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DaVita Overview

Denver, CO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DVA)
Health Care
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At DaVita, we strive to behave as a community first and a company second. That means creating a legitimately differentiated workplace where our Mission and Core Values live with unusual relevance and energy.

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Mission: Our Vision:

To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen.

Our Mission:

To be the Provider, Partner and Employer of Choice.

Company Updates

  • We are grateful for and proud of our teammates who continue to care for patients and each other in Texas and Florida. Mandy Hale, VP of Nursing and Mary Anderson, Division Vice President, at DaVita recently returned to their hometowns after lending a hand in Houston. Here’s their story.

    DaVita: A Community First... Company Second

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  • One for All, and All for One! We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals. We genuinely care for and support, not only those to whom we provide care, but also those with whom we work shoulder-to-shoulder. Read how one teammate describes what her team means to her.

    Dear DaVita: Love Letters to the Village - DaVita Stories

    Posted July 27, 2017 in Community by DaVita Stories Team. Editor's note: Just about every day our Village experiences a DaVita moment. And we love when we get to hear good news, a heartwarming story or simply kudos for a job well done.

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DaVita – Why Work For Us?

The DaVita® Village has grown to more than 70,000 teammates serving approximately 2 million patients around the world. Through the growth of DaVita Kidney Care, HealthCare Partners (a DaVita Medical Group), Paladina Health and our international kidney care centers, we have kept a sharp focus on our approach to healthcare—providing exceptional care for our patients, supporting the development of our teammates both at work and at home, caring for the communities in which we live and operate around the world, and utilizing sustainable environmental practices.

With over 2,000 dialysis centers and 15 offices across the U.S. we’re likely near you! Check us out below.

70,000 career stories and counting. What will yours be?

Our Vision: 
To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen.
Our Mission: 
To be the Provider, Partner and Employer of Choice.

Our Core Values: 

Our Core Values- all seven of them- provide us with the set of guidelines to help us fulfill our Mission and Vision. See Our Core Values below.  We have an unwritten, but spoken eighth core value we call “GSD” which means Getting Stuff Done.

Service Excellence
Serving Others--our reason for existing. We continually seek to understand the needs of those who depend on us (our patients, doctors, and our fellow team members) and then to exceed their expectations.

We say what we believe, and we do what we say. We are trusted because we are trustworthy. In our personal, team, and organizational values, we strive for alignment in what we say and do.

One for All, and All for One!  We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals.  We genuinely care for and support, not only those to whom we provide care, but those with whom we work shoulder-to-shoulder. We work together to pursue achieving our Mission.

Continuous Improvement
We never stand still; we are never satisfied. Individually, and as teams, we constantly look at what we do, and ask, “How can we do this better?” Then, we use a systematic approach to take action.

We don’t say, “It’s not my fault,” or “It’s not my job.” We take responsibility for meeting our commitments- our personal ones as well as those of the entire organization. We take ownership of the results.

We make a difference. We feel rewarded- personally and as a team- because what we do in our jobs is consistent with our goals and dreams. We believe “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi). And, when you are the change, that’s fulfilling!

We enjoy what we do. We know kidney dialysis is hard work; but even hard work can be fun. We take our jobs seriously, but we feel a fun environment delivers better care to our patients while creating a better work environment for our teammates. We strive for excellence and we have fun.

Caring for Our Patients, Each Other and Our World

The DaVita Village is a unique community focused on our Trilogy of Care: for our patients, our teammates and our world. When we choose to become "citizens" of the DaVita community, we make a decision to engage our head, heart and hands for the greater good of those around us. 

  • "I'm able to connect the values of my work and home life because they are so aligned with DaVita. I'm able to reach out to the community because DaVita supports that. I'm able to be a part of pioneering for bigger and better things to come with DaVita because we're never standing still. That's what Continuous Improvement is all about."   – Lori. T., Facility Administrator

Ask DaVita teammates about the Village and they'll tell you how working at DaVita is like being part of a giant extended family, connected by a common purpose. 

  • "It's like being a part of a family. We set goals and work as a team to reach these goals. When we reach these goals we celebrate together."  – Donna S., Acute RN

We've Got Benefits You Just Don't Find Everywhere! 

At DaVita, we want our teammates to be happy, healthy and productive.  To that end, we provide a variety of benefits and resources to help you create a recipe that works for you to balance your life, and manage your health and wealth.

We are proud of the unique programs we offer to reward exceptional performance and a commitment to our trilogy of care. Our quarterly We Are Here celebrations award $1,000 in vacation expenses to randomly selected teammates throughout the village who have had no unplanned absences during a selected 90-day period.  

Our Triple Crown Profit Sharing program allows eligible teammates to enjoy the rewards of the Villages' overall profitability in addition to special components that recognize exceptional teams and individual contributors.   

But that's not all! Read about all of our village benefits below.

For Your Growth

  • Tuition Reimbursement– up to $3,000 per year for eligible tuition and book expenses
  • RN Scholarship Program – provides current teammates up to $5,000 per year reimbursement for eligible tuition, books, and some fees, while attending nursing school and working for DaVita  
  • The Redwoods (MBA) Scholarship Program – helps advance the leadership potential of our leaders by providing scholarships to cover the costs of earning an MBA degree or attending a series of general management courses
  • Certification Expenses - reimbursement for various certification exams (pre-exam course, exam costs and exam renewals if required by DaVita).

And for Your Family’s Growth 

  • KT Family Foundation - Foundation funded by DaVita CEO Kent Thiry and others to provide scholarships to be used for educational expenses, for selected children and grandchildren of our teammates who are in grades 6-11.  KT, his wife, Denise, and close friends privately fund this Foundation, and awards range from $1,000 - $3,000 
  • DaVita Children’s Foundation - DaVita funded foundation that provides college scholarships for selected children and grandchildren of our teammates

For Your Future 

  • 401(k) plan with many investment options and no waiting period – provides eligible teammates the opportunity to defer money from paychecks on a pre-tax basis to help save for retirement
  • Teammate Stock Purchase Plan – allows participants to purchase shares of DaVita Common Stock at a discounted rate through payroll deductions

For Your Health

 Health, Dental and Vision Plans 

  • 3 Medical Plan Options (CIGNA and/or Regional HMOs) (includes domestic partner coverage)
  • 3 Dental Plan Options
  • Vision Service Plan

Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance (option for voluntary insurance)
  • Company Paid AD&D Insurance (option for voluntary insurance)
  • Voluntary Spouse/Domestic Partner and Child coverage for both Life and AD&D

Flexible Spending Accounts 

  • Allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for qualified expenses
  • Health Care
  • Dependent Day Care

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • As a full-time or part-time teammate working a minimum of 24 hours per week, you begin to accrue PTO on the first day of employment or rehire (PTO may be used after 90 days of employment)
  • As a previous DaVita teammate, you may be eligible for reinstatement to your prior PTO accrual rate

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Pays 60% of your weekly salary (up to $1,000/week) for Short Term disability - with option to increase up to 75%
  • Pays 40% of your monthly salary (up to $10,000/month) for Long Term disability - with option to increase up to 60%
  • Provided to all full time teammates at no cost - optional election for full time benefit eligible exempt teammates

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Five free sessions with a face-to-face counselor per incident
  • Assistance with issues related to child and elder care, adoption, education and more
  • Informational items on mental health or substance abuse issues 
  • Provides legal and financial consultation services
  • Wellness discounts
  • No cost to all teammates

DaVita Reviews

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    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TX
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    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than 3 years)


    This company really believes in investing in it's "teammates". The company itself truly believes in it's core values which is difficult to find in corporate America these days. As in any large corporation (DaVita is a Fortune 200 company), it is up to the leadership at the facility level to really create an environment where the team also feels those core values at play. Professional development is taken very seriously, and there are so many training curriculums and growth opportunities to help equip teammates at every level to do their job well and create opportunity for advancement--most of which include traveling which is a plus for many people (myself included) I've made really good professional connections at several trainings I have attended, many that have turned into friendships that I believe will follow me.


    The company considers itself the gold standard of the dialysis industry. With that said, there are challenges for any role. There are metrics to meet and policies to adhere to. This may be a con to some people who are just looking to collect a check. In my opinion, being challenged is a positive, especially when the company does try to provide you with the tools and resources to be successful.

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DaVita Interviews



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    Dialysis Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at DaVita.


    First a phone interview then a face to face interview. On the phone basic questions are asked, why the company? Do you have experience? Will you accept the starting pay rate? etc.
    The Face to face interview was more intense in my experience. I had 4 manager from the county sitting at a table asking me questions, sometimes repeated question just asked differently .. I'm assuming because I wasnt giving them the answer they wanted to hear.

    Interview Questions

    • When can I recall a time I went out of my way/job title to help my team?   Answer Question
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DaVita Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, GI Jobs, 2016
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2015
  • Top 125 Companies, Training Magazine, 2015
  • Most Freedom Centered Workplaces, WorldBlu, 2015
  • Newsweek Green Rankings, Newsweek, 2015
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