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Select Medical Physical Therapist Reviews

Updated December 5, 2016
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Pros
  • Good pay, good new employee orientation, there isn't much more to say (in 14 reviews)

  • Learned a lot of new skills, awesome co workers, decent pay for a young professional just starting out (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover of DOR position leading to therapists picking up the slack without support from upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • Patient care is not a priority, cash flow is the bottom line (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. 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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Physical Therapist"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, overtime pay, co-workers

    Cons

    low pay, horrible upper management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "NovaCare"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some Freedom to your Work Schedule

    Cons

    Hard to get time off

    Advice to Management

    Hire staff to allow for time off


  11. Helpful (3)

    "The "Worst " company to practice as a Therapist!"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corp benefits are decent but have to wait 90 days.

    Cons

    They could care less about quality care or bringing in physicians to refer!
    All management cares about are units of service! They want you to see 3-4 patients per hour and bill many units over 4 per treatment.
    They want young new grads to pay less to. Managers never show any appreciation of staff.

    Advice to Management

    The know they are a crap company. They do not care.