Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

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Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    great

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    Former Employee - FSC in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - FSC in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    training is everything that is needed

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about Cumberland Crossings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pay sub par for the work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a decent home life balance for a 24 hour operation

    Cons

    The management does not listen to employees, does not care, and provides a lot of pressure to discharge sick people because they are no longer profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Job But Know there are better opportunities elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Pottstown, PA

    I have been working at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good considering I am a newer LPN, Somewhat Lenient on Staff, giving you chances to make mistakes and rectify it, as long as you don't harm the resident/client. Make about 25/hr for Per Diem work. Staff is pretty much friendly, its a smaller facility so everyone kind of knows everyone, which leads to gossip at times. Luckily, I'm not involved with that. It can be laid back which is something i look for. Especially on the weekends.

    Cons

    Work load can be horrible or just too much. I am in my mid-twenties and have always worked healthcare. I work in the pottstown facility. There needs to be more nurses, especially when you have an admission, just forget about getting out of work on time, Sometimes, depending on the supervisor, you may or may not get help with the admission process which involves a lot of rewriting information in different places. Half of your work is computerized, half is still on paper (i.e. no eMar, paper charts) but you do your charting on the computer. Sometimes, and basically 75% of the time, CNA's are short which puts more stress on you to answer bells, and assist the residents, which wouldn't be a big deal but you have at the minimum, 22-24 residents for a med pass, and treatments. It can be a lot. Oh and sometimes the equipment doesn't work like the BP machine has been not working on one of the wings for months now. Just get your own equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more nurses to help cut down on errors and to up one's chances of do a thorough and accurate job, help with the admission process and making the admission process a lot easier, clear cut and concise, entering information once, and pulling the information from entered info and allowing it to populate the other required fields.

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

    Hospice Social Worker Position

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Social Worker- Hospice
    Former Employee - Social Worker- Hospice

    I worked at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, good coworkers, loved working with families, time off was generous

    Cons

    Poor salary, poor management, not listening to employees opinions, not being told what is happening, the fraud case for example, too far of a radius for travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty

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

    this was a hostile work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adm Assistant Family Life Services in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Adm Assistant Family Life Services in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay and health benefits were better than most businesses.

    Cons

    constant under supervision, someone looking over your shoulder,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees, no one is perfect, some of the problems were management and superviision, always worked short staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Office Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Reading, PA

    I worked at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

    Pros

    There's a lot to be said for working for a company, and doing a job, that truly changes people's lives. Diakon certainly has programs that serve all types of people.

    Cons

    Some of the middle management could use closer supervision, and change on this level could be seen as more important then they do currently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and feel satisfied in your life's missions. Don't forget the little guys, they're truly what hold up this great organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secretary
    Current Employee - Secretary

    I have been working at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

    Pros

    The pay is excellent, staff gets along well and we feel that we are making a real difference. There is a great deal of advancement available. it is truly possible to walk in the door at the bottom level and work your way up to the top. They are a Christian company with ACTUAL Christian values, not just the label.

    Cons

    At times, employees with children are given much more leeway and understanding than those of us who did not choose to reproduce. It's a bit frustrating to have a project foisted upon you because "Little Joey" has soccer practice and that comes before your plans for the evening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin on, just give everyone the same ability to use personal time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Office needs to get on same page as agents.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with customers and talking to customers enjoy helping customers and hearing about their lives and adventures. Enjoy helping them with their daily routines.

    Cons

    Need more info on customers before we go there and better communication from the supervisors. You require that we give you updates every two weeks but we also need to have those same update returned to us for our information. To many times we get to a cust and can't get in or the shift has been canceled and we are not made aware of how to get in or that our shift was canceled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication - don't forget to call us when a cust cancels a shift - don't forget to send us much needed info on our customers - be understanding when a sudden illness comes on - don't let us hanging in mid-air during a conversation-listen to us we are the ones dealing with cust on a one to one basis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Large regional non-profit

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing - Admissions
    Current Employee - Marketing - Admissions

    I have been working at Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

    Pros

    Employees can make a difference in the lives of clients in need

    Cons

    Structure is not open to change or improvements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with the workers who are in direct contact with the clients

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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