Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Lakeville, MN – January 19, 2017
People were fun to work with and were really nice. They were willing to help you out if you had questions about anything. The downside to working here was how hard it was to get time off. Management made the job more important than home and personal life by having the job come first.
Wait Staff (Former Employee) – West Saint Paul, MN – September 11, 2017
Most days we would prep for either breakfast, lunch and dinner. The quick paced part would be when the people would fill in the dinning room and we have to take orders and grab food. I learned more communication skills as well moving more cautiously and quickly. The management is great and everyone is taken care of. The hardest part of the job is remembering what everyone in your section needs. The most enjoyable part is the people you work with and being able to work out issues that occur with them.
Other (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – July 18, 2017
High turnover even at leadership level, poor communication amongst departments and department heads, and very poor work/life balance for employees. Do not follow their vision of being 'the best place to live and work'.
Walker Methodists was a good steady job. you really had to work, you were always doing something no matter if you finished early. you would work as a team with some people at work. only problem that was at Walker Methodists was the drama that the people that worked there carried with them.
I worked at Walker Methodist Highview Hills in Lakeville Minnesota for 11 months as waitstaff. I loved my experience at Walker Methodist. The atmosphere was positive, the residents and the staff were all easy to get along with. The jobs was very structured and organized and I felt important and appreciated.
Coworkers are great, they offer benefits. Work day is not particularly hard, but as with all healthcare jobs it gets stressful. Health Department manager is very "hands off" so any problems with lazy coworkers basically need to be handled amongst yourselves. Otherwise, employers are usually very flexible and understanding with emergencies.
Employees are always coming and going. Which puts strain on other employees at times and causes burn out. The work place can get unprofessional as well. If you work here just know it's about the residents, leave all other drama outside
Walker Place is a great place to work. I would recommend working there to anyone. The staff is cool. Best part is working with the elderly. Free meals all day. Great chefs. Management is ok use to be a place for growth and opportunities but lately not so much.
Free meals all day, working independently no one watching your every move. Pay could be a little more but ok.
LPN (Former Employee) – West Saint Paul, MN – July 16, 2016
Good place to work, till you make a mistake then they're quick to terminate you behind BS which probably contributes to the high turnover and quality care of the patient and staff which require them to hire pool staff to take care of their patients which they don't do a good job and they get more money than the people who work there themselves management HR down to supervisor the trickle-down effect I'd stay away
Respect from pts & families
No support, Hr, down thru management, need someone to blame which leads to the high turnover in staff
Prefer not to say (Former Employee) – West Saint Paul, MN – June 10, 2016
You will work hard, catch your breath and work even harder. Punitive management from the big top down. Back biting, fake smiles, and dishonest leadership. Sadly, some have a good heart, but are conditioned to keep quite and behave. Aides are overworked and often begged to work more. Very understaffed. Human resources tries hard, but is overwhelmed by the turnover in the WSP location.
Love working with my patients. Usually I encourage and cooperate teamwork with my coworkers. Management are not very flexible with the employees. The hardest part of the job is when you give all but you wont be recognized. The most enjoyable part of the job is I do what I love.
For the years I worked for walker, I got an opportunity to learn much in health care field and this has built me a good experience. It is for this reason Walker has become one of good places for many employee. I would recommend anybody looking for a job to work for Walker.
Cook (Current Employee) – St. Paul – September 5, 2014
I enjoy the work and caring for our residents with my coworkers. However, my facility is constantly understaffed and underpaid. I cannot remember anyone I know here receiving a promotion or substantial pay increase. Managers supervise from behind desks and not all understand what their employees do from day to day, hour to hour. This may be because the turnover rate is so high. Walker doesn't value employees highly, so they leave, so Walker doesn't value employees. HR, at least at my branch, is barely existent and slow to respond to anything. This is a great place for short-term employment, but don't make career plans here.
Fufilling work, good coworkers
Poor leadership and communication, do not value on-the-ground employees
It is very busy most of the time. I have learned taking caring of so many different patients. The manager are good. Most of of my co-worker good people and helpful. The most challenging part of the job see some of the patient dying. The most satisfying part of the job is see people smile because the care gave them make the happy.