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Dining Services (Current Employee) –  IllinoisNovember 5, 2018
This is a company you feel like really cares about you as an employee. The benefits are great and the environment is friendly and comfortable. Always enjoy my 8+ years with Watermark!
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Professionals: beware
Nurse (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 31, 2018
Very poorly trained staff. Any person who believes the resident comes first will not fit in here. Poor management. Basic infection control practices ignored. If you believe in quality care-don't even apply.
Pros
Short commute for me. Worked with great program director. Wonderful residents.
Cons
Everything else.
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Not a great place to work
Former Manager (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAOctober 25, 2018
Useless executive director, unqualified Human Resources Director, favoritism, nepotism, egos, arrogance, back stabbing, gossiping, theft from maintenance director.
Pros
Benefits even though it’s lousy
Cons
No Oversight
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Hourly staff are looked down upon by management
Business Office Support (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZOctober 22, 2018
Management looks down upon the hourly staff. There is no positive reinforcement. Hourly staff are treated like disposable staff right from the start. There is not much consideration toward hourly paid staff. Management makes innuendos and demands rather than treat you like part of the team. You quickly realize your part of a different team. Training is by watching someone then being told to figure it out afterwards. Spent 2 days watching someone do their work, then told good luck when they went on vacation. I was left with duties that needed to be shown and explained. I wasn't given the chance to actually perform them with any guidance or questions answered. Other management staff will demand you do other things without any directive or help. There are people there who will make you realize real quick you are not worth trusting because you are an hourly employee.
Pros
Not much
Cons
No training, management has no consideration for hourly staff. No positive reinforcement.
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Great place to work
Director of Staff Development (Current Employee) –  Palm Desert, CAAugust 25, 2018
Management are supportive. Embracing diversity. Excellent and safe environment to work. Their Mission is CREATING EXTRA ORDINARY AND INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE THRIVE.
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Coworkers and Residents made it worth it.
Care Associate (Former Employee) –  Ankeny, IAAugust 3, 2018
My coworkers and residents were amazing. They made everyday fun and more relaxed. Although i didnt fully rely on the management. It felt like an us vs them.
Pros
Clean work environment. Free meals.
Cons
Balance of work and home life.
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fun but non-productive
Housekeeper (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 3, 2018
non-equal treatment between manager and staff,no good cleaning materials everything is already old,always no budget for housekeeping because always no charge for extra sevices,uniforms are poor,we need to provide our own working shoes
Pros
sometimes with free meal ticket
Cons
team work is not really nfuse
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Theft, Gossip, Back stabbing
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZAugust 2, 2018
Bring your own equipment and it gets stolen, bully environment, management does't have time to listen to you. Charge nurse gives zero support to floor nurses, never leave on time, other nurse constantly complain about working there, all show upon hire, then reality sets in. Left after one month. Big waste of time.
Pros
none
Cons
everything about this employer
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great Job security
Nurse (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 20, 2018
Watermark treats it’s associates fairly. Management will support you rather than just walk you out if there is an issue. It’s a better place to work than most skilled facilities.
Pros
Friendly work environment
Cons
None
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Low paying, unorganized, poorly ran community
Server (Former Employee) –  Independence, MOJuly 15, 2018
The only real joy in this job was helping the residents. Most of them are very sweet and will show their appreciation for you. Management seems to just make decisions on the fly, without thinking about what's needed or even actually possible. Pay raises and advancement opportunities are meager at best. If you start at $10 an hour, after 1 full year you have an opportunity to get up to a 2.5% raise (25 cents). This will only happen if you actually have a review and ace it, and then if hr actually processes that raise.
Pros
Free meals
Cons
Raises capped at 2.5%, terrible management
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3.0
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Workers work together
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 13, 2018
The work is not bad as far as hard. However the hours are the worst one week you may have hours the next your may not have any, so there was no steady pay or room to grow! No benifits or any sick or vacation time we didn't even get uniform allowances.
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Not enough hours or ant benifits
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Caregiver/CNA (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 26, 2018
Not a hard job. The residents are fair and some are not. Coworker are always gossiping and the management could be better. Better job than my previous but could be a lot better.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Management, coworkers
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4.0
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Rewarding Place to Work
Concierge/Front Desk Management (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIJune 13, 2018
If you enjoy working with and serving senior citizens, then this is the most appropriate and enjoyable place to apply. The staff works cooperatively to help meet company goals and objectives, in order to meet the overall needs of the residents and their families, and all internal/external clients.
Pros
Flexible hours - Great for College Students or for earning extra income
Cons
Benefits are nearly non-existent or either too expensive for PT employees, Low salary--not commensurate to inflation/increases and constantly changing economic trends
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Good Place to Meet Elderly People and Make Friends and learn things from people Who were Before You
Oklahoma Paratransit Driver (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKMay 21, 2018
Promotes strong support of the company's mission and vision Gives consistent recognition to employees....Excels in facilitating group discussions.....
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Horrible management
Associate (Former Employee) –  Trinity, FLMay 5, 2018
Directors play favorites, backstabbing, two faced towards staff and families. Care staff always short. Some directors rarely step out of their office but act like they're best friends with the residents when public events occur. Work environment and low pay is not worth it.
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ok
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 20, 2018
it was a ok job to work as for a part time job and the peers you work with , you have to watch what you say around peers because it will feel like high school again.
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Management doesn't care about employees.
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Trinity, FL 34655April 9, 2018
Management doesn't care about employees. The longer you stay the more it feels like a corporation. No promotions from within. The directors would rather give new positions to outsiders.
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4.0
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Not Good
Medical Administrative Assistant, Externship (Current Employee) –  Denver, COApril 8, 2018
Externship site job was not to good, they site had no specific job for me, I continuously asked do do more but had no response back to me, the room I was told to work in had the temperature set at 85 degrees and it was very hard to do anything in that heat.
Pros
None
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None
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Clinical Nurse Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bridgeport, CTApril 4, 2018
They pay was great but when it comes to management horrible. The services they had to offer to the patients and employees were alright because there were pto and health benefits but no comfort or concern for emergency situations.
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great company
CNA/NAYA (Former Employee) –  Waterbury, CTMarch 29, 2018
the company was great,the environment very friendly and happy going, the management was nice too. The job was easy going and slow paced which made the work more enjoyable.
Pros
great environment
Cons
not enough oppotunity
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