Find companies:
Extendicare Health Services, Inc.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
105 reviews

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Employer Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Co--workers are great, management horrible.
Certified Nurses Assistant (Current Employee), Lansing, MIJune 6, 2014
I love working with all the other CNAs on the floor,but management is lacking in a lot of areas, especially communication! The only thing keeping me there are the residents that I take care of. Love the elderly!
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It. stinks
cna (Former Employee), menomonee fallsJune 6, 2014
Cons: management
Terrible terrible place to work. Short staff, no help from management
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
LPN - Ghetto crest south milwaukee
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), South Milwaukee, WIMay 25, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: management is poor to mediocre
Horrible place to work -stay clear - Stealing by employees was a every day ordeal even with security cameras - keep MOM or DAD away from here !!!! I now work half as hard for more money and pay much less for benefits -BYE Gheeto crest

18pq2hn5uak4g8ac – June 21, 2014

They feed the residents like they were dogs!!!!!! Workload can be 46 residents to 1 nurse - license is always on the line !!!!!!!!

18pq2hn5uak4g8ac – June 20, 2014

Extendicare feeds there residents like they were dogs !!!!!!! 46 residents to 1 nurse workload

Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good option until full-time becomes available.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Former Employee), Clearfield, PAMay 8, 2014
It's a day-to-day job working along-side fun, like-minded individuals. It had a great work/life balance. The thing I wanted for was job benefits.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Challenging environment, good for a seasoned worker
dietitian (Former Employee), PennsylvaniaMay 1, 2014
Pros: pay, great admin, some fun staff to work alongside
Cons: not much training, a few poison apples
Working in LTC can be very complex and challenging. A lot of people are under pressure. The residents can be at turns needy, difficult, complex. Upper management has issues with staffing, turnover, problem employees or families. All that said, when you have good people working at a facility it comes together into a productive work environment where – more... you actually feel good about your jobs. At times, my experience with Extendicare was excellent. We'd just seem to strike that right balance with management, staffing and things would flow. Other times there was a bad moral pervading the air. It's unfortunate that only a few toxic people can really poison a place. I did see a lot of turnover and believe me, I think it was due to only a few employees. Many were stellar, energetic, kind and caring. the pay was very good, they were very flexible with my schedule and I really loved our administrator and DON. I think I would have stayed much longer had it not been for finding another job much closer to home. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
i am not getting enugh hours
dietary (Current Employee), Dothan, ALApril 7, 2014
i would not want to work here for ever, the most enjoyable part is learning new things, i love meeting knew people i learned how to cook for a lot of people, the co works are good to me and the manger is ok.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Stay clear!
lpn (Former Employee), bremerton waMarch 27, 2014
Cons: license on line
I am a new nurse, and I only had four months of previous experience from a facility in a state 3000 miles away from the Extendicare facilty that I accepted employment at. And let me tell you, I made it three days with a trainer and one night by myself before calling and saying "I am not coming back, I quit!". Normally I WOULD never ever do this. Especially – more... since I am a new nurse trying to build my resume but I worked hard for my licensed and am not loosing it. I expressed concern to the DON and administrator that I didn't know how to perform dialysis. [ There was a patient in the facility who got hooked up to it ] They talked to another nurse there who agreed to do it for me and help me learn. Little did I know, HE HAD NO CLUE EITHER!! It was suppose to be infused at 9:30 and by 11:00pm it still wasn't straightened out. We called the supervisor and they said to call the daughter of the patient to do it or send her to the hospital. That was MY LICENSE at stake! The daughter came and fixed it, so that patient was ok. But still. There was that chance. And my concerns were not addressed correctly and the DON couldn't even remember by name and it was not my first day and she had been the one to interview me. Needless to say after getting off work I made the decision to call and say I was not coming back. They were even out of wound care supplies and said it was because the person who use to order got a new job one week ago.. ok and so why didn't they order it!?!?!? I BEG each and every one of you to never work for Extendicare. NOT WORTH ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Co workers bad company
LPN (Former Employee), Milford, OHMarch 11, 2014
Pros: co-workers
Cons: nurse to patient ratio
The nurse to patient ratio is 30 to 1 or more. You are always out of compliance with at least one of your medication passes so your license are at risk everyday. The nurses I worked with were great but the management lacks any kind of communication. They say if you can work at the Arbors you can work anywhere. This was my first job as a LPN and when – more... I left there and went to another facility it took some getting use to due to the fact that I was actually able to be a nurse and know what was going on with my residents and give them good care. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
HORRIBLE-RUN AWAY
Life Enrichment Coordinator (Former Employee), Toledo, OHMarch 4, 2014
Pros: pt staff are great
Cons: corporate team, and upper management!
No matter what good that you do, Corporate will always find fault. To them, it is all about "HEADS IN THE BEDS", the calls are brutal! Extendicare is all about the meetings. Try 24 of them a week! Meetings about the meetings you had 2 hours ago....PT staff are wonderful. Nurses are stressed out, and so are the aides. Housekeeping, Dietary, and Aides – more... I feel sorry for. They are the most underpaid in this company. Want to advance? Forget it. It will not happen. RUN-RUN AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! – less

18o2k350q5ncga19 – May 16, 2014

If you want to be with your patients, you won't be! You will be in 23 meetings and week, and they stress Marketing over the patients. Just saying....RUN. The Corporate team for Ohio are like robots. I was never so happy to leave there!

Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
What a terrible place to work... Never been treated so horrible.
LPN (Former Employee), Franklin, PAFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: half hour lunch break
Cons: management
Honestly didn't learn anything. If you weren't a favorite, the DON actually tried to get you fired. Making up lies and accusations, anything to get you in trouble. There was nothing enjoyable about it.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Horrible place to work! Your Licesne is on the line everyday you work!
LPN (Former Employee), Duncannon,PaFebruary 21, 2014
Cons: you could work there around the clock and still not be appreciated!
CNAs do not follow orders from nurses
Management just isnt there when you need them!
Work load is horrendous! Ratio: 30 pts : 1 Nurse
Training .. What training??
Short staffed ALL THE TIME and by no means will the DON or the ADON stay and help you .. was told to do "our best"
CNAs stand around nurses station , when told to assist a resident , famous – more... comeback ... thats not my patient! – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Potential
Regional Director of Provider Relations (Former Employee), Toledo, OHFebruary 18, 2014
Pros: wages
Cons: lack of training
There is a lot of potential opportunity with this organization; however training was not existent and corporate expected non stop work. Time and money was spent feeding doctors offices and their staff with little attention given to the true focus of the meeting....it was all about the lunch. No direction or development; just the very basics and they – more... send you on your way. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Enjoyed working for this company until last 4 years of employment
Administrator (Former Employee), Paducah, KYFebruary 12, 2014
Cons: company was profit oriented over patient care
Over seeing the daily operations, Communicatinf with all staff, daily rounds. Completion of daily reports
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Dante's Hell
LPN (Former Employee), Cheboygan, MIFebruary 1, 2014
Cons: a-z
Prepare to slave away. The work demands are extreme. Due to their open admissions policy (they take anyone), you will be dealing with people discharged directly from the hospital to the facility. Many will still be in unstable condition so you will suddenly have to shift into an acute care nurse without any of the tools of an acute care nurse at a hospital – more... and without any physician being physically present. Prepare for frenzied calls to the usually arrogant physicians. Meanwhile, while you are struggling to complete all of the paperwork and assessments attendant upon a new admission (you have to do it all yourself), it is not like your regular duties of distributing a copious amount of meds to between 22-30 residents shall cease; the clamor for prn pain pills shall not cease; other crises such as falls may erupt, etc. Meanwhile, you will have 2 aides one of whom will almost always be absent (outside smoking, taking frequent breaks, eating dinner, etc) and so you will effectively have one aide. Don't expect management or administrators to assist. That won't happen 99% of the time but they will miss no opportunity to criticize your performance even though the administrator or those in charge could not do what you do for 5 minutes. Finally, if you survive all of that, you can look forward to being "mandated." That means that the nurse who is supposed to come in and replace you calls in sick. That usually means you are stuck; a prisoner of the place so you can look forward to a 17 hr shift. And heaven forbid if you don't feel like showing up at 1430 and staying until 0730. Then they will wave the specter of abandonment in your face and threaten termination. Make sure that you act enthusiastic about all of the above because if you register the least objection to the workload, mandation, an unstable admission, etc, it will be held against you and you will be terminated in due course. Remember always: To the powers that be, it's all about the money. They like to talk about caring and compassion being core values but really it is just a smoke screen. For sure they will waste no caring and compassion on you. As to the residents, they will make a pretense of it...a good show for the families and others but it's just a subterfuge. Finally, remember that no good deed there goes unpunished. If, like me, you are a sucker and come in on your days off when they call because they are perpetually short of personnel, not only will this not count in your favor but they will just continue to exploit you. The management style smacks of intimidation and threats; the level of care is rather abysmal; and your tour of duty there will be nasty, brutish, and short unless you become one of their sycophants or snitches. Finally, remember that your status is terminable at will because they will...terminate you at will for no good cause. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Rewarding job
Dietary Aide (Former Employee), Midland, MIJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: other workers
Preparation of food for all residents in the nursing home. Cleaning dining room area and kitchen. Washing all dishes.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Enjoyed every co-worker I had the pleasure of working with.
REGISTERED NURSING SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), Milford, OHJanuary 28, 2014
Pros: great co-workers.
Cons: difficult to leave the floor at times.
The company is going under several changes which I am excited for all there to experience and hope for the best. The best part of working there was the sense of team work that I was able to be a part of. The most difficult was a lack of communication at times from one shift to the next. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my job and looked forward to seeing – more... my patients. I gained a wealth of knowledge to utilize in the future in my nursing career and am ready to take the next step. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Workplace. A/R managers and supervisors are awesome.
Accounting Analyst (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIJanuary 28, 2014
Pros: free parking, cafe in building, downtown, on milwaukee river, floor kitchen fully stocks coffee, filtered water, cocoa, plates, bowls, cups
Cons: elevators break pretty often, about once every 1-2 months
Come to work and have your cubicle. Work claims for payment or process refunds and adjustments. Management is awesome in AR. Very laid back and friendly. Was able to come in and prove myself and move up within the company twice. They taught me well in each new position I moved in to. Co-workers are very friendly. Have summer hours in AR all year long: – more... can make up hours during the week and get off at 3pm on fridays. casual jean fridays and option to wear jeans on other days if you participate in blood drives they hold every so often or if you donate to united way, things like that. I wouldn't say there is a hardest part of the job. It is a lot of work, but if you focus you can get it done. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Awesome colleagues and supervisors
Speech Language Pathologist (Former Employee), Saint Louis Park, MNJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: great therapists and training
Cons: productivity expectations, lack of benefits
I worked with a great team of therapists...
Supportive supervisors and management
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
management is a joke
nursing assistant (Current Employee), Vancouver, WAJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: lots of overtime decent pay
Cons: everything else
I've been with this company almost a year and all they care about is the $$ they are always short staffed the turn over rate is tremendous Due to the work overload and lack of appreciation to employees lowest on the totem pole. Cna to resident ratio on a normal day is 10:1 and no one wants to help because they're soo busy with their own work load. This – more... company has some of the WORST nurses I have ever met they will not pass meds do dressing changes or even answer questions
I had a nurse yell at me for not "taking charge" and doing his dressing changes. A lot of employees Are being harrassed by one another and management And the union will not even acknowledge It I've seen workers Quit due to the harassment. This may be a good stepping stone due to the vent unit and skilled section that will give you good experience But only if you can handle chaos every single day. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great place to work
OBIEE Technical Consultant (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: easy to work environment
Cons: lot of compliance
Normally hectic work days
Lot about informatica, dashboard
Functional knowledge of client
Co-workers very cooperative

1 2 3 4 5

About Extendicare Health Services, Inc.

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (EHSI) prides itself on helping people live better, by providing comprehensive nursing, therapeutic – Read more

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Photos