Gain experience, but don't stay too long
Nurse (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 6, 2019
If you're looking for your first job as a CNA, nurse, CMA, etc. Prestige and their many buildings will gladly hire you. Benefits are subpar, health insurance is terrible, 401K is lack luster and well below what other companies offer for their matching, and PTO/sick leave are accrued and used as the same. Long-time employees get nothing in terms of award for tenure (10 years+) but a little pin and most often nothing else. Simply put, Prestige is ran like a business without much regard to their patients and the floor staffing.
Specifically I worked at Glisan Care Center for a year. 75% of the nursing staff are a pleasure to work with despite the many shortcomings that Glisan Care Center has. Consistently short-staffed with nursing assistants on all shifts, the absolute worst example I have seen in my career in nursing thus far. Nurses are consistently left to manage a building of 60+ patients on night shifts. Most of the nurses are competent at their duties, however there are few who could use a major attitude adjustment and as such make it difficult to work at the facility. Overall, much of the staff is burnout and there is a large turnover ratio, DNS included. Work here if you need that first initial experience, but don't stay too long.
Upper management is horrible and a huge lack of accountability