Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Carmel, IN – September 24, 2018
I was assigned to work for the Alzheimer's Organization for 9 weeks. This was to be for 3 days/week (6 hours each day). After the first 2 days, I was highly praised and asked to work 4 days/week. The following week I was praised again and all employees were extremely warm and inviting.
The office was on a "mission" for their annual awareness walks throughout the state. My job was as a customer service rep, where I contacted all team leaders re upcoming events, etc.
Every day my supervisor met with me briefly or left my work for me (a list of the upcoming events). When I started this position, everything I needed was at my desk and the computer was ready for me to start (this had not been the case at previous jobs). So, this was very much appreciated.
As the weeks rolled by, I got to meet other staff and they ALL were absolutely wonderful! If there were a position open in this office, I would love to have it...but, my position was only for 9 weeks...
RECEPTIONIST (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 24, 2018
Everyday I came in ready to answer phone calls and greet family members who were there to get more information and support on how to deal with their loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Even though that part could be sad at times I was very happy to know that I could give a smile or hug to reassure them that they were not alone. The staff there functions as a family unit and were very supportive on whatever stage of life I was going through.
Good organization with a very important purpose. Diverse staff including older and younger. Managers are good or bad depending on who you report to.
Freelance (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 11, 2018
Nice office environment. Low key. Located downtown and very accessible from all over the city by public transportation. Diverse staff – all different ages. Contract pay ok. Management can be good or bad depending on the specific manager. Some managers don’t have great people skills. Contract workers treated as what they are – temporary.
CRA (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 10, 2018
A typical day varies from chapter to chapter, as does management, job advancement, culture, etc. I worked for a moderately sized chapter that had some management issues, a high turn-over rate, and some serious denial.
Memory care is hard, most of the residents don't remember who you are and are in a child like mind, its hard to adjust that someday we will be in the same situation, Anxiety is a key behavior and its hard to calm them down, but with a lot of love and patience you can agree with them no matter what , however if theyre afraid it will take awhile to convince them
Manager (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 11, 2018
Competitive environment. Great benefits, good culture, very demanding with high expectations. minimal on-site training for computer applications and programs utilized within organization. Annual incentives.
Education and Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 4, 2018
I was trained in various relevant skills that I can take to my next position. The hardest part is the community served - It is difficult when there isn't a solution to the hardship of a client with dementia.
Community Outreach Coordinator Intern (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – June 25, 2018
Being an intern here was incredible. Working in a small office with three other people was amazing, we were able to work quickly and get things done. A quick day in the office looked like: Going around to different health centers in the CV area in the morning to pass out brochures and flyers about the event, Calling people to recruit volunteers and fundraising for the event, and lastly working on the event that was being held at the end of September.
Student Internship (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – June 21, 2018
always fun and kept busy. Management is great and they give rewards and theres always volunteer opportunities. The hardest part of the job was sometimes they would be understaffed which then each member that was on the floor had a bigger group to interact with and sometimes that could get stressful. The most enjoyable was that somedays it was very relaxed.