Extendicare
2.1 of 5 47 reviews
www.extendicare.com Markham, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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Extendicare President, CEO, and Trustee Timothy L. Lukenda

Timothy L. Lukenda

(26 ratings)

22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey actually give vacation and Holidays to part times employees.

    ConsThey do not seem to care about their employees. Work load is ridiculous for the number of hours they allow me to work. There is no workplace culture. I am too slammed with work that I don't have time to 'socialize'. I have vacation and holidays but when I take them I get so far behind, it is almost not worth it. They refuse to provide coverage when I am off. Was hourly but they changed job titles of everyone in the department so that certain positions could be made salaried......without changing the job at all...other than to add more work. No raise for 3 years, then finally got a raise which made up the difference from the SS increase last year. W2 was actually less last year vs previous year. Have begged for more hours to do my job properly to NHA and even levels above that. No one listens. They seem to care about money. Food budget is even inadequate to feed the residents appropriately. It is difficult to honor preferences because of lack of money to purchase anything besides the bare minimum to produce meals. Policies are set by corporate. Individual facilities cannot change to address their individual needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the employees that are actually providing care to the residents. Allow enough hours to complete job. Allow facilities to alter polices if needed. Every facility is not the same.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was "ok"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe employees were great we all got along well. Decent pay.

    ConsDo not keep to their promise of schedule, no raises, terrible ethics

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep better work ethics.

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    Nurse (Current Employee)

    ProsAs with all nursing jobs, you will find many employees and residents who views contribute greatly to your life.

    ConsHorrible company, no structure or support for nursing staff. Resident concerns blow off as the budget was more important than creating a resident friendly environment. All departments greatly understaffed, poor company support for employees, creating poor employee and resident moral. I have heard the line, people need to absorb responsibilities to many times, when people are gone, though you were already given an unrealistic amount of responsibly in the first place. Each day I had to absorb someones responsibilities then frowned upon when I couldn't get my own responsibilities done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFight for a better working environment, better support staff. Often corporate management will come in and feed people the lines that make employees feel good for a day then are left out to dry the next day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nurses did not care. Aid's were overworked with 14-16 long term care patients and did not help out.

    STNA (Former Employee)
    West Jefferson, OH

    ProsFlexible hours, I was able to go from Part time to PRN.

    ConsUnclean facility that was always understaffed. Residents were not always well taken care of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into how your building manages things, Arbors would not follow state policy until State arrived. Orientation is not done well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Eeeeh

    CNA (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis Park, MN

    ProsI liked my co-workers, and residents. The management was terrible and the pay was even worse. I stayed for the residents.

    ConsThe worst part was the management, and the fact that they loved to mandate people. They couldn't keep people working there and were always short staffed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unfavorable review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThere is a number of employees who you would like to work with.

    ConsNegative on promotion opportunities, negative on management support and leadership, company is being accused in fraud by consumers and discrimination by employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure IT management and provide appropriate resources to employees to do their job well. Create fair and supportive environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing.....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat on site staff in all departments.

    ConsMicro managed to the extreme. Terrible inservice training program. No positivity from the corporate level. Money over people. Top heavy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou all need to "bone up" on employee/employer relations. I have seen the moral of the facility I'm employed with steadily decline picking up speed over the last few years with no end in sight.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love my job as a nurse but had to work where I am

    Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsI have none...we are treated as slaves with no respect or support from supervisors. If you have a problem you might as well do everything yourself because getting a unit manager or DON to come in at night or on the weekend is just simply going to happen. I feel like it something happened a work my management would run and hide and feed everyone else to the sharks. Families come into complain and the first thing they do is make sure they are all gone by the time the families get there. I remember one family coming into complain and I looked at my unit manager and said you are going to leave me be screamed at my this family arent you and he said "oh you bet I am" I would understand if this was something that I should have taken the hit for..it wasnt something I did.

    ConsLack of care...just look at our state inspections

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and back up your staff nurses...STOP playing favorites

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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