Team Lead, Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – June 10, 2018
I, along with many other people who worked at RISE when I did, left due to poor management. The management team for the Residential side of the company is inexperienced and they make many decisions for self-benefit rather than for the benefit of the individuals receiving services from the agency. I would not work here again, and I would not recommend the residential side of the agency to anyone other than college students who need a flexible schedule.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – Vernal, UT – May 25, 2018
Rise is not a good company to work for. They schedule you to work every weekend saturday and Sunday both 12 hour shifts and when you say something to management they don't do anything but take it personal. Also you only get 1 day off a week when you are supposed to only be part time.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – albany oregon – May 6, 2018
They are the most high school drama I have ever seen. Management and above still think they are in high school. Their clichés and making up stories to get rid of good staff. They keep the staff that does not work and have no brains. They like to puppeteer and be in control. Major power trips. How they keep these people is beyond me. Not a good way to keep staff by telling them all the negative things they do wrong and never focus on what is done right. When they focus on negative they never come up with solutions to help they just let things be.
A wonderful, flexible workplace for a student and parent
Care Provider (Former Employee) – Albany, OR – April 16, 2018
I worked as a grave shift caregiver in a group home. Where I was in charge of completing data entry from the day before. Chores included, laundry, general cleaning, and getting the home ready for the following shift. The management was wonderfully kind regarding flexibility around my schedule. The hardest part of the job was the overnight hours, but if I could do the same job with daytime hours, I would be ecstatic.
Provider (Current Employee) – Queen Creek, AZ – March 17, 2018
The company is very easy to understand and flexible to work with. The trainings are spot on and fast as long as you keep up with it in a timely manner. Overall the company offers more than minimum wage for the position but it is not enough to live off of it. This position is a excellent second job or hobby when you are retired. Highly recommend if money isn’t a factor for the individual.
Amazing experiences and life lessons with the clients.
Developmental Specialist (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – March 1, 2018
Besides the lack of training, poor pay and unfriendly office environment, my biggest complaint is the awful management. I have found that our supervisor at the Tucson office will blatantly lie to you to avoid confrontation just long enough for the higher-ups to come down hard on you for something you could have been warned about earlier. Aside from working with some very nice families, the management has gone downhill since they lost their original supervisor. There is no loyalty to employees whatsoever and there is blatant nepotism amongst the agency.
Dishonest supervisors, poor management, lack of training
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – February 27, 2018
Our original supervisor in the office was amazing and had built this program from the ground up until they fired her with no warning whatsoever. The person given the position of supervisor afterward was completely dishonest when I would ask her questions about my own performance. Another employee, who soon left the agency because she did not feel her job was safe or that the organization was honest, let me know that the person I had taken over for left for the same reasons. It is only a few young women that work here and it begins to feel like a high-school class where everyone talks about each other. Overall, the agency works in very shady and dishonest ways, the management is incredibly poor, and there is no job security whatsoever. By the end of the day, it does not matter whether you are actually helping children and families. What they want is to bring in money, they will not train you enough, and then they will penalize you for things you were not informed on or had to learn yourself. I would not recommend this agency to anyone.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Albany, OR – October 25, 2017
I was thrown into a high behavioral home with no notice, didn't receive full training in defensive maneuvers, and was terminated after beginning a workers compensation claim. The management was terrible and cruel, and there was little to no help from the administrative level, who made all major decisions but also spent little to no time with clients. My clients were incredibly violent and there was absolutely no accommodation for my PTSD due to physical abuse until I refused to work with one of my clients regardless of my disclosure from day 1. The administration was curt short and rude at any and all opportunity and threw wild accusations at employees with no evidence. This job should have been something that I loved but instead it grew into a challenge for me to go in every day.
Food at home
No breaks, not enough training, poor management, wildly changing hours
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Logan, UT – October 23, 2017
The number one aspect I love about working as RISE is that the connection you make with the clients is like nothing else. It's like creating a family I never thought I had. The environment is very relaxed and every body cares about everybody else. It is the one place I have worked that I get excited about going to everyday. Every once in a while there are small perks for doing jobs well and if you make a mistake everyone is understanding. I do not plan on leaving this job any time in the near future.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) – Albany, OR – June 14, 2017
Loved working with Rise until my house was assigned a new manger. The manger is unorganized and doesn't communicate with her staff. The schedule is always made late. And no one is ever willing to cover a shift. You could be have a family emergency of say your mother dying, no one will cover you. Its going down hill very fast. No one does their work duties, and the manger doesn't care.I tried telling her about it being not fair that i do my job, plus everyone else's. Her repose was Ok, ill talk to them about it. Then later stated i was starting Drama.
No one will cover you if your sick, Horrible Management, Unfair favoring