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DaVita Tacoma Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Tacoma, WA

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DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent J. Thiry
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Pros
  • Company values home/work life balance, and supports teammates in maintaining that healthy balance (in 56 reviews)

  • live the core values and believe in the company's mission (in 109 reviews)

Cons
  • Demanding environment and hard to maintain work-life balance (in 82 reviews)

  • No 401k match, no consistency in RN hours per center (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Credit Balance Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Balance Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Credit Balance Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Department allows you to pick your start hours, generous PTO, if you're liked you're treated very well. Respect for family issues. Flexible time off.

    Cons

    The pay is low and below industry standards. High turn-over. Company started cutting cost everywhere.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tends to dispense of long-term employees"

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    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DaVita full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entry level position.
    Use this company as a stepping stone due to that's what they will do to you.
    Lots of learning opportunities if your management allows.

    Cons

    High stress environment .
    Work load is demanding and when you get a new book of business you are expected immediately to have solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time watering your garden instead of tearing it apart.
    Stop breaking people down who have paid their dues.
    Your peers are a direct reflection of you.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Ideas - poor leadership in the lower ranks"

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    Former Employee - Credit Balance Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Credit Balance Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Corporate Culture and community involvement. The people really care about what they are doing and put the patients first. I am sure that some departments are great and I've heard some good things from some of my teammates in other departments

    Cons

    The management in my department never seemed to evolve... they were all still emotionally in Middle School. Drama, backbiting and regularly throwing people under the bus for their failures. They have to follow government mandates for people with disabilities, but leadership had no qualms about treating us like vermin in the most underhanded ways. Just enough to keep from getting themselves in trouble. Teammate Services (HR) was no help until I sent an email to the CEO. Then they were all over it. Thankfully I've found other work and no longer have to spend my days being made to feel like less than a person by the bullies in lower/middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. You have some heinous people representing you in the lower ranks.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not all they crack it up to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Doing off sight fun things. Flex days, can make up doctors appointments.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, they don't believe in paying you what you are worth. the CEO has his management so brainwashed they believe he deserves all the money and our pay should stay minimal so he can be one of the highest paid CEO's. His brain washing tactics work well on the weak minded. that's why his managers and supervisors treat anyone who has an opinion like they are the gestapo and make your work life miserable. You are over worked and under paid, their expectations are ridiculous.
    They strive on making your work life stressful and miserable. If you want vacation, forget it, they only let 2 people off at a time. Only a few select gets the days they want off. They only alow a select few work Saturdays or telecommute. Mainly managements favorites.

    Advice to Management

    If it wasn't for the hard work of all your employees you would not have a job. All your employees should be treated equally. Giving special treatment, pay and Overtime to your favorites will leave only your favorite few. Without employees you don't have a job. A little compassion goes a long way. That also goes for the greedy CEO. Kent Thiry one of the highest paid healthcare CEO's Per Forbes magazine, even when the company was in the Red in 2010.
    What you give out you get back. If you give your employees kindness, gentleness, and gratitude you get the same back. When you treat your employees with contempt, and do not give them respect you will never get respect back from your employees. good luck with your 10 favorite employees, see how far they get you.


  5. "DaVita"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Balance Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Credit Balance Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Communication needs to be better.


  6. "Considers employees opinions"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employer of choice, job security, upward mobility, learning environment, good on the job training, life work balance, mental health services

    Cons

    Low salaries, do not seem to have a good sustainable plan for up coming professionals starting from the entry level,

    Advice to Management

    Good sustainability planning for entry level staff will maintain staff turnover at a low level.


  7. "Nice to work with"

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    Former Contractor - Senior BI Consultant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior BI Consultant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DaVita as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work culture and respect co workers.

    Cons

    None I can see now

    Advice to Management

    Good Job. Keep it up

  8. Helpful (2)

    "PRC"

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    Former Employee - Patient Referral Coordinator in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Patient Referral Coordinator in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DaVita (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. On boarding is entertaining. Pap rallies and office parties are fun.

    Cons

    Excessive office politics. Not what what skills you have but who you know. A lot of turnover and unprofessional managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the drama


  9. "Patient Account Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Account Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Patient Account Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Management is committed to developing staff skills and interest

    Cons

    Pay, workload, advancement can be hard to achive


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Credentialing Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credentialing Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Credentialing Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DaVita (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is growing and succeeding.

    Cons

    You have to drink the kool-aid to enjoy working there. If you don't, you won't last long.


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