Pros: good salary, good medical benefits, pto, etc. multi-disciplinary approach.
Cons: compromise of work life balance, very negative culture, poor support for front line managers from corporate, sub-par staffing ratios; sub-standard care environment.
There is nothing typical of a "typical day at work". This can be good if one is looking for constant day to change within the work environment, but not so if one is looking for consistency and knowing what to expect. During my time with this company I was able to work off a platform that allowed me to do things I would not have the opportunity to do – more... anywhere else and form relationships with numerous amounts of people with varying backgrounds, education and life experiences. I learned what trust really means and that just because people smile at you it doesn't mean they smile with you. Hold people accountable from day one, no matter what, if not, they will still be there while you are asked to leave. The hardest part of the job was managing a high degree of non compliant staff in a high acuity environment while dodging upper management's bullets. Being at the mercy of the "needs of the community" a typical work day for managers is 12 to 14 hours and sometimes six days per week; but this is the expectation, and people are not allowed to express concern over it, or they will be walked, eventually. It must be a complete buy in, a willing trade of family for work, and for those that it is and willing to make the trade they will be very successful at retaining employment. The most enjoyable part of the experience was forming relationships with outside companies that worked within the community providing care. It was exciting to see the quality of care from outside services increase through those initiatives. This is a profit driven industry made allowable by serious investors. Keep in mind that the care culture that exists within these communities is a direct result of striving to meet the bottom line; it's a business and at the end of the day, it remains, just business. – less