Aegis Therapies

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Aegis Therapies Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
67 Reviews

2.0
67 Reviews
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Aegis Therapies President Martha Schram
Martha Schram
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Outstanding clinical programs; outcomes; competitive salaries for staff therapists (in 16 reviews)

  • benefits are good for entry level therapist (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Point-of-service documentation is requested, but not realistic due to very limited number of computers and limited internet access within the faciliy (in 4 reviews)

  • Productivity expectations of 90% or greater every day (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    liars! don't be fooled by them!

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

    Pros

    no pros, unless you have a PRN person who can cover your vacation for you- then you get your vacation approved.

    Cons

    where do I start??... the culture of lying everywhere: starts from your direct manager's office all the way through the BIG-FISH (AVP and Area President) offices. well, you never get to talk to the AP anyways -otherwise you're UPSETTING your DOR and AVP. unless your AP bringing sandwiches for lunch once a year- then you can talk to him with your mouthful, I guess. they are constantly preaching the HIPAA and avoidance of conflict of interest, and WE ARE CONSTANTLY WORKING AMIDST THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST: the productivity is above everything, yet they keep telling us to report the real time you spend at work. how's that possible? there are some nasty little "clinical specialists" with a severe complex of an abused child in this company who never help you with anything, and then all of a sudden once a year review your documentation and give you an F (I mean, "fail" :).. they always say you can contact them, but they do not reply promptly; if they do- that's not what you ask, etc. they just keep lying. also- foreign citizens, don't hope to get a Green Card with this company, unless you're working in California and full-time. they trick you into coming to the boonies to get a Green Card, you're available to work for them full-time, and guess what! they file your status as "part-time" and BS you that it's your own fault. what are your chances of getting a Green Card being a part-time employee? plus, you're risking to lose your benefits! goodluck with this nasty and stress-promoting company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let therapists do their work: what they were trained to do. STOP LYING! YOU WILL EVENTUALLY LOSE ALL GOOD THERAPISTS, AND THEN WHAT DO YOU DO?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Rehab Program Coordinator/PTA  in  Farmington, NM
    Current Employee - Rehab Program Coordinator/PTA in Farmington, NM

    Pros

    Good support from DOR

    Cons

    corporate is slow to respond to equipment needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more responsible to needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Glad I left

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with locally. Good opportunities for CEUs within the company.

    Cons

    Agreeing with many of the other comments on here regarding ethical concerns. Very difficult to use any PTO because of being constantly understaffed with no PRN pool to pull from. Also can not cash out PTO and only a small portion carries over into the next year, so you lose at the end of the year. Increasing nonpatient care tasks with increased productivity demands. My facility was understaffed for several months with high caseload and at the end of the week told to cut my overtime and stay on top of paperwork at the same time. Despite months of this, they never would hire a traveler for temporary relief. Told to increase my productivity even though I was well into the required range to increase facility's overall productivity, taking away more time for me to spend on non billable tasks. What is considered "best patient care" changes with Medicare changes (i.e. big push on group until Med As group reimbursement changed, then individual treatment was suddenly better.) instead of clinical basis. Very high turnover rate and often running short on help puts patients at high disadvantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you appreciate your therapists, Take note of the high turnover rate for therapists and start asking yourselves why they are leaving. Show therapists that you respect and appreciate their hard work. Show that the company does have integrity and is ethical. Don't say one thing then do the other, you have to demonstrate these things and not just say because words are just that, words. Actions speak louder and those actions are causing your therapists to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disgraceful- On MY Way Out

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, no other pros

    Cons

    A culture of harassment about ridiculous productivity expectations, unethical practices that put a therapist's license of the line, management that is completely out of touch with the clinical realities, non-existent support from management, high stress and low satisfaction, no communication or contact with facility administrator, therapists are on their own, no cost of living raises in over 3 years or contribution to 401Ks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, start over, return to your original values of client centered care, forget about the stockholders and start caring about your real customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very UN HAPPY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing the new management is the WORST

    Cons

    The NEW MANAGEMENT is horrible and the WORST thing introduced to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This NEW MANAGEMENT is seriously destroying the family environment and the motivation of the staff and has succefully destroyed any willingness to work for the company.

  7.  

    Horrid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Few. Enjoyed most co-workers and a feeling of comaraderie among all. Unreasonable demands and incompetent management will bring employees together in a shared dislike and distrust.

    Cons

    Where to start!! Compensation at the facility below the industry ( and corporate) average. Unreasonable and unrealistic productivity demands increase the level of stress and diminish the quality of the care clients receive. Poor and incompetent local management does little to inspire employees. PTO is horribly managed; discipline is arbitrary and inconsistently applied. Management will occasionally suggest (request?) shortcuts in order to pump up the productivity numbers. At the management level, ethical behaviors are an option, not an expecatation. Inevitably, this begins to trickle down to the therapists eveident in incomplete, inaccurate or even falsified documentation. Due to singular emphasis on productivity and profit, local and regional management will press therapists to stretch ethical boundaries and standards but then leave you to hang on your own when challenged. Negativity abounds in this company and employee morale is incredibly poor. Absolutely thrilled to be gone - any job that drives you to tears on a daily basis is not worth keeping. Company needs a complete overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice I can give that will help this company, as it is, improve. Basically, this company needs to clean house. Either that or decide what type of business you want to be. Will you be a company that puts client care first or a company that puts profit first. As is, profit comes first and patient quality care is a distant (very distant) second.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not about Therapy anymore.

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

    Pros

    Relationships formed with residents . I am finding it difficult to come up with any pros. PT/OT/SLP month was not even acknowledged except for an e-mail sent from someone no one ever talks too.

    Cons

    All about money and reaching an unobtainable productivity. Apparently HIPA looks good on paper but therapists are required to clock the minutes as pt treatment while waiting for elevators , medications or other issues in sub acute and LTC facilities. Time off is granted if coverage can be found but if it can't middle management with credentials don't step up to the plate to help. Full time isn't really full time-it's more hours or less hours per dept need which will effect earning vacation time , health insurance ect. The people part of therapy has been removed from the equation and its more important to have a warm body to cover treatments than a good therapist. Policies are constantly changing to meet company needs and no time is allotted for new learning or dealing with everyday issues of a therapist working in LTC. NEW GRADS BEWARE. There is no room for mentoring , meeting with supervising therapists or learning new techniques because every one is stressed to the max. Right hand does not know what left hand is doing and when calling management for questions or assistance .......no one calls back or calls back days later. OOPs Sorry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand behind and respect your staff. Don't continue to force therapists into compromising the integrity of their professions and / or requiring them to treat patients who they feel are not appropriate just to "meet rug levels"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Rehab  in  Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Director of Rehab in Mankato, MN

    Pros

    CEU opportunities
    Good clinical support
    Good compensation
    Good patient care
    Nice flexibility

    Cons

    Orientation process is slim
    Holidays off is limited and needs much advanced planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Unbelievable...Simply Unbelievable !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PTA  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PTA in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good equipment ( Nautilus ), Good Therapists, E-documentation, Good Training Programs, Opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    Where do I start ? Productivity expectations of 90% or greater every day. 8-12 patient treatments @ 60mins each with no overtime allowed. Weekend work without overtime. No raises or bonuses. Vacation/PTO is earned, but rarely granted without working on the weekends before and the weekends after your vacation.
     Do I need to continue ?
    Most Therapists don't mind working hard but they NEED to be appreciated . Aegis simply doesn't care enough about their staff therapists to treat them decently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to start Out-patient services, Home Health services, and Direct Access services, because this Medicare gravy train will not last forever. Treat your employees a little more decently if you want improve
    staff retention .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    BEST company I've ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Providing you with the best clinical knowledge. CEU opportunities.
    The opportunity for quality outcomes in resident's who receive the services.

    Cons

    Maybe I didn't do enough for them over the 13 years that I worked for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In all things, there is a common denominator.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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