Almost Family

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Almost Family Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
49 Reviews
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49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall enjoyed my time at the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Rem
    Former Employee - Sales Rem

    I worked at Almost Family full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager was great and the support staff I had made my job enjoyable. If you are out there promising things to customers that you cant deliver on you wont make it. Fortunately for me I had a team behind me who could

    Cons

    over the years, there was change in management. management should sometimes stick to whats working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make your sales meetings informational, helpful and fun...they really started declining over the years and made us feel underappreciated, and bored.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Regular Home making agency.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Health Aid in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Home Health Aid in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Office staff seems to care enough about clients being taken care of.

    Cons

    Employees almost never get up to full time hours, no such thing as reviews, raises, etc. Travel time is only counted as payable if you travel for half an hour or less, so if you travel for 35-45 minutes in-between clients, you won't get paid for it. Overall, this is not a position for someone trying to maintain a household - you just can't live off of 20 hours a week at $8 an hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    homecare / homemake

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    • 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!

  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    RN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Almost Family

    Pros

    large company. nice coworkers. don't really have much else in terms of pros. i guess having a job is a pro. free parking in my area.

    Cons

    high turnover. unreliable referral sources. bottom of the barrel patients. no computers for clinicians. mediocre pay. poor benefits. no leadership.

  10.  

    not enough hours available...just prn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    you are able to pick and choose which patients and families you work for. every one is very friendly amd most are helpful

    Cons

    always have to pay close attention that you are being paid the correct wage they always have issues with payroll. after losing a full time 40 hr week case due to pt getting better, not very concerned with more hrs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Almost Family Response

    Dec 16, 2014Director, Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee hours or cases with PRN employees. We offer part time and full time employment for many positions to qualified candidates, and we ... More

  11. 2 people 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

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