Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society President and CEO David J. Horazdovsky
David J. Horazdovsky
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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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  1. A Fine Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Housekeeper
    Former Employee - Housekeeper

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

    Pros

    I liked the flexible scheduling (worked well around school), minimum supervision (I was trusted to work alone in the evenings, after most employees were gone), and the routine of the job. I knew what to expect every day going in, for the most part. I also liked that I had the opportunity to pick up hours sometimes. The management I interacted with was very caring.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything bad to say about this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication amongst employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Had higher expectations

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    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant in Lovington, NM
    Former Employee - Nursing Assistant in Lovington, NM

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

    Pros

    Great co workers. fairly easy job, love what the job stands for and the values of the job

    Cons

    Schedule, administration staff not sympathetic to employees, rude to employees, expected to drive in horrendous weather during road closures in a snow storm, supposed to be part time but put me on full time without my knowledge yet not even receiving full time benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like were there just to collect a paycheck, we have lives too. very shocked that good Samaritan is very christian yet treats its employees like crap when they need help/ understanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Love my job .Best facility in the valley

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    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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Terrible Company To Work For!

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    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
  9. Best place to work in Information Technology.

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    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
  10. 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
  11. Registered Nurse

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    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

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