A Place for Mom

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A Place for Mom Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
114 Reviews
2.8
114 Reviews
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A Place for Mom CEO Sean Kell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Able to work from home, an industry where you have the opportunity to help families at a difficult time (in 21 reviews)

  • This is a SALES organization, however, the sale is actually helping families/seniors find senior care (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • They had their call center train an offsite (in 6 reviews)

  • The company is still figuring out how they should position themselves to professionals (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    There's Room for Improvement with Every Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    APFM has grown tremendously improving training, benefits, and technology. Every company has their pain points especially companies with rapid growth. I've seen several employees leave the company and come back a year or two later after they realized that the grass wasn't greener. Several new positions have been created over the last few years allowing for people to advance in their careers.

    Cons

    The current corporate office is too small, not allowing for much personal space. When people can't get personal space there is always conflict. Can't wait to move to the new office! When a company grows as fast as APFM they have to also become scalable, which requires change. The company has not figured out how to hire people whose core competency is to adapt to that change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue asking for feedback from employees. Let employees know that you heard their feedback. Sometimes when it takes awhile to implement changes people think you did not hear them or did not care about their concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    A Place for Mom Response

    Oct 27, 2014Editor in Chief

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. Receiving feedback from our employees is important to us. While we’ve conducted employee surveys in the past, we are soon implementing a new survey ... More

  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Great growth opportunity - working on innovative products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technology investment has increased greatly after new leadership came on board. Vision has resulted in position results and stability has increased greatly.

    Cons

    Distractions from the core focus of the company (helping families and partners) sometimes get in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the team and we will keep up the 30% growth YOY.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Living Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Living Advisor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Living Advisor in Phila, PA

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great industry to be connected with. Lots of job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Goals and metrics unrealistic. Having had 2 managers, first one supportive, the other not at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Love working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great people in the company

    Cons

    Lots of work to get started. Not all the tools are in place for the sales force yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful colleagues with many good expansion challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful, talented software development colleagues.
    Great engineering managers.
    Challenging software scale problems.
    Solid benefits with the possibility of bonuses.
    Lots of company growth potential that's being realized.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great (high deductible); no matching 401k contribution.
    Software development division is going through a phase of high-energy, low-stability reorganization while the company goals of scaling-up are addressed.
    No opportunity for career advancement, but that's a known issue starting.
    Many talented, amazing employees have been lost due to conflicts with executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a long-term technology plan and apply it in an organized, consistent manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Place for Mom is a decent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was able to divide my time between working in the office and working from home (3 days in the office and 2 days from home). I felt respected my my managers, and I really liked my coworkers.

    Cons

    Because the company was going through so many changes it was hard to feel secure in your job. In the same sense, it felt as though there was little opportunity to advance because all open upper level positions were going to people outside the company instead of internally. Similarly, a lot of promotional titles seemed to be arbitrarily handed out to people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to core values and build the company based on service and not on profit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunity! Many different metrics!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work at home
    Direct manager is awesome
    Flexibility
    Helping families

    Cons

    Metrics are high
    Lack of partner communities in many areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees - focus on a few metrics at a time

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time

    Pros

    There are many nice people to work with at A Place For Mom. The management staff is top notch and the experience level of the employees is very good. You can learn alot working at a company like this. Gossip is at a minimum. Everyone works hard and puts in 110%, however there is a fair work life balance and the attrition rate is low.

    Cons

    There are typical small company stresses. Very little chance of upward advancement since the company is small, however you know that going in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transparent leadership and lots of positive changes happening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Monthly corporate meetings give you insight into company goals
    Company events - holiday party, summer picnic, etc
    Annual reviews
    Good management

    Cons

    Lots of change, but going in the right direction. This is a fast paced environment. Wish we had more than three weeks of PTO time and 401k match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Energetic environment, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Profitable, successful company that feels like a start up
    - Creative ideas are valued - culture of test and learn
    - Great location
    - Nimble dev team (so refreshing!)
    - Energized, smart, creative colleagues

    Cons

    - The company is still defining itself
    - Definitely feel the growing pains
    - Feels like a start-up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Define and communicate company values and culture
    - Continue focusing on bringing in great people, growing the people we have
    - Put more effort into morale boosting
    - Don't have too many cooks in the kitchen
    - Be more transparent with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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