VITAS Healthcare Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Great place to make a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare
    Current Employee - Healthcare

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

    Pros

    Patients and family centered. Very patient focused

    Cons

    The largest hospice company. Large in size.

  2. Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

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

    Pros

    Company is supportive of professional development, focused on providing the highest quality care for patients and constantly looking to improve.

    Cons

    Some corporate departments are overly-controlled and a barrier. PTO is a challenge for corporate employees

  3. Poor management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, working with patient's and families.

    Cons

    Management has very low regard for employees. Everything is handled in the "negative". You don't do this, you didn't do this, this was wrong, why did you... vs. Great job going above and beyond for your patients, thank-you for staying late to cover the extra shift etc. Turnover of nurses, terrible pay, lowest in the market. Short staffed. Managers will just walk out/not deal with problems such as not having enough staff in the field. Angry patients.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for retention and recruitment. Listen, support and praise, vs. negative feedback.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Meaningful work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Home Care Case Manager
    Current Employee - RN Home Care Case Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a field nurse you are not stuck inside 4 walls all day. The day goes fast. You can take a break if you want too but you won't get done with your job in 8 hours then. But it is still nice to be able to take a break. The patients and families are very appreciative of all your help.You know you are truly helping people and doing a worth while job.

    Cons

    Time management is an issue. When you have to see 7 pts on a busy day, you are obviously working far more than 8 hours and you may be salaried.

    Advice to Management

    I wish everyone was held accountable for doing their job and the ones who aren't should be let go. We need reports on new pts before entering their homes. We all need to be more positive. We need computers back.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Excellent company, great goals, and stated services.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Veteran Liaison in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Veteran Liaison in Cleveland, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Hospice and Healthcare model. Great collateral resources, good support from upper management.

    Cons

    Middle management inexperience, staff turnover, clinical staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within vs bringing in inexperienced outside middle management. Resolute hiring methods and resolve issues with New hires within 90 days.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Our parent company also owns roto rooter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good PTO
    great middle managment
    no micro management

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments
    Upper management feels entitled

    Advice to Management

    Bring the departments up to speed on everything like software updates for example.

  8. Helpful (1)

    best job ever till the end

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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"

  9. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Take care of your employees.

  10. Interview and Hiring process professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LVN in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Irvine, CA

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    401k matching has decreased in amount.

    Advice to Management

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  11. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

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

    Pros

    The sales/marketing reps and the monthly bonus structure.

    Cons

    Inexperienced, unprofessional, and classless management and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    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.

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