Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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2.6 293 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

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

Paul J. Diaz

(156 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company not only preaches work life balance they live it(in 8 reviews)

  • My pay is good , I'm a highschool dropout and they didn't really look at my resume so much as they looked at me as a competent individual(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Incompetent nurses were often promoted to get them away from direct patient care(in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management was not always qualified for their position or knowledgable(in 17 reviews)

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    Overall, good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt has Work/family life balance

    ConsPoor health benefits- too costly for a family

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    A place to hone your med-surg skills

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCommon hospital setting that provides short-term acute care for patients with pressing health issues, when a quick recovery is unrealistic.

    ConsPersonal growth within a facility; high turn over in nurses.

    Advice to Senior Managementleft blank intentionally

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    At will employment

    STNA (Current Employee)

    ProsPays a decent salary o employees and offer small amenities.

    ConsWill terminate an employee for little or no reason, and without evidence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHappy employees are good employee. a facility is only as good as the employees that work there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tired

    Staff RN (Current Employee) Greenwood, IN (US)

    Prosalways busy, never boring environment

    Constoo many patients to care for

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some more nurses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    kindred

    Director of Activities (Former Employee) Beverly, MA (US)

    ProsI enjoyed working w/ the residents, my staff and social service department.

    ConsI was not informed that they were for sale when I was hired & was laid off w/ 1 week notice by fedex.

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

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    Ups and Downs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove my work environment, have learned many things to add to my skill set, have met some very good people at Kindred. I stay because my particular work environment, schedule, and rate of pay are satisfactory enough that I don't yet find the "cons" reason enough to leave.

    ConsI am personally offended that Kindred leadership opts to take benefits and pay raises from employees in the trenches while gifting upper management with ridiculously large bonuses. No one should be receiving extras while some are losing pieces of their standard benefits. No employee should be taking cuts while others are being lavished with extras.

    I am also offended that with the insane buying power a company our size has, we do not have a better medical coverage plan. Kindred has huge bargaining power with so many employees. Instead, Kindred has given itself a cheaper price tag, leaving employees with ever shrinking coverage and ever increasing costs.

    It is disheartening that we fill out these surveys every year and see no improvement. Kindred leadership can easily see where they are going wrong and the choice is consistently made to pursue profits and let the non-upper management employees hang.

    Kindred Healthcare pays salaries on the low end of the scale. If you don't negotiate high coming in, you will soon have to go elsewhere to keep up with the increasing cost of living. Kindred has only given 1 pay raise in the past 5 or 6 years and this was not even a dismal 1%. Pay raises should be figured in to operational costs. Kindred has to pay more for everything else because inflation exists, employees have increasing costs, why would you think it is ok to skip out on raises and put your employees into hardship? If one does not receive raises sufficient to keep up with the cost of living increases, that person is losing money to stay with the company. I have seen many excellent employees go to greener pastures for better pay and benefits. I know of several more who are looking for new jobs and will be leaving soon. Kindred is losing talent due to their refusal to keep up with industry salaries and benefits.

    No Christmas bonuses, no Thanksgiving turkey or ham. I've never worked for a company before that did not give a Christmas bonus.

    Work life balance is fine, unless you want to take your PTO. My managers all take beautiful lengthy Christmas breaks that extend past New Years while we are not allowed to take more than a couple days. My managers are frequently on nice lengthy PTO breaks, but we are asked to flex time and work in advance instead of using our PTO. Then, we are only given a tiny window of opportunity to sell back the PTO we were not allowed to use and they only pay 70 or 75% of that value back. Not fair, since this is something we earned. It should be paid back 100% and we should be allowed to sell it when we need it or any time we reach the dreaded 160 hour PTO limit where we cease to accrue.

    Even though I have listed a ton of complaints here, I personally enjoy my job and find my salary (for now) to be meeting most of my needs. I am happy with my job at the present time, but if the pay raises don't start keeping up with cost of living, there will come a time when I have to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to Management is to pay attention to these reviews and your annual employee surveys. Almost everyone is angry about the lack of raises and the sub par benefits. Those of us with special skills and experience are being courted by recruiters all the time and these people are bringing strong offers. You are losing the talent that once made this company great. Weed out some of the deadwood. Cut back on your bonuses for the upper management and allow the people who really do the work and bring you the money to enjoy some of the good life. Happy employees will work themselves to death for you and spread good news about you to everyone they know.

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    Good place to work

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Murray, UT (US)

    ProsGreat team of people to work with, supportive, willing to educate, updated electronic documentation

    ConsPoor medical/health benefits, minimal vacation days

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer better health care benefits to employees, more scheduled holidays off

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

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    RN

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosworkload is too much, always busy

    Conspay and benefit are good

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

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    Long Term Acute Care Kindred Hospital Wyoming Valley: Director of Education

    Director of Education (Current Employee) Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)

    ProsWork closely with all staff from every department. Excellent open door policy. Responsive senior leadership.
    Company values excellent patient care and ernestly works toward consistant, positive outcomes.

    ConsSadly, our location is closing as our Host Hospital did not renew our contract. I believe we were left with too little time to find another host hospital in the area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work with the many other Kindred Hospitals around the country.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Getting Better

    ExecutiveDirector (Former Employee) Ogden, UT (US)

    ProsDepending on the region of the country you work in, Kindred can be great or terrible. Generally speaking you have the ability to run your facility the way you want. Lots of support resources and tools to do a good job. Great bonus structure.

    ConsSometimes too large of an organization to affect true change in some areas. Can be very siloed which makes communication and collaboration very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employees informed of strategic changes and trust more what the local operators say about their individual markets.

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

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