Administration (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – July 17, 2017
Belvedere's upper management really cares about the well being of employees and clients. However, the company grew quickly in a short amount of time and management has had difficulty keeping up. People who work hard and are committed to the company's clients and mission can expect job security. However, opportunities for advancement and raises are scarce.
Caring bosses and a positive mission
Poor management and few raises/advancement opportunities
Independent Life Skills Specialist (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – March 1, 2018
I worked at Belvedere when they were still a start up and they were trying to work out some of the bugs and I met some really amazing people and worked with some incredible clients however the upper management left something to be desired. First, I do not believe that any human or health service agency should be for profit and Belvedere was. They went through several Exec Directors while I was there and the last one decided that I was not 'well suited' for the job and offered me the option to quit or get fired. I let her fire me, of course, so that I could get unemployment until I found another job. I walked away from that company and never looked back and would never recommend it to anyone.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – 1 van tromp st – December 8, 2017
I like it a lot it was a great experience and i loved working with the clients. They also offered a structure day program. They are many opportunities to enhance your career and move up they are very inspiring.
PCA Personal Care Aide (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – June 17, 2017
When going to program with the clients it is very fun and exciting they have sports and learning activities motor skill activities arts and craft activities exercising and it's very motivating for the clients because it helps them not want to stay home
Personal Care Aide (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – May 4, 2017
Save your time and energy and apply somewhere that cares about the individual. The on-call nurses are hit or miss with how much they care about your client's situation and all too often are eager to get off of the phone and dont listen to genuine concern. Scheduling is a pain, mandated overtime is basically guaranteed if your relief staff calls out which is totally inconvenient if you want to go home (you can be charged with abandonment for leaving a 24 hour client. Ive been mandated on countless shifts, making for 16 hour work days with no option to go home. If your client is difficult, trust the fact that you'll only get advice over the phone but still be required to stay.
the clients are diverse, never the same day twice
no breaks, no benefits, required weekends, management isnt very good.
Personal Care Aide (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – March 27, 2017
I run a few groups. they are hourly. I learned a lot about people with Traumatic brain injury the management and supervisors are great The hardest part about my job is the behaviors with the participants Seeing the faces of participants that glow when they see you come into to work.
Fast pace job constant moving,a lot of on your feet time
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – East Greenbush, NY – December 27, 2016
Belvedere health services has nurses in there that have major attitudes an who belittle cnas they throw there weight around an a lot of them do drugs. Belvedere was on the news for nurses getting paid to let a man go in old ladies rooms an touch them. That should be enough to show u how currupt they are.
Free coffee free lunch on Wednesdays free concerts with your clients
One break that is short no bathroom time agitated co workers No team work sink or swim
Scheduling supervisor (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – August 2, 2015
As a scheduler, you deal with very busy phone lines, helping staff with maintaing schedules as well as filling open shifts and call outs to ensure client coverage. I had a strong connection with my co-workers, and management was fair. The hardest part of the job was sometimes having all things go wrong at once, and having to be the ones to put it back together, however the best part of the job was just the job in total, it was a rewarding position that kept you going.
Nice and helpful co-workers, good equipment to help with job duties
Patient Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – March 4, 2015
A typical day at work includes me bathing,feeding, cooking,medication reminding,assisting with clothing and transferring. I provide light housekeeping chores and participate with client community activities.
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – October 24, 2014
When I was hired, it took 3 weeks for the company to set up my office. Management did not show me how the office was run. I was left to figure out this new position on my own. Co-workers were not friendly.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 17, 2014
This facility is a great place to work. The employees and staff here really care about there residents and do everything in there power to ensure that the residents/customers are always happy and well cared for.
Licensed Practical Nurse, Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 8, 2014
Office part of job was very busy. Learned about different services offered to improve the quality of life to the people we served (TBI- traumatic brain injured & NHTD- nursing home transition) Supervisors always willing to help and we worked as a TEAM! Deadlines for paperwork when short handed made job difficult. Management letting you know you are appreciated was nice!