Companion Hospice

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Companion Hospice Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Compassionate Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Companion Hospice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company seems like family, encourage employees to expand their ambitions. Pay is very competitive. Most of the upper management are women who worked their way up the ladder. No glass ceiling here. (no pun intended).

    Cons

    Hospice care is not for everyone. Very difficult emotionally to deal with patients who are going to die as well as grieving families on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the upper managers here started out as Rn Case Workers so they have actual hands on experience. Marketers need guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very poor management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Companion Hospice

    Pros

    Hospice care visits in patient's home rewarding.

    Cons

    Disorganized and inconsistant direction from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Positive to negative

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

    I worked at Companion Hospice

    Pros

    Staff..strong team work and a fantastic supervisor

    Cons

    The original supervisor was terminated, the new supervisor tore down those teams, made everyone very uncomfortable....her "supervisor" leaves town ...to California, leaving this new supervisor in charge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit telling untruthful things to staff...broken promises to patients and families...nothing like your brochure...Staff, patients, and patient's families need to be on the same page...not a new supervisor who does not have a clue and does not take staff seriously.

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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Downey, CA
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Downey, CA

    I worked at Companion Hospice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay rate, good people to work with

    Cons

    middle management not very professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use shared decision making

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Companion Hospice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Decline in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Decline in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Companion Hospice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional, Service Oriented, Geographic coverage

    Cons

    As in all areas in healthcare, weekends and holidays may be required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain high level of patient provided

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    RN Case Manager

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

    I have been working at Companion Hospice full-time

    Pros

    Strong feild staff, very supportive,knowledgable and compassionate.

    Cons

    Team Managers often give professionally suspect advice, perpetuating a profound mistrust of their clinical knowledge. Seem to be focused on the bottom line.
    Never seem to be able to locate standards of practive guidelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review clinical skills and try to remember why you entered into this field in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Field staff at Companion Care Hospice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Decline to State in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Decline to State in Downey, CA

    I have been working at Companion Hospice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The field staff have great hearts and skill. Families are provided with great care despite lack of support from supervisors through upper management.

    Cons

    No raises; preshool level games designed by management to address paperwork rather than serious training; supervisors with no field experience; policies that conflict with Medicare guidelines; frequent layoffs; high caseloads; staff are assigned all over the place and mileage is paid at $0.44 a mile; and upper management who do not listen to field staff and behave embarassingly at company functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff do not trust you and the policy of laying off and then hiring per diem without training is killing this company. You are going to lose your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heart to Heart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Companion Hospice as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company provides support to families and clients when they need help the most. It's an honorable service and a life worth living. The schedulers are delightful and professional.

    Cons

    Communication and sharing information to better our Nurses and improve the lives of our clients does not exist. The management office presents like and old, scattered preschool office, and it's hard to take it seriously. We are skillfully pulled off topic in an erratic manor or simply told that they returned our call to tell us they are too busy to return our call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diplomas, Awards and awe inspiring "Nurses are Professionals with Goals" posters on the wall tell me a great deal about you.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Room for improvement.

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

    I have been working at Companion Hospice

    Pros

    Amazing and incredibly strong patients and families who open their lives and homes to us. Great team of nurses, chaplains, and social workers who support each other. Rewarding position in all of the relationships you form.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks consistent communication, professionalism, and across the board equal treatment of all employees. Lacks consistency in following a set standard of policies and procedures with both patient care and employees. Seems to more often opt for classroom style rewards for good employees rather than promotions/raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open and clear communication between upper management and employees, especially related to changes that affect patient care. Overall more consistent treatment for patients and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compassionate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Licensed Vocational Nurse in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Companion Hospice

    Pros

    Supervisors are very understanding to work situations. Relatively in touch with workers. Will take the side of GOOD nurses who are there for the patients and not for the paycheck. Work is spread among workers evenly as much as possible.

    Cons

    There isn't always steady work for the hospice, or "continuous care", department. Some of the coworkers get testy after a long shift or may otherwise feel superior to the newer workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not too much to say towards management except that they are exceptional and amazingly nice people and the best to work with, especially if you're just starting out.

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