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Addus Healthcare Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    I loved my clients but Addison staff sucks.

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Nightmare on Elm Street

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    • 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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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely the worst.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caregiver Home Care in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Caregiver Home Care in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Addus Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There aren't any. Totally disorganized and inept management.

    Cons

    NO training. No certifications. Never ran background or fingerprints. Completely unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire managers and hire professional personnel who have actually RUN an organization that is responsible for senior care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff OT in Mount Vernon, IL
    Former Employee - Staff OT in Mount Vernon, IL

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

    Pros

    good pay provide auto that you pay for

    Cons

    little good to say unrealistic productivity expectations must request permission to d/c pt from therapy lots of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some real leadership no one knows what they are trying to achieve getting poor reputation in medical community management is focused on getting big numbers poor documentation guidelines too many self professed experts that are proven to be wrong often

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great internship in a big company.

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Not a fair company to work for. Director was not a fair manager.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    Great experience and opportunity to learn new facets of the job.

    Cons

    No written job description. Continued to change and was still responsible for old position even though it was reassigned to someone new. Was at the decision of the director.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Health insurance would of been a nice perk, considering it was a health care facility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been with Addus for many years. Seniority counts for nothing here. Raises don't exist!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Health Aide in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Home Health Aide in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Addus Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love taking care of the clients, and offering them the services they need to better their lives. That is the ONLY pro to working here.

    Cons

    They can't provide full time, or even much part time work to long term employees more often then not. I haven't received a raise in over 5 years now, and they say it is due to Health and Welfare not increasing our pay rates? I am sure that is not the case, not for this long anyway. The supervisors do not do their jobs, the client paperwork in the files is never current, nor do they do the employee evaluations on time(once every 2-3 years) but as there are no raises being given, I guess it doesn't really matter that they ignore that part of their jobs as well, right? There is no holiday pay, even if you work major holidays, it's not even time and a half pay rate. There is no paid vacation, even after 10+ years, and there is no paid sick leave, and worst of all, they do not have any kind of insurance or retirement benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give yearly raises to the hard working care providers, even if they are only .25 cents a year. Offer insurance, even if there is a co-pay for employees. Pay time and a half for holidays if a care provider works the holiday. Offer 1 paid sick day every 3 months, which seems totally reasonable. Figure out how you can get the office managers to get their supervisors do their jobs.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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