Taking care of my disabled Patient. I enjoyed being able to care for the Patient. Knowing that I did everything I was trained to do and more to make sure each day for my Patient was the best day possible.
Hattie’s was a wonderful place for the people served. I learned how to care for people with special needs. The folks that I worked with were very compassionate about what the did. The challenging aspect was that there was always a situation that each unit was understaffed and overpopulated compared to the level of care for each person. The most enjoyment that I had while working was extending to the people served the compassion for caring to the people.
Ability to develop relationships with folks that were unable to advocate for themselves.
They have poor management. They will hire a manager from scratch over promoting a hard worker. They promote the ones that are rude and new not the ones that have been there for years. They are all about the money. They lie to pet owners and treat the participants horrible. It's a horrible corporation all about the money they took raises and everything to save money. They don't appreciate hard workers or people that stay with the company.
Community Companion (Former Employee) – Twinsburg, OH – May 24, 2018
In the first place, the form imported information from the uploaded resume in an order that didn't really make much sense. On top of that, even if the upload was flawless, this is a fairly pointless waste of time unless you enjoy reading reviews where people unload on managers they had a decade ago.
LPN (Former Employee) – Streetsboro, OH – February 20, 2018
This facility is an amazing establishment for the clients. They receive the best quality of care I have ever been privileged to witness. The people employed here live what they do. Unfortunately the turn over is very high which in turn puts a huge demand on the employees that remain and I can honestly say have been so tired leaving there after working four sixteen hour shifts in a row that I was afraid to drive home. All in all amazing things happen in this facility and they are forever a family of mine!
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Oakwood Village, OH – February 17, 2018
Stressful at times, but a great company to work for if you have the staff and team members that willing to do their job and come to work. The most enjoyable part is caring for the clients and the happiest you see on their faces.
took care of children with special needs, learned how to care for children with many medical problems, management was good, hardest part of the job was seeing the children sick and most enjoyable was to see them smile
Working one on one with the residents is fun, but the work environment is fast paced and good judgement is required with great attention to detail. The center tends to be short staffed causing stress upon workers.
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Uniontown, OH – September 26, 2017
Overall great place to work if you like working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I find the company a great place to work for. Especially since it was founded and started in Ohio by a women named Hattie Larlham.
Constant Companion (Former Employee) – Bedford Heights, OH – August 10, 2017
Management is THE WORST by far. They will throw you under the bus to save themselves, pick and choose favorites, do not listen to anything you have to say, and do not care about their employees. Management will choose new staff over senior staff. They work you like crazy and do not pay enough. The individuals are the best part of the job and the only good thing about it. Certain staff will not take care of their individuals and management doesn't even care. I would NEVER send any family member or friend here.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – North Canton, OH – June 7, 2017
From day one, going through training was okay, but the employees are like high school kids...there's PLENTY DRAMA to go around. Management isn't that professional, they don't handle situations with certain employees properly in order to be sure the work environment is healthy and welcoming. These managers don't even have the balls to SPEAK UP and tell you if an issue exists or there could be improvement on your part, they just run to the next person and talk about you. Next thing you know, you'll hear anchor it from someone else. They pick and choose who they give "chances" to. They hold on to employees who don't do their jobs properly, yet let go off others for the simplest of things. It's a complete joke. They are ALWAYS HIRING!! Retention rates is high and I see why. I definitely got screwed over by this company and that's unfortunate. Apart from all of that, working side by side with the individuals is the MOST humbling feeling ever. They are some of the most honest and funny people you'll ever meet because they are always themselves and they are genuine!
Individuals supported, The work
Management, Unprofessional environment, Drama, Pay, Lack of Communication
A former staff member (Former Employee) – Mantua, OH – April 29, 2017
Where to start, well the pay is horrible, management is a joke, and the co-workers will lie on you to management. I loved and cared about those participants but the co-workers could care less about them but they will have their job, if you work hard and give them love, you can kiss your job goodbye and your good reputation. Co-workers bullied me and harassed me and even though I reported them, guess whose working there and who isn't? If you make a mistake, believe you won't have your job for long. They make you take care of the participants, clean the center, drive their vehicles, clean behind the animals there under slave wages. If you're a float, don't do it because it'll be more stress on you, I haven't worked there for a few months now and I still have emotional scars and nightmares from this company and been through a lot of scars I'm trying to heal still since I lost my job here. If you value everything about yourself, you will avoid this company at all cost!!! It was the WORST I have ever worked for and I wish I could tell the family to not to put their love ones in here!!!