Hemodialysis Registered Nurse, Dialysis Center (Current Employee) – South Holland, IL – June 21, 2018
night floor nurses have more admissions and days can be longer due to having a 4th shift. DaVita team members tend to work together really well and have a good working relationship. Overall a positive environment in my experience
Intern (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – July 17, 2018
For being a first internship, I truly learned a lot at this organization. This internship provided me with the unique opportunity to develop experience in both the healthcare and business related fields.
Regional Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 13, 2018
Meaningful work and really great team to work with. IT systems need more advancement in order to be world class and keep innovation moving forward. Overall the company tries to live by the core values but in recent years they're starting to slip.
Less opportunities for leadership advancement in recent years
DaVita is a good company to work for. It is very fast paced your number one concern is always patient care. You have to understand RO water you have to understand the machine you will be working with you have to be able to spot any and all problems that your patient's may be having and be able to control the situation at hand and ask for help when needed. You need to maintain verbal contact with your charge Nurse so the patients do receive the best care.
Your time off is PTO so you can accumlate your hours.
Your work hours are based on the amount of patients per day
Renal Social Worker (Former Employee) – Sun City, AZ – July 9, 2018
Company culture is all about making money at any rate, even breaking the law and being unethical to patients. Lack of adequate staffing to care for patients at the end of the day. making insane requests of staff to ensure the quotes for the FA to get her bonus.
co workers and patients
Upper management clear to CEO are greedy and currupt
A typical day starts at 3 am setting up machines, testing the water system, before patients arrive to the center. The ratio is 4:1 with two Rn and Lpn. Everybody there works as a team even management. The hardest thing about the job is loosing your patients, because they become your family.DaVita has a great mission statement and I LOVE the patients whom we serve daily. Dialysis is a tough job, but it I very rewarding! Each day brings a new challenge but also each day bring a sense of pride knowing that a persons life was spared on more day because they were able to receive treatment.Depending on how big the facility is, the work environment can be fast paced
Safety Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 9, 2018
Davita started out as a great place to work but the management titles were passed around to much. People who shouldn't have been managers were put in positions they could not handle. Which made work-life complicated.
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – July 8, 2018
All the promises in the ads do not match up to reality. Constantly understaffed, they say the ratios at 4:1 for PCT and 12:1 for nurses. A LOT of the time is anywhere from 8-13 for PCT and 24 for nurse. They also took away any bonuses. I would work 5-6 days a week and only have 36 hrs I had to use PTO every week to meet 40hrs to pay my bills. Staff are so short that we end up not charting on patients for over 2hrs. Upper management are always cutting hours whether or not the work is done, leaving it for the closing staff who is already managing a lot of patients. This causes a lot of stress and drama between co workers. DaVita says they care about their employees but they don't.
Going home at the end of the day
Poor insurance, unpredictable hours, bad management
If the new FAvwoukd leave it would be a good place to work again
Tech Support (Current Employee) – League City, TX – July 7, 2018
Poor direct management ruins everything. Seems Davita doesn’t hire experienced managers or train them in coaching and counseling. It’s better to have no FA then one that creates a hostile environment and has little to no experience.