Five Star Quality Care

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Five Star Quality Care Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
47 Reviews
2.4
47 Reviews
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Five Star Quality Care President and CEO Bruce J. Mackey Jr.
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Activities Director in Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Activities Director in Midlothian, VA

    I worked at Five Star Quality Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Money, promotion chances are good if the team likes you

    Cons

    Very high expectations of management team. No help in my department (no assistant). No in service training for my position, it was sink or swim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give some in service training to ALL managers before they join the position for at least a WEEK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unprofessional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Sun City, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Sun City, AZ

    I worked at Five Star Quality Care part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Residents appreciated you if you were helpful and friendly towards them.

    Cons

    -Lack of communication between HR and management in different departments
    -Employees are overworked and underpaid or only getting 5 hours a week
    -Very poor training program
    -Lack of leadership
    -Company isn't professional when it comes to certain things
    -A lot of health code violations
    -Mistreatment of some residents and certain employees
    -Not a lot of promotions
    -Don't get paid time off unless you request it
    -Barely any benefits
    -DO NOT WORK HERE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people for management and communicate better with each other and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Five Star Quality Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are kind, knowledgeable, and take pride in their work. Management is approachable and awesome to work with. It’s a great feeling being a part of a company that is devoted to helping others. Work-life balance is really good. Corporate office is in a great location and offers employees free breakfast on Fridays!

    Cons

    Sometimes the office can be a little too quiet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRM Manager in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - CRM Manager in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Five Star Quality Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    On a day-to-day basis, I work with dozens of fellow employees around the country. Just about everyone I work with is very good at what they do. I love the people I work with. The work is challenging and enjoyable.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have money to throw around. However, you are encouraged to be creative and can often come up with ways to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote and foster the company's core values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable

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

    I have been working at Five Star Quality Care

    Pros

    You will get attach to residents

    Cons

    Not enough help with residents and need higher raises

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid this company like it is a plague

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Services Director
    Former Employee - Resident Services Director

    I worked at Five Star Quality Care full-time

    Pros

    Great residents and families. Pay was appealing upon hire, but quickly learned that for what was required, working 60 hours a week, the pay was awful.

    Cons

    Poor management at all levels, unethical practices at all levels but most disappointed in lack of support by human resources. Food is terrible and for what they charge the residents, it is shameful what they are served. Company only cares about making money and could care less about their residents. Disgraceful. Ashamed to have been associated with such an unethical company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who work day in and out and act in accordance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    over worked and underpaid

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

    I have been working at Five Star Quality Care full-time

    Pros

    The residents and my current supervisor. Even when we don't have enough people and the residents lights are going off like crazy, they really understand that we are trying our best.

    Cons

    they over work you. they do not pay you very well and if you work overtime, unless you fill out paperwork ahead of time and get it approved you do not get time and a half. They make you pay for your food, while discarding leftovers in the trash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and pay them right amount of wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Director does not care about anything...except his paycheck!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun City, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun City, AZ

    I have been working at Five Star Quality Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only because of the residents

    Cons

    Executive Director - VERY POOR LEADER!! Delegates all of his work to others and does not appreciate or thank those helping him do his job because he will not take the time to learn.. and too focused on how he looks or talking about his personal life in town hall!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of current Executive Director...................................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Five Star Quality Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment with good people

    Cons

    Management and training are terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better training for new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    WATCH YOUR BACK!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Maintenance - Morningside of Beaufort in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Director of Maintenance - Morningside of Beaufort in Beaufort, SC

    I worked at Five Star Quality Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Residents, were fun. Some fellow workers. Hours were adjustable. The work was good, steady and a full day. Meals were cheap. Residents, residents, residents.

    Cons

    Poor pay, benefits and management, both at the location and regionally; so far the corporate management is a big question mark, time will tell. PTO, poor. Exec. Dir. would dock pay, 1/2 hour lunch even if you were forced to work through it. RSD or Nurse was, well a very poor excuse for one. To much sexual innuendo. If you could get them to come to work, then the ED and RSD would help, but otherwise they sat in an office doing nothing, but expected you to pick up the slack. They hire care staffers on the drop of a dime, poor training and screening; as long as they have a body on the floor to work, they are ok... who cares if they mistreat the residents, have no compassion and cheat the company. The resident care staff could do, pretty much what they want and get away with it, even mistreating or not caring for the residents. Too much family hired!
    Staff did not care if residents were helped or not. Management just wanted warm bodies in beds! Some workers broke company policy, daily, but nothing was done. The executive director would tour other "competitors" places and then turn them into the local authority so they could have or get their residents and keep beds full. Watch out if you care too much or are liked more than the executive director ... they will send you home and then terminate you, but will file false reports to the state unemployment commission, saying that you quit or walked off the job! DEAD END, GO NOWHERE JOB! VERY, VERY overworked and underpaid! AND don't even think about reporting anything to anyone, that will get you railroaded out of a building faster then a bullet train!
    Just a word of advise if you do go to work there...document everything and record any and all conversations, when you can as proof you will need later!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your values, motto and core beliefs mean as much as you say they do, then prove it! If you cared half as much as you say you do about resident, then the money they pay would be justified! If you know a facility is run poorly, why do you continue to allow it, if so many complaints come in and continue to, and such a high turnover of management level staff, why do you condone it, but doing nothing about it. GET REAL! Be the "5" star care you advertise you are, rather than the 1 you provide! Actions speak louder than words, and the actions I witnessed said "you will pay for 5 star service, but only get 1 star... and LIKE IT!"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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