Crothall Services

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Crothall Services Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
79 Reviews
2.5
79 Reviews
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Bobby Kutteh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some good people in the company but they're becoming more and more rare (in 4 reviews)

  • It is a member of the Compass Group which is a solid major international employer (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, can be hard to deal with employees (in 12 reviews)

  • however upper management will demand that you make it work and figure it out (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    No Support...

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager of Environmental Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager of Environmental Services in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Crothall Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work experience with some of the Top healthcare facilities in Chicago and throughout the U.S.

    Cons

    Does not support their Operations Managers who are in field.
    Very low pay scale and poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time out to train your Operations Managers and pay them what they are really worth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Facility Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Facility Coordinator in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Crothall Services

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    -regional management is sexist.
    -lie about advancement opportunities (told to work more hours and get a masters, was in process of both when discovered that there was no intent to let me advance since the regional felt women belonged in more feminine roles)
    -learned that turnover at my site was extremely high. Employees in previous years had even been forced to take leave due to health problems caused by bullying by upper manahement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to add some diversity to your upper management so it doesn't look like you run a boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Slave away, not good enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crothall Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have freedom as a person in higher management to make decisions as needed.

    Cons

    Very little direction, poor training, promises fall through, unreal expectations in higher management, not clear job responsibilities. You will be hired on for one position and it will have numerous sub responsibilities that are not made clear before accepting the job. Low pay due to them being a "middle man" who can "do it cheaper."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cease the power struggle with the regional management, focus in on helping and training, not making everyone else look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Upper managemnt is not realistic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crothall Services full-time

    Pros

    Insurance is expensive but ok.

    Cons

    Managers egos are bigger than abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they wouldn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to get started

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager EVS in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager EVS in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Crothall Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company pay plan for managers was good to start, you learn a great deal on the job

    Cons

    Training is next to none...Corporate and at the facility...had to learn on my own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a training program for management that is realistic

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proof is in the Pudding

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Crothall Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Expectations are communicated (no surprises) and realistic.
    2. Structure is Crothall's strength.
    3. I've worked with other Management Services companies, none are perfect but Crothall has the edge.
    4. They recognize Go Getters, and deliver opportunities.
    5. Added two more Hospitals to list this year, which provided many opportunities.

    Cons

    If money is your number one motivator, then Crothall is not the place for you.
    I have many friends at company A, they get paid better but company A rather focus on food then supporting EVS.
    I rather trade a few dollars, for opportunity, support, less stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Regional Manager is solid people. Most of his Directors and Operations Managers have been by his side for many years. His integrity is above reproach and for me, that is number one in a boss. Leaders between him and the President of Crothall are not in tune with modern day leadership. Too much like the boys club, and not enough empowerment of subordinates. They don't encourage us to be open with ideas, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to be with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crothall Services

    Pros

    They give tons of opportunity for advancement. They do a great job of giving you the tools you need to be successful. The regional managers are excellent.

    Cons

    For a company this size the benefits are very lacking. There are smaller companies that have negotiated better benefits for their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amateurs

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    Former Employee - Director of Clinical Engineering in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Clinical Engineering in New York, NY

    I worked at Crothall Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say, Local leadership are bafoons

    Cons

    Leadership are Amateurs in ISO Multi-Vendor Service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Experienced people in leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hated it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crothall Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working onsite at a reputable hospital. I enjoyed working at the hospital and partnering with the hospital staff.

    No pros working for Crothall

    Cons

    Benefits are atrocious and expensive. The Compass Group will not align their benefits so Crothall has mediocre benefits

    Corporate office and HR device center is detached from the field, can be slow to respond and not knowledgeable in some areas...always needing to "get back to you"

    My particular site employed management staff that should have never been hired! It's the hot body with a pulse mentality. They will hire anyone and often times its friends of ppl or themselves. The managers have no respect for the directors and the directors don't know which way is up half the time.

    Decisions are made at the site or regional level often times before gaining the approval of corporate and therefore making promising to employees that's got it happen. You have some good people and some who just LOVE to see people fail and those are the ones who are damaging the company

    Very unprofessional organization. When I was leaving I interviewed with someone who previously worked for Crothall and she too said it was the worst career experience of her life!

    Oh but if you are young, out of college and looking to make a quick and easy decent wage, go for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Professional

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager EVS in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager EVS in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Crothall Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management, good benefits, good training, place for advance, if you willing to relocate, HR very helpful quick communication and very accurate

    Cons

    Not stable according to location. No job security. Related on account and if union no train to approach to local HR rules. Lack of relocate program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please lessen OM's

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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