Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
335 Reviews
2.6
335 Reviews
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Kindred Healthcare President, CEO, and Director Paul J. Diaz
Paul J. Diaz
175 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great co workers including nurses and techs try their best (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Incompetent nurses were often promoted to get them away from direct patient care (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management was not always qualified for their position or knowledgable (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, good work ethics and advance way of health care settings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, one of the best health care companies, good work ethics

    Cons

    Bad work hours, the management should pay much attention to the workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of others . and make sure you listen to your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Only cares about outward appearance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    It's a national company with many hospitals.

    Cons

    Managers block transfers. Company spends more on housekeeping than nursing care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some compassion for workers and patients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Nashua, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Nashua, NH (US)

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food
    Long breaks
    The enviorment is clean

    Cons

    Employees are mean
    Rarely get raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like working in a factory...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good computer program.

    Cons

    Managed to the minute, not able to make a professional call on time with patient, productivity based on every minute of day including what should be mandatory break time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review productivity expectation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    LTACHs are hard work for mediocre pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    They are flexible when it comes to schedule. Small facility so everyone know everyone. Doctors know their patients and take the time to get to know them.

    Cons

    High patient to nurse ratio. Always short staffed. Rely heavily on agency to fill staff shortages. No raises, acknowledgement of staff. Horrible insurance and benefits. Staff are definitely OVER WORKED and UNDER PAID. Constant change in management. High staff turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your current staff for what they do. Change insurance options and get rid of healthy rewards. Raises across the board that start now that are competitive to other hospitals and the care we provide. Last evaluation was told if they gave raises I would get a 3 cent raise so what's the motivation to stay when others are offering better working environment and higher pay?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    enjoyable

    Former Employee - CNA in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - CNA in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with alot of different people and working with the elderly

    Cons

    You mostly work short handed and with a lot of rude people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more perks and leadership in the facility and tell your employees good job when they have worked short and did everthing they needed to do

  8.  

    Good therapists but poor retention incentive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Good therapists, nice facilities, good initial pay rate

    Cons

    Poor healthcare plan, poor raises, no real incentive for long term retention over a few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase raise; loyalty and skill set based raises, better healthcare plan. Get rid of healthy rewards.

  9.  

    Overall, a fair place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare

    Pros

    Senior Leadership (mainly Paul Diaz)

    Cons

    Regional management is very inadequate.

  10.  

    Worked with the competetors, Kindred has a higher visions for it's employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital Liaison in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hospital Liaison in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've seen both sides of the LTACH marketing and sales aspect of patient assessment and work flow and the support that is needed to traverse the complexities of helping families to get to the highest level of post-hospital care which I am a very strong fan of. Kindred's approach is a full on team effort, no Prima-Donna's watching everyone else pull the load, they are really invested in the entire process and extend an impressive effort to assist the families and patients.

    Cons

    Really bad Yelp reviews, One Star, really Yelp!!!...it's unconscionable how Yelp has deterred many families from getting the highest level of care for the sickest patients and has put a down the hardest working nurses and doctors and clinical team I've had the priviledge of working with. The only con I can complain about is the unfair reputation that yelp has put upon this group tha serves with dignity and steadfast perserverence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, your staff does appreciate the kindness and support you so generously extend! It's time for the 401K match is reinstated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director - Occupational Therapist in New Bedford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Director - Occupational Therapist in New Bedford, MA (US)

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good benefits, left alone

    Cons

    help from above not there, they screwed the pooch on contrcat and lost contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to contract

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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