Receptionist (Current Employee), Chesterton, IN – August 10, 2013
Pros: the food is good.
Cons: you have to belong to an offfice click to get anyplace and do a lot of "rear end" kissing.
A typical day at Addison Pointe is running around town with my own car without getting any extra pay for gas or mileage if I want to keep my job and then for all my work, being turned down for promotions that I am well-qualified for in my department and others who watched me run my rear off were the ones who got the promotions. I learned that if you – more... want to get anyplace at Addison Pointe, you must belong to a "click" or else no matter how much you put into your job or how hard you work, you will never get anyplace. I learned that if you get the "kiss up plaque" aka The Employee of the Month award, management will promote you weather you have the expertize that is required or not. The co-workers will gossip about you behind you back and then be nice to you in front of your face, needless to say I know this because they do it to each other as well and then smile to their "friends" face. The hardest part of the job is watching somebody who had no experience at all for the for job, just fresh out of high-school and working in an entirely different department get a promotion that normally requires a great deal of experience and a college degree. No wonder the turn-over rate at this facility is high. – less
Executive Director, Catered Living (Former Employee), Peru, Indiana – June 22, 2012
I entered Long Term Care just by chance. It was the right time, right place during my job search. It was here that I realized that my passion is definitely in long term care. Having the ability to show compassion to those who are towards the end of their life and helping their families realize their loved ones were safe in my facility. The majority – more... of the employees were there because they wanted to be. They shared my respect for the elderly and compassion for those in need. The hardest part of the job was obviously letting go of residence as it as their time to pass. The most enjoyable part was definitely knowing I was making a positive difference in the lives of those in the facility as well as their families. Managament has a great business plan and visits their facilities regularly to ensure they are up to standard. – less