At Encompass Health - Homecare and Hospice, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 719 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.95. It was published on Sep 10, 2018. 41703 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

What They Do

We asked Encompass Health - Homecare and Hospice to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Encompass Health- Home Health & Hospice is one of the  largest Medicare certified Home Health and Hospice, service providers in the nation. Encompass provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and additional services to over 125,000 patients annually.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, 75206 US Sites: 277
Major Locations: Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Ocala, Florida; Richmond, Virginia; Nampa, Idaho US Revenues: $783.3 million
Worldwide Revenues: $783.3 million Corporate Structure: Public
Founded: 1998

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Perks and Programs

We asked Encompass Health - Homecare and Hospice to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Flexible Schedules: Field employees are able to manage their own daily work schedules, allowing them to coordinate and balance family and personal life commitments. It is most important that our employees achieve a work-life balance to level out the stresses of being a patient care provider.
  • Paid Time Off: Full-time employees accrue 30 paid days off each year (six weeks) to be used for personal needs, and that accrual starts on day 1 of employment - no waiting periods to start accruing time off! Our executive leaders strongly suggest that employees use this PDO to help them feel refreshed and not to get burned out from work. PDO is rarely denied to an employee. Our company also allows an employee to accrue an additional 450 hours for an extended illness or to care for a family member with an extended illness. Part of the extended illness hours bank can be used for giving back and participating in Mission Trips.
  • Service Anniversary Celebrations: Employees who reach 3,5, 10, 15, or 20 years of service to the company attend celebration lunches or banquets held each year to recognize milestone anniversaries. A member of our Home Office HR Department organizes the awards and the ceremonies and travels to each office to conduct these celebrations to ensure employees receive the same terrific celebration and feel recognized by our Home Office HR team. Each cycle of celebrations has its own theme. This year's is space-themed, while last year it was disco-themed. The celebrations include music, food, awards, dancing and fun, during the work day so that we don't take away our employees' evening and weekend hours. This year we are giving some of our first 30+ years!! Employees cherish the lapel pins and badge reels that depict their current tenure. I often receive phone calls from sobbing employees who have misplaced their pins! We gladly send them another!
  • Encompass Scholars Program: Employees are eligible for reimbursement when they choose to pursue certain advanced certifications or degrees through the company's Encompass Scholars Program and Dependent Scholars Program. In 2017 Encompass awarded over $70,000 in scholarships to 40+ employees and their children and grandchildren and will award over $100,000 in 2018. In the 8 years of our Scholars program, 98% of applicants have been approved.
  • Employee Recognition: Encompass gives annual awards at our annual meeting in Las Vegas, and awardees receive free transportation and lodging to attend. Some of these awards are based on hard metrics for performance, while other awards are based upon nominations from peers of employees who have demonstrated commitment to our guiding principle of A Better Way to Care, and to exemplifying our Encompass Health Values. Additionally, Encompass operates a program that allows supervisors to give awards to employees who have demonstrated exceptional work, service, or care on the spot or periodically via a rewards point system which honored employees may redeem for merchandise. In addition to redeeming the points for merchandise, the employees may opt to donate their points to different charities.
  • Company Car Program: Employees are eligible for company cars if they drive 300 miles a week or more, plus have a clean driving record. The company covers the cost for gas, insurance, maintenance and repairs. What a great way to promote the company! 
  • Employee Professional Development: Encompass offers a variety of training programs to help employees develop and progress. Some of those courses are offered in our state-of-the-art education facility in Dallas. We pay for the travel and lodging for employees attending training courses in Dallas. Some courses are offered regionally or are web-based. All are designed at professional development of our employees in terms of knowledge, career progression, and skills training. We have recently hired a Director of Professional Development .The Director of Professional Development (DPD) will be responsible for conducting various EDC training sessions to support leadership responsibilities; coaching and mentoring of specific employees, especially supervisors, within the organization; and design of overall professional development curriculum for certain roles and positions. The Director will help ensure company leaders display professional presentation styles and materials while also communicating effectively.


$85,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Field clinicians - Professionals 25% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary
80% Company-paid health coverage for employees 73% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
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30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (9% use it)
  • Telecommute option (7% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (3% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Food, Beverages, lunches brought in weekly. We provide CPR training to employees. Popcorn Fridays.)


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$53,548,900 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Recycling program


  • Tracey Kruse COO oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Dotham, AL Team


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How to Get Hired

We asked Encompass Health - Homecare and Hospice for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Encompass, we are looking for people who are talented and skilled, and who share our values. Our clinicians must have excellent technical skills and knowledge, but more importantly, they need to be kind, considerate, and caring individuals. They are taking care of our precious patients. As a service provider, our business will thrive or diminish based upon our interactions with our patients and our patients' clinical outcomes. So, cultural fit is key to hiring anybody. The person must be service-minded and ready to adopt our "A Better Way to Care" mission.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We love our employee referrals, and it's our number one source of hire. Engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in person by networking with the employees at one of our 277 locations! When applying, be professional, apply to positions for which you meet the qualifications, utilize our online application process, be timely in your follow up. We are looking for attention to detail, creativity, problem-solving, and most importantly a service-minded, customer service oriented attitude.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always looking for nurses and therapists, as well as operations staff for our offices. In particular this year, we are focusing on hiring clinitions who can assist us to mentor.  As Encompass continues its amazing expansion across the country, we are looking for preceptors who are willing to mentor and support the newest members of our Encompass family.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in person by networking with the employees at one of our 277 locations! Check out all the great information on our Careers website: Watch our videos on our Vimeo page to get a sense of our culture and mission: If you find a job that interests you, then by all means - apply! :) If you do not find a job that interests you but want to stay in touch, join our talent network by clicking on our "Connect with Us" button at the bottom of our Careers website.

hiring Outlook

85% Job Growth 8 Average applicants per opening
23% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 36% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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