Addus Healthcare

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Addus Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Starter Agency

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare

    Pros

    Flexibility. That is the only one advantage.

    Cons

    No sick paid
    No vacation paid.
    I will not recommend for family that needs medical coverage.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little pay for a big job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Care Aide in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Home Care Aide in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large company and very well structured

    Cons

    Little pay for us bottom feeders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Receptionist

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

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    More training for Homecare Aids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more friendly towards staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor Management On Steroids.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Health Aide in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Home Health Aide in Salem, OR

    I worked at Addus Healthcare part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a job.
     I loved most of my clients.

    Cons

    The office staff were consistently sarcastic, rude, mean, and had nothing but negative things to say.
    One client was abusing her pills in a very dangerous way (mostly misplacing them, dropping on the floor, forgetting she had just taken them and taking more)--- since I was a mandated reporter, I tried to get them to intervene, and discuss solutions with her doctor. They solved the problem by cutting off her care.
    The turnover of aides was weekly to monthly, because the bullying and abuse from the office staff was demoralizing.
    I was ordered to go and work with a patient whose last worker was arrested, because drugs were missing. MAYBE the worker took them---and maybe they were misplaced in the house. This situation was never resolved.
    Minimum wage, no benefits, and no one to "have my back" when potential danger occurred, made me quit one day.
    I have never in my life quit on the spot, until this time.
    The turnover at Addus is appalling.
    If they didn't "like" you, your hours would be one in the early morning, 2 at noon, and one in the evening....or whatever would be the hardest ones for you to work.
    Their management was worse than anything I've ever seen, anywhere in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Start all the way over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I loved my clients but Addison staff sucks.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personnel Assistant in Swansea, IL
    Current Employee - Personnel Assistant in Swansea, IL

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mileage pay, you can work for family or friends. Pretty much you can choose your own schedule. Pay is OK if you have enough hours.

    Cons

    The supervisors had very nasty attitudes with both workers and clients. I did not get paid for a lot of hours, client was not getting hours do to her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want company to stay in business be a little more professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its all about the Seniors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Care Aide in Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Home Care Aide in Wheaton, IL

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    easy work. make your own schedule

    Cons

    not reimbursed enough for gas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone be on one accord

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Pay and Benefits But..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator

    I worked at Addus Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the office, and not as a home care aid. The pay was decent. Benefits were good. Local office had a great group of workers and I enjoyed my coworkers.

    Cons

    Upper management was not supportive. No transparency. Corporate payroll and other management was inconsistent. Almost no one in management had any knowledge of certain smaller programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Listen to your Agency Directors and get them the supplies and staff they need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great internship in a big company.

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

    I worked at Addus Healthcare as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, worked with a lot of important people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the managers a caught up in their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    For Addus FAMILY Services- can be overwhelming at times, and every now and then rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Marion, IL
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Marion, IL

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of the work can be scheduled flexible*
    Reimbursement for mileage
    If you need time off, you can usually always find someone to cover for you
    If you have a long trip away, you'll get most of your pay from driving

    Cons

    Sometimes due to kids being in school or parents working, visits cannot be changed
    Sometimes you can have as much work as you can keep up with, other times, you won't have much
    Dangerous work environment at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend better benefits- the benefits don't give justice for the work Family Service Specialists do. Poor paid vacation time and little to no incentives, other than to try and "fix" your clients that by in large don't care to change their lives, just get by enough to get their children back.

    I also think the dangerous aspect of the job needs to be addressed better. They have trainings every year, but I don't think that's enough. Often they put family service specialists - in situations with people who have been to jail or prison, are having their parent rights terminated, or are possibility abusing drugs/alcohol, or suffering from mental disorders. This was always a concern of mine. I was worried a parent would hurt me after one of his last visits with his child, and I was told nothing could be done about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nightmare on Elm Street

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Homewood, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Homewood, IL

    I worked at Addus Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Providing Care for the Clients

    Cons

    Management has no regard or respect for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide staff with the proper equipment needed to perform the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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