Small business with great personal appreciation for their employees
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Williamsburg, VA – March 7, 2014
Working in the clients home to assist them with their daily needs. Patients who are in their own environment tend to do better as far as their health when they are taken care of in their own home. In this job I didn't have co-workers, as I worked by myself. Hardest part is when a client has become worse and they are then admitted to a care facility – more... and then the job is over. Most enjoyable is to getting to know the family of the client and to have a great relationship with them. – less
License Vocational Nurse (Current Employee), Escondido, CA – January 27, 2014
Friendly management,organized, teaches a lot. It is a company which started in home health care which only included caregivers. Now the company has grown to do much more. They make homes safe and comfortable for patients who have difficulties in their active daily livings. They also have contracts with assisted living facilities and hospices so there – more... is a variety of the experience you gain – less
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Maryland – January 13, 2014
Pros: great team
Cons: no breaks
A typical day at work for Brightstar was busy from the time I walked into the office until I left. I learned so much about how to run a business and manage staff. Co-workers were wonderful and became my family. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the elderly and getting to know the field staff.
CNA (Former Employee), Charleston, South Carolina – January 5, 2014
Pros: there wasn't any!
Cons: everything dealing with this company.
I worked for the company in Charleston and they were an awful place to work. I was hired as a CNA but, was paid the same as a caregiver. They wanted you to do light housekeeping, which wasn't a problem. But, feeding some ones dog and birds was a bit much. Cleaning out cat litter was even worse. They were so unorganized that when someone calls out, they – more... would call you to drop what you're doing to drive an hour away to do a three hour job. When ask about what kind of client you would be dealing with, the nurse would straight up and tell you a lie. They don't tell you that you have to use your own car to take the clients different places, they just ask you for a copy of your insurance card. – less
CNA at BrightStar (Former Employee), Overland Park – December 13, 2013
Pros: easy job
Cons: management is terrible, terrible customer serivce, terrible money management.
I workes with one client every day. She was 23 with Ataxia. They droppes her and others I've taken care of as clients because they find them "too difficult." I find that ridiculous. On top of that they managed to mess up all my paychecks. They never took out any taxes. Sometimes I would get paid more than I should have before taxes. Absolutely terrible – more... management. – less
Watch your paycheck, check every week for your right hourly wage. I agree with withdrawing shifts, low wages. Very sneaky people that work in the office in Fort Wayne!! I can kick myself for even working there.
Job Work/Life Balance
Worked well with my schedule.
LVN (Current Employee), Lake Forest, CA – December 3, 2013
I liked working here very much. Per diem hospice shifts for hospice.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Wheaton, IL – November 18, 2013
I like the variety of cases that I have been given. I have worked with a special needs child where I have learned to straight cath and g-tube feed in a school setting. I am currently working a hospice case. What I most enjoy is the humanity side of the cases: being privileged to be a part of each patient's personal daily struggles. The only down side – more... to working at BrightStar is that it is not steady work. I am looking for more hours. – less