Pros: You can make a positive difference in someones life.
Cons: Poor work schedules, Not enough breaks, manipulative management
I loved the patients I worked with, but this job was way more stressful than it needed to be. Management was very manipulative. All talks about all these wonderful benefits and pay. The benefits were good, but the pay that was promised was a complete lie. I never got my raise, even though I had a good report with patients and families, and of course my fellow team. Worse, I was told once I got certified, I would not be getting a raise, all because my FA needed to stick within her budget.
sometimes worked 12-14 hour shifts with only one 30 minute break. Yes where I worked, we were treated like animals. The RN's never got to take a break, because there was no one to relieve them. Not even for 15min. Many different things were promised, talked about, but there barely was a positive outcome. That caused a lot of resentment, distrust, and bitterness. The RN's then felt as if they could treat the techs however they wanted, and it was just ugly. The sad part of it was that management knew about how we all felt, and they turned a bling eye.
Again, the company has core values and morals. I have seen other Davita facilities actually live by these morals. Man did I urn to work there, but I was told that I couldn't leave my facility. I worked my butt off for this company, I put in lots of hours, I put up with people who treated me unfair, and I got nothing in the end when I tried to transfer to another state. No help at all. So I decided not to stay with the company.