VITAS Healthcare

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VITAS Healthcare Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
13 Reviews
2.7
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    best job ever till the end

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    I loved this job, I learned so much and meet so many wonderful people and connections for life. Great company all in all, wish i still worked there some days.

    Cons

    Sr. Management and the liars they believe they need to listen to everyone and and not take sides if obviously there was a communication error or misunderstanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice and be fair people are people and deserve to be treated with respect and listen really listen to your employees not just "your people"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Help Desk III in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Help Desk III in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn new technologies, and meet great people. Time off can be requested at any time, if they have the coverage. overall not a bad place to start your IT career.

    Cons

    You work on rotating schedule, sometime hard to balance work and personal life, especially if you have a family. but you do get at least 4 weeks PTO, on firts day worked off. At least that was the way it was when i was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Interview and Hiring process professional

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    Current Employee - LVN in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    401k. Calm working environment. Office staff supportive. Excellent training.

    Cons

    401k matching has decreased in amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    P

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it initially was a good experience. After leadership changes the company suffered serious issues leading to litigation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The sales/marketing reps and the monthly bonus structure.

    Cons

    Inexperienced, unprofessional, and classless management and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Chicago management and leadership accountable for hiring and firing processes as well as their work ethic and how they manage their people and the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be the best hospice company too bad it's management has ruined it.

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    From 2009 to 2013 vitas was an amazing place to work we took care of our patients and we took care of each other. If only the vision was practiced by upper management Vitas would still be a front runner. I will say Vitas does a great job helping any Veteran.

    Cons

    Poor upper management with a primary focus on revenue and not employees. No raises in over three years. Constant negative feed back from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the field staff makes the hospice not the management. Employees who feel appreciated and respected will go above and beyond for their company. Thus increasing revenue. A good Hospice medical professional shows compassion for their patients no matter the circumstance. If vitas management can't live it's own values then why would a professional want to work for you. Take time to read comments on glass door and indeed and maybe you will have a glimpse into the reason your census is plummeting. If you can't do it right then don't do it at all.

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

    Patients and families come first.

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    Current Employee - Admission RN in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Admission RN in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management strives to keep company morale balanced by sharing info and keeping people in the loop .

    Cons

    Several layoffs of key people in the lasr few monhs,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working for VITAS was a great experience, I miss the people and have fond memories of the patients we served

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    Former Employee - HME Manager in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - HME Manager in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    Personal Time off was very nice. HR shows in many ways they are about their employees.

    Cons

    As a company gets bigger, it becomes harder to reach all team members to find out how things are not working and how things can improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the hospice business, it's what you know and what you do well. Current leaders in the HME division really don't get it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    dissappointing

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    Current Employee - Sales in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    What you do for patients and families

    Cons

    Lack of proper compensation to sales representatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair in compensating your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Vitas has management that is verymuch out of touch. There is a "Click"! CEO making poor choices.VPs clueless.

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Support Staff in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    Allow time off.
    Flexibility in shedule most of the time.
    Some people here are wonderful.

    Cons

    NO chance for growth.
    NO chance for promotion
    NO chance for recognition
    NO chance to make a differrence
    NO chance that upper management will listen to field staff
    NO chance of surviving if the current management structure remains, from VPs to CEO.
    NO chance that this company will survive another decade the way it is opperating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire David and get a fortune 500 or 1000 company leader. When you ruin vendor relationships becuase you don't pay your bills, you have to wonder why? The president/CFO??? YES! Keep a close EYE on Tim O'Toole. DO NOT allow him to simply hire whomever he desires. SPECIFICALLY FAMILY and FRIENDS. Fire a majority of the VPs who seem so clueless on what is actually happening within their regions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    VITAS is a great company to work for, it has a great future ahead of it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    The hospice industry will have tremendous growth in the near future.
    Executive Management at VITAS are all very well educated in hospice and business.

    Cons

    Some of the non-core competencies of VITAS are poorly managed. The IT function is slow to innovate, and correct issues. The HR policies for staff are not enforced consistently. The Benefits are mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with your staff, and do not play passive agressive political games.
    Be honest and forthright so that everyone involved knows the expectations and how they are or are not being met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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