If you like feeling more like a robot than a therapist, and if you like being treated like your replaceable then you will love this company.
Pros: its a job, but then again so is mcdonalds!
Cons: high expectations, high turnover, micromanagement at its worst, high burn out rate, lack of equipment, no significant raises to keep up with cost of living, apathetic management
What you will quickly find out as a Genesis employee is that your only good for one thing. Getting your minutes in the most efficient way possible, which maximizes what Genesis makes off of you, upon reimbursement! You will not be payed what you are worth, and will receive little or no pay increase from your negotiated starting wage. Genesis prefers to hire new grads, who make much less than therapists with any kind of experience. The employee turnover rate is very high in most facilities because of high productivity expectations, over micromanagement, lack of equipment, high burnout rate, and a feeling that everyone is replaceable, and therefore unimportant. Upper management does not want to hear any negativity, and will often ignore, and even reprimand those who come to them with complaints. No matter how relevant or legitimate those complaints are. They are not concerned with the high turnover because there are always enough replacements waiting in the wings. Neither do they concern themselves with patient complaints either, unless there are legal ramifications involved. They are not interested with pleasing the patients at the expense of foregoing the Genesis model, which is to maximize reimbursement opportunities, cutting costs, and achieving the monopoly in the healthcare field. Of course, once you eliminate all your competition, employees will have nowhere else to go, thus solving the high turnover problem. Therapists are actually leaving the field because there are few other non-Genesis opportunities out there. Others are going per diem, so that they can be paid at a higher rate, and can pick and choose when, and where they work. This company will eat you up and spit you out, and not think twice about doing so. You will never feel so unhappy doing what you once loved, and You will never feel so unappreciated doing it!