Athena Health Care Systems

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Athena Health Care Systems Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
3 Reviews
2.2
3 Reviews

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Lawrence G. Santilli
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  1.  

    informative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Evening Supervisor 3-11 in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Evening Supervisor 3-11 in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at Athena Health Care Systems

    Pros

    Very close knit family of employees; caring environment; close to my home; familiarity with policies and building; good benefits; fair scheduling

    Cons

    low salary for experience; no feedback or evaluations.....only problem shooting;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more nurses meetings; enhance on the newsletter; be more visible; post jobs as they come up and not just fill them with whomever

    Recommends
  2.  

    Constantly changing, poor communication, low morale

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

    I have been working at Athena Health Care Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like my co- workers and the residents. The building is attractive and well maintained. The health insurance and PTO is adequate.

    Cons

    This company has a high turnover rate with staff. It seems like someone is always being fired or pressured to leave. Most of us feel like we have no job security. There is never enough staff in any department to run the facility properly. It is difficult to take a break. Us nurses have watched our job descriptions grow with no extra pay or the ability to stay until our work is finished- we can't create overtime. There is very little communication from Athena itself. We have been in a wage freeze for two years now. But yet Athena keeps buying more facilities. Working in these conditions have created staff to have poor morale. If there is a light at the end of this tunnel, Athena should tell us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us what Athena's plans are and discuss upcoming changes with us. Please give us more CNA's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inconsistent and reactionary management leads to poor job security.

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

    I have been working at Athena Health Care Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers with a well-equipped working environment.

    Cons

    Poor managerial decisions lead to constant shifts in leadership, over-staffing with employees encouraged to clock out early and/or use PTO for contracted hourly pay. Provide adequate training in computer use and allow sufficient time for a learning curve before pushing productivity rates over quality work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote managers who understand the business and how to read the changing healthcare landscape. Focus on growing the business first and hiring staff to support the growth. Use pro-active management principles and don't be afraid to cut ties to people who are poor fits for the positions they were promoted to. Support your lower level staff by listening to their concerns before the situation reaches a crisis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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