No opportunity for growth -Do not expect to get any sort of raise -Old management that is slow to adapt to changes -Zero incentive or rewards for performing well above what the job requires -No accountability for anyone above a manager

    Advice to Management

    A company that invests in their employees creates loyalty, yet most people who enter your company use it simply as a stepping stone to move into the healthcare field. Treat your employees better and watch the turnover rate lower.


  11. RNs hired continuously since few will stay. low pay jobs

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    Great benefits package! Lots of PTO!

    Cons

    Nurses are just drones to this company. NOT respected at all.



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