Residents seemed happily engaged in their respective interests.
Day Custodian (Former Employee) – Winter Park, FL – August 3, 2018
Pushing heavy loaded carts of linen was one of the hardest parts of the job, but overall I got use to it as there were sometimes even harder aspects of my position handling all the linen. The most enjoyable part of the job was being called upon to uplift the spirits of the residents with my recitations of Poetry, The administration was able to acknowledge this gift that I have by allowing me to recite Poetry to the residents.
This company wasn’t bad when I started but in the almost two years I’ve been here they’ve gotten rid of 5 managers in nursing. They often times tell you one thing and then change what they want the very next day. Also they don’t pay very well though they claim to have competitive wages. It’s a job when you really need one and the company seems well intending even though the management doesn’t care.
Past worker (Former Employee) – Suncoast – November 5, 2018
Poor leadership and support. This may explain why they are always hiring. But then again it could also be the totally incompetent HR. Better jobs exist and you won't get soiled by activities at Suncoast.
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Central Florida – November 4, 2018
I've been fortunate to have found Westminster! After working in the for-profit world, it makes all the difference working somewhere where the mission comes first.
There's a really remarkable culture of caring that stands out, from the very first interaction. People treat each other like family! The residents are always supposed to come first, and that's what matters most of all. Westminster is the good guys in an industry where bad actors sometimes commit shocking abuses, and they're committed to quality.
At the same time every workplace has its frustrations. In Westminster's case, its policies and procedures often feel as though they are designed to replicate 1980s-style factory rules. There's no flexibility or remote work permitted, and not a lot of room to innovate unless senior management signs off first. Benefits may be "great" by industry standards, but only so-so when compared to other major local employers.
People are the biggest asset. Don't forget that, and they'll prosper.
Deceptive workplace, claim to be an upstanding organization.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Suncoast – November 1, 2018
An organization caring about residents and employees is what they claim to be. Nasty administration and HR is actually what it is. Understaffed in many departments day in and day out. Bad moral, and just a bad place to work.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Suncoast – October 17, 2018
Overall a disappointing experience. Bad from the top down despite what they tell you. Gay friendly, in fact it seems it will eventually be a requirement to work there. Figure that out from a one time Presbyterian organization.
Nurse (Current Employee) – Bradenton – September 20, 2018
This place used to be great. The independent and AL building is lovely and the staff is fantastic! When you go to the long term/rehab building it’s a whole other world. They tell you it’s a nonprofit but they run it like a for profit. God forbid someone needs to be sent out to the hospital! They are more worried about losing the money than the person’s life. Most staff is rude, nurses yelling at residents, residents afraid to speak up, and rehab patients that are refusing to come back because of the neglect. The management is awful because they either A) don’t care, B) don’t believe that there is something going on, C) have their favorites and they NEVER get in trouble, D) you don’t see any of them getting up to help, or E) they lie straight to your face. The people that care about the residents are few and far between.
Do not want to say. (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – September 4, 2018
While this is only relevant to the Suncoast Location it is an accurate, factual review. Day in and day out you will be exposed to dysfunctional management from the top down. Although the residents are usually friendly it seems management is insincere, disrespectful and certainly at times arrogant. The best part of the job is certainly the residents. The most challenging part of the job is whenever HR or Management get involved. It will get bad.
Worker (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – September 3, 2018
While I loved the interaction with other employees and certain residents, there were many cons to this job. Starting with Upper Management & Administration, they were involved in EVERYTHING, even in small department discussions that didn’t involve them. The Uppermost management showed no interest in the employees, and was very biased towards certain individuals. Also, the arrogance of the some of the directors was very disheartening. The other problem is the hiring process; I’ve known multiple people where it takes a month to process them and in the end, don’t end up working because of some HR error. Could be a much better environment if management trusted and respected fellow employees.
staff (Current Employee) – St Pete, FL – August 23, 2018
A working condition that certainly is not for everyone. You would think a "churched" based organization would be a pleasant place to work. This is not the case at the Suncoast property. Unsupportive Management, Dysfunctional HR and a culture of heavy turnover in certain areas make for a day in and day out challenge.
Server (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – July 22, 2018
Management is Horrible they only care about the time being of food served instead of how the residents like it. Treat servers like slaves while they walk around and nag about extra & talk about problems at home. Always short staffed & asking employees to come in on days off. Wouldn't recommend this Job title to anyone 18+ or looking for a full time career i'd leave it as a job for the minors & with the pay not even that I'd work at mcdonalds instead actually
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Florida – June 20, 2018
A great place to work if you love working for older people. If you don't then why would you take this job. Every day you can work alongside other people who want to work toward the greater good. Westminster cares most about the residents. This is a faith based nonprofit environment. Good for residents, not as great for employees. Maybe a little too Christian sometimes. But in total a wonderful place to work!
Great working environment, good employees, good managers
Server (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – June 13, 2018
This company does not care for its residents nor its employees the management is horrible you never know what to expect. Things are constantly changing and you never know who’s showing up to work. In many occasions I had to fill in for another employee or “two “ due to “no call no show”. There is no punishment for this type a behavior. The residents are sitting in filthy chairs and Unsanitized tables. The only good part of the job was the interaction with the residents.
Not a place to work if you value strong management.
Manager (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – June 12, 2018
Poor training, poor management, lack of empathy from leadership.
There was an air of "just do your job and keep quiet". Even if corners are cut and people living here are not getting what they were promised when they moved into this facility. I would NEVER leave a family member here.
none to mention
No breaks, poor care to residents, lack of any feelings for the staff or residents by Owners and Leadership
LPN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Winter Park, FL – April 24, 2018
This place looks beautiful but on the inside it’s a nightmare. Your the only nurse on the floor, no one to guide you or anything. Everyone is overworked. If they had a better management and organization this could be a great business. Everything is done on the 3-11 shift forget about about your social life and your family westminister will own you.