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Updated May 13, 2014

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3.3 87 reviews

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Home Instead CEO Roger Baumgart

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible hours and nice clients(in 11 reviews)

  • Get to make a difference in someone's life every single day(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • If your client dies, it may take awhile to get another full-time client(in 6 reviews)

  • Minimum wage for a few hours of companionship is understandable, but(in 4 reviews)

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    A wonderful place to work.

    Caregiver/Companion (Former Employee) Skokie, IL

    ProsIt is a friendly environment, they are concerned for employees as well as the customers and they have great training.

    ConsOnce a month you are required to come to meetings to discuss your concerns. Having to schedule your days off sometimes is a hassle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great to be able to give short notice when you need time off because everyday of your life is not planned and some plans are made suddenly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Helping others and listen to their concerns

    Healthcare Provider & Rehab Tech (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsBoth companies has provided me an opportunty to interact, meet their needs, listen to their concern and encourage them when no one else is willing too listen.

    ConsConcerns with the satsifaction of each client from other associates

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is very important to not just have a job but find our place of employment so we may be effective with the gifts we are given

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    Love this company!

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Fresno, CA

    ProsGreat team of people who are all passionate about their job. Get to make a difference in someone's life every single day. The office staff and CAREGivers are just amazing. This is a very forward-thinking and innovative company that is always excited about new ideas.

    ConsNot the highest paying job in the world, but then again it has to stay affordable for seniors. Not in it for the money anyways.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating and keeping it genuine!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fulfilling, but can be exhausting.

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Martinsburg, WV

    ProsI work for an excellent office staff (Martinsburg, WV), employees are recognized for hard work regularly. They are very accommodating and notice the little things. Never have I worked for a company so connected with its employees, sending cards for every holiday, even a sympathy card after I had to put my fur baby to sleep. These little things mean a lot in this kind of work, and makes you feel like a valued member of this team.

    ConsThe downside has nothing to do with the company, but with this line of work in general. I believe it takes a special kind of person to do this work, and it's easy to get burned out if you aren't careful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Home instead ... " To us, it's personal"

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Nashville, TN

    ProsThey work around your hours and are like a family. I love my job and the clients I care for. They take time to match the care giver and the client so that they make a good combination.

    ConsHome instead caters to senor citizens thus having the older clients there is the knowledge that the day will come when the client care giver relationship will end. It is sad to think about at times but must be addressed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the families of clients should go to educational classes to learn more about their loved ones condition so they could have a better understanding. I am amazed at how some of my clients families think they know about my clients illness from what they hear or are told from other sources but it is not factual information.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Home Instead

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsThey are a nice company to work for

    ConsSometimes they keep me too busy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love working here!!

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

    Prosvery flexible hours, very nice people to work for.

    Consusing a lot of gas

    Advice to Senior Managementnone they are good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gods work.

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsI have worked in the Medical field for about 20 years. I have worked in Nursing homes and Rehab centers. I was proud to be there but never felt like I was never doing enough. There just wasn't enough time to take care of my client the way they deserved. About 3 years ago. I had brain surgery and was out of work for about 6 months. I had told God that I was not going back into the medical field. i had been thru enough with taking care of my parent until the end. He gave me 6 more months away from the field and let me try other jobs I had done before in the past. Then he sent me back to taking care of clients and sent me to HomeInstead. I have been here ever since. I love the clients I work with, I love the one on one time I have with them. I love my co-workers, the office staff and my boss. They are great and understanding people. I work for three different branchs. I just cant say enough about any of them. I have had some really nasty bosses in the past. These people are GOD SEND, I love all of them.

    Cons99% of the time you get the hours tha you want and the hours that you need, but on occasion whether it be because of a death or some one got better, Praise the Lord, you loose a client and then you may be down in hours for a short period of time. They always do their best to give you what you want.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are some client out there that are just really hard to deal with, whether it be physically or mentally, For those client who are that challanging having some sort of insentive, whether it be a dinner out with the spouse or being able to have a spa visit where you can pamper your self would be so appricated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This job is more of a calling than a job.

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Livonia, MI

    ProsBest place I have ever worked. Never a problem getting time off when needed. Complete support from office staff.

    ConsSome times the hours are long. Clients can be cranky.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Always available to talk when needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I've never had such a great career opportunity!

    Caregiver (Current Employee) Green Bay, WI

    Prosflexible hours, accessability to management, fairness of assignment opportunities, fun staff,

    ConsWeather issues do not change your assignment. If the weather is bad, you still have to go to the assignment.Even when it is dangerous to do so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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