Team Assistant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 16, 2019
There are definitely aspects that could use improvement and I wish I could say that CEO level personnel still believed in the mission over the all mighty dollar but the EDs and VPs are still so fantastic that it almost doesn't matter. Ive made a family here and in very sad to be leaving it when I move.
Jack of All Trades (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 22, 2018
I, personally, would not recommend Transitions as a place of employment. The employees are not valued, in my opinion. Leadership is poor and unorganized. The environment is chaotic. . Communication is poor. Employees are frequently upset and disgruntled. Significant changes are made frequently without thought about how they will impact the staff. These changes include changing an employee's role or work hours/days abruptly without considering the impact that this will have on the employee or the employee's family. Employees are not encouraged to grow in their professional roles, or to contribute their skills and knowledge for the betterment of the company. This company was set up with some of the most intelligent, knowledgeable and experienced hospice professionals in the Indianapolis area, but for that reason, those clinicians have been pushed out the door one by one. Their knowledge and experience is not needed, nor wanted. You don't need smart people when ultimately, you don't want their input. These employees could not be moved out of the way any faster. In fact,with employee after employee submitting their resignation one right after the other, one would thing that the ownership/leadership would question what is going on. Nope! Nothing. It was as if this is actually what they intended to happen. Not one question or comment when resignations were being turned in. I would have at least expected something, maybe, "Hey, I am sorry to see you go", or "Is there anything we can do to change your mind?" Nothing was said...crickets...Another significant issuemore... at Transitions is micromanagement. This significantly decreases job satisfaction. In fact, so much time is spent micromanaging everything that everyone is doing, that other very important things are being overlooked. Employees do not feel trusted because of this. Dictatorship is truly the leadership style. Some of the "leaders" that come from the Illinois branches seem to have ulterior motives. They lie, manipulate and thrive off of the drama. If an employee were to come to one of them with an idea, they would turn it around and make it as though it was their idea. It seems as though the goal is to make others appear incompetent and incapable, while at the same time they desire to make themselves look heroic in their efforts to "fix" all the issues. Ultimately, I feel that the people who do these types of things have a very low sense of self worth. They thrive off of the praise and recognition that they get from the ownership. The technology that staff are expected to use is way outdated and is in poor, used condition. Employees do not receive mileage, only a car allowance which generally isn't enough to cover the miles that they drive, gas and wear and tear on their vehicle. It's a sad state of affairs. Save yourself the headache, drama and heartache and do not become employed with Transitions.less
Salary is competitive, office location is convenient, office space is nice, friendly local staff
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Huntley, IL – July 21, 2018
A typical work day consisted of visiting anywhere from 6-9 patients a day then document on each visit. I learned many things in regards to the end of life symptoms and management. The hardest part of the job is bonding with patients and losing them. The most enjoyable part of the job was the appreciation expressed by the patients for the care provided.
Regional Nurse Coordinator (Former Employee) – Huntley, IL – July 9, 2018
This company seemed to grow too quickly and lost focus for a time. I can not speak to their quality of care at this time. After Passages Hospice closed the CEO/owner of transitions was determined to grow into areas that they had served. Growth was too rapid and not well planned.
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Champaign County, IL – February 20, 2018
I do not recommend this company at all! They do not have direct deposit, so good luck with getting it in the bank on Friday. There is absolutely little Management or support, and I drove over 500 miles in 3 days! There is a very small gas stipend of 92 per pay period which barely covers what is spent. You are not compensated per mileage, and you are not given any stipend for wear and tear on your vehicle. There are constant changes, with very little communication. If it is your weekend to work, and there isn’t a night shift nurse available, you take call. Sometimes, you work all day and night, and your management expects you to be ready to see patients the next day. The turnover rate is VERY high! The interview process is very “cushy” and they pad the job and responsibilities just to hook you in. Do not fall for it. Do not try to question management, or talk about fairness, because they’ll tell you to deal with it or find another job. The level of professionalism in this company is very low. There is absolutely no structure, and very little support. The training is absolutely terrible as well. I had very little training when hired. The benefits are dismal at best. The insurance is very expensive for little coverage. The paid time off is very minimal at about 1 hour per pay period. This is well below most area hospitals. Lastly, there is little room for growth, because management will create new positions and just promote who they want for the position. There is no formal application process amongst active employees to give fairness to those who may be interested in the position.more... I would not recommend someone to work here. This company is very understaffed for the demand. Just stay away!less
Not being in an office or building for twelve hours. Working with the patients and families.
Poor management, understaffed, poor benefits, no direct deposit, little to no support, poor stipends
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Champaign County, IL – December 14, 2017
Anyone who loves hospice might embrace the concept and be excited about this opportunity. But don't just kick the tires, look under the hood closely. Ask tough questions and ask about how many former employees have left and why and monitor the reaction. Look closely to see if there's defensiveness and the blame game. Ask yourself if there's a reason all those nurses left. Ask to interview with the staff alone. This may be a huge leap and you want to have a sense of the culture and support for ensuring your success in the field, is an important component. With all that presentation --which can be a slick sales pitch--be prepared the delivery is questionable and the way staff are treated is deplorable. They may beef up the poor training and the onerous call schedule and hire a local manager that they don't currently have, but....upper management is arrogant, condescending, dismissive of ideas, mocks people behind their backs and will downright dress you down with an aggressive barrage if you ask a legitimate question that they feel is threatening. If you question some practice you will be told, "you just don't understand the hospice concept." Most don't begrudge anyone making a profit but you will be treated like a dog if you calmly discuss facts that don't add to the profit margin. As a RN with experience, I refuse to be an apologist for organizations that talk a big game but lack basic fundamentals, thinking rapid growth is a fix. Don't confuse growth with thriving. There are some good people working there...but sadly they aren't in control. Finally, the benefitsmore... aren't competitive...40 hours of vacation a year isn't even close to standard. United Healthcare for insurance is high deductible. The 401k match varies on what the owner wants to do year to year. $200/mo for car may not cover gas/wear and tear, given that the coverage area is wide and they send RNs to every call no matter the reason. Only take the position if you don't have anything to lose.less
Getting outside to go from place to place
Hostile, arrogant, and passive-aggressive management who deflect their toxic issues.
Regional Hospice Coordinator (Current Employee) – Naperville, IL – September 13, 2017
I feel the company is a great place to work. The patients and families are the primary focus. Transitions ownership believes in providing hospice the way it should be done. This is a growing company, growing at 25 -30% annually. If you are a patient advocate this is the right place for you.
Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) – Huntley, IL – June 17, 2017
I enjoyed working with my coworkers both in the office and in the field. I worked with volunteers which was very rewarding. I did not like the lack of communication that often happened. I learned to be a self starter, and was challenged in my role. Hardest part of my job was juggling all the demands of many different areas, sometimes at a very stressful pace.
Great co-workers, employees and staff are very dedicated.
Lack of communication from management to staff. very low raises, big turnover.
A typical day working for transitions starts with a drive to your first pt. Once you arrive you provide the palliative care along with general duties any CNA would be expected to perform. Then you would drive to your next location and so on until your daily schedule was complete.
You make your own schedule, break when you want to, pay is good, paid for mileage on your car.