Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – April 23, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: they move to different buildings frequently
• Maintained and updated DaVita’s monthly Profit and Loss Statements • Worked with Trend Reports, Balanced Scorecards, Monthly and YTD Budget Variance spreadsheets for the Region • Worked with Social Worker, Dietian, Register Nurses, PCT’s and Physicians on various issues • Staffing issues, including advertisements for nurses, maintained personnel files – more... for nurses and physicians, insuring licenses were up to date • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Team Process for the Region • Marketing analysis for future centers • Verified patient insurance • Governed Board meetings setup and participation – less
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee), Richfield, MN – February 23, 2014
Pros: 3 day work week
Cons: healthcare, long hours
This job is great for learning how to manage time and meet deadlines. The best part about the job was working 3 days a week typically a 12 hr shift. The employees know how to have fun in the work place and with the long hours that's a great thing to have.
Working with dedicated teamates thriving to push our company to it's full potental.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – February 18, 2014
Pros: good benefits, exellent company
Cons: continuous death of the patients
A typical work day at DaVita is very challenging but I have a strong team behind me to back me up. Starting at 4:45 am, we begin the work day by preparing the water and stringing the machines. We may encounter difficult or unhappy patients, but we try our best to put a smile on their face by the time their treatment is complete. By working with such – more... an experienced team I've learned patience, self- control, integrity, dependability and so much more. My Facility has pushed me and the rest of our team to be the best techs we can be under any circumstances. The hardest part of my job is growing to love my patients and letting them go when they die after a while. Despite the downfalls, the fullfilling part of my job is knowing that I make a difference in someones life everyday when I dialyize them. – less
They don't care about you at all. They only want a body. Leadership is inexperienced on all levels and the pay is extremely low. No pay raises. Opportunities for advancement are limited. FA's careers are dead in the water. The work hours are very long and when you need time off, they deduct it from your Paid Time Off. So there is no separate time set – more... aside for "sick leave" or holiday hours. THIS IS A CULT. Many of the techs are lazy and unprofessional. I highly recommend anyone considering this company to look elsewhere for employment. Patient load is too heavy for the nurses to give professional care these sick patients deserve. DO NOT PUT YOUR LICENSE ON THE LINE WITH DAVITA! They talk a good game but actually don't care because most are not nurses....they can't operate without you but only want to give you pennies and not listen to your concerns when verbalized. Glad I left this horrific job for a much better one that cares and pay more. – less
Low pay, increase freezes for years, little compassion for employees
Credits Balance Specialist/ Quality & Assurance (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – February 9, 2014
Cons: short breaks, little benefits, cruel management
I have worked for Davita going on six years. I have been a top performer on the team for years, I have called in six probably 4-5 times in the entire tenure I've been there. For the first three years I have been with the company there was a pay increase freeze, since then average increase is $0.15 a year. Management in my department is very cold, very – more... dictatorship. Turnover in my department has been over 40% since new leadership came in. I do the best that I can, but they are very difficult, very demeaning and unkind. – less
Typical day at work involved me working my que down below the mandatory requirement of 25 patients and then helping my teammates to work their que down also. There was no accountability for my coworkers so i would do 3 peoples work a lot of the time. The hardest part of the job was hearing the word team being thrown around but it not being enforced.
Enjoy working here but need advancement. It is the same routine at work; patients come in and we ask about the time we had apart and administer dialysis. I have learned about diversity in the workplace and how people from different lifestyle and culture can come together with a single issue. My co-workers all bring something different to the table and – more... I have learned something different from each of them. The hardest part of the job is losing patients. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping make a difference and in lives of our patients and realy becoming family. – less