Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Former Employee) – Keizer, OR – January 22, 2018
Avamere is an alright place to work at. The pay is not good for a CNA though:rates should be higher because they do most of the work. Hardest part of this job is that Nurses act like they are superior to you when they do way less
Flexible, Nice manager
Nurses have favorites, only half an hour of lunch, pay is not good enough
Resident Care Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 22, 2018
I enjoyed working at this facility. Worked with staff and doctors and was well supported by them. The job ended when the resident care manager positions were combined which meant since I was last hired I was the first to go
COTA (Former Employee) – Keizer, OR – January 11, 2018
I enjoyed working alongside my direct coworkers and the DOR in my building, However management and insurance policies made the work environment very stressful and demanding. (Both physically and mentally.)
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – January 6, 2018
The staff were caring with few exceptions.They are understaffed and very stressed.They seem to try their best but it is unmistakable and transparent to their new employees that they are unhappy.This Chambers St location has some great people, some for a good length of time.Mgt is ineffective.The orientation process is rushed or in my case non existant, but nurses and CNAs give their heart to the work.The bad employees make it an uncomfortable place to work.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – December 27, 2017
I would never refer a friend to work at Avamere not would I refer you to ever leave any of your family members alone there. The building smells constantly and the environment is just toxic and there is always rumors flying out and about. The workers are so far behind that they don’t even mind doing overtime to get some extra hours.
CNA (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – December 27, 2017
I worked at this location for about a year. I loved working here. I made lots of great friendships and was able to build a great group of people to team up with to make sure our days went smoothly and we were able to get our work done efficently. There were some kinks along the way and ran into some issues with other staff, but they were resolved in a timely matter and respectful manner.
Administrator (Current Employee) – Boise, ID – December 13, 2017
Keep in mind that most people who write reviews are people with an ax to grind. This facility is an older facility, but many of the staff have been here a very long time. This is a team atmosphere where we respect each other but expect a level of professionalism from ourselves. Our residents, family and coworkers deserve nothing less. The company is a smaller NW company that has treated me well and I have the latitude to make local decisions. The administrator was voted Administrator of the Year 2014 for the entire country by the largest nurses association in LTC, and he was nominated by his staff. Our annual survey from Idaho Health & Welfare for 2017 was a good one.
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – December 3, 2017
Facility is low-class, out-dated, and very unsanitary. No formal staff education. Only correction on the fly or when State came in. Atmosphere of punishment and negativity. Never see management unless in trouble. No evaluations therefore no raises. CNA’s allowed to run wild and do whatever they want. No respect to nurses.
LPN Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – November 26, 2017
Always short. The administration will look for any reason to take away your overtime. Consistently worked 12-16 hour shifts at least 2x a week due to no coverage. I was overworked and Underpaid and The scapegoat when something went wrong
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – November 14, 2017
It's a good place to work if you are starting off. The staff in general are quite nice with some exceptions. Can't think of any pros as such but for cons it's underpaid and short staffed mostly resulting in over burdened staff.