Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – May 29, 2018
My experience as a FSW at HOTI was horrible. The kitchen management is poor and they show a lot of favoritism. The managers are not team players. The older cooks that have been there for 100 years are rude and stuck in their ways. The RC's think they're better than the FSW and those darn kids are bad as heck.
Pay, Management, No Advancement, Favoritism, Rude Workers
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – New Albany, IN – May 14, 2018
HOI is a leading service provider for children and families in the Kentuckiana area. I enjoyed my time there. Like all non profits, the work is long, underpaid, and undervalued. But the people are great!
Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – April 24, 2018
Every day is a little different by getting children out to school or to doctor's appointments Many activities are planned for the children. . The home has a beautiful campus and is well maintained on the inside. However, a respiratory therapist can not advance in his or her career at this organization. The job is mainly doing breathing treatments. Ideas from the employees are dis-guarded. The work environment is negative which creates a stressful environment. If the managers would look at processes instead of blaming employees things could be much better. The new CEO seems to be listening and trying to make a difference.
CRT (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – April 13, 2018
The home has been good points. It has a beautiful campus. It is well kept inside and out. Many activities are planned for the children. However, the management team is lacking in respect for the employees. Bullying and favoritism is a big problem at this organization. Managers and supervisors do not know how to speak well to the team members. Mangers are not receptive of the ideas of the employees. Turn over rate is high and pay is low for the area.
CRT (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – April 5, 2018
Workload varies depending on the season. Much busier in the winter to late Spring. The pay is low for this area. He does not know how to talk to his staff or to empower his staff. The manager does not have good time management skills. He has lack of communication and respect for his team. He is a micro manager. He will not listen to ideas from his staff to make things better for his department or for the residents.. He never remembers things when questioned about something. He shows favoritism. The new CEO is trying to change things. However, this manager is not following the new core values of the agency. He shows no compassion, or empowerment for his staff. He does not strive for excellence. He does not care for the wellness of his department.
Medical Billing Specialist (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – March 25, 2018
The management is so unprofessional and HR does not do anything to improve it. There is so much gossip there and it is such a stressful work environment. On top of that, there is so much favoritism and that how promotions happen there.
The company provides a lot of nice activities & parties to get the staff involved.
Weekend Supervisor (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – February 26, 2018
There are many great things about HOTI that makes the job itself a wonderful place to work. The staff , clients you meet , and new CEO trying to make a difference but has a very long way to go. On the flipside the supervisors can not be trusted. The don't do their job and blame staff for their mistakes. Many many things are not done properly. Favoritism with employees. Just very unprofessional. HR needs help as well, there is too much gossip and not enough reinforcement of the policies and procedures. Until supervisors are held accountable, and upper management sees there is a true problem there will always be issues. It is such a beautiful facility, the mission to help and there are great people that work at the home. But change needs to happen now, or all that is great will continue to be lost. If choosing HOTI for a job make sure to keep track of all hours, keep and document everything. Most importantly stray away from becoming too friendly with supervisor. That makes sure you can be involved with anything, and will be less stressful. Overall not a bad place to be, but supervisors make it difficult to come to work sometimes. Hoping the new CEO will change things soon.
Clinical Specialist (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – January 1, 2018
Flexible schedules, higher pay than some of the other leading agencies, lower turn-over (depending on your dept), and great teams to work with. More than anything you get to work with amazing clients and feel supported in providing the care that they need.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – December 13, 2017
I worked at the Pediatric Convalescent Center on the Vent unit. Typically nurse to patient ratio was 1:8 and on the vent unit 1:3 or 1:4. Because the nurse to patient ratio was so low on the vent unit and you still had a CNA and an RT it freed up time for you to spend with the residents. You weren't constantly rushing in and out of their rooms. If a baby was crying and just needed to be rocked you were able to do that. The hardest part of my job was when resident's passed away. They became your kids because a lot of them different have family. The management was very supportive and always willing to help wherever needed. The DON, ADON, ED, even head of the human resources office had an open door policy and was always willing to listen (even if you were just having a bad day). I loved getting to spend time with the resident's. The company spends so much time making the facility nice and keeping it updated for their residents.
Clinical Intern (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – May 4, 2017
I would start by greeting each of my clients to let them know we are having a session today. Them I would retrieve them one by one. We would work on their particular goals for that week and review their treatment plan and education.
I have been a employee of home of the innocents for over 5 years. I started out as a cna and am now a nurse. This place is my home and the employees and kids are my second family. The job is so rewarding, the smiles on the kids faces will make your day. Management has its ups and downs, as do all places and benefits are not the very best. But a bad day here beats a good day anywhere else! I couldn't see myself working anywhere else.
The special needs kids sit for long hours in their wheel chairs night shift gets them up at 5am and who they dont get up day shidt does at 7am. There is NO confidentially they gossip from the top down. They have favorites. They have lazy nurses and lazy cna's. Management does what they want the rules change daily. They care more about what extra work they can give you then the actual kids. Lots of extra work that doesnt even go with being a cna, housekeeping ccleaning etc.