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Looking for an good State Job this is the company.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  King, WisconsinJuly 5, 2017
Good company to work for if you don't have small children or don't want to work a lot of Overtime. The people that you take care of are very important and were important in their prime of Life.
Pros
Making more money in an year than at any other job I've ever worked before.
Cons
Great benefits.
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productive workplace
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  King, WIJune 28, 2017
A typial day at work was very busy with patient care. The administration is very friendly. I learned about how to assist patients with their needs, including, bathing, toileting, feeding and oral care.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
understaffed
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Always able to pick up more hours. Not family friendly.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  King, WIJune 1, 2017
I liked working as a CNA. You were always able to pick up hours as the shifts were short staffed many times. They do force you to stay over so your schedule should be able to have some flexibility. You accumulate vacation time and the benefits are better then most.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Maybe forced over
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Working with America's Hero's.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  King, WIMay 18, 2017
Typical day includes assisting with daily activities and cares for the members. Examples would be assisting with bathing, feeding, exercise and transfers. Just like any any long-term nursing facility we have a wide range of care from those that are independent to those who are complete care. What I love most about King is they have multiple ways to aide with cares and transfers to make the job easier. They take employee health/injuries very seriously. Unlike other assisted living facilities you never need to cook, clean, pass medications or do laundry. Your prime focus is ONLY the member. You generally care from 3-16 people at a time, but if you have 16 most of them are independent and don't require as much attention.

Management generally does a great time keeping on top of things. I will be honest sometimes it can be very difficult to reach your ADON (assistant directer of nursing) or the DON (directer of nursing) but serious issues are resolved immediately.

Hardest part about the job is flexible schedule. Although you get 25 days of paid vacation right away if you are a student this is not applicable and hard to balance. They try their best to allow balance between work-personal life, but just like most careers in healthcare there is a nation wide shorting of staff.

Apply! Take a chance, you may love it!
Pros
Will pay and certify you to aquire your license. You get paid while in class as well.
Cons
Need more staff, short on PM shift so this results in forcing. We never work short, pro and con. Schedule is NOT flexible, but offer every other weekend. Weekends and holidays are not guaranteed.
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Working on the floor.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waupaca, WIMay 15, 2017
Working at the Wisconsin Veterans Home is a good place to work if you are single, but family life is hard to balance, but doable. The atmosphere is fun and uplifting, due to staff working well together as a team. On the downside we get forced a lot because of call-ins and that's what makes it hard because a person never knew if they would be able to leave or getting forced over.

Overall, I enjoyed working at this facility, but am definitely ready to move forward and open more doors for opportunity.
Pros
Good atmosphere with co-workers
Cons
Forced Over to 16hr shifts.
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They don't care
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Former Employee) –  Union Grove, WIMay 4, 2017
They are horrible here. If you're a new employee, you will be forced to work extra shifts 3-5 times a week! All because the staff who have worked there longer don't want to stay, so they don't have to. Prepare to be chewed up and spit out here, as they really don't care about you, your family, or much of anything. Prepare to be abused physically and emotionally by management.
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Amazing place of employment.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) –  King, WIApril 25, 2017
You could not ask for a better facility to place your loved one. Staff and management work tirelessly to provide an incredible and safe experience for residents.
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Family feel
Programs Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIFebruary 28, 2017
I began working in the gift shop and later moved up the ladder towards a graphic design position. It was a fun environment to work in where everyone felt like family and were very easy going.
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I was on a medication cart.
Nurse Clinician 2 (Current Employee) –  Union Grove, WIFebruary 23, 2017
I was placed on a medication cart. I would not have minded as much had management been more clear about this during my orientation. I felt orientation was lacking in my final week but was unsure if further orientation would have any effect.
Pros
Fantastic benefits.
Cons
Breaks are non-existant.
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Professional Work Place, fun employees and good pay
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  King, WIJanuary 14, 2017
A typical day at work would include caring for veterans and helping them with their activities of daily living. I learned how to be patient with people and focus on their needs. Management throughout the company could be better but our employees are great so it makes up for it! The hardest part of the job would be moving from building to building and never knowing the members. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with such fun people!
Pros
great employees
Cons
mandatory forcing
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As medical records
Medical Records Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chippewa Falls, WIAugust 16, 2016
As medical records coordinator there was no room for advancement. The vacation and health benefits where good. Often times there was not enough of me to go around
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CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  King, WIJuly 1, 2016
The worst part about this job was having to work 2 weekends and then 1 off and so one. In the summer you where lucky to get 4 weekends off to try and enjoy with your family. You would want to go home after your 8 hour shift and at the last minute would could get forced for a 16 hour shift if no one else would come in for you, even thou they would not allow you to work a 24 hour shift in 48 hours,but it was a long 3 days.
Pros
every other weekend
Cons
working 2 weekends, 1 off
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Cook (Former Employee) –  Waupaca, WIApril 5, 2016
The workers are always fun to work with but the management definitely needs help. Never on the same page and the owner doesn't ever talk to the employees themselves only his son who is the manager. Therefore he can blame anyone else on something that went wrong and the owner will never know any better.
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Great Benefits, Very Fast Paced
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) –  Union Grove, WIMarch 15, 2016
Great staff and co-workers. Management does not seem to care about the staff. CNA's are fantastic and greatly overworked.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Management
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So much fun working with the elderly veterans
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Union Grove, WIFebruary 27, 2016
I enjoyed hearing the veteran's old war stories everyday, even if it was the same story each and everyday it still brought a smile to my face. Excellent CNAs that were highly competent in their job. Management could be a bit nicer to their hourly nursing staff however.
Pros
Excellent teamwork and communication
Cons
management not always the friendliest
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Nice lunch room
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chippewa Falls, WIJanuary 25, 2016
They are under staffed! They treat certain people better then others. They are under staffed and some of the nurses aren't the best along with some aides! They need more training or something.
Pros
Nice lunch room
Cons
Not enough staff
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stability in the community, available and accommodating when possible, service and supplies are above adequate, quality patient care
LPN (Former Employee) –  Union Grove, WIJuly 12, 2015
stability in the community, available and accommodating when possible, services and supplies are above adequate, quality patient care
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Great place to work, too much forcing
LPN (Current Employee) –  Union Grove, WIMay 25, 2015
Assessing members, passing medications, computer charting, MDS assessments, rehab, admissions and discharges, overseeing CNAs
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interesting environment
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Union Grove, WIMay 12, 2015
Working with veterans was a great experience. I learned a lot about different things people did to serve our country. The co-workers were great team players, management was good and there when staff needed them. The hardest part about this job was deaf. The great part was meeting members that earned metals and recognition.
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Great Pay
CNA 2 (Former Employee) –  Union Grove, WIMarch 27, 2015
Great Pay, great benefits but if you are a single parent you may want to rethink this job opportunity because of the mandatory overtime. Its not the same as doubles in a factory because your dealing with human beings.
Pros
money
Cons
manditory overtime
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