Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Tennessee – February 22, 2018
Work/life balance; micromanagement; the charting is so ridiculous like all the previous responses. Double and triple charting and then write up a note about that too, also, inefficient is an understatement regarding their charting system. Over the top, unrealistical expectations for the nurse-minions. I've worked in large hospitals/corporations that cared more about their nurses than this company. Management will often say "we appreciate you" but it's very superficial in attempts to get you to work more hours.
You'll have plenty of hours, bc they're always short staffed
An excellent team that focuses on Patient and Family Care
Administrator (Current Employee) – Saint Louis County, MO – February 28, 2018
The most enjoyable part of this job is working with the other employees and volunteers. We have a great team and feel supported by our regional team. I feel it is a good environment to be in for a person that is motivated but also enjoys caring for people who are sick. The team really focuses on patient and family care.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Nashville,TN – February 26, 2018
Great patients, but schedule and on call requirements are AWFUL. You will NOT have any work life balance. HORRIBLE place to work- find someone who has worked for them and talk to them- all will tell you the same thing!
corporate pushed census over appropriate patients, owner has a beautiful dream but is blissfully unaware of what those under him are doing, could have been a dream job, as with all hospice work home/work balance is non existent
CNA (Former Employee) – Lenoir City, TN – January 26, 2018
I worked for Lenoir City office administrator is a bully very negative bout employess jobs never anything positive was very hard to not being so negative when in the office because administrator more worried bout saving money then appreciating an never looked at positive things that employess do but when you have never worked as a nurse or nurses aide you have no clue what the field is like .As far as Caris itself they need to pay nurses aides more money were the backbone for these nurses an facilities that are lacking help now because they need to realize the aides are underpaid .And ive never worked for a place where your administrator talks bad about employess to other employees so unprofessional when you work as a team you always got each others backs so very unprofessional administrator.
Assistant patient care manager (Former Employee) – Columbia, TN – January 20, 2018
Very poor experience! Manager spent all day on Facebook so first few weeks just didn’t have time to spend training. Very poor and negative attitude, not receptive to new ideas,suggestions or change, very defensive and insecure! Office staff not trustworthy and talk about other employees. Holidays are not paid for when office closes ETO must be used. Job description not fully explained up front( again from this poor manager). Too many meetings. Worst job I think I’ve ever had!
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Tennessee – January 6, 2018
Being on call is a nightmare. You are required to see patients, do after hours admissions, and be on call all night. Then get up the next morning if you even get to go to bed and see patients all day! Too much for one person to do alone. Management does not care for employees at all. It’s all about the money for them. I love the patients but that’s the only positive about the job.
High case load, on call, long hours, favoritism for certain employees
This company cares for their patients. And so did I. However, they had 2 confrence calls per day and monthy meetings. And cna's were required to be on call 2 a month. Your evening was interrupted all through the night. Great company with caring co-workers. But they send you to facilites or homes to care for patients.and if your new the other cnas can ask management to give you their undesirable patients. They brought in a cna from another county as prn and she raked in the $$$ for her mileage and hours..not fair to us. They gave everyone company i phones so they can track where you are at all times..
Caris is not like any other business. Everyone knows each other and it more like family. They all work together and is there for one and another. No matter the time of day and night, They do take very great care of the patient. the patient is very important they go above to see they are taking care.
Sales Representative- Full Time (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – November 12, 2017
Decent place to work but a lot of turnover. Issues with chain of command/management. Great company benefits with great mission, vision and values. Focuses a lot on documentation and there is a lot of pressure from upper management.
Owners or Ceo's not nice people (husband and wife)
Nurse (Former Employee) – East Tennessee – October 25, 2017
Started my nursing career with this joke of a company that call themselves a hospice provider. There is absolutely no compassion or concern about the patient or families as far as management goes. It's all about the money. They have high pressured marketer's and admit patients that shouldn't be admitted as far as Medicare would see it. Also they didn't treat there employees with respect and sure didn't care about them. I remember the Ceo told me caris stands for grace. There is no grace about the company or husband and wife that started it. COLD
I worked for over a year as a manager with Algood Branch. The company has high standards with unrealistic goals, no proper training. LEARNING is a under SOPs. Lack of communication in the office. It is very much crack the whip enviroment. No one you can voice your concerns to for change it always the employee in the wrong. No one really knows what the process really is. Terrible Payroll system. I worked very hard to find out at the end it was not good enough. Very unfair work enviroment after working in the medical field for many years I found this to be a very negative experience. Office Manager turn over is horrible but corp still does not see the work load is much on managers.
Good Pay, benefits
Work load, no correct training, no one willing to listen change.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 13, 2017
What a great company to work for! They truly care about their employees and their needs. The management is great and laid back as long as patient care is done! The benefits are by far the best I've had out of any company I've worked for. The pay is the best I've received as well! I would recommend to ANY CNA looking for a job to apply with this company.
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 13, 2017
This office offers a fun work environment with opportunities of advancement. I even get to travel the country for additional training. I have developed a second family away from home. The company offers .46 cents a miles for travel, which is better than the leading competitors. I get weekends and holidays off and work Mon- Fri 8-5!! very flexible when needing time off. GREAT BENEFITS !!! BCBS medical, dental, vision, 401K, even offering pet insurance. the benefits alone with keep me here.
Conference calls 2x a day, & more on top of that for management positions! Not supported by management. Constant office politics with office manager! Lots of back stabbing there! RN manager with ZERO bedside manner when dealing with calls from families & facilities. And management that won't fix those problems!
LPN (Current Employee) – Town and Country, MO – August 26, 2017
Being a hospice nurse is a very rewarding job, the demands of being on-call and working in the middle of the night while still maintaining a schedule during the day are proving to be difficult for me. Besides for the hours this is hands down the most rewarding job I have ever had.
Making my own schedule
Taking calls in the middle of the night and having to travel at all hours to patients homes