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Almost Family Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
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Almost Family Chairman and CEO William B. Yarmuth
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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Almost Crazy!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Almost Family

    Pros

    Weekly Pay (But not always Correct). Worked with a team dedicated to do more with less.

    Cons

    I have never worked for a company that has no (ZERO) Work Culture! If you like to watch a senior leadership team constantly play Wack-A-Mole (Employee) then this is the place for you. HR has no teeth to enforce a positive work culture. One VP canceled approved vacation time during the christmas holiday season without notice for no apparent reason. No annual raise, No annual evaluations, and an awful benefits and compensation package. WARNING! DO NOT SEEK EMPLOYMENT @ ALMOST FAMILY. It is absolutely the armpit of Home Healthcare Employment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heads Up Guys! You are going to continue to lose talent to other companies that are vested in their employees. When you realize that Human Capital is a resource to be valued and not abused, you will slowly climb out of the corporate hole that you have dug yourself into. Like My Daddy always Told Me, "When you're in a hole...... STOP Digging."

  3.  

    It has been great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    I like working with in home patients.

    Cons

    It has been some long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for manangement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    They really care about their clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and great pay, The Director really tries to be fair by trying to give everyone some hours, need more cases for work.

    Cons

    Not alot of hours , a little of favoritism to older employees at times. Sometimes good employees get pushed out by not so good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits need to be tweeked, need PTO and better insurance for their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    RUN DONT WALK FROM THIS COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AE Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - AE Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Clinical Staff were well trained.

    Cons

    Sales/Marketing staff are treated poorly, threatened, and verbally abused by management staff. Upper management and human resources turn a blind eye to the behavior. Pay is about 12,000 under market standards. The referral process is based on a gimmick/marketing ploy of Senior Advocacy to gain straight Medicare referrals. Most locations do not take any other managed care plans at all. What about this says "Senior Advocacy"? Turnover is high among lower staff as well as upper management. No real chance at bonus, because the structure is ridiculously unachievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A new focus on seniors, a true passion to help all seniors even those with a managed care plans. Be more supportive of your staff that are in the trenches, while you sit in your ivory tower!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    lpn/hha

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Nursing in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Nursing in Naples, FL

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

    Pros

    I received fulltime work 60 to 85 hours per week

    Cons

    ft until summer then received 10 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut down on the paper work on applying 21 years experience should be enough to say you known what your doing and how to do it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steer Clear of this employer if you want to keep your sanity

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

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

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks are good as long as they are correct.

    Cons

    No training, poor Management, expectation to know what the rules are but won't tell you the rules, Management rude and has a huge ego.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr. CEO, you should make it mandatory that all staff get trained properly before you give them grief for not knowing what to do. I worked there 1 year and got training 2 days before I left. Does this mean that the upper management realized what mistake they made? Training is everything. Look at the reviews from a few years ago. Same problems and complaints. Nothing will ever change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst company you will ever work for!

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

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

    Pros

    Some good co-workers trying to make a living. Pays the bills.

    Cons

    Nothing is good about this company. The turnover is ridiculous. The Account Executives are treated like crap and let go left and right. They fire and cancel health insurance while employees are in the hospital. If you take this job, you will be miserable within 6 months and it will go down hill from there. For a Health Care company, they are heartless. No, I have not been fired and yes, I am still employed here but like everyone else, I am clawing my way to get out of here. I don't ever write negative things like this, but you could never imaging the crap that goes on with this company. Interviewing?? Run away as fast as you can!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. Stop working for purely the shareholders. Set achievable goals and PAY THEM, REWARD THEM! Get rid of everyone in Kentucky that has anything to do with corporate decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive Leaders Should Reassess for Liability Factors in NEO.

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

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

    Pros

    1. Weekly pay even if it was incorrect every time. Most office employee's were impersonal and standoffish.

    Cons

    This company had lost internal documents related to my hours and my wages, I was never compensated correctly even after I provided my own paperwork. After which they did not give me the correct amount owned for my services and this continued for many more weeks. They gave me some training, but it was inadequate at best. I was rushed into paying thirty dollars for CPR training that only lasted ten minutes. The Registered Nurse (RN) that was performing the test had already signed and completed my test for me before I even arrived. Executive management at the local branch was well aware of this practice and watched the entire process. I felt cheated honestly, because I would of been grateful for some more up to date information in this ever changing field or perhaps some refined techniques at the very least. I was written up multiple times unfairly, write ups and verbal warnings about events that did not even occur on my shift. No investigation by the company is ever really performed into any of the allegations it seems, they tend to have knee jerk reaction as a solution to everything, basically they over react very easily; and most of the time it is at the incorrect person for the incorrect reasons. If you decide to work for this branch watch your back an paychecks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hello, Kentucky Head Quarters
         I would highly recommend that you begin to reassess your local level management in the North East Ohio branch. There are a few bad apples that could use some reevaluation at one of your offices due to poor work ethics and documentation processes. They are a liability to you and your clients. Local management should work towards their own diligence concerning client care plans, complaints and discrepancies. They were very vague about their reasoning of my termination as well. I feel it extends from the local managements inability to correctly communicate with their own employee's. I also would like to just add for the record that I have many letters from clients for recommendations and credentials along with many years of experience in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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