Sava Senior Care Employee Reviews

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Enjoyable place to work, great residents, families, co-workers.
Part Time Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Germantown, WIDecember 2, 2016
A typical day at work was taking phone calls and transferring them, or providing information to callers, admitting new residents into the computer, discharging residents, setting up resident trust accounts for residents, receiving and distributing mail, giving a tour of the facility, especially to walk-ins, filing, assembling new resident folders, and making sure welcome baskets were available for new residents.
I learned a lot about the whole nursing home culture, and working with a lot of different people (management, aides, nurses, residents, and their families.) I enjoyed being of assistance to co-workers (available to do projects for them whenever needed). My supervisor was amazing--was always available to answer questions, assist whenever needed (even on weekends), personable to everyone, and always a back-up for us. The hardest part was when residents had to leave, the most enjoyable parts were residents and their families as you got to know them well, and they were always happy to see a smiling face and sometimes words of comfort.
Pros
The people I worked with, great atmosphere to work in.
Cons
Lack of benefits.
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Good work environment.
Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 18, 2016
Good work environment. Personable employees. Offered tuition reimbursement to employees. Moderate health benefits. Free parking for all employees. Provided free lunches on primary holidays.
Pros
Gave out free tickets for theme park for employees and family.
Cons
limited career advancement
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seriously
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) –  MichiganMay 13, 2016
Concerned about numbers & medicare dollars only. They don't give raises. Only the managers get a bonus for keeping the census high by not sending people out to the hospital. The nurses have at least 31 patients each. The cna has at least 15 patients each. The work load is impossible to keep up with because not enough staff and too many patients for one nurse. It is the most frustrating place I have ever worked. Hard work & efforts are not appreciated but only taken advantage of. The comapny is unstable. They lay people off every year. Upper management treat you like you are uneducated & that you don't matter. You are not respected or treated as a professional. You are treated like a work horse. They just want their numbers up. Your concerns as a employee is totally disregarded. No such thing as work/life balance. Co-workers & managers are mean, snappy, hostile. It is justt an unpleasant place to work.
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Another poorly managed company
Therapist (Former Employee) –  Henderson, NVOctober 13, 2016
Avoid this company if you can. They will hire you as full time then only have part time hours leading to a loss in benefits. They want to push a caseload which dosent exhist or have you keep on patients which are not appropriate.
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Good company
Nursing Home Administrator (Former Employee) –  Madison Heights, MIOctober 4, 2016
Sava is a great company to work for, always doing fun and exciting things for the employees. The company has great benefits and compensation for Managment staffs
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Rude and disrespectful management!
Employee (Current Employee) –  Rather not sayMarch 23, 2017
Never worked in such a negative environment as is here. Management daily threatens to write you up for anything and everything they can think of. Its scary coming to work, you will get degraded and disrespected regardless of how hard you work. Worst job ever, no team work, no job security, and no respect for their employees.
Pros
None
Cons
Disrespectful and rude
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LPN (Former Employee) –  Westchester, ILApril 4, 2016
This company is full of it. The pay is horrible for staff nurses but great for Cnas. They lie lie lie about raises the DON act like she is in another world the administratior walks around trying to be friends with the employees instead of following basic rules. The kitchen is nasty with 49 tags. Please don't get caught up in the bull of this is a good company there are so many others that appreciate great staff West Chester is not one of them!
Pros
Computerized Human Resources
Cons
Low pay, short staffed disconnected management
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Fast work environment,
LPN (Former Employee) –  Pleasant Prairie, WIFebruary 16, 2017
Difficult for nursing to complete work assignment on an 8 HR shift, you have at times 35 residents to one nurse, you are responsible to do wound care treatments that at times take 35-40 min. to complete, often you do not have time to take a lunch break, and administration expects you to complete charting, also no help with admissions that generally take 3-4 hours to complete due to interruptions, there is no receptionist, calls go to rehab unit where the floor nurse has to handle all calls on top of everything else, not to mention short staff and frequent call-ins.
Pros
Some great hardworking co-workers
Cons
no teamwork, short staff
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Quickly becoming very dissapointed with this company
Speech Language Pathologist (Current Employee) –  COMarch 30, 2016
No guarantee on hours. Split time between 2 buildings in order to get enough hours. No real benefits. No employee matching for 401 k. only compensates 400$ toward insurance. direct supervisor understanding of family time. have to work 90 days before paid time off kicks in. Building supervisors completely unsupportive of therapy department. Poor marketing, poor staff training, client load continues to decline while census declines as well. Recent expenditure to renovate facets of building on areas that needed no improvement while other areas such as plumbing, food quality, staff training, understaffing, goes unattended. No budget for therapists, have to make do with what is already here/there. Constantly short staffed. Staff that is here is over worked and many have negative attitudes. DON & ADON sat and ignored room call light for 20+ minutes while patient was stuck on toilet. Call lights go unanswered constantly. The list goes on. Corporate is only concerned with productivity with no concern for state mandated breaks.
Pros
havent really found any yet.
Cons
no real benefits.
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Run the other way. Not worth it!
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCDecember 27, 2016
I love the patients, they all have my heart. Management sucks and don't care about anyone but them selves they don't care if you're short and show favoritism, the more unprofessional you are the better it seems. That is the reason they always got a sign out front they are frequently hiring. Anyone with any sense doesn't stay there long
Pros
Hours
Cons
Management could care less about you. Unprofessional environment. Poor pay.
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Excellent Experience
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Weatherford, TXApril 19, 2016
Staff looks out for each other and truly cares about the residents. Corporate Field Support accessible and caring about their staff.
Pros
Good opportunities for advancement, department managers, nurses, and CNA's care about each other and their residents.
Cons
Getting pay raises can be a challenge.
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Nickel and dime.....run!!
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSSeptember 6, 2016
Worst place to work, since Sava tookover the facility things have been on a downward slide. Company is in a mission on saving every penny without regard of health or safety of residents and staff.

Case in point some employees come to work high on alcohol or drugs but company is to cheap do drug screens.

Facility is seriously under staffed on a regular basis by design, which makes it an overbearing place to work , I have to think twice before doing OT it's like stepping into a hurricane.

Food handing is a joke and risk to health for residents, kitchen staff is rude and under staffed.

Management is there to window dress and sanitize the outsider perspective.

Facility is roach infested
Pros
None to mention
Cons
Everything
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Admissions Director/Customer Service Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Palisade, COFebruary 20, 2017
If the facility had a steady management team, the culture would be much better.
The hardest part of my job is making all the residents happy.
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It is scary to work for this company
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 9, 2016
I worked for this company for 9 years and it got worse as time went on. I have been in management in 4 Sava buildings over time, and the corporate people are tyrants. They are called "consultants" and are supposed to be supportive, but speak to the "line staff" and department heads in a very demeaning and condescending way. In addition, following policy is just not something that happens with Sava. As we all know in long term care, policy is everything. So work for Sava if you'd like, but I'd encourage you to also be afraid. Be very afraid.
Pros
Longevity of employees
Cons
Lots
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daily routine
Admissions Director (Former Employee) –  Fenton, MIOctober 3, 2016
walked around facility to get census, back to office to enter data, check fax for referrals, sort good from bad, verify insurance of referrals, go to morning meeting, give census and budget information, return to office delegate referrals to staff, call hospital where desired referrals were located, convince social workers to close deal by sending us their patients for rehab, if needed go to hospital, sales face to face, get family to sign admission form, call office verify meds are within budget and ensure maximum days we have for rehab, set up time for rehab admission, meet with director of nursing and administrator to go over particulars ensuring we are making money not spending over what insurance pays, when admit arrives greet family, give tour, sign admit paperwork, enter into system
Pros
busy
Cons
constant census checking
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Excellent
Payroll Processor (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 13, 2016
The payroll manager and supervisor are two of the most knowledgeable individuals with regards to payroll. It was a delight working with them.
Pros
Management knowledgeable and friendly
Cons
benefits to costly and distance to far with tolls
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Run Away! If you value your license go someplace else!
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) –  Pleasant Prairie, WIAugust 31, 2016
There is a high turn over of the staff at all levels, including management. The pay scale is poor for the amount of work you must do. Every shift on a daily basis is short staffed. The work load is heavy and there is no support from management. It's not a happy place to work, most staff are burned out, bitter and looking for another job. The care that is delivered is minimal, look up the last state inspection results. I will be leaving as soon as I can.
Pros
The patient's and some co-workers.
Cons
Low pay, no respect from management, short staffed every day
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Do not work for this company
Sales (Current Employee) –  MarylandOctober 28, 2016
Very, Very, POOR culture for employees. There will be many openings in the near future as the whole sales team is looking to move on. It's one thing to have goals but another to try to meet the goals when the facilities deliver poor care.
Pros
It's a paycheck
Cons
limited unreasonable bonus. NEW COO pretends culture, and respect are important however its not the truth. Very unethical company to work for, never used to be that way.
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No respect
Sales (Former Employee) –  NCMarch 22, 2017
No support! Placed in the middle of the facility and corporate. Goals must be met, but you hit a wall daily. Rude and disrespectful management in the facilities.
Pros
Pay scale
Cons
Management and lack of respect
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Understaffed
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  Newport, TNJanuary 16, 2017
Often have 50 patients with two aids, work on the rehab unit so patients are more demanding and require more time and attention. Have to start last dry round at 430am and patients don't get checked again till after breakfast which is sometimes after 9:00 am!
Pros
Love my patients
Cons
Wish I could spend more time caring for a patient but have to rush to get done!
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