Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – Johnson City, NY – June 15, 2018
The biggest disappointment is the trainers and lack of structure. It effects everyone.
They teach you their own personal style (which they probably learned from their trainers, and so on) and no one clarified which was actually the right way, and not just a short cut. That lead to misunderstandings and even dangerous mistakes. Not to mention, absent trainers, or some who just wouldn't tell you what you needed to know. Expect to get super dirty and spend a lot of time washing dishes and often to do more than your share of work just to get things done. No one can clock out until everyone is done with their job.
I did learn a lot about a kitchen and how it works, and how to better interact with people/residents. They are very accommodating to my schedule, and it is easy enough to give up/pick up shifts.
Free dinner, very flexible, different positions to learn and try
Poor/inefficient training, lack of feedback, poor management
Cook (Former Employee) – Collingswood, NJ – March 27, 2018
Invested 7 years to a job that was once pleasurable, competitive, and mentally fulfilling. The frequent management turn-over, as well as continuous choice of insensitive, and inexperienced management personal made work environment very challenging.
ability to prepare food at own discretion
continual change in management expectations and job detail
Educational Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Decatur, GA – December 30, 2017
Enjoyed working here. the management was open to listening to the staff that worked directly with residents. There is a need to have patience to work with the number of issues the residents may bring with them.
heart breaking when residents have to go back to places that were not best place.
Maintenance Associate III (Current Employee) – Pitman, NJ 08071 – August 6, 2017
The residents are the reason I get up and go to work everyday and smile.Your day starts by getting your work assignments and heading out. It always has to do with the residents. Management leaves some to be desired but not all of them are hard to work with. The hardest part of your job is to try and not become super attached to any of the residents. One of the most enjoyable for me is the smile on their faces when you do even the smallest thing for them
Activity volunteer (Former Employee) – Tunkhannock, PA – April 7, 2017
I enjoyed working with this company. It was alot of fun to spend time and make friends with the older people. They were all so much fun to be around. Just volunteering there was lots of fun, I could only imagine how fun working there everyday would be!
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – April 2, 2017
The opportunities for growth are definitely there! The benefits are great. I always enjoy conversing with the residents. Very warm friendly work atmosphere. They are always renovating and thinking of new ways to make the facility feel like the residents "actual home".
Rate of pay, work/family balance, quality of care for residents
CNA (Former Employee) – New Jersey – March 7, 2017
A wonderful place to work, the employees are treated very well and the residents receive the best care in the world. I learned that we are all to be treated equal no matter where we come from, no matter our aliments, no matter our disability. Management was excellent, the workplace was clean, beautiful. The hardest part of job is heavy lifting, loss of life, and demand. The most enjoyable part of the job was the interactions with the staff and residents.
Interactions with residents and giving the best care you can give