BAYADA Home Health Care

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Not good. Underpaid, overworked, zero appreciation.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Associate in Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at BAYADA Home Health Care full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Everyone can be miserable together, so there is a sense of comradery.

Cons

Management doesn't like you. Fellow coworkers don't like you. Everyone has something negative to say about everyone and everything...rightfully so. Backstabbing, passiveaggressive behavior from adults. Feels like middle school all over again. Disgusting. Difficult to get out of bed in the morning to go to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the feeling of defeat you've put on your employees. Almost nothing you do can make them happy at this point. Stop with the charade and do something to improve employee satisfaction. And a word from the wise: ice cream and cake is not going to make us happier with your poor management. We aren't kindergarteners.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Incredible Company Focused on Giving Back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at BAYADA Home Health Care full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Bayada is a great company with an outstanding mission. Our goal of putting our clients first couldn't be more alive. I had the pleasure of meeting several clients this weekend at the annual BAYADA Regatta and I could not be more proud. Each client I talked with spoke about their wonderful experiences with Bayada and their nurses. I know they were able to attend the regatta because of their caretakers dedication. Seeing them happy, healthy and enjoying the day was the most rewarding moment in my life to date. I am proud knowing that any work I do can directly or indirectly improve the lives of others. Working at Bayada is a greater cause and I could not speak more highly of our mission and values.

    Cons

    The work is demanding. But not as demanding as the daily lives of our clients. The hectic schedule from 8:30 to 5 is a small price to pay for the well-being of those in my community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 22 people found this helpful  

    Beatings will continue until morale improves

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

    I have been working at BAYADA Home Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When you look at the end result of what this company does, you see real strength. There are thousands of people out there who need home health care services, and our nurses/aides provide it very skillfully.

    Cons

    The situation at BAYADA is pretty dire. Although the company is growing, it is growing in spite of itself: the demand for home health services is increasing at such a dramatic rate that BAYADA is growing simply by virtue of being in the marketplace. The company’s success belies the reality in the support offices. That reality reminds me of the quote “beatings will continue until morale improves.” Here are some truths.

    Massive egos hinder real progress. For example:

    BAYADA frequently makes positions available to internal candidates first before looking outside the company. The recruiting department encourages BAYADA employees to apply for these positions. So far so good. However, many directors do not like it when their staff attempt to apply for other positions. They view it as an insult or as a threat to the status quo – the directors’ mindset is very much like this: “What? Joe wants to work in another department? I can’t afford to lose Joe. OR Joe must not like his team. OR Joe must not like me. I’m not going to allow Joe to leave. I’m going to shame/guilt Joe into staying where he is.” One director even let an employee go because that person applied for another internal position. Of course, that can’t be proven since we are all employees at will, but the person who was let go had always been an exemplary employee, and it’s very fishy that she was let go four days after applying for another position.

    Shortsightedness hinders real progress. For example:

    One employee made the decision to leave Bayada and return to school. She had been with the company for more than seven years and was considered a very valuable member of her team. She gave six weeks’ notice and offered to continue working on a part-time basis while attending school so that her workload could be gradually redistributed (either amongst the remaining members of her team or to a replacement). Her director would not allow her to work part-time, and the director waited until the employee’s final day with the company to decide how the work would be redistributed. The employee did everything right – she gave ample notice, she offered to help transition her work to other people on her team, and she offered to work part-time for a while in order to make the transition easier. The director ignored all of those positive efforts, did absolutely nothing to address the employee’s impending departure, and then panicked on the employee’s last day.

    Technological incompetence hinders real progress. For example:

    The largest software program utilized companywide is DOS-based. I don’t need to write any more (but I will). A replacement has been promised by upper management for years, but the company is so deeply entrenched in this system that upper management fears the learning curve will be too steep for many folks to handle. It’s a vicious cycle. There have only been slight patches and modifications made to the system (which was created in 1980) – it is 100% text-based, completely unfriendly to use, inaccessible via the web, and reviled by nearly everyone. The change to a modern system would undoubtedly be difficult, but it is absolutely necessary for this company to stay relevant. And yet upper management fears that change so much that they keep postponing it. The endgame will not be pretty.

    A caste system hinders real progress.

    There is a definite line of demarcation between directors and non-directors. Directors seemingly have a free pass – it is normal for them to arrive at work late, leave early, and take as much vacation as they want. However, heaven forbid that a non-director needs to leave a bit early to take her kid to the doctor. There is no flexibility or work-life balance consideration for non-directors, but directors – who typically do not have overseers based on site – do whatever they want. Directors frown upon providing morale-building activities or group outings for their own employees, but they spare no expense when entertaining people from other companies.

    The lack of good benefits hinders real progress.

    For the last four years, employee satisfaction surveys have indicated that Bayada employees are extremely dissatisfied with the benefits. We should be – health insurance coverage for a family costs $200 per week before dental and vision are factored in – and yet there have been no changes (other than increases to the premiums). New employees still have to wait 3 months before they can enroll in health insurance. They still have to wait a year before enrolling in the 401k. The company still matches just 1.4% of employees’ contributions to the 401k. The discounts/perks are usually for things that employees do not need (i.e. discounts on Groupon) rather than things that would directly benefit the employees (e.g. day care, gym memberships). Nothing has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage directors to foster their employees’ personal growth within the company. Plan long-term. Grow a pair - move the company into the technology of the 21st century. Introduce flexibility for everyone. And hire a hew benefit team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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