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Gentiva Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Many dedicated staff that did the one on one patient care (in 22 reviews)

  • I loved being able to spend time with the patients and families (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management micromanaging every little process to suit their own likes (in 26 reviews)

  • Pay per visit model with unpredictable census (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Gentiva"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees feel supported both by their colleagues and by administration. It's like a family at Gentiva, no one is left alone.

    Cons

    The case load can be challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your employees and to foster the family atmosphere which to a great extent helps in retention.


  2. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working in the Hickory branch. Flexibility in setting schedule, plenty of opportunities to grow, tons of resources available for patient care and education, great benefits, love my coworkers, everyone is helpful, best team I have worked with!

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn and it takes about 6 months to really feel confident. Good thing is there is always someone willing to help.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, provide honest feedback, be flexible

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Not what it used to be!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO is generous.
    Pay is competitive.
    I love the job I do. Not necessarily the company I work for.

    Cons

    Insurance benefit options are subpar and most employees cannot afford deductibles required before insurance starts paying. Coinsurance is not insurance!! Bring back insurance with copay options!!
    Like most corporations, bottom line is the most important focus.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to your employees and stop thinking what you are doing is the best way, without finding out what the people who have to deal with it think. Many processes are repetitive or unnecessary.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Emotionally draining lpn"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Griffin, GA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Griffin, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. I made $60,000 my first year there. 120 hours of PTO off.

    Cons

    Horrible micromanaging. I felt my knowledge and 8 yrs of experience was constantly questioned and being told by management "I'm sorry to hear that" when I voiced legit concerns. Expect you to see 12-15 patients in one day in 5 counties and being told to move visits to the next day when you already have 10 pr more visits the next day. Orders not being put in a time,y fashion. RNs overwhelmed with scheduling and paperwork which had a domino effect on me. I did home health for 7 years and the last year of my two years at Gentiva nearly broke me.

    Advice to Management

    Actually utilize your resources as a manger. Take confidence in your clinicians. If you can't then maybe you shouldn't have hired them to begin with.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "CM to management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Clinical Practice in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Manager of Clinical Practice in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Chances for advancement. Not stuck in an office all day. Always enough work to go around. Clinicians are really there for the patients.

    Cons

    In my case, those above didn't know how to tell the truth, & was barely in the office, yet upper management was blind to the problems this presented. Frustrating that across the board raises were given ...when obviously some didn't even do their own work on time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention when you're being told there's a problem. Quit using everyone then throwing them to the curb when they no longer go along with your bullying.

    Gentiva Response

    May 18, 2017 – Manager of Online Reputation

    Thank you for reaching out to let us know your experience working with us. We understand that both past and present employees contribute to our culture of caring for our patients. Providing your... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues if wasn't for them wouldn't be enjoyable. No micro managing. Work to home balance not to bad. Stable company

    Cons

    Horrible computer system, creates unnecessary work, causing you to have to double document, branch director never gets back to you on vital info. A lot of nursing turn over. Processes never seem to get followed through with.

    Advice to Management

    Processes need reviewed and carried out, orientation needs major improvement

    Gentiva Response

    May 8, 2017 – Manager of Online Reputation

    Thank you for reaching out to let us know your experience working with us. We value all feedback and understand our employees are the heart of our company. Providing your contact information will... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Volunteer Services"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Services in Florence, AL
    Current Employee - Volunteer Services in Florence, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentiva part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great company to work with and I loved all of patients.

    Cons

    Not really any cons to the volunteer side.

    Advice to Management

    Try to appreciate the volunteers a little more.....because we do not get paid and we still treat the patients like we are getting paid very well.

    Gentiva Response

    May 10, 2017 – Manager of Online Reputation

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are honored by your service.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gentiva (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recently went through a formally name change to Kindred at Home. Large organization with several business lines of service that offers a true continuum of care. Very financially stable.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to make process changes which can cause frustrations. Large company which is very layered in management positions and

    Gentiva Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We’re glad you have a great experience with us. Our employees truly are at the center of our mission.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "About the bottom line"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enterprise, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enterprise, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Having the privilege of caring for patient and families at the most difficult time in life

    Cons

    company is more about the numbers and bottom line rather than quality care of patients

    Advice to Management

    Remember these patients are at the end and 1 hour is spent with them staff should not be punished because its past the 30 minute recommendation

    Gentiva Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Manager of Online Reputation

    Thank you for reaching out to let us know your experience working with us. We understand that both past and present employees contribute to our culture of caring for our patients and residents... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nurse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of company benefits

    Cons

    Upper management micromanaging every little process to suit their own likes. One or two upper mangers enjoyed being intimidating toward office management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging the branches when they are running productively and smooth. If you want your staff to stay, be nice, stop with the demeaning and intimidating talk.

    Gentiva Response

    May 10, 2017 – Manager of Online Reputation

    Thank you for reaching out to let us know your experience working with us. We understand that both past and present employees contribute to our culture of caring for our patients. Providing your... More


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