Tech Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – February 26, 2014
A typical day in the Service Desk here consisted of back to back phone calls from the moment you login to your phone til its time to leave.
Since this this position specifically for myself was dual role, I provided on site support as well as maintaining some of the server infrastructure. This was much more enjoyable, as I enjoy interacting with individuals face to face and the clients seem to respond much better to a face rather than a voice.
There were two types of co-workers in this environment: those that showed up to excel and move on, and those that came to collect a pay check.
Manangement initially was difficult to work with because they were hired after the fact and didn't have much experience with the systems we had in place. After much training things settled after time and there was a healthy cohesion between the engineers and management.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – October 15, 2018
This place is not a place I would recommend at all. The nurses are rude. The management is very unprofessional and disrespectful. The administration are very timid. They allow the residents to be dirty. This company had broken so many violations while I worked there, I had to voluntarily quit. That's not the type of company i want to be apart of.
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – North Carolina – October 14, 2018
They interviewed me and talked all about teamwork and that they are different. They do not promote teamwork or leaders. They just want chaos and drama. Nothing ever changes, your pay is never right, they lie, cheat. Labor board should be called. Management never talks about the residents.
I worked 2 medication carts, while nurse only worked 1. Paid only $13.25. Computers were despicable and torn up. Do PCC on jacked up computers. Residents not cared for. Feces on residents fingers, and Nurse Aide still give them breakfast tray. Residents have four urinals on the side of their bed full of urine. Medication not ordered for residents. Residents with Retroactive virus medications are not ordered. Dietary leaves pan full of dirty dishes out til in the morning. Flies in the building. Had to go to Corporate several times concerning my paychecks.
Manager (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – October 10, 2018
I worked at Save more than 10 years. It was great at first, however, corporate came in and changed things around. They literally and outright tried to intimidate staff. Not friendly at all and showed NO respect to any staff members. Eventually, now the times are changing to people to wanting to stay at home and census got low, it didn't matter who you were as a manager and how long you had been in the company, they would let you go in a blink of an eye. Then, of course the residents suffer and they didn't seem to care about that either.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Hamilton, IL – October 8, 2018
This place is horrible and that's putting it nicely.
The pay was ok but the benefits are expensive.
Management was probably the worse I ever seen but they don't stay very long. They have their favorites but they run off anybody that actually works or has common sense. They are either clueless or belittle other staff members behind their back. They also lie especially about pay, bonuses, basically anything. If they promise you bonuses, time off, etc or if you have to leave them a note then make copies. If you don't, they'll say they never got your note or they never promised you bonuses.
They take in any resident they can especially the combative ones or ones need an insane amount of care when they don't have the staff to properly care for one resident much less 50 residents.
Staffing is horrible. State has been called many, many times because of short staffing. They usually deny you time off, schedule you for extra shifts or make come in early or stay late because of staffing.
If it's not lack of staff, it's lack of supplies. If you run out then you bring your own or do with out.
Corporate doesn't care about about employees, just the bottom line. You call the complaince line or payroll and they rarely call back. If you see them in person, they will tell you they'll fix the problem or contact you. It's a joke. It'll take them at least a month to fix any payroll problems.
Pay was ok and some of residents and coworkers were nice
Management lies and is rude. No staff or supplies.
I came to the "elder-care" field with eyes-wide-open. Luckily, the residents (the very reason I came to nursing home) were well worth the sacrifice of working for Sava Senior Care. The management and co-workers can be so cynical, but 1-1 patient-care is amazing. The assignments were always too heavy though (25-65 patients per nurse!!) The work is satisfying, but is NOT for the faint-of-heart.
Overtime and bonuses
"Territorial" nature of geriatric nurses in general
Will not reveal (Current Employee) – Will not reveal – October 3, 2018
SavaSeniorCare is a tough place to work. Staff across all levels are working with challenged resources. There are great systems there but not enough resources to execute them. The IT infrastructure is lackluster could be significantly improved. There are no annual merit increases which is a reason for significant dissatisfaction.
Area Mgr, Human Resources (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 3, 2018
The hardest part of working for Sava Senior Care would be the rate of pay. Your on the road most of your time and the amount of money that they pay is a bit under. Also most of my facilities cant keep good employment because of the rate of pay.
Fulltime Managed Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – October 1, 2018
I enjoyed work in the corporate office, I enjoyed my co-workers, my manager, and the location. I think it up my resume however the job security was the only down fall every quarter they might have lay offs, but I really had no complaints over all.
Sava boasts about respect, honesty, and integrity. Sad truth is the company is anything but what they say. No team work, ALWAYS short staffed, serious behavior issues with residents that put workers in danger. The company does not care one bit about their employees, just fill those beds. We accept any and all residents despite their behavior issues that our staff should not be dealing with in a rehab setting. The lack of management is a huge problem..they don't want to deal with anything EVER. The conditions are deplorable. Seriously deplorable!!! I used to love going to work..now I think about calling off everyday. I feel bad for the residents that have to "live" there, that is part of the reason I stay. I've heard plenty of people say they hate working in this chaotic, unsafe, unsanitary, unorganized, psychiatric environment. Your certification/license is on the line working for Sava and they won't back you up if a resident brings false allegations against you because they want that bed filled to make their money. That's all they care about..their pockets. They cut every and any corner possible.
I like most of my co workers
No breaks, always short staffed, non sanitary environment, poor management, dangerous work place, they don't have your back
Physical Therapist Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenfield, WI – September 27, 2018
Nepotism and back stabbing rampant. Severe abuse and neglect going on in the building and if reported retaliation. You are attacked by families, nurses, nurses aides, and management nothing is ever good enough.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Fenton, MI – September 24, 2018
Crestmont has potential. Everything just seems out of order in terms of management. Working short all the time. I had about 35 patients before. Teamwork is great with CNAs on my shift. Not so much between other shifts. Co-workers appear to be very nice.
in my career as a nurse for 25 years I have never worked for such a terrible company. No continuation of education and very manegement top heavy. Had to work as a CNA frequently because no CNA's want to work there. very degrading place to work. Was told to let residents hit me. "It doesn't hurt very much anyway. Please find another job. Benefits suck and no raises given
no lunches, poor benefits, no communication, management very mean and bully
Beware of promises, lost there way in mission statement and commitment to all staff
Unannoymus (Current Employee) – western united states – September 11, 2018
Beware review there history of employee longevity, management expectations you required to do multipul jobs other then your own, layoff constantly major layoff run about every three years, promotions wage increases are not to be found, staff expected to keep taking on more tasks, overtime even when needed for good reason against there policy, staff often work overtime off the clock....
employees make this company
Corporate: You just a number on a balance sheet, your days are numbered.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 4, 2018
Typically I am familiar with working somewhere where everyone works well together. Each department should be helpful and cooperative. Trying to converse with someone from a different department other than yours is cut throat , unless you’re a male speaking with a female. RCSs doesn’t work well with Nursing, Nursing doesn’t work well with Rehab, etc it’s a continuous circle that makes our job difficult. Poor communication throughout the whole facility. Staff in one department assuming they know everything in another department, with lacking education and professionalism . Common sense isn’t so common in this facility.