Westcare
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Depending on your department is how it's works but overall from what I was able to witness most departments don't truly acknowledge their employees. You will constantly be told that upper management is there for you and they want to see you grow and prosper but I saw more newbies in employees coming in and not many people staying long term and that says alot in itself.
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Lack of structure

Too much political manipulation. Bullying tactics. Small chance of advancement even when you show up every day and work as if you were on call 24/7. Cooperate with management and oversees everything from Fresno, Ca.
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Based on 197 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Sense of belonging

A stepping stone in your career only

While they promised the world (Advancement opportunities, sharing ideas, team effort and meaningful work) it was just a facade to get you in the door. People in the CA office are ruthless.
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Open to new ideas and different counseling styles

I came in new to the field and had my new creative ideas embraced. I’ve always felt heard. Training is provided but I have learned better by learning from mistakes and errors. I have advanced quickly and feel supported. It’s a big g campus and deal with different personalities.

Pros

Opportunity and support

Cons

No day is predicable
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Unethical environment

Great mission but not so great people. Senior management is highly unethical, letting hostility and unacceptable behavior go unnoticed as long as their agendas are in tact. Dedicated employees will be carelessly used as scapegoats if to avoid a negative light. There seems to be no consideration or care for employees unless it’s convenient for senior management. No structure or organization within any department. Organization dedicated to health care with massive vulnerabilities in security and little to no effort towards improvement. Those who actually care are spread too thin and departments will be carelessly pushed back in progress if it fits the corrupt agenda of senior management.

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Work-life balance

Cons

Corrupt environment
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Typical of 501c

This is the kind of work place where you have to believe in what your doing. Lower pay, good benifits. Flexable to some degree work schedules wise. Good people but somewhat constrained by Beuracratic processes.
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Was fun

Management can be unresponsive and give their instructions in an unclear way but spending time with the clients is rewarding if anything. I have enjoyed my time working there.
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Room for opportunity and growth

Friendly staff and everyone works in unisense. Staff generally care for their patients and want them to get better, do well and recover. Great opportunity for growth and advancement.
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Favoritism

Administration office has their favorites and treat others differently. No raises are given due to being non profit is what is told but when grants come in they only give to certain people.
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Not the place to work

Not a good place to work at.. short staff no one has your back… supervisor don’t actually care about staff.. lazy coworkers… a lot of gossiping from staff
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Great place to hone your skills working with a diverse population

WestCare is a great place to work like anywhere the positive comes with the negative. Support for professional growth is there for the self directed person. Nothing worth having comes without effort.

Pros

Four day work week. HSA account.

Cons

Office gossip
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Great place

Been here a few months now and it’s been great. Very supportive Team to work with and they made everyone feel welcomed. Management is also very helpful and always willing to give you a hand
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Productive and positive environment with amazing helpful staff. I have developed a good sense of belonging here.

I love working here. Everyone knows each other and treats each other with respect. Staff is helpful and polite with one another . Everyone communicates well with one another .
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A career in which you make a difference in the lives of others.

The most enjoyable part is helping people get back on their feet again. The job can be mentally challenging at times but that is what comes with working in social services. Management is there is you request help and want to move up in the organization. There is room for upper positions if you put in the effort and pursue additional higher education.

Pros

Good work life balance / hours. Helping people on a daily basis.

Cons

Potential clients lying to obtain benefits and difficult personalities to interview.
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4 stars

What is the best part of working at Westcare?Working with the clients and the support from management What is the most stressful part about working at WestCare of Nevada?Other co workers and sometimes a lack of care for the clients by supervisory staffWhat is the work environment and culture like at Westcare?Pretty goodWhat is a typical day like for you at Westcare?Its the same very day, structured
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Over worked and over tasked with no management support.

Working with the clients is very rewarding. Working with upper management is a headache. They only look out for themselves and will throw their own staff down just to look good.

Pros

You get to go home at 5pm.

Cons

Everything
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Westcare is an amazing company to work for.

I was given the opportunity to learn and grow within the company. Management always treated you with respect and was more than willing to help you when needed.

Pros

Growth within. There is always an opportunity to learn.

Cons

I can’t really think of any
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Overworked and underpaid. Lack of organization. Difficult to request time off.

Please avoid this place like the plague. The actual work is awesome, but the company is horrendous. They pay their people pennies and don't give annual raises.
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More work than you have time to accomplish.

Westcare: Not worth it. Walk away. You won't be given enough time to finish your tasks. The harder you work, the more work will be thrown your way. Endless thankless cycle. Seek employment elsewhere.
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Best nonprofit to work for if you want to help those in need...

It's a great place to work for and to find yourself and they allow you the chance to grow within the company and become the individual that you would like to be....

Pros

Great clients

Cons

Short staffed
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Great work experience and climate within the Westcare family

Enjoyed working there. I learned so much and still utilize my experience today. Everyone eager to help you be the best you. However, working in an all makes Correctional Facility can be stressful if you allow it. You must be kind, compassionate, understanding nonjudgmental and have a genuine heart for helping others better themselves. You also must have a strong sense of self otherwise, as I witnessed they are inmates and can be manipulative if it is quacking like a duck maybe it is. Never lack and never not trust your gut.

Pros

Great team and fast work day. Easy work Relaxing drive in the Summer, Spring and Fall. Benefits good, pay and training nice as well.

Cons

Inside a prison without no connection to the outside world until after work, far to travel in the winter if you don’t live in Sheridan, Joliet or nearby areas.
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Overall rating

Based on 394 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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