Intense workplace with very close interaction to patients
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Encinitas, CA – June 29, 2017
Currently as a volunteer, a typical shift is once a week for about 1.5-2 hours in which each volunteer is assigned a patient. Every week, the volunteer spends time with his or her patient and assists the patient with tasks, or, if needed, simply sits with the patient and comforts them.
Social Worker (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 10, 2017
Wonderful place to work, great team atmosphere. Management is helpful and supportive. Great company culture and philosophy. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the weather and driving all day. I love the patients and families I work with.
Volunteer Coordinator, Chaplain, (Former Employee) – Simi Valley, CA – May 18, 2017
I enjoyed working at Silverado. The pay was great at $25 per hour plus benefits. Much of the time we didn't have a supervisor which made things a lot easier. When supervisors did come around they generally interfered with our work. They each would fire someone and hire someone as if that was something required by the higher ups. There was one supervisor, though, that was really good, but he only lasted a few months, maybe because he didn't fire someone. So there was always a lot of turn over. There was a person who wanted my position and offered to be paid only $15 an hour instead of 25 and one day I was let go, and the next day she was in my seat. That's what happens when there is no loyalty.
Hospice Consultant/ Contractor (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – May 16, 2017
This company currently has been going through many lay off's. The company has a good structure but aren't doing anything to improve employee moral or engage new opporunities to keep the brand fresh and the best in the industry.
Medical Records Coordinator (Former Employee) – Murray, UT – May 10, 2017
This company was very poorly managed which made it hard for me to do my job. Medical Records are very important when running any sort of medical based company. While the nurses were very kind and great at their job, management made it harder on everyone.
Patient Care Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 11, 2016
This would have been my dream job if given the opportunity to shine. I was hired at a very chaotic time. They were changing over to a new computer program and all I did was take tests the entire time I was there. I had to learn 2 computer programs in a very short time.I felt it almost impossible to meet their expectations in such a short amount of time. Overall the company is well staffed and professional.
I prematurely wrote a good review after only 2 months of starting at Silverado. I also ignored the bad reviews and red flags that this company puts on a good front but once behind the curtain the reality is nothing like what they promise and promote!! Thought I had found my dream job and would have never left but things finally got so bad it was time to exit. As time went by all the good people kept leaving and the replacements just kept getting worse and worse.
Medical Social Worker (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 4, 2016
Great teamwork. Well organized. Enjoyed the company and the patient's I worked for. Supportive environment. A typical day at work would be seeing between 4-6 patients. I gained experience in interpersonal skills, leadership, and management.
RN Case Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 26, 2016
Most unstable work environment EVER! Upper management is a revolving door of poor leadership playing High School games. Nurses and CNA's are given double the case load.This big corporate entity is really good at marketing an image of excellence, values and genuine caring but fails to execute its Love>Fear beyond propaganda. And while the compensation was very attractive, in the end higher pay was not worth it. Only writing this to expose the reality because they are really good at putting on an impressive front/. I really regret leaving my former job
Business Office Manager (Former Employee) – Austin. TX – October 20, 2015
The focus of the company has changed in the two years I was there. It went from being all about patient care to being all about census and revenue. Yes, I do understand it is a business. But you need to draw the line when you are trying to force your staff to admit patients who were admitted to the hospital and died a short time later.
I started with the hospice company, which at the time was a new start up company. The staff gave me a chance with no experience in the field and taught me so much. As we grew, I continued to only experience great things. The management team that started with me all progressed and moved into higher roles within the company. I felt very comfortable there and everyone got along and made the place fell whole and together as a team, we were great! One of the best experiences I have ever had, I really felt like the company cared.
Caring staff and everyone was proficient in their jobs
Alot of management changes and no time for training
Typical Corporation. However, they want to believe they are more special than other Hospice Companies.
Spiritual Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 11, 2015
The owners have a nice philosophy. However it does not trickle down to the mid and lower management beyond lip service. Dog eat dog environment like every other corporation. All about the numbers. I did have lovely co-workers though.
HOSPICE LIAISON (Former Employee) – north/central and south Orange County areas – January 14, 2015
This company had an interesting situation. When I took the position the nursing team was not in sync with the sales force, and they for some reason (politics) didn't want to. I nevertheless, always worked very well with any and all nursing staff to coordinate a patient discharge. It's really essential that the two departments act as one, and management should have seen that this was the case. However, the time that I spent there was wonderful due to the actual work I performed.
Great to work closely with physicians and families.