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Avamere Health Services Employer Reviews

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Always short staff. Expectations and help were never met.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Medford, ORAugust 7, 2014
I come to work on time as full time RN. Typical day, always get burnt out after work due to lack of staff and CNA's.
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Not a place to work
Non manager (Former Employee), portland, orJuly 10, 2014
the corp office is great but the facilities are not worse management i have ever worked for. People are over worked and underpaid and when they are done using you they will black list you.
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very good
Dietary Aide (Former Employee), Brighton, COMay 27, 2014
Good to work for work with your schedule. learned to interact with different people, management was great and co-workers were great. timing was about the hardest thing. I enjoyed the people.
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Good place to work at if your family oriented
Health Care Coordinator (Former Employee), Portland, ORMay 15, 2014
I enjoyed being part of the team in the Memory Unit. I am looking to further my career in a hospital.
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busy
CNA (Former Employee), Lebanon, ORApril 2, 2014
Pros: great clients in rehab
Cons: no air conditioning, low pay, low benefits, not well staffed for rehab/snf unit
typical CNA care for nursing home/rehab. Typical day included getting clients up to dinner, physical therapy, showers, and back to bed after dinner. Management took away all incentive to work extra shifts by making it straight time, coworkers were fun and helpful. The hardest part of the job was getting 15 full care clients up for activities, shower – more... and dinner as well as 10-12 rehab clients up, perform physical therapy, get them to dinner and complete 3-4 showers all before 5 pm. Workload not realistic for situation. most enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with the rehab clients and helping them get back on their feet. – less
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this place sucks
Caregiver (Former Employee), Saint Helens, ORJanuary 17, 2014
they don't help you n they treat everyone different.they dont train very well.
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Retirement home
Health Care Coordinator (Former Employee), Saint Helens, ORJanuary 14, 2014
Cons: management, co-workers personal problems, lack of set schedule
Management was very unprofessional, and to many employees were causing personal problems with others.
The hardest part of the job was the lack of training.
The best part of the job was the friendly faces everyday.
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Hostile work environment
RN (Former Employee), MedfordOctober 25, 2013
This place is a very hostile place to work. Management has no problem threatening you with your job on a daily bases. They will be little RN"s/LPN's and CNA's in public. They will write you up and suspend you without pay for 4 days for minor infractions of protocol. High resident to staff ratios, no team work. Stay away from this place at all costs.
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Great place to work while in school full time
C.N.A. Floor Staff (Former Employee), Portland, OROctober 11, 2013
Pros: great scheduling
Cons: sloppy administration and management
A typical day at work here consisted of gathering patient assignment, providing personalized care to each client, gathering and doccumenting pertinent patient data, and working as a team with fellow CNAs and nurses.

I learned that Avamere is a very busy and rather tough corporation to work for long term.

The management has a very high turn over rate – more... and consistancy is an issue.

Many of my coworkers were some of the most loving and caring people I have ever worked with.

The hardest part of this job was the inconsistent management expectations and lack of administration's accountabillity.

My patients were the most enjoyable part of my job. I gained tons of knowledge and experience with a wide variety of people. – less
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Great company culture
A/P Support/ Corporate Receptionist (Former Employee), Wilsonville, ORAugust 14, 2013
People worked hard and there was much mutual respect for everyone from the CEO to the receptionist.
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over all good
CNA (Current Employee), Boise, IDJuly 30, 2013
Pros: unone
Cons: managment
decent,mangament needs work and pay rates need to be updated
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First job that I loved!
Prep Cook/Waitress (Former Employee), Newberg, ORJuly 8, 2013
Pros: great manager, great co-workers, good enviroment.
Cons: none.
This was a great place for a first job! I loved my boss and my co-workers. He was a sweet man who would work with his wait staff and cooks too make them happy and would also take advice and how too make the menu and food better. If I could I would work there again if I could take the pay cut.
If I could tell people for a first job experience on where – more... to go I would send them there. – less
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This was a very difficult place to work. There was no team work amongst the employees that is so necessary when working in a nursing facility,
CNA (Former Employee), Medford, ORJune 27, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: no teamwork, clickish atmosphere
There was no team work amongst the employees that is so necessary when working in a nursing facility,
The LVN's had there chosen few and I truly felt I was in high school all over again.
The wages were very decent and benefits after 90 days were offered so this part of the position was truly acceptable.
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Productive and fun place to work with loving people all around.
Volunteer (Current Employee), Keizer, ORJune 3, 2013
Pros: i enjoy the company of the other volunteers working.
Cons: not getting paid (volunteer)
I loved learning how to work with elders more and to be able to see them smile and to enjoy life. It is definitely a humbling experience to see life at a retirement home and makes me realize that I take a lot for granted in life. I learned to enjoy more moments with my grandparents and parents. I loved the other volunteers I worked with and their willingness – more... to go out of their way for the elders. A typical day at work would be playing games with the elders, maybe drawing pictures, or watching a movie. The most enjoyable part of the job would definitely be seeing the elders smile and knowing you made their day a little brighter. – less
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Director of Business Services
Director of Business Services (Former Employee), Sherwood, ORMay 12, 2013
Pros: flexible work hours, lovely workplace, great boss
Cons: poor communication from corporate office
Avamere at Sherwood was a community of workers and residents. It felt like my second home. My job included responsibility in many areas so there was variety. My direct supervisor brought a team oriented culture to the workplace and improved employee morale. The hardest part of the job was working with young, unskilled workers who came with poor work – more... ethics. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing I was making a difference in the lives of the residents and their family members. – less
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It's all about gossiping in the smoke shack
CNA (Former Employee), EugeneMay 2, 2013
Pros: the employees i worked with that also got no respect.
Cons: no lunch breaks, understaffed, paranoia, fear
Wow, after giving 7 years of service I finally had to go. The management cares nothing about their employees with their motto "enhancing the lives of people we serve". Always understaffed, so seeing your nurse for 5 minutes or your CNA for 10 minutes in one shift must be enhancing their lives. If you weren't part of the "smoke shack elite" then you're – more... done for. Even the DNS was out there gossiping with employees about others she "didn't like" after lighting up her cigarette with 5 people listening. . Turnover was huge. * 6 DNS in 7 years? 5 administrators in 7 years? 20 nurses and CNA's that quit in one year? No raises for 3 years because they had to get new flatscreen TV's in the rooms . That must be more important than the nursing/CNA care. Working to the bone with no lunch breaks and nothing but criticism about how much you're NOT doing. It looks beautiful on the outside, but what's on the inside is very sad. The patients deserve more for what they get. And the hard working dedicated employees deserve some kind of kudos, but it never came. A very sad establishment. Everyone was constantly paranoid that they would lose their job. The stress was so over the top, I had to leave to regain sanity. – less
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Poor management, favortism and hostile
Current rcm (Former Employee), Medford skilled unitFebruary 7, 2013
Pros: patients
Cons: everything, if you dont get lunch you don't get paid. turnover is highest in the valley
The medford facility offers a nice feeling in the beginning but then after a month if your not on the favorite list the treatment is terrible. Management is hostile, manipulative and unprofessional. The is zero team work except amongst the cna's. Job security is poor especially if you report issues with poor patient care. This company is all about upper – more... management bonuses and passing state. Not about optimal care. It brings down your moral and eventually you dread going there especially if your not a favorite
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not worth the money to be mistreated – less
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Fun place
Dining Room Server (Former Employee), Portland, ORJanuary 10, 2013
Friendly co workers, serving food to residents, preparing deserts and drinks. Assisting residents with salad bar
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80% over all turn over of staff from ED to ancillary staff.
RN (Former Employee), OregonJanuary 7, 2013
Pros: the most enjoyable part to of the job were the residents.
Cons: too much stress and lack of training
Staff isn't appreciated, is over worked and unsupported. Not a very nice place to work. Nurses are expected to work 60-70 hour weeks. It's all about money.
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Hard work, but rewarding
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee), Portland, ORJanuary 5, 2013
The job itself can be trying, but getting to work with residents and help them to thrive is the payoff for the hard work you do. The facility is skilled and long term care, so you get a healthy mix of the two as well. I've learned that organization and teamwork are the biggest skill sets you could possess in this work environment, without it you would – more... be lost. – less