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Review averages

  • 413 employees say

    Excellent (207)
    50.121065375303%
    Good (86)
    20.823244552058%
    Satisfactory (78)
    18.886198547215%
    Subpar (42)
    10.169491525424%
    3.62
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.15

Reviews for DaVita

Reviews - What employees say

3.62 Employees say
4.15 Applicants say

Teamwork

Teamwork is crucial in this workplace.

Freedom to work independently

Sometimes they trust too much.

Internal Communication

They have yearly evaluations to discuss your strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the rest of the year though, there is no communication.

Overall compensation for your work

There are so many risks associated with this job. You are surrounded by sick immunocompromised patients and are at risk of attaining blood borne pathogens since you work with blood and other infectious bodily fluids at times. You have to work with noncompliant patients.

Environmental Friendliness

Dialysis is not environmentally friendly at all.

Work-Life Balance

They do because they sometimes only give you 2-3 shifts a week if overstaffed.

Workplace Safety

They focus more on patient times and bring quick than they do on safety.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think management needs improved. I think the FA should be very knowledgeable about healthcare and should have worked in a healthcare profession prior. They need to be out on the floor more to know exactly what goes on. I think the nurses need to step up and not just allow technicians to do all the work.

What I like about the company

DaVita provided paid training for dialysis technician training that was very thorough and taught me so much. I appreciate that they did that for their employees. They also provided many free meals for us at work to show appreciation which was nice. You do have the option to move up and become a preceptor for more money, although not much. They do offer tuition assistance for technicians wishing to attend nursing school, but you have to meet certain criteria to be accepted for assistance. They do allow you to attend a paid training session called Academy which is hosted around the country. They will reimburse you for food and flight/miles which is nice. They also reimburse you for the cost of your license (CNA-DT) as long as you pass your test. Overall, there are many perks associated with this job.

What I dislike about the company

Although there are many perks to this company, I feel the main reason they have so many is that you are not adequately compensated for your work. I do not know how people make enough money at this job to support their families. There are many jobs with much lower risk that pay way more money. I enjoyed my job and the ability to interact with patients, but it is difficult when you don't feel appreciated through your pay. As a dialysis technician, you have to be up at 4:30 in the morning, work with dialysis machines that are very old and are breaking because they need replaced, deal with poor management and nurses that think they're doctors and expect you to do their job for them, having patients and nurses refer to you as "just a tech" when you are the one that approaches the patient, inserts their needles, takes care of them, ensures they are comfortable, and keeps an eye on them throughout their whole treatment to ensure their vitals are okay and no adverse things happen, be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and diseases, be exposed to other infectious diseases, perform duties such as trash and stock supplies that can weigh up to 50 pounds, deal with noncompliant patients that can become hostile/abusive at times, and maybe the most concerning issue is having patients' lives in your hands and knowing that just one mistake can lead to negative consequences or even sometimes/but rarely death of a patient. Overall, there are many negatives to working at this job. It is rewarding in the sense that you have a chance to make a difference, but it is extremely stressful. The biggest problem is lack of adequate pay for a very important needed job in the healthcare field.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    DaVita
  • City
    Frederick
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

This company presents a great face for new hires. The whole we are a village thing is sold very hard in the beginning, but very quickly you find that the company isn't that at all. The vast majority of employees are dissatisfied with their pay and the culture is more high school than village. Over all this is not a very professional or enjoyable work environment.

Support from management

This company presents a great face for new hires. The whole we are a village thing is sold very hard in the beginning, but very quickly you find that the company isn't that at all. The vast majority of employees are dissatisfied with their pay and the culture is more high school than village. Over all this is not a very professional or enjoyable work environment.

Teamwork

Some in management seem to enjoy stiring up drama

Freedom to work independently

This is hit and miss. Some people in management do trust employees, but that is by no means the standard.

Internal Communication

Management does not communicate with the employees well at all.

Gender Equality

The location I worked at appeared to.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes

Career Development

If you are willing to put in the time, not have your background or education counted for anything, sure there is room for growth.

Overall compensation for your work

No and this is a huge point of contention with employees. As a whole the company is more focused on setting money aside for fun events than increasing pay to ensure their employees are not relying o food stamps.

Office / Work Environment

No!

Environmental Friendliness

Very much so

Work-Life Balance

This is a yes. They are very willing who developed a flexible schedule that will work for most employees.

Company Image

No. As a whole this is a company that is more focused on turning the biggest profit they can than truly caring for their patients

Job Security

This is a very high turn over position.

Workplace Safety

They at least give the appearance of trying, but there are large gaps.

Challenging Work

As long as you can read for comprehension and have the ability retain information working in the bulk g department is not much of a challenge at all.

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes

Suggestions for improvement

  • Increase wages which will attract more educated employees. This will lead to less turnover and more historical knowledge with in the employees. This will start changing the culture.

What I like about the company

Some of the employees are totally amazing.

What I dislike about the company

The corporations lack of interest in providing for their employees.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Davita
  • City
    Tacoma
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would encourage communication first off. This company is fast pased and growing everyday so its hard to be in every place and accomadate every persons needs but one side should not have to suffer more so that another aspect of the company can succeed. The goal and mission of this company is to provide the best healthcare possible through teamwork and integrity. This is accomplished through company wide satisfaction and can be better accomplished if management communicated with on site clinical staff, (even PCTs) to provide feedback and ways to better the team culture. If employees were more of a priority in this company, I believe this company would sore and be as successful as they are working to achieve.

What I like about the company

They provide amazing patient care at Davita. The mission and goal of this company is to provide the best quality care for patients that will improve their outcomes and improve in patient satisfaction in the treatment care and clinic setting. There are many clinics close by to make finding a treatment center accomadating. They are always encouraging patients to live healthy lifestyles and are genuinely concerned with the welfare of each individual patient. This company provides many opportunities for work expereince in multiple areas or healthcare. It is built on teamwork and communication. It is a wonderful place to work if you are in school or have a second job. My favorite part of working for this company though, is the wonderful patients I am able to build relationships with. When our patients recieve transplants, they many times, come visit us in the clinic every so often to say hi, which is so great and I love seeing how well they are doing. Its amazing to be able to provide care to people and build relationships with strangers and know that you're doing a great thing for them and they are very appreicative of the care that is given.

What I dislike about the company

There are many flaws when it comes to employee benefits. This company makes a lot of money off of our sensus, which is understandable but it makes it so that less staff is responsible for more responsibilities. This is unsafe and unresonable. It is hard to want to go to work under these circumstances, especially when they take away our bonuses for achieving a desired sensus. It is a wonderful company to work for, if they took better care of their employees in the sense of providing health benefits that give better coverage and providing yearly bonuses for the work that is put into improving patient outcomes and clinical efficiency. It would be beneficial if management talked with employees that work on the floors and in the clinics and really took our opinions and needs into account when making decisions for change within the company because ultimately, we are the ones that are affected by these changes.
The changes may make the numbers, for management and higher business professionals within the company, look good but they do not get to see how it affects the employees that are providing the services necessary to keep the company running.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Davita Dialysis
  • City
    Provo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 413 employees say

    Excellent (207)
    50.121065375303%
    Good (86)
    20.823244552058%
    Satisfactory (78)
    18.886198547215%
    Subpar (42)
    10.169491525424%
    3.62
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.15

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3.63
415 reviews

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