Ensign Group

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Ensign Group Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
36 Reviews
2.8
36 Reviews
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Ensign Group President, CEO, and Director; President, The Flagstone Group Christopher R. Christensen
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Skilled nursing scavenger

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

    I worked at Ensign Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally provide a pretty good service

    Cons

    The entire business plan is to churn and burn administrators. They recruit young white maies (90%+) out of grad school, give them a six figure salary and promise them several hundred thousand more if they 'turn' their facility. The thing is, they have all sorts of snags and escape clauses to keep them from having to pay out the bonuses you earn. Once you sacrifice your personal life for about a year and IF you successfully turn your facility and make it profitable, they will ask you to transfer to another underperforming facility, so they can reset the pay scale and expectation for the facility you just came from. It is shameless and self serving and they do it over and over and over again. The turnover for their admins is less than 18 months. Less than 10% of their admins have been at the company more than 3 years and this is by design. They dont want to pay for performance. They'll move the sucker admins around from building to building, keeping the big financial carrot just out of reach until you burn out and leave. Then they just bring in a new crop of young mba grads to do the exact same thing. it is a well oiled machine and this is how they've grown so rapidly. They basically get the equivalent of 2 full time administrators for the price of one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ensign is great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ensign Group really does drive quality and they care about providing good care. They allow room for you to grow and learn without someone breathing over behind your neck. They really instill strong values that they live by and it shows in their facilities. I think people forget that healthcare is about compassion and quality care, but also it is a business. Money needs to be made in order to provide that quality care. They maintain a good balance.

    Cons

    Maybe a little more structure in guidelines. Nothing major though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget who is on the front lines. They work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Administrator greed and profits are more important than patient care

    Former Employee - Director of Marketing
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing

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

    Pros

    The patients and their families are amazing

    Cons

    Culture is all about getting that medicare patient in the door...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and get genuine honest employees

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

    A Great Place to Call Home

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Nurse in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I am a new employee with Ensign, and I couldn't be more enthused and impressed. They truly do demonstrate their core values in their day to day business dealings. Not just some meaningless slogans like some other healthcare companies. Employees are first, and are treated with respect and trust. The companies motto of "loving one another" rings true and is practiced by the management. I have worked in this field a long time and I cannot tell you how happy and pleasantly surprised to find a place that is so emotionally comfortable, and genuine. Ensign demonstrates that they truly care for their employees and residents. All of the staff at the facility I work in , work together as a team, and are willing to go that extra mile to help their fellow coworkers. We work hard and at the same time have a lot of fun doing it. It is a prime example of practicing the Golden Rule here at this company. I actually feel as though I have been adopted into a family. Wish I had found these folks a long time ago.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being the way you are, don't try to mimic the other long term care companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I Highly Recommend Ensign!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Ensign is a unique company that genuinely cares about its employees. I've never worked for a company that truly lives its core values and has a company culture that we can all be proud to be a part of. Ensign is not your typical "corporate" environment. Leaders have a lot of autonomy in decision making and employees are rewarded for good performance. We also have a lot of fun at work. I love the individuals that I work with and I look forward to coming to work each day and being able to make a difference.

    Cons

    The organization is fairly flat, so promotions can be more difficult to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent and reward employees who are committed to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate Take Over

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dietary Cook in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Dietary Cook in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ensign is a fast growing company with good opportunities. They are competitive in their salary, and offer some great incentives to be part of the Ensign Group workforce.

    Cons

    Ensign Group is the typical corporate business. The amount of work in comparison to the rate of pay does not always weigh out. When numbers go down, work load goes up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that what looks good on paper does not always translate well in the operation aspect of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Dietary Cook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dietary Cook in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Dietary Cook in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ensign Group provides great incentives for their employees. The lower management are able to take ideas and help approve the department to the best of their ability. The pay is compatible with other health care facilities.

    Cons

    The corporate motto of "profit" is king often makes the job difficult. The company is often more worried about making a profit, to the extent that health care delivery suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The practice of cutting hours and budgets make it difficult for employees to fulfill their job to the best of their ability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Best healthcare company out there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Ensign Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people passionate about caring for others. The core values of this organization really drive who they are. I really identify with the core value of "Love One Another". Given how much time we all spend at work, its great to love what you do and who you are doing it with.

    Cons

    There really aren't any that I can think of. This company does what it says and is focused on quality care and disciplined growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Your record in quality and growth speaks for itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Cherishes free thought, innovation and leadership.
    Company is full of people who truly care about one another.
    Great values

    Cons

    It's growing, so there are some growing pains that we have to adjust to, but it's fun to face these challenges together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the small company feel. I'm confident the company is headed the right direction. Great leaders and great people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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