Tidewell Hospice Employee Reviews

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Poor management very low morale no room for advancement
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLJanuary 26, 2017
If you feel you are a person of integrity and you believe and are passionate about your job, this is not the place for you. While the staff is some of the best ever, management is a disaster. They have a "hoard the fame and spread the blame" mentality. If they like you, you are great. If they don't like you, they work very hard to fire you or get you to quit. Many people of great quality have been driven from this place because they had the audacity to think for themselves. The co-workers are the best part of this job - the management the worst. The organization was, at one time, one of the best places to work, but now it is impossible to deal with the bullying and the hostile work environment.
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overall good place to work, management can be challenging and no advancement unless you have RN
Medical Social Worker (Current Employee) –  FloridaJanuary 18, 2017
I enjoyed the work I did, I enjoyed my team. Time spent with patient and family sometimes takes a backseat to all of the paperwork and documenting you have to complete. Because it is a medical model, as an MSW or anything other than an RN, there is no ability to advance really. There are some micro-managers in the agency.
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Kindest staff I've ever worked with.
Admissions Nurse (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLDecember 27, 2016
Personally not a good fit for myself due to no patient contact besides speaking to family and patients briefly regarding Hospice services offered. Most of job required driving almost 50 miles a day visiting hospitals, nursing homes, ALF, and perspective clients homes.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Not enough time to thoroughly admit patient on the level of completion for my standard of care
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Coordination of care with Dr., family and ALF staffing.
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLDecember 2, 2016
Assessments, med management, wound care, equipment ordering, family counseling. Great co workers, very helpful, team players. Poor management, overwhelmed with duties, scheduling. Travel was the hardest part of the job. Patients and family were the most enjoyable part.
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Excellent place to work
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLOctober 11, 2016
this company is wonderful and really takes pride in the care for paitents as well as employees. I would recommend this place to anyone to work as you wont find any better employer
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Very good company to work for.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bradenton, FL 34205August 22, 2016
The people I work with at Tidewell are like a second family to me. A typical work day at Tidewell will always include food so be prepared to gain some weight. The hardest part is dealing with death.
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Management unfair, disorganized
Lpn coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lakewood Ranch, FLJuly 24, 2016
I worked as intake lpn/coordinator. That team was gossippy, jealous, bossy and egotistical. The worst set of women i ever worked with. Everyone thought they were boss. Nit pit, micromanage. The company does do great things. Way over the top. Except for field nurses, ppl were too uptight. Hated it, was miserable and quit. That dept was disorganized and did not have policies in place. Good luck
Pros
Field staff
Cons
Disorganized, too uptight
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Like watching the titanic sink...So sad.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Port Charlotte, FLJune 20, 2016
Upper Level Management (CEO, & EVP's & most VP's) are Vain & Ungrateful to the staff. Egos are out-of-control: In the public they steal the limelight and take the credit for the successes of the amazing hospice clinical team actually doing the end-of-life care with compassion. Heartless: They have no idea, or do they appear to care, that hospice is a people business and compassion should not be optional. Blame & Bullying: finger pointing and scapegoats are selected when things go wrong, even when it is clearly the fault of poor leadership. Arrogant: prevent collaboration that might reveal their ignorance, belittles any true expertise in staff that advocate for the patient & families. Divide and Conquer (including Human Resources) pit individuals and teams against one another, causing low morale and resentment of co-workers. Hostile & Judgmental: publicly makes negative remarks concerning former employees, and also state "you don't like it work somewhere else", generating fear among the staff of potential smear campaign or possible job loss. Only hospice in area, if you love working in the hospice field you have no where else to work. Morally Bankrupt: non-profit hospice but now run, like a for-profit "where you wash your hands of ethics" in order to increase your power and own self-interest which include company perks only for upper level management. Oppressive culture of Fear, many good people are quitting hospice to get off this sinking ship, so sad that a few people are destroying this once great company.
Pros
The clinicians, few managers, that do the real work, with compassion and integrity. Because they believe in and love what they do.
Cons
Upper Level Management
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Unprofessional Organization
RN (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLFebruary 7, 2016
HR is unprofessional and unorganized. The pay is low, and they tell you "but remember Florida has no state income taxes." The interview process is long, and they don't seem the least bit interested in what you can contribute to their organization. In a peer interview another nurse asked me, "are you sure you want to come work here, I mean every day they are throwing another piece of paper at you?" I have known several nurses who work here a few months and then run!
Pros
Working with hospice patients.
Cons
Poor pay, definite separation between management and employees.
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No integrity
clerical support (Current Employee) –  Manatee County, FLJanuary 5, 2016
If you feel you are a person of integrity and you believe and are passionate about your job, this is not the place for you. While the staff is some of the best ever, management is a disaster. They have a "hoard the fame and spread the blame" mentality. If they like you, you are great. If they don't like you, they work very hard to fire you or get you to quit. Many people of great quality have been driven from this place because they had the audacity to think for themselves. The co-workers are the best part of this job - the management the worst. The organization was, at one time, one of the best places to work, but now it is impossible to deal with the bullying and the hostile work environment.
Pros
Great Nurses.
Cons
Management
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Former employee (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLDecember 27, 2015
This place is corrupt. There is no confidentiality, management thinks they are above the law and it wouldn't surprise me if they broke it. The workers are only good people out of this organization and those are the people who are getting abused!
Pros
The workers who are loyal and care about people
Cons
Management. It's an abusive place. No confidential. It's all smoking mirrors. Pure evil!
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I wish I had seen this earlier !!
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Bradenton, FLDecember 6, 2015
I'm not going to say much more than has already been said. I moved to Florida from Michigan, and was frequently told things were different in Florida. That fine , except hospice standards and qualifications are mandated exactly the same across the United States. Poor, unethical, and fraudulent care is inexcusable. I truly enjoy hospice care and deliver quality care when allowed. But felt almost forced to leave a job I loved because of many of the practices done here. They are the only hospice in the area, and don't have to compete . I do however believe in hospice care, and would tell anyone to try learning hospice care. You will learn a lot about families, love, compassion, and even yourself.
Pros
Caring for people at a crucial time in there lives
Cons
Everything
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A stellar Hospice organization.
Clinical social worker, full time (Former Employee) –  Venice, Englewood FloridaSeptember 22, 2015
Long Term Care Team where all of the members are supportive, intelligent team members. Family therapy, comfort at the bedside of a dying patient. Aftercare is provided by the bereavement team.
Pros
Must have a heart centered end of life calling.
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Good management temperamental office staff
HHA/Caregiver (Current Employee) –  Sarasota, FLJuly 14, 2015
The best part of the job is the clients, they are so appreciative to have someone to talk to and to spend their day. The hardest part is trying to not get attached. The management is good at showing their appreciation but the scheduler become unpleasant if you can't work a shift they need you to work.
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hospice
RN Case Manger (Former Employee) –  sarsotaJune 27, 2015
The hospice mission is all about compassion and caring. Working with patients and family was enjoyable for most of the time. Emotions run high. When I first started with Tidewell, my eyes were open to how truly pure the specialty was. Then, a new form of management took hold. What was a open and honest workforce quickly became institutionalized and numbers driven.

Today, Tidewell is a hostile workplace. Fear of losing your job is a constant worry. If you rub the wrong type of family ( rich and willing to give tidewell money) you're gone. If you question billing practices, you're gone. IF you kill a patient with a major medication error but friends with management, you can stay. Tidewell is not fair in its firing practices,
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Excellent organization
Director of Admissions -South (Current Employee) –  Sarasota, FLMay 20, 2015
Dedicated staff who believe in the mission. Senior management team has vision and is focused on the financial stability of the organization.
Pros
Can advance in the organization.
Cons
None
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Supportive Staff
Crisis Care nurse (Former Employee) –  Bradenton, FLApril 29, 2015
Staff was very supportive and showed interest in our mental health and recovery related to multiple deaths in a shift period.
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Management Needs To Get Off Their High Horse!
RN (Former Employee) –  SarasotaApril 21, 2015
The pay rate is terrible, management treats employees terrible
they look down on them like they are above everyone. You know
you are working for a cheap company when their employees are getting 5 to 10 cent raised for the entire year!

Just crazy considering the CEO drives around in a Bentley! Management gets a big Christmas bonus, everyone else is lucky to
get a Tidewell polo shirt! They don't even give (Cola) cost of living pay increase.

They have lost focus on why they started this business. There main focus now is making as much money and profits for themselves.

I had heard so many good things about Tidewell and honestly
after working there for several years it was a BIG disappointment
how they treat their hard working employees. It's all about
management and their profits! They look down on everyone
else that isn't management and treat them with no respect.
Pros
Co-workers are nice and really care about the patients, enjoyed helping sick patients.
Cons
Cheap, Management doesn't treat their employess with respect!
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Great mission.
CNA/Admin (Current Employee) –  sarasota, FlApril 14, 2015
I don't have any thoughts. Its really a great company to work for. They have an excellent reputation within the community. Its a better approach to lifes journey.
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dont even think about it
RN (Former Employee) –  floridaMarch 24, 2015
if you want a job where you love the patients, like bedside care hospice is for you. just don't expect to get decent raises, praise from mgt and expect your CNA's to sleep and complain a lot.
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