Genesis HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
236 Reviews

2.6
236 Reviews
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Genesis HealthCare CEO George V. Hager Jr.
George V. Hager Jr.
87 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people to work with; flexibility; good pay (in 7 reviews)

  • Close to home, great co-workers (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Micro-management on a daily basis from direct Program Manager as well as Upper Management (in 17 reviews)

  • patient to staff ratio, management to focus on paperwork and not enough patient care (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great when it started, but.....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist
    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist

    I worked at Genesis HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met many great co-workers along the way. There is usually the option of transferring to other buildings.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the honeymoon phase of working for Genesis wore off eventually. Overall, I found that the environment really depends on which specific building you work in. You may be a part of a team in which everyone is friendly, helpful, even socializes outside of work, or you end up working in a building where folks are uptight. I agree with other reviewers who mentioned a revolving door of staff. I had several, and I mean SEVERAL, different managers as an employee with Genesis. Seems they just can't hang onto managers for more than a year or so.
    My biggest disappointment came during my last 2 years working for Genesis. It seemed that more and more was being expected of us as employees, but that Genesis was very unwilling to budge re: hourly rate or any other incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the "clique culture" needs to be addressed in many buildings. In the last building I worked in, it was as if there was a Rehab Illuminati that I was not part of. Only employees who were willing to drink the Kool-aid, so to speak, were in. On two particular occasions, I recall hearing information from my co-workers that I had shared with my manager in confidence. It was extremely disappointing to discover that my superior couldn't be trusted not to share information with her minions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, bad management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dietitian  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Dietitian in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Genesis HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay rate, learn a lot

    Cons

    Bad management, vacation and benifits suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employes, they are not as replaceable as you think. Pay is good for a healthcare company, but the benifits are lacking and expensive. Education reimbusement program closed. Management treat emplyees like a commodity, no respect. Vacation 2 weeks a year for the first 5 years, good luck trying to take any, you have to request vacation in summer 6-8months in advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    "Started Great Then Went Downhill Fast"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genesis HealthCare as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Geriatric Care
    They hire LPNs
    VITAS Hospice Care
    Affiliated With UNION

    Cons

    Rude Staff
    Some Rude Managers
    Low Moral
    Corporate intimidation of staff (pre visit)
    Inconsistent rules/changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, bad coworkers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Clerk
    Former Employee - Unit Clerk

    I worked at Genesis HealthCare part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay rate

    Cons

    company and mangement are cheap

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Occupational Therapist

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

    I have been working at Genesis HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Pros include good pay, flexibility, opportunities for CEU's

    Cons

    Overworked, overwhelming amounts of documentation, no coverage to actually utilize benefit time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stronger mgmt with more structure and support

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mixed Feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Unit Manager
    Current Employee - RN Unit Manager

    I have been working at Genesis HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Genesis Healthcare is the largest long term care provider in the country. There is room for personal growth and advancement within the company. Easy to transfer from one center to another in case of relocation. Regional nursing director for New Jersey was great. Good time off. Met some wonderful hard working individuals that were trying to make a change but were limited by upper management.

    Cons

    One month notice to be re-hirable. Gap between the training they provide and actual nursing practice and realities of the unit. Complete disconnect between non-nursing management and nursing management. At times disrespectful administrator towards other workers (this is center specific). Attitude from non-nursing management was that of believing that all nurses were "lazy" and did not like change. Would get upset when nurses would stand up and explain that what was asked was outside their scope of practice, "All they care about is their license non nursing management would frequently say". No open communication lines between administrator and other employees. Walking on eggshells not to offend anyone from other departments. Everything fell on nursing, other depts. had no accountability. No tuitition reimbursement, I was lied and told it would be started back again in 6 months and to this day it remains frozen. Insurance is really expensive, specially considering it is a huge healthcare company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to connect more with people in the front line providing care such as staff nurses and CNAs and listen to their suggestions. At the end of the day, nursing is the beating heart of a nursing home, they should receive at least a minimal degree of respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Genesis HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall Clinical support is good

    Cons

    pay could be better, management attitude is "Beatings will continue until morale improves"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Beatings will continue until morale improves"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genesis HealthCare

    Pros

    This company has a great organizational vision. Benefits are good and there is opportunity to grow within the organizational structure of the company.

    Cons

    It is hard to regulate the individual sites within the large holdings of this company and therefore, each location can present as a good or poor work opportunity. Re: the low grading for culture and values--I would rate GenesisHealthCare corporate higher overall, but the I chose to rate the individual site where I was employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should have more presence within the individual sites to observe what truly is happening as opposed to that which is annotated on paper or reported by the facility's administration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok

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

    I worked at Genesis HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company tries to create a dynamic environment

    Cons

    This company overloads most employees, which causes a lot of turnover. When I was there that is why most people left when Genesis bought our buildings. Not that these people were scared of hard work, but Genesis made it ridiculous. They compromised care for paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant  in  Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Hadley, MA

    I have been working at Genesis HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great people and a good first job as a CNA. Lots of hard work and some fun.

    Cons

    Underpaid and over worked, too many changes going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paid and train better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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