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Ensign Group Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
40 Reviews
2.8
40 Reviews
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Ensign Group President, CEO, and Director; President, The Flagstone Group Christopher R. Christensen
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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company gives you the tools and the autonomy to do great things. It is a company that you need to be able to look at yourself and your weaknesses. If you are unable to do that, you will fail.

    Cons

    If you are not able to let your guard down with your weaknesses, you will fail. You have to be able to take criticism and be able to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the employee. Get rid of corporate culture that seems to be creeping in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ensign Group

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and employees.

    Cons

    Limited pay although still retain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    reviews bias

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA
    Former Employee - CNA

    I worked at Ensign Group

    Pros

    to be honest....cannot think of any...other than a job

    Cons

    the postitive reviews here are from management mostly......all the nursing reviews are very negative...stockholder company that only cares for their fat pocket...this company made 500 million in the last quarter than i know off...and offer bs for the nursing staff, the ones that make them the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go to costcos and see why they are some great,,,,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Ensign Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in the corporate Mission Viejo office and this company is fantastic. The culture is first class and the upper management is too. Free food is also a pretty frequent occurrence. Great work-life balance. Training is also pretty good.

    Cons

    It's hard to find cons, but generally this is not a company to join if you are looking for advancement in your career or if you are looking for higher than average compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. If turnover appears to be a problem, consider offering a more competitive pay rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Money, Money, Money!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Activities Member in Claremont, CA
    Former Employee - Activities Member in Claremont, CA

    I worked at Ensign Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most coworkers made work easier.

    Cons

    The human resources department does not advocate for its employees. Management completely took advantage of their power and treated people very poorly. As long as figures were high, the human resources department looked the other way. Management practically had authority to fire employees based on whether they felt like or not, and not actual job related elements. When these practices were reported to human resources, they did nothing for the employee and instead gave the supervisors all benefit of the doubt. Absolutely horrific company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

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

    Great Mission, Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the residents, the company culture. There are fun contests and initiatives to improve our performance. We really do our best to make the resident's lives fulfilling.

    Cons

    When all employees buy in to the culture, it's wonderful. When others don't, it's hard to keep the moral high. It can get routine, so keep putting in the celebrations to make the days fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hypocritical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse
    Former Employee - Nurse

    I worked at Ensign Group full-time

    Pros

    Core values-if followed. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    No structure.They say that they are giving each facility "freedom" from the corporate model. The reality is they hire people that are ill equipped for the jobs given to them & then are offered zero oversight or guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If the "employee" is really first, why are they being over worked, under staffed & mis treated by upper management? Calls to the compliance line get you no where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    micro-managing place to work-CNA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CNA in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    a place to work, if you cannot find anything eles

    Cons

    being a cna, you are micro-managed, even if you know everything...the big negative is health insurance,,,,very poor...huge deductible for someone who makes very little money.,,,big deductibles are good for the administrator, but not the cna...you work hard, make the company money, and they don,t respond with kindness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat the employees that make you the money with some benifits....but with stockholder companys....today, they want all the money,,,none for the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    All in all this is a great company

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

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome business model; giving administrators true autonomy to make necessary decisions, and using more peer-to-peer accountability than top down accountability. Great bonus structure and run by good people.

    Cons

    Very intense focus on profit, and a bit cut throat

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is just another Corporation....all about the profit margin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ensign Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Apparently the Cons out weighed the Pros or I would still be working there. The residents were a mixed bag of appropriate and inappropriate. It was an easy job to get.

    Cons

    In the facility where I was employed it appeared the Peter Principle was an operating system. All of the Kool-aid reading "employees first" was a jargon way of saying "use them up" the employees that is. The promise of a "loving" workplace was a little more like they expect your job to become your life. In the AL unit that I had experience with, the area of medical personnel were understaffed, under trained and micro-manged by anyone in so called Management. I felt bad for them but the culture was so profit driven impact was close to impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk. Hire experience and talent. Promoting from within is fine but promoting someone just because they are the last one standing is just foolish. These are real people's lives on all sides, respect that. It is not all about how slick the building is but how well trained and appropriate the staff is. Insecure micro managers in their first executive position do not play well with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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