Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
65 Reviews
3.3
65 Reviews
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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society President and CEO David J. Horazdovsky
David J. Horazdovsky
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The residents and their families are exceptional and are wonderful to work with (in 2 reviews)

  • I also have a very healthy home life/work life balance (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • The administration is far more concerned about making money than resident care (in 4 reviews)

  • Top heavy in executive management (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love my job .Best facility in the valley

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very caring staff. The director of nursing is Amazing she's not afraid to get out there and do the things she expects of other staff.. I am very proud and happy to work for her

    Cons

    Can't think of any.there is no place I would rather work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.. I love what all of us do for our residents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay bad work environment

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    Current Employee - CNA
    Current Employee - CNA

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Pros

    The pay has been excellent
    Good hours

    Cons

    Backstabbing coworkers
    No teamwork

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Rewarding experience with great people, but terrible pay

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    personal growth, work-life balance, rewarding, loving environment, professional development

    Cons

    salary/compensation, benefits, management invests too much time in trying to help bad employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in high-quality employees and turnover won't be an issue. If you take the time to invest in the best people for the roles and compensate them accordingly they will be very loyal. Also, the company policy when you hire someone is to give them only half-credit for their work experience if it's not at a GSS facility. This is absolutely insulting. Reward good, hard-working employees with praise, and do not spend so much time giving attention to the bad ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice plave to work

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    Current Employee - Food Service
    Current Employee - Food Service

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Pros

    The residents are great to work with

    Cons

    Working long hours, filling in on hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible Company To Work For!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - CNA in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society part-time

    Pros

    -Working with the residents and their families.

    Cons

    -The administration is poorly trained and highly unprofessional.
    -The compensation.
    -The rooms and equipment are outdated and poorly maintained.
    -Scheduling is highly unpredictable and done at the last second.
    -Staff speaks inappropriately about residents and their family members (cussing about them, complaining, playing favorites, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no respect or value in treating your employees like disposable pieces of garbage. GSS policies hold staff to a higher standard of care, but this is not followed through on the individual facility level. Pay your staff what they are worth and appreciate them, maybe then your turn over rate wouldn't be so high. Do not tolerate nurses and CNA's who eat their young, team work is essential to running a successful business anywhere; especially something as vital as LTC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing and very concerned about the residents

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the residents that later became friends.

    Cons

    Administration and Managers very out of touch with what is going on with staff and residents. More concerned about themselves and making a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When asking staff and residents to fill out a survey please take it to heart and look into what is being said about administrators, managers and the care of residents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best place to work in Information Technology.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Pros

    I've been working in IT for almost 20 years and GSS is the best place I've ever worked. They allow you the freedom to grow personally, professionally and spiritually.

    Cons

    GSS does NOT pay competitive salaries within the IT Departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for better compensation and the your IT turnover will be as close to zero as you can get.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Registered Nurse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful People to work with

    Cons

    I don't have much on this

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Decent Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Sioux Falls, SD

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Pros

    Loved the residents I worked with. Very flexible schedule. Good job to have in high school. Nice benefits.

    Cons

    Never saw my boss, co-workers were often rude and put their work on you. Had to attend in-services that did not pertain to my work at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourself visible to the employees underneath you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nicole Mikulics in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Nicole Mikulics in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at the Fort Collins location as a CNA in skilled nursing. If you want to help people, this is the work to do.

    Cons

    Terrible bosses. They talk big when they interview you, then seemingly immediately forget your name. They blatantly do not care about the residents. Staffing was constantly short, which made the level of care we could provide absolutely awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new people in there, your staffing coordinator has been there for 20 some years & is obviously totally burned out. Get management that cares, then u might see an up tick in CNAs & nurses that actually stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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