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Select Medical Physical Therapist Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Learned a lot while working there and enjoyed my coworkers (in 8 reviews)

  • Nice staff, room to grow, good pay, small (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a high turnover rate because they don't offer a competitive salary (in 20 reviews)

  • Patient care is not a priority, cash flow is the bottom line (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Contractor - Physical Therapist in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Contractor - Physical Therapist in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Select Medical as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Flexible hours. Value their employees and their time. Growth opportunities provided with experience. Never feel stuck in role.

    Cons

    I personally don't feel there is much cons to this company. They value their employees and strive to give positive experience to them


  2. "Doctor of physical therapy"

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    Current Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent hours, high-quality clients, nice working environment, good coworkers, friendly atmosphere, good group of referring MDS to keep business steady

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility if you don't want to be a clinic director, lots of patients and stress from upper management to do marketing

  3. "Select Cares"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got paid, although it was under market value

    Cons

    Management philosophy, CE benefits, bonus structure, budget management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your successful employees rather than ignoring them and treating them as minions. Companies are made to succeed from the efforts of employees, not bosses. I first hand observed a highly successful clinic (surpassing budget monthly for 2.5 years) fall apart within 6 months of Select coming in with new management style and personnel. All because they didn't want to listen to our input and they just had to have it their way. Well, have it your way. Now the clinic's on the brink of closure being held on for desperation by a traveling therapist who's about to leave as well. Guess it all worked out for you.


  4. "Great place to practice"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great PTs and leadership. Focused on the patient and the outcomes.

    Cons

    No cons. Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Factory worker"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist (PT) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist (PT) in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Select Medical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly wage for PT

    Cons

    The company over works you and you don't really have many options for growth through the company.


  6. "Nice place to work. We were on edge freezes for entire length of employment"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in York, PA
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in York, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers, PTO accumulated weekly, 32 hrs is full time. Health ins fair. 401k plan, short and long term disability. Death benefits available to family for additional cost

    Cons

    No raises. Contact therapy division was sold. CEUs limited and must be approved by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you wouldn't have sold us


  7. "Physical Therapy"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Hawley, PA
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Hawley, PA

    I worked at Select Medical (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to aquire reasonable hours throughout the week.

    Cons

    no direct paid holiday all comes out of PTO, no overtime

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Therapists are "a dime a dozen" and replaceable; Unethical practices"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Because this company is such a bully, the therapists in the clinic have really had to bond.

    Cons

    Productivity standards will wear down your resistance and eventually you will have to work off-the-clock or in an unethical manner to get your job done. Have been called to task frequently to justify how a patient is too-sick to be an Ultra-High RUG. Have had to have decisions to discharge patients approved by regional supervisor before the 3 day notice could even be turned in to the facility. Of course, this delayed discharge by up to 2-3 weeks, which allowed more Medicare money to be acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Audit your regional supervisors before Medicare investigates you. Change your unethical behaviors and have better staff retention.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Left for better work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Staff Physical Therapist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Select Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good attention to employee safety--worked on making transfers and care safe. Good about ordering equipment if needed.

    Cons

    Cut your hours if census wasn't high enough. I'm sure they didn't cut the hours of the folks who were responsible for filling beds. Staffing ratios were poor. No professional development available: we don't have the census for that. Whatever.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Unethical"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Select Medical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with my schedule, good co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management/desk jockeys/pencil pushers have no idea what it's like at ground level. Unrealistic productivity standards that place profit over quality of care. Patients are scheduled for longer therapy sessions/higher RUG levels than whats appropriate just so that the company can make more money. The company just seems to only be concerned with the bottom line as opposed to providing quality patient care- - would not recommend-- look for a smaller company.