Kindred Healthcare
2.5 of 5 256 reviews
www.kindredhealthcare.com Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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2.5 256 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz

Paul J. Diaz

(139 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The company not only preaches work life balance they live it"
    in 8 reviews
  • "it pays the bills nice local cool people to work with flexible hours good bennifits pay is good kindred rocks"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Incompetent nurses were often promoted to get them away from direct patient care"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Some times a disconnect between upper management to lower"
    in 13 reviews
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Great Job

Clinical Liaison (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Salaries and Bonus Structure

ConsDealing with Admissions Coordinators who don't understand that Referrals are looking for quick answers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

MDS Coordinator (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly and helpful staff

ConsFast pace a lot of turn over

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

Prosgreat people good work environment

Conslong hours management has closed door policy

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Great company to work for!

District Director of CDI (Former Employee)

I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFeeling of belonging and being appreciated for your knowledge and expertise by your peers and superiors. Very helpful environment and wanting to always go the next level with providing quality care to their patients. Identifies and trains employees for advancement. Able to work independently, but know that you have a network of peers that you are able to reach out to for assistance.

ConsBe prepared for frequent change and you will do great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I do the work of 2 people and they refuse to give me a raise. Cheap Corp.

Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee)
Moscow, ID (US)

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHours Monday-Friday Dayshift most of the time.

ConsMy boss calls me on my private phone when I am off. I am not paid to be on call but the nursing home will call me when I am on vacation using vacation time and other times I am off and NEVER financially been compensated. The medical insurance is the worse in the country. We have a $16K medical deductible before it will cover anything. We have to jump through a LOT of hoops to get a discount on insurance premiums. Haven't had a raise in 3 yrs and after 5 yrs I earn hardly any PTO. I am a supervisor of a Department and brand new CNA's make more money than me.

Advice to Senior ManagementI asked the ED for a raise he wouldn't answer me for 3 months. I finally demanded an answer and was told it was impossible for him to give me a raise. I feel really used and abused. My ED calls me on my phone all the time outside of work hours and expects me to be available 24/7 but I am not salary and I am not compensated for constantly being called.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very difficult company to work for

Nurse (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

ProsChallenging if you like to solve problems, Make a difference with really sick patients

ConsUnderstaffing-severe to the point of endangering patient care

Advice to Senior ManagementDirect supervisors can be great but they are directed by hospital administration and regional office. They are forced to cut staffing, send you home halfway through a shift if census is down. they reward those who tattle on their peers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good to employees

Clinical Liaison (Former Employee)

I worked at Kindred Healthcare part-time for more than a year

ProsThe people and the pay

ConsHealthcare is changing and it is getting harder to get patients into the LTACH hospitals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I am grateful for the opportunity to work for Kindred. It was a great experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Greenfield, IN (US)

I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey do care about their employees and residents. Strong companies must make tough decisions sometimes in order to maintain financial security. I'd rather skip my raise for a couple of years than have mine and many others' entire positions eliminated due to poor fiscal management. I have seen employees rewarded for a job well done and I have seen employees who make poor decisions and give poor care booted out the door promptly. EVERY healthcare company has had bad employees because there are just some people who are selfish and dishonest and don't care about others enough to be in this line of work. Those employees don't make it at Kindred. As for the benefits...there were no major changes until the Affordable Care Act so where does that blame really lie?

ConsNo real cons...every day has a challenge to overcome but that's life in the workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to educate employees further on the why when it comes to those tough decisions. In the employee's mind it may be greed when in reality it is being budget minded to maintain financial health.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

ProsTechnical Support to Computers, Travel the Country.

ConsNone. Everything is ok.

Advice to Senior ManagementOrganization.

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Pretty Standard Corporation

Intern (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY (US)

I worked at Kindred Healthcare as an intern for less than a year

ProsCaring coworkers
Competent and kind bosses
Good perks/company bonding events

ConsSeems to be little to no career advancement
Salary on the lower end of competitive
Not innovative
Coworkers seem to be content at their current position with no ambition o improve the outlook of the company

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more structured career advancement opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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