The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Employee Reviews

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I worked there (Former Employee) –  National Campus, Sioux Falls, SDMay 24, 2017
Great co-workers, no so great corporate culture. It would be different if they actually lived their values. It takes forever to make a decision and move forward with a policy, then they wonder why they're getting their heads handed to them in the market.
Pros
Work/life balance, co-workers
Cons
Don't live their values, slow decision making processes
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Productive, team environment
Registered Nurse; MDS Coordinator; Nurse Manager (Current Employee) –  Loveland, COApril 26, 2017
Overall great place to work. A religious based employer with team approach and advancement opportunities. Encouraging management team adhering to high standards of quality, patient-centered care.
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Horrible
N/A (Former Employee) –  Prescott, AZMarch 26, 2017
Poor pay and no raises. The clients are treated very well though. It's just a horrible company to work for and turnover is very high. Staff belittles others and never offers any praise. I have never worked somewhere where I have seen so many staff members cry.
Pros
Can't think of a one.
Cons
Too many to list.
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Productive yet enjoyable
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Peoria, AZMarch 3, 2017
What I learned during my time at this company was that teamwork is key to having a successful day. Every one in the facility was very helpful in achieving communication,
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Great Place
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDJanuary 17, 2017
The Good Samaritan Society is a wonderful working environment. The people are very helpful and welcoming. I would recommend this.
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Worst place to work
Morning and afternoon cook (Former Employee) –  Lovington, NMDecember 8, 2016
Worse place I ever worked. Manager in the kitchen gives you 2 days of training and then throws you out there. You bust you butt of no help what so ever. Continous gossip and back stabbing. Get scoulded for mistakes you make. But remember only 2 days of training. Being the am cook you have to prepare breakfast with substitutes and 2 lunches. The evening crew only has 1 dinner meal too prepare. Which both shifts pay the same. And the pay is minimum wage.
Pros
Non
Cons
No breaks, no help, and low pay.
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Horrible place to work
Med Aide/Caregiver (Former Employee) –  Grand Island, NEDecember 3, 2016
This place is an absolute joke. The higher ups have favorites, and watch out if your not one of them. The DON targets employees and degrades them and makes them feel worthless. Anything and everything is your fault to her. Definitely not a family oriented organization. Always short staffed, and your still expected to do the job of 4 people.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everything
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Worst employers I've ever worked for
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Hastings, NENovember 22, 2016
Love the children and coworkers but both directors are the worst people I've worked with. Always losing great staff because of them. Never appreciated for the work done here.
Cons
Management
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Hide behind their "christian" values.
Former member (Former Employee) –  NebraskaNovember 19, 2016
If you want to work at an organization that does not value the staff, then apply! The facility is filthy due to no hours for housekeeping. Nursing staff is one nurse, one aid per shift. RN coverage is questionable for 8 hours. Food is bad due to no hours for cook to prepare food, has to pre-prepared food so can be microwaved. Feel so sorry for residents.
Pros
Residents are great!
Cons
Just about everything!
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Nice looking place but thats as far as it goes.
LPN (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSNovember 17, 2016
A HUGE MESS! Alot of med errors, staff turnover, horrible scheduling errors, and unprofessional management. I seen several residents leave because of the way residents/family were being treated.
Pros
Nice clean environment
Cons
Liability on any nursing license.
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Don't care and have favorites
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXOctober 16, 2016
If you want to stand out you need to take extra hours and not even then do they appreciate you. The some nurses that wirk there make me wonder how they even got a degree!! And of course if your not liked by the right person forget about it you won't make it i saw so many people leave because of it so glad i left.
Pros
none
Cons
a lot
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Not good at all
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXOctober 6, 2016
Management and administration sucks. They don't care about residents or staff. Nurses are rude. CNAs under paid. Director of nursing careless for what workers has to say. They want to give extra work but don't want to pay overtime. Not a good place to work.
Pros
Some residents
Cons
Everything else
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The place is a joke/Managment sucks.
Nursing (Former Employee) –  Ellsworth, KSSeptember 28, 2016
Do you want to work a job where your wages stink, management is crooked, where they play favorites, where you are unappreciated, you can work your butt off for these people and don't get any acknowledgment for it, you get made to feel bad when you can't come in on your day off, and so short staff it's ridiculous? Then this is the place to work! Used to be a good place and went downhill quick after new DNS and administrator quit. I would highly recommend looking else where for employment.
Pros
Residents
Cons
Everything besides the residents
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No staff , Terrible management , Poor quality of care.
Nursing Assistant Certified (Former Employee) –  Stillwater, MNSeptember 18, 2016
All employees running ragged with no appreciation nurses don't help and no longer care. The pay is not great residents suffer due to being short staffed every day no matter what shift. I would not recommend working here. The new management is running this place to the ground I'm surprised it's still open they made some minor updates to the facility painted some walls added some new flooring but that's about it nothing but a sham. They are lucky enough to have one nurse and 2 cna to a section but alot of the time it would be from doubles and they leave early so poor care.
Pros
Residents
Cons
Management, nurses, teamwork, pay, no staff, poor care
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They play Favorites...!
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Scribner, NESeptember 15, 2016
-Some- CNAs & Nurses are pretty rude to residents, I just don't want to put too much details...One of the -nurse- I've worked with are pretty narcissist, ones that thinks that you're supposed to know-it-all..Most of the residents are nice & friendly except for some of the grouchy ones...I know we're all humans and not perfect but you know it to yourself on how you are gonna be around people by your choice...
Pros
Vicki Galindo LPN, she's great, cause she does help & communicate & make you feel at ease, she works at evening shift & sometimes night.
Cons
Some rude nurses/cna, Narcissism, Arrogant Supervisor/s, Too much socializing..
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Job is what you make it
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  Miller, SDSeptember 11, 2016
Miller, SD-- Good Samaritan can be a great place to work if you come with a positive attitude, as with any job. Working in any nursing home has its good and bad times, but if you are a caring person it is definitely worth it!
This specific Good Sam just went through a lot of changes in leadership and so far it has all been for the better. Fixing problems and new leaders really seem to care. Have to be self motivated person to do this type of work and willing to put in the hard work for great pay offs. Plus the best/highest amount of vacation hours I've seen from any company.
Pros
Residents, benefits, new & better management
Cons
Physically demanding work
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Not the place for anyone
Run don't apply (Former Employee) –  Lodi, WISeptember 5, 2016
Management is very young and thinks he can do it all with a prayer. Rules are not followed at all and a handbook doesn't mean nothing. They make their own rules if you are Christian enough to be a puppet on a string. The food sucks and the one who runs it does nothing because she sits in a chair all day. The pay is terrible and always understaffed. Sometimes it's two cna's to 38 people along with one nurse.
Residents are wonderful. Get calls constantly to work. If you want to work 12 to 20 hours go for it.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Management
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Horrible place to work or live
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Algona, IAAugust 30, 2016
The nurses don't help the CNAS, they sit at the desk and don't bother answering call lights. ALWAYS short staff.The overnight nurse eats and smokes all night,and is very disrespectful to the residents. The pay is horrible..
Pros
Residents
Cons
Nurses, working short, pay
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What a joke
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) –  Elk Horn, IAAugust 11, 2016
Dietary aid..hypocrite should be their moto...supervisor talking to other employees about discipline of another employee...then writes you up for not following " Christian values"...kitchen is almost impossible to work in due to lack of proper equipment..completely miss lead perspective employees by leaving out job requirements in their job ads.. More work than the pay is worth...push religious values in training and all aspects of employment..run...run...run...I promise you..
Pros
None
Cons
To many to list
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Went downhill, horrible management
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gresham, ORJune 16, 2016
This used to be a great place to work, but management let everything fall apart. Call ins everyday, rude co workers, no team work, nurses don't care about anything or anyone, short staffed all the time, over worked, etc.
Pros
Residents
Cons
Call ins, rude management, rude coworkers, no teamwork
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