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Review averages

  • 559 employees say

    Excellent (279)
    49.910554561717%
    Good (134)
    23.97137745975%
    Satisfactory (96)
    17.173524150268%
    Subpar (50)
    8.9445438282648%
    3.67
  • 2 applicants say

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

Reviews for DaVita

Reviews - What employees say

3.67 Employees say
4.15 Applicants say

Freedom to work independently

Everyone is micromanaged

Office / Work Environment

At my facility no at others yes. The dialysis center I worked at should be demolished the roof leaked, the heat or ac broke all the time, the phone lines had to be repaired, it was an old building so the pipes leaked and for that reason black mold grew in the basement and the basement had to be quarantined. Eventually the clinic was moved to a new location but not until they updated or built 10 other centers. IMO regional managers kept corporate in the dark about the disgusting environment.

Company Image

Despite the awful facility I worked at I was still proud to work for Davita because they really did put the patient first and once the appropriate higher ups new of an issue they would eventually resolve it. As a daughter of a mom who was on dialysis I would highly recommend Davita to other caregivers.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wrote this in the last response.

What I like about the company

They do listen to employees feedback and if you feel they are not then go to your next manager up and eventually the feedback will be received and taken seriously. A positive personal experience to share: Not long ago my mom's 20 year old transplanted kidney finally failed and she had to start on dialysis again. Knowing I was an old employee they really rolled out the red carpet for my family and made me feel like I was still apart of the Village. My dad was really impressed. My mom really struggled even more on dialysis the second time around and they made sure to check on her frequently through treatment and cut it a bit short if she was too weak to get through the rest especially since they knew mom followed her diet well, took meds and never missed a treatment. If she was late the would call concerned about her well being bc they knew it was unlike her. Social workers, dietitians, nurses, and techs go above and beyond.

What I dislike about the company

Be more aware of the environment conditions of each clinic. I was not exaggerating about our clinic, I hope the city demolishes it soon, no one should be in that building. The new center is great both aesthetically and actually safe and clean. Also stop micromanaging your actual bedside care providers. I spent too much time in meetings about other meetings. And then more meetings and huddles pouring over the reasons our red box reports and the DQI score were lower and how to fix that. When in fact the way to fix it was for me to spend more time with the actual patients and caregivers. I don't need to be told how to best provide nutrition to my patients. I know how to do my job and help you get your scores higher so please get out of my way and let me do it! PS the best thing you can do to improve albumin is to get CVC out asap! Albumin is impacted mostly by inflammation and infection. So tired of me being told to talk to them about eating more protein to improve their albumin when I knew the patient in question diet was not the issue. It was the 3+ edema in their legs, the CVC in their neck or the fact that they were still one week out from a recent hospital stay. To be clear

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Davita Inc.
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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

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Review averages

  • 559 employees say

    Excellent (279)
    49.910554561717%
    Good (134)
    23.97137745975%
    Satisfactory (96)
    17.173524150268%
    Subpar (50)
    8.9445438282648%
    3.67
  • 2 applicants say

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

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DaVita
3.67
561 reviews

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3.43
178,660 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,807,000 reviews