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Kindred Healthcare Reviews

Updated 20 April 2018
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Kindred Healthcare President and CEO Benjamin A. Breier
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  • Very weak benefits package; no 401k match AND employees are limited to contributing only 4% of income (in 33 reviews)

  • Upper management looks out solely for their own job security (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good to work with and growth

    Cons

    no such cons till now experienced

    Advice to Management

    salary should be increased...increase your skills


  2. "Occupational Therapy Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with PRN work, good pay

    Cons

    Sometimes lake of personal touch, I feel as though I am just a therapist there to meet medicare minutes

    Advice to Management

    Personalize your work, show appreciation to those keeping the co afloat

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    21 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We do not wish for any employee experience to be a negative one. I can be reached at experience@kindred.com to talk to you about your experience. Or you may call our compliance hotline at... More

  3. "RT"

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    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in South Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in South Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good schedule, management and teamwork. Was a fun atmosphere. Pay was decent. Health insurance offered as an option even to part time employees

    Cons

    Too far of a drive from home. Not enough hours. No pay advancements or compensation based on number of years with the company

    Advice to Management

    I have no words of advice to management at this time. They were great and treated me
    Well. I wish I would have been given a raise for all the years I spent with the company

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    15 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We believe in maximizing the potential of our employees and the only way we can grow is to learn from our successes as well as our failures. Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your... More


  4. "Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse in Dallas, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company who supports growth

    Cons

    Typical, heavy workload for nurses

    Advice to Management

    You rock. Stay golden

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    17 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We appreciate your thoughtful words. We believe it is absolutely crucial to support our caregivers and always keep our patients and their families successes as the goal of our work.


  5. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly, the co workers are the best part . Other than that the Autonomy that nurses have vs at an STACH .

    Cons

    The way the company is managed from a nursing standpoint. I came from a magnet hospital and nurses were respected , as far as opinions and general concerns on how to create a better environment. And improve care . These people don’t give 2 craps about the staff or truly about the patients. Only hospitals in my 15 years of nursing were there is never a nurses meeting or any feedback. With all the negative reviews one would think they would try to get to the bottom of the problem which I can tell you part of it is from staffing. The key to success is continuity of care! How are you gonna have that when you can’t even keep the nurses! You can’t give them help where it’s needed ! Only time CEO is present is when requested due to complaints. How’s about looking for ways to prevent them . How’s about be PRESENT and not just ..... there. Just about Everyone at this particular kindred is burned and looking for somewhere else to go . Is it really that hard to appreciate those who work hard to provide care . Well , i sure hope not if they plan on remaining open ....

    Advice to Management

    Education, acknowledge and reward the efforts of the workers. Stop being so cheap and make sure the staff isn’t drowning and do Whatever it takes to properly train and retain your employees. You patients and families will Thank you for it .Don’t ignore the bottom line . Stop focusing on that tired customer service line this isn’t retail it’s a hospital, and people want someone genuine not what the want to here . That comes back to bite you ....

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    22 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We believe in maximizing the potential of our employees and the only way we can grow is to learn from our successes as well as our failures. Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your... More


  6. "Part time Physical therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and coworkers. The facility I work at contracts Kindred for rehab and the residents are friendly

    Cons

    The documentation can be somewhat tedious but that's expected of any PT job almost.

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    6 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We are happy you shared your experience with us. Our clinicians are the heart of our company.


  7. "Program director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive team and very responsive to requests. Are compassionate and considerate of staff and patient needs.

    Cons

    Weird pay schedule.

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    6 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We’re glad you have had a great experience with us. Our employees truly are at the center of our mission.

    We appreciate the positive feedback! We encourage you to take this two-minute survey and... More

  8. "Great pay, rewarding, mgmt cares about employees!"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Dayton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Dayton, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    By far the best Nurse manager and supervisors I have EVER worked with in the 14 years I’ve been in healthcare! Very supportive of staff and make work environment positive and encouraging to good performance. Work is rewarding and challenging. Pay seems to generally be more than area hospitals. This is one of the top 5 largest companies in the USA and relocating is also a possibility! There is also great staffing/agency opportunities.

    Cons

    When pt census is low there is an occasional chance of being called off and placed on call. Not excessively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    6 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We are happy you shared your positive experience with us. Our employees are the center of our mission – we couldn’t do it without you!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RN Home Health Staff Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people, good pay, good benefits,

    Cons

    Turnover great, employee satisfaction poor, company culture poor, lack of appropriate communication, work ethic not acknowledged, buddy system with assignments prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Do not let the subordinates dictate the flow of the work environment. Experience, seniority and work ethics should dictate the workflow.

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    13 Apr 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We believe in maximizing the potential of our employees and the only way we can grow is to learn from our successes as well as our failures. Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not Sure if it’s Worth it"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Case Manager in Foley, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Case Manager in Foley, AL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great Clinician Team, Great per unit rate

    Cons

    Multiple up line managers, Call rotation consisting of (7) 24hours days every month or more often. Being “on call” on the weekends actually means you will make several visits over Saturday and Sunday with no other scheduled days off until your next weekend off, Multiple computer system changes throughout the past 6 months and still changing. When you actually track the amount of time you are working and compare it to your unit/visit rate, you are being paid a low hourly wage.

    Kindred Healthcare Response

    23 Mar 2018 – Manager of Online Reputation

    We embrace a diverse workforce and believe that our employees are critical to our success in upholding our mission of providing excellent care. Thank you for reaching out to let us know your... More


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