VITAS Healthcare Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 7 Jul 2020

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Pros
  • "Helping patients and families is very rewarding(in 53 reviews)

  • "Helping people at end of life to make sure they have a peaceful experience at the end and to help the loved ones after passing(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management are completely uninvested in employee wellbeing(in 42 reviews)

  • "Need to have computer documentation for field staff sooner than next year(in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Weak upper management team - Dade Program"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager in North Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Personal time off is good

    Cons

    This place is toxic and such toxicity is promoted by the inexperienced upper management team. The Dade Program has as GMs 3 individuals with no leadership/management skills at all. The way they manage is by delegating everything... they sit in their offices all day, order food and eat there, attend meetings and go out to dine and wine at the company's expense. Salaries are a joke, ridiculously low... high only for GMs and VPO who promotes favoritism . Please stay away from this company for your own sanity !!!

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  2. "Terrible"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Corporate 

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros here..maybe the only pro is that your employed and cashing a check? Other than that NONE.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, companies upper management hands out position to close friends and family. Real talent is passed up for bosses “peoples”. creates an environment where no one is motivated to do work.


  3. "Uhhhhh"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Patient Care Secretary in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved my team of nurses, chaplian and social worker and home health aides

    Cons

    Upper management are horrible rude condescending, worked for there for three years and never learned my name the correct way to say it. Will never work there again.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Outdated system and poor upper management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I met some great people while working there but I can’t really think of pros relating to the company.

    Cons

    Uneducated and lazy upper management. It’s not what you know but who you know. Still trying to figure out what exactly upper management does. They don’t even communicate important information to their team managers and staff. They take advantage of others and many of them have poor grammar and no common sense. Pay is too low and OT needs approval which almost never happens. Also, completely outdated system. Documents are misfiled and lost because they refuse to adopt an updated system which similar companies are doing successfully.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Do Not be fooled"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Nurse Liaison in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding interactions with patients and families

    Cons

    vitas is a toxic work environment. Where you hear all to often about employees being bullied, over worked, stressed and disrespected. Upper management consists of a toxic few, who are unable to think critically and come up with creative ideas to make the company thrive. Instead employees are told to keep their head down, don’t speak and continue to work. A normal work day consists of running around the state driving 2-4 hrs a day with an 8 hour work load. Please don’t be fooled by the smooth talking and promises of the interview, there is a reason why they have so many positions to fill!

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "The most toxic work environment I have ever experienced."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Aside from the patients, absolutely none.

    Cons

    Upper management are completely uninvested in employee wellbeing. No thought goes into their growth and by functioning like this they are essentially shooting themselves in he foot by creating an environment full of low morale, resulting miserable staff.

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Don't do it"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers support each other, helping patients to have a dignified and comfortable death is extremely rewarding!

    Cons

    CNA's were cut from the inpatient unit to save money and patients are suffering. Employees receive VERY low pay, and expensive benefits, The company is money hungry and cuts corners. Upper management is completely out of touch and has no hospice heart .

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "No raises. Poor pay rates"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Admissions RN in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Patient work is rewarding. Some flexibility and autonomy is nice

    Cons

    No raises for seven years. Paperwork is redundant and overwhelming. They have not gotten fully on electronic charting yet. Upper management is about keepibg census up and sometimes insists you admit patient you are not really elligible

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Stay far far away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clinical staff themselves is great

    Cons

    Upper Management and comp plan

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Worst Upper Management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Patient Care Secretary in Maitland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue what is going on. Turnover is so high, they can’t retain half of the people they hire. Bad benefits.

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