Employee (Former Employee) – California – January 7, 2019
This company has a potential to be the leader in the market however it is being managed by wrong people starting from the top. However the frontline employees do well if the managers and CEO are unrealistic and greedy, nothing will happen. I tried to stay but couldn’t take it anymore.
Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Bicknell, IN – February 21, 2018
The day to day interactions with the patients is a great reward for the job. The company provides support. Time off is easy to get. You a rewarded with bonus points for paid time off and vacations or money. I get every other weekend off. I work closely with patients daily needs and care as well as transportation to medical appts and community activities. I run errands for the patient. Work reimburses you for gas mileage.
People are disposable and dis-respected beyond your imagination
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Michigan – July 24, 2018
The lack of professionalism is unbelievable. They scream at each other in the office. No respect given to anyone let alone the patients. I have never in my 36 year career seen anything like this. The CEO is all about money and his margins. Please stay clear of this company if you want to succeed.
It is disappointing to hear that you had such a negative time working for our organization. I know we can all get passionate about our work at times but more often than not we work as a team here at corporate and try to do the best we can everyday to support our staff. Again I am sorry you had to experience that.
Job Work/Life Balance
Out seeing clients all day
Home Health and Hospice Nurse (Former Employee) – Farmington, NM – August 2, 2018
I learned so much at this place! I got to do wound vacs and it was very encouraging to see patients get well so fast. Got along with everyone at work. Long hours with seeing patients and charting.
Birthday and anniversary recognition, breakfast at every clinic meeting
Driving long distances to see clients, no wifi, emr charting
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Current Employee) – Cortez, CO – January 10, 2019
Guardian has given me the ability to balance work school and life in general! The owners care about the people they employ as well as the clients we take care of. I would absolutely suggest this job to any new nurse or CNA who wants to get good experience and a decent pay!!! It’s all worth it and I’m so grateful for this company and all its staff members.
Liaison (Former Employee) – Michigan – July 17, 2018
90% Turnover. Very few people stay mostly family of owner stays. Not a positive encouraging supportive environment at all. Very out of touch with the market dynamics, Not supportive of growth only profits. Very demanding and demeaning. Expect to get fired everyday no HR process in place to protect the employee and absolutely no appreciation for employees and patients. They just feel there are more people to fill the spots over and over.
Regional Sales and Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Rochester Hills, MI – August 5, 2018
The hardest part of the job for me was dealing with the daily micromanagement by the owner and CEO of the company. It was very demeaning to work under those conditions especially when he would contact my direct reports and berate them and contradict everything I was trying to establish.
We are very sorry to hear about your experience with the CEO. We know the CEO can get very passionate when it comes to his sales teams and we apologize if that came on too strong. We always strive to do the best for our marketers out in the field and give them all the tools resources they need to succeed. We apologize that this was your experience with the agency.
Job Work/Life Balance
Support from Corporate office non-existant
Office Coordinator/Manager (Current Employee) – San Luis Obispo, CA – January 13, 2019
Put your tennis shoes on and start running from the time you hit the door till the sun goes down. Do not rely on team members to be cooperative & be a team player. There is not an "I" in the word team.
The best part of this job was visiting clients and thinking of different ways to market to Drs and their staff. The hardest part of the job was keeping referral numbers up to keep the Marketing manager happy
Challenging place to work from both positive & negative perspectives.
RN Clinical Supervisor (Former Employee) – Park Ridge, IL – June 7, 2016
This organization has great difficulty on many spheres. It provided great opportunity for advancement. However, it was grossly short staffed from its inception onward & turnover rates are high across multiple branches, Working for this organization will stretch one's knowledge base beyond anything imaginable which isn't bad. When you sign on you are signing on to wearing the "hat" of many with very little guidance. Loyalty, hard work, & commitment to consistent patient care & clinical excellence with integrity can at times take a "back seat" to the "gross margin". Both should be of equal & inherent value. This organization is in a constant state of heightened flux.
Co-workers; compensation package; & the patient's, of course.
Community Liaison (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – April 25, 2018
The worst place ever I have worked like sharks management in palm desert Ca Was not paid on time got kicked out of hospital with manager went where was not allowed should lose license was not paid final expenses much turnover not respected in community
I am sorry to hear that you were not paid on time and had issues with your expenses. It is seldom that there are payroll issues unless we are waiting for supervisors signature or additional information that needs to be provided. We are required by law to pay hours worked (which includes expenses).
Job Work/Life Balance
Poor work enviornment
Sales Executive (Current Employee) – California – May 15, 2018
Every aspect of the organization is micromanaged by the CEO. There is a considerable amount of nepotism within the company, which leads to alot of internal conflicts that do not get resolved. Very sketchy business practices. Look at the CMS star rating for the various offices.
Although there are family members of the owner that work here at Guardian, that number is far less than the number of non-related family members. We try our best to be fair with everyone regardless of their relation to the CEO. We consider ourselves one big family with equal opportunity for all employed at this organization.
Job Work/Life Balance
Difficult, struggling company
Clinical Supervisor (Former Employee) – Las Vegas – April 15, 2015
Actual work day was not bad... I was just expected to do and learn things not in my job description. Learned tons of upper, upper management items. Management was terrific... Co-workers were fine. Hardest part of the job was accomplishing things/learning things with little instruction. Most enjoyable... the patients, of course!
Pay was ok
Company had to let me go because they could not afford health benefits.
Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee) – Rochester Hills, MI – March 3, 2018
For me I was underpaid for my skill level from the day I agreed to the job. I had 6 years experience, and knew other employees with less experience doing same job made more. It was far from home, and in winter with snow not easily to get to/from work. This was a very stressful location to work at with the owner breathing down our boss' neck, who in turn passed it to us. They implemented a new computer system and laid off half the employees.
Overall I do love my job, and the people I work with. But at times it can become the last place I want to be, especially when a few of my co-workers go off an a tangent and become very disrespectful and do not allow others to even begin to assist them in any way.
It can then become the most stressful office to work in. As a nurse, my focus is on the client care first, but now with all of the changes coming into the health care, it is becoming harder to provide the quality of care that these clients need due to insurance and Medicare restrictions.