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Gentiva Reviews

Updated September 21, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Case manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gentiva (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule can be flexible at times
    Technology is good with use of iPads

    Cons

    Poor management
    All about the bottom line
    Patient care is not a priority
    Case managers are given too much responsibility with no help

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your clinicians and try not to micromanage. Applaud and reviews cognize their hard work.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time outdoors driving between patients

    Cons

    Horrible management, little training, no assistance from manager when needed, constant write ups for charting after business hours 8-5, although managers/director are RN's they are business people and get rid of people who spend too much time with their patients and chart too much. They only want RN case managers in and out of patients houses within 15 minutes and expect all charting to be completed before moving to next patient but slam RN's with full loads plus any admissions etc. They allow their favorite employees to chart after hours but not others. They expect you to see a minimum of 6-7 patients a day, complete charting between patients and they never take travel time/traffic into account. In my case, as well as what others have admitted, I charted every evening, many times all through the night until the next day with no sleep And straight back to work just to avoid being punished for documentstion not being submitted the same day. Weekends were also spent charting, completing all the corrections that were sent back by management. When working weekends, you were all alone and were slammed with multiple admissions, visits that other nurses didn't complete during the week, as well as on call. Very high turn over from both nurses leaving due to lack of management and amount of documentation as well as firing people for asking for assistance/training. When employees are injured they fire them and make up other non existent issues and use that as the cause of termination. They are not real nurses, they are business people only concerned with money and productivity. All offices may not be this way but the one I worked at was.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who know how to train employees and who support them. Realize that we are nurses and our purpose is to care for patients first and foremost. Hire managers/directors who have a heart. The turnover is so high because of the lack of support, high work load, constant calls to add patients to an already over full day and the excessive amount of documentation.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "RUN!!!!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Caring coworkers who go above and beyond for their patients

    Cons

    Work/life balance is zilch;more number oriented than patient care oriented


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hostle work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the cons outweigh the pros

    Cons

    overworked, underpaid, disrespectful management, unfair treatment, discriminatory, the list can go on...

    Advice to Management

    Fire the disrespectful people and you will be able to keep staff.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Therapist in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Therapist in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, I make my own schedule, great peers

    Cons

    Seriously TOO MANY TO LIST

    Advice to Management

    You may want to listen to what your field staff have to offer, management is out of touch as to what goes on daily, what field staff are expected, demanded to do. If you really BELIEVE then it's time to invest in your front line! In The support staff in the office!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PT in WV"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    used to be a nice flexible work load

    Cons

    you either are too busy or not busy
    after the kindred buyout we are loosing money and expected to do things without getting paid

    Advice to Management

    fight for whats right for your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "RN Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Run as fast as you can from working with this company

    Cons

    Uncaring, untrained, deceptive, half-stepping, management

    Advice to Management

    Get trained, know what your doing, care about your staff.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stop only focusing on numbers!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary for my position

    Cons

    Insurance much worse with kindred
    No 401k?!!
    Too much emphasis on numbers vs patient quality
    Understaffing
    Overworked clinicians

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the bs of cutting corners in name of profits! You are losing good people by saving a buck-fire people who don't share the vision of patient centered care and lie to look good on paper. Most of upper management are not good leaders with proper skills to lead effectively.


  9. Helpful (2)

    ""Old Girls Club" atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers (not the managers). Free coffee and chocolate chip cookies.

    Cons

    Lousy, old girl club style management, extremely poor benefits, nurses overworked, poor communication, no review or raise in three years.

    Advice to Management

    Start acting like part of a team; let your employees know what you expect in all positions, not just the nursing staff. Give proper training when switching from paper medical records to electronic medical records; have an IT person on-site. Act like the mega company you are and treat your employees right. If you are not going to care about us stop sending out feel good emails saying that we are the most important part of the company; obviously, we are not that important to you at least in the hospice division. Get rid of the old girls who are there running the show in our office and get people in there who will manage things correctly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None that can be thought of

    Cons

    Travel is outrageous and expected at all hours.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and expect others to do.


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