Country Meadows Retirement Communities

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Country Meadows Retirement Communities Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Okay job.

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    Former Employee - Pca in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Pca in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Residents are nice, learning experiences, co-workers work very hard at what they do. Benefits aren't that bad.

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation, Hostile management, Favoritism. When going to management about issues you just get brushed aside as if nothing happened. Work load is not distributed evenly making some shifts/people work harder than they should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    CNA JOB REVIEW

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    Former Employee - CNA in Northampton, PA
    Former Employee - CNA in Northampton, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    take good care of the residents

    Cons

    for profit, the main reason to make money

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

    Not too bad, Not too good. (Dietary)

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    Current Employee - Dietary Associate in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Dietary Associate in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at Country Meadows Retirement Communities part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Co-workers are all fun to work with
    -Learn new skills like Food management, and preparation.
    -Flexible work schedules; decide which days and shifts work for you.
    -Meeting residents

    Cons

    -Unfair shifts; Some shifts might require more work while others barely require any at all.
    -Work under hard conditions like heat, humidity, while trying to meet a time schedule.
    -Managers that only tell you what to do, and not help you to do them. Most managers sit around the office all day on the computer.
    -Being understaffed or overstaffed: Between May-August, country meadows is overstaffed with college students returning for summer work giving less hours to others. But between August-April lack of staff requires everyone to work more hours then needed or wanted. While still only receiving the benefits of part time, not full-time, even if exceeding 40+ hours a pay period.
    -Company reviews are done by the management, not by the employees. Giving a biased rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire more "managers" and not chefs that applied for the job.
    -No current manager is willing to help co-workers with favors or tasks and only offer strict ruling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in York, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time

    Pros

    The residents. Rewarding work. Caring co-workers. Decent benefits. Continuing Ed.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Political administration. No appreciation for long term service. My experience, if you question management style of bad ED who happens to to be a friend of the family, you quietly lose your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Newer upper leadership don't seem to get the philosphy of Gov. Leader. No sense of family anymore, just old boys network, throwing in a couple women of course. Micheal, not everyone is treated fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great workplace!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Homecare Associate in York, PA
    Current Employee - Homecare Associate in York, PA

    I have been working at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, beautiful facility, unlimited access to drinks while working including the soda machines, plenty of resources

    Cons

    Lower on the pay scale of similar employers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering increasing compensation otherwise keep doing what you're doing :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    NA

    Current Employee - Personal Care Associate II/Receptionist in Bridgeville, PA
    Current Employee - Personal Care Associate II/Receptionist in Bridgeville, PA

    I have been working at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are offered benefits after 90 days of employment.

    Cons

    Strive for excellence to care for residents.

  8.  

    Country Meadows Retirement community of York , PA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice facility, good food, friendly residents

    Cons

    terminates employees without just cause
    no on the job training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A friendly place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Life in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Community Life in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers, residents and the family atmosphere.
    Opportunities to learn and grow with the company. Been named as one of the "100 Best Places to Work" many times.

    Cons

    Working every other weekend and holidays. Yearly evauations are tough and raises are in tiers so you could be an exceeds coworker and if you reached the top of your grade you will not recieve a raise that year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take ideas and advice from the people who are hands on in the facilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Think again

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    Former Employee - Pca in York, PA
    Former Employee - Pca in York, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The residents are wonderful and some co-workers can be great friends

    Cons

    As a PCA ( Personal Care Associate) you are over worked and way under paid. Unless your management you won't get 80 hours, you have to work yourself to death to get close it. The title Personal Care Associate is a lie. Your a house keeper, a mantenace man, a nurse, a bus boy and everything else in between. The nursing staff does not tell you when a resident is infected with MRSA or anything else that may be contagious and the list goes on. Unless you like being worked like a slave I would not recommend a PCA position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your residents and employees. Stop lying and sugar coating things to families that are looking for a good place to have their mother or father stay. Give the residents their money's worth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Nice people, but boring work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at Country Meadows Retirement Communities full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are generally nice, but can get a bit cliquey. Residents vary greatly

    Cons

    Have to work every other weekend, which can be a bummer. Repetitive work, not very exciting

    Neutral Outlook

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