Specifically Linda Vista, Ashland OR- Worst environment EVER
Marketing Director (Former Employee) – Ashland, OR – September 24, 2013
Company culture is horrible at this facility. Employees are unwilling to help each other out to achieve any common goal. Never worked with a worse group in my career. The environment is perpetuated by a group of uneducated long term bullying employees doing menial tasks with no coping skills. These individuals literally yell, scream and cry all the time. Totally unprofessional. High probability your car will be hit in the parking lot by another employee and not reported, no cameras to catch them. This happened on a regular basis. There's other companies to work for. On a corporate level they do not support their employees regarding the environment, or offer any solutions.
Hostile work environment, no parking, trolls working in the basement
Community Relations Director (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – September 21, 2017
No one is perfect, But the message from the top of the chain has a wonderful heart and integrity. They are quick to weed out the ones with Ego's. They have wonderful core values it is just about finding a manager who believes in the values as well. Communities run only as good as their executive director and sometimes there is a bad apple in place.
Fair Salary, Commission Structure, Good Regional team who doesnt manage with fear, Good systems and suopport. More than Average from my senior living experience.
I dare you to work there and not get attached to your residents. It is not possible, so you will have good days and very bad days. Be prepared. It is wonderful to work with people but... Be aware you will get attached.
Supportive, comfortable and invirorating community of residents and staff
Licensed Nurse - Staff Development (Current Employee) – Idaho – September 13, 2017
Prestige has a great support system, easy going staff and yet challenging factors. Just my kind of employment. The most enjoyable part of my job is to see the residents comfortable and content. The hardest part of the job is to say goodbye when they leave.
Great pay, awesome location, up to date technology, fun co-workers
Corporate Office (Current Employee) – Vancouver, WA – August 22, 2017
fairly new employee but from the interview I could tell staff really enjoyed their jobs, the company they worked for and really enjoyed working with each other. great pay options, insurance coverage could be better but understandable.
Continually trash their employees Constantly working short, then expected to stay and help cover the next shift Calling you constantly on your days off to ask you to come in - they think they own you - the bonus is not worth it
Personal Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – April 9, 2017
I worked here for less than a month before I couldn't take it anymore. There was basically no training, no set procedures that were followed, just employees running around doing with no instruction or supervision. The scheduling manager would schedule shifts with no advance notice, and the schedule was only available at the facility. So if you had Saturday off, you might have a Sunday shift assigned to you that day and you'd have no idea. They could never get my availability right (I'm a student) and consistently scheduled me when I had class no matter how many times I submitted my availability. Even the residents knew that the management was terrible.
Residents were nice usually
No breaks, incompetent management, chaotic environment, employees are undervalued, high turnover
Receptionist (Former Employee) – La Grande, OR – March 21, 2017
A typical day was interesting, keeps you on your toes. I learned to be quick on the feet. management was decent, the culture is assisted living for dementia patients and retired individuals. the hardest part of the job was lifting 130 plus pound people. most enjoyable was the patient humor.
Revenue hungry company that places profits over employees
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – January 8, 2017
Worked on business operations and regularly saw examples of the company placing the bottom line/executive salaries over employee welfare. Benefits are a joke, little support for field employees, and hollow promises of advancement that are rarely followed through on.
The owners got lucky that they are in a field has grown exponentially - the business grew fast but not as a result of intelligent ownership.
BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Visalia, CA – December 29, 2016
Answer phones, update payroll, update census of residents in/out of community. Learned that no matter where you work, you always need to cover your self. Enjoyed interacting with the residents and the families.
Free lunch, residents, families, my dedication for 16 yrs.
cook (Current Employee) – Gresham, OR – November 7, 2016
Doing what you love isn't really a job, it is a joyful experience. A passion for cooking and working with the elderly is more of a calling than a job. But, this job has benefits - of fulfillment, of sharing life experiences with some of the funniest and most endearing people one can encounter. The hardest part is when one of the residents pass on. Being compassionate and showing care is so important to those who remain, but not letting their pain and sorrow (or your own) interrupt the tasks required.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Idaho Falls – October 23, 2016
In the beginning your like I'm making a difference in peoples lives, I'm helping them retire. Then it was like I'm not making a difference in their lives, I'm helping them further their degrading lifestyles until they meet oblivion.
It could be interpreted either way. But I realized its not about making a difference, its about feeling valuable and genuinely appreciated. Helping at this assisted living center, I only became another hoyer, transport system, retrieval, nanny or food delivery system.
For those who are going to work at Prestige Inc, its ok starting out there if you have no experience. Its important to give yourself small goals and further your skills. At every meeting they have there is opportunity to do to make those goals. When you feel like doing something bigger or smaller that 40 residents, you can move on. Pay no attention to the gossip of the staff if you can, it can be degrading and most of the staff don't want to be there anyways. Try to see past that and just stay positive.
Taking residents to town and activities is fun and exciting
Training was tailing the more exp, could taste the bad attitudes they had about it
Business Office Manager (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – October 7, 2016
Working for Prestige Care was very interesting from the start. They do not put much into training their employees which caused for alot of chaos and confusion. The employees are constantly fly changing and the management was weak.
Terrible structure. Stubborn Directors. No freedom.
Patient Care Manager (Current Employee) – Washington State – September 8, 2016
I've worked here little over 5 months and I'm already one foot out the door. Staff below me are poorly trained, don't listen to my advice and orders. Bosses believe anything a patient says and they don't give real chances for growth. Employers like Qliance should be giving these guys pointers. They know an employees real value. I may not be overqualified but they could listen to my suggestions WAY better.
Community Relations Director (Former Employee) – Oregon – May 23, 2016
I worked there for over a year. In that year it was obvious that "Touching Lives Everyday"was a great slogan. Unfortunately, the corporation has lost sight of it, although the staff hadn't at least with the residents even though they were underpaid ands over worked. They had a 877-PCI-TEAM number that was for complaints for residents and staff, that basically went to their HR department, that didn't bother to follow up or follow through. Although many corporate people knew of a bad situation and reported it as well as staff, they took the corporate road and allowed an incompetent person to continue to run a community. Many good people left there. People don't quit their jobs, they quit their management and the people above them that don't follow through or even investigate allegations. TheRe was a senior VP that said we had a toxic relationship, but did nothing about it. That sure is "Touching Lives."