Otterbein was an okay place to work, management sucked but overall isn’t too bad. It’s good for high school kids to work there because of the hours! If you out in the work it’s a pretty good place with good pay.
The place expect so much from one aide. It's impossible to give adequate patient care when you are expected to cool breakfast for every patient on demand, do laundry(collect, wash, dry, fold, put away), do the dishes after every meal(even though dietary brings lunch and dinner), empty every single trash can and take the trash out. One aide is literally expected to be dietary, housekeeping, and an aide. Plus don't forget to chart before the end of your shift! Oh and sweep/vacuum the floors! It's too much for one person. The patients deserve better. High turn around, always being mandated and not told till someone just doesn't show up. It's a joke. At a full house, you need more aides because of call lights, patient safety and patient care. Also never get your 30min lunch even though they deduct it. Management has no guidelines set on how many times an aide can be mandated, So be sure not to make any plans at all after work.
Free lunches, beautiful building, pager call system
STNA (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 7, 2018
I have been in the healthcare field for a while and I want a place that I could make a difference in peoples lives and also a place where the administration listened to the employees for anything dealing with the care and well being of the Elderly this is the place.
Life Enrichment Assistant (Former Employee) – Saint Marys, OH – January 26, 2018
Loved my position in Activities. Every day was different and my team (department) worked together to help one another. Managment team was fabulous along with the Seniors (Residents) who I miss dearly since my move. I worked on average 30 hours a week and was eligable for bennifits if wanted. Although I was proficient at my work there were many days that I could have either used more hours or had less obligations so I could better assist residents with both therapitic and social activities becauae enriching the lives of the elders is what my position was all about!
STNA (Current Employee) – Lebanon, OH – January 15, 2018
Company wants you to do too much with little pay. They do not care about staff at all. The point system is stupid. To get points back you have to work 2 full shifts just to get 1 point back and you cannot erase all your points. If your sick you still have to come to work although you are putting the residents at risk of catching your cold. Its just not a good company and they cannot keep staff. Any company thats always hiring is a bad company
LPN (Former Employee) – Middletown, OH – November 7, 2017
DON always leaves early or is planning home schooling for her daughters when she is there. Has new administrator that is disrespectful to women, talks down to all staff and down plays complaints from families. This is the only facility I have worked at where the families are very unhappy and management does nothing to correct issues. Doctors are noticing that Otterbein is not the same great place anymore.
Stressful place to work,the grass is green on the outside not the inside.
Stna (Former Employee) – Gahanna, OH – October 12, 2017
Little pay for all this work.Management dont know what there doing.Stressful,no help,family to demanding,co-workers think its there living house and no supplies to cook the right food for the patients.
Low wages, poor management, calls you every minute on days off to come in and cover, will give you a pay increase if you give up all your benefits including PTO, treats you very poorly , poor training, trust me, you don't want to work there. Also you don't get paid for your half hour lunch which is ok but you also can't leave the grounds on your lunch, even though they don't pay you.
LPN (Current Employee) – Lebanon, OH – August 11, 2017
Good place to learn nursing care, problems with being short staffed. Management is fair, but staffing shortages make your job harder to perform. Good for short term. Work culture is the staff who worked there long get away with not following policy.
I feel they supervisors put to much work on one individual while they favor the others everyone talks about each other and it's never team work you have supervisor who favor their partners and talk about other partners which isn't a place I want to work
VERY low pay, you have to cook, clean and do laundry. understaffed always. they will work you every day if you let them. and on your days off your get asked to work. yes you get benefits, but its VERY expensive. they change the "rules" on a daily basis. just no structure at all from management. no breaks or lunches.
STNA (Current Employee) – Perrysburg, OH – June 23, 2017
Working at Otterbein I learned that you need to have a lot of patience with the elders. They depend on you the entire time so you want to make them happy and full-fill their needs. The environment is an amazing place to be. I think the hardest part of the job is doing the physical work (lifting, moving, etc.) I enjoy coming in and talking to them and getting to know them better. I view them as if they are like my family and by the end of the day I consider them my family.
Elder Assistant (Former Employee) – Ohio – June 10, 2017
This is a wonderful concept on paper but without strong, competent management you should look elsewhere. Most things are "self managing", meaning you are responsible for the management while the management does little to nothing. When problems arise there's always an excuse from management rather than taking charge and making it right. Management bases their decisions on the fear of State being called. Pay is very low considering everything you're expected to do in a shift. There are no shift differentials, incentive pay for covering open shifts, and raises only occur annually. You don't work with a team, rather lazy coworkers that management will make excuses for time and time again. If you are looking for a job quickly, this is the place because management doesn't use much discretion when hiring, just a live body will do. The residents are great, but be prepared to deal with management's favorites. You must drop everything to deal with the favorites, and often you're spending a majority of your time and efforts pleasing the favorites. Right or wrong, you are the hired help and expect to be treated as such.
Residents, small houses
No breaks, no shift differential, no incentive pay, disrespect, delusional management