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Pure Hell!!

Former Employee - Community Liaison  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Community Liaison in New York, NY

I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

money, money, money! if you get in at a high salary with high commissions, and that's all you want.

Cons

this place is toxic! I was paid very well and had great commissions, but I also average 60 hour work days and at times worked through some holidays and bad weather days. management were a combination of petty, stupid, mean tempered, foul mouthed, self serving, glory grabbers resigned to keeping their big paychecks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none. nothing is ever going to change there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    mission-driven company with rich history

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time

    Pros

    The company has historically been very mission driven, the benefits are great, and many employees are dedicated to the work.

    Cons

    VNSNY is undergoing massive lay-offs, resulting in negative impact to morale and significantly greater work load for those left behind. New leadership has changed the culture for the worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Affected

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

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance depending on your role and position responsibilities. Colleagues and middle management support higher education and make efforts to support personal advancement. Great internal educational opportunities for clinical and non-clinical subject matter. Flexible schedules are allowed as long it is departmentally feasible. The vast majority of clinical leadership are great to work with and serve as a bank of information. Great community service (now in the past).

    Cons

    Senior leadership lack understanding of the departments they manage/direct and how each department relates to another. There is a complete lack of communication and cooperation therefore lacking what is required to achieve their ONE VNSNY mission and vision. Value is not placed on progressive hard working dedicated employees and compensation for achievements are dismal. The errors and misguidance of a few have affected thousands and those that have mismanaged and erred remain. Image appears to be a driving factor for decisions; knowledge, skills, and work ethic are lost in the abyss. (What are the demographic statistics of those given a WARN notice). Administrative support staff do not appear to be considered for their shared governance initiative to achieve Magnet status; but the work of the administrative support staff allow your clinicians to focus on coordinating and managing care. Decisions for new databases do not appear to made as an improvement and as a step up to older systems because they lack reliability and necessary functionality (I dare to infer that conflicts of interest are at play). Accountability is not equally established between departments and interdepartmentally. Departments are not adequately staffed but their responsibilities have increased; there is a limit to what is feasibly able to be completed when doing more with less. Trust is always a major factor and lack of trust within a nursing agency defames the value and trust of the nursing profession.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the function of all departments and how they relate to the department that you manage. Do not frown upon educational advancement but look at it as a VNSNY investment. One of VNSNY`s visionary statements include servicing people and communities, the staff are also part of that vision and include people in your community. Internal and external customer service should be stressed at all levels. Leaders should lead by example and if they lack the interpersonal effectiveness and emotional intelligence their subordinates will portray the same uncouth and unfavorable characteristics. Effective meetings should be a biannual requirement to reduce the large amount of ineffective meetings that waste time and resources. Take a look at employees that age the company and not those that are aging within the company. Newer administrative employees should be oriented to ALL departments to gain a better understanding o their role and how it relates to VNSNY goals, mission, and vision. ALL employees should be empowered to reach beyond the stars. Evidence based practice should be applied to serving the population as well operational decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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