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VITAS Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Working with patients and families during difficult times (in 41 reviews)

  • Vitas has incredible history in the end-of-life and hospice and the healthcare industry (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Unnecessary levels of stress-inducing micromanagement from upper management (in 32 reviews)

  • The office doesn't answer the phone for field staff very often so that leaves the (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Certified Nursing Assistance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours pier diem

    Cons

    Nothing I have to say


  2. Helpful (2)

    "NURSE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Assistance to employees
    Team work
    Patient and family centered excellent

    Cons

    Too much paperwork
    Need to train more for filling out forms
    Requirements keep changing
    Not electronic, must take pictures of all notes. Time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    More training for filling out forms.
    Admissions must be clear with families.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Better than most places.

    Cons

    No raises they are frozen.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I think the current sales model will continue with the revolving “exodus” door so if you are desperately looking .."

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

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The services are truly needed and appreciated, the interdisciplinary teams that provide end of life care can make a positive difference! Most people do not know what their care options are so they end up making decisions that unfortunately add more stress and emotional disappointment to this difficult process.

    Cons

    It’s basically a very difficult and challenging job but when operationally things are running well it can be very rewarding helping patients and families. We’ve all experienced or heard about companies where the upper management operates in tightly defended silo... put a check mark in this box. The mother ship changes direction frequently without thoughtful strategy and you do have a choice tolerate the insanity or move on!

    Advice to Management

    They should know at this point it’s not a secret! Vitas has been experiencing some major bleeding in it’s markets and recently settled historic lawsuit. You’ll spin that of course! Look at the definition of insanity, add the expectation of creating and maintaining positive change but not doing anything different? Good luck with that! Enjoy the holidays!


  5. "Hospice Aide"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    The yearly rise sucks


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pro"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Worker
    Current Employee - Social Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Multidisciplinary Team
    Staff Relief Days
    Encouragement of PTO

    Cons

    Monthly On-Call
    No consistent support and recognition for Social Works within teams.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent Support in Case load task
    Recognize Social Worker, as a part of the team as well as the Nurses, and RN


  7. Helpful (1)

    "LPN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Working with patients and families during difficult times.

    Cons

    Can't refuse assignments like smokers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "RN Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding position working so closely with patient's and families during this sacred and pertinent time in their life, great PTO

    Cons

    High case loads, poor health benefits


  9. "IT QA Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT QA Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT QA Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything fine, excellent management and team

    Cons

    do not have any available cons


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement, management will to help you further yourself, ethical corporation

    Cons

    Benefits. Benefits. Benefits. Medical is a joke. For a family there’s a $5000 deductible. Makes us all avoid going to the doctor, how does that further productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the extra benefits like the new roadside assistance and the 5 MetLife plans and get us better medical. The turnover is all about the benefits, learn from your mistakes.


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