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Almost Family Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
41 Reviews
2.3
41 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Roller Coaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DPS in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - DPS in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Processes and policies are in place to guide you and make your agency successful on a corporate level.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive, cannot afford to put whole family on plan. Perks are available but delayed regularily and when obtained seem to be accompanied by internal audits so that is no longer the case. Little to no support from mid level regional managers, tools are not provided to grow business as expected at the local level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If turnover rate for DPS's is so high and a focus then look at what support you are giving them at the local level. Do they have the AE/PCL that they need to be able to grow the business?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hetic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Health Aid in Madisonville, KY
    Former Employee - Home Health Aid in Madisonville, KY

    I worked at Almost Family part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You set your own schedule.

    Cons

    The company will change your schedule and not tell you. If they don't get paper work by the time they decide to close payroll then you do not get paid for the full amount of time you put in on that week but it will be on the next check. The office manager is also very disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get your stuff together. It is very concerning when people count on their job to pay them for the work that they did that week and be shorted on their check.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Field Nurse in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - RN Field Nurse in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Rewarding work. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    No computers for clinical staff. Paperwork can get to you after a while. High turnover. Poor benefits package. High volatility in patient referrals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade to computers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    homecare / homemake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Homemake in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Homemake in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Almost Family part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is always job, all year.
    No need: to speak fluent English, no experience required.

    Cons

    About $ 9 / hr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more pay would be great, wonderful!

  6.  

    Pretty good, probably won't stay over a few years though

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

    I have been working at Almost Family

    Pros

    love their Senior Advocacy mission, good sales training, they will do free care for some patients, the CEO is great and really seems to care about the employees

    Cons

    the benefits and salary aren't competitive with other companies in the area (specifically clinical staff), no retirement plan, they only match a micro amount to your contribution after you've been there a year, they micromanage alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your leaders under you and ease up on the micromanagement, look at combining your sick and vacation and personal time into one bank (some people never call in sick).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    very disorganized structure

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

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    some really good clinicians to work with, peers help each other

    Cons

    salary adjustments don't happen, requesting time off nearly impossible even though at hiring there is talk of how important work/life balance is important. The norm is working 50+ hours per week, all on paper, no corporate oversight in evidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your salaried people their base pay, please do not ask your staff to take personal time to make up a weeks pay when low census is not the fault of the employees.

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

    Consistently pushed to accomplish a lot with little resources

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

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was a bit more than other home health companies in the area.
    Consistent work schedule within the office sector.
    Paid sick, holiday, vacation.

    Cons

    Raises were not done company wide last year, regardless of year review or merit.
    Understaffed, and if a position was vacant, you were expected to do your own job and the vacant one, with no extra compensation or recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain honest, and open.

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

    Cold, impersonal

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

    I worked at Almost Family full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of work, friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Was never informed in interview process that there is no advancement or raises in the office staff position unless you are a RN. Discouraging when you realize mgmnt gets paid hefty bonuses and you sit behind mounds of paperwork that get dumped on you due to the high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clerical tasks are daunting in this industry. Incentivize. You are looking for talent that will go above and beyond when that type of individual will always figure out in a short period of time that the job can be replaced with a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not quite family

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

    I have been working at Almost Family full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some really great clients. There is really nothing else good to say about working for this company it has the potential to be something great but that is not what it is concerned about.

    Cons

    Poor pay, unclear expectations, little to no training, abusive managment, no room for growth, obscure bonuses that are impossible to obtain, they strive to provide the least amount of care while pushing for the maximum profit. No raises have been given in several years to any field staff or lower managment. All staff hired PRN but expected to work full time. No mileage paid to HHA's. Nurses paid very low mileage but expected to travel great distances. PRN benifits availible at a cost much higher than is actually made you would have to pay them every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start at the bottom and work your way up. Without a competive rate of pay it is impossible to find quality field staff without quality field staff you cannot provide quality care. The business would really explode if clients were satisfied with their care and would stay with the company for services. More hospitals and physicians would give the company referrals if they could trust that their patients would recieve the care that they deserve.

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

    friendly people, well intentined, low pay, low opportunity for advancement

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

    I have been working at Almost Family

    Pros

    mission statement, they do believe in this and pay attention to complaints and try to resolve
    friendly co workers
    flexibility

    Cons

    corporate greed
    no raises in three years, retention bonus based on nine months salary for one year of work.
    won't pay for clinical excellence in manager positions, as a result, sub par line level management compromises quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the continual 20 percent increase in profits each year to give your workers a raise. Listen to them in regard to clinical issues and praise them more, give them incentive to further their education. Offer tuition reimbursement. Stop being greedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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