Hamister Group Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    At first was amazed.. Then reality set it in real quick

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hamister Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They shock you with the wow factor. Negotiated salary. It looked very professional.

    Cons

    The wow factor wasn't worth a dime. The management took advantage of the staff. Had unreasonable goals. Agreed to certain criteria of position days off amount of hours to worked. None of those happened. And choose not to follow company standards to save $ that I am sure in the end will cost them 10 fold. Sad situation all the way around. Mark is arrogant, Jack who I have the upmost respect for promised no one would be set up to fail. But we all were because of Marks "disability" witch he openly admits is inpatients. Incredible

    Advice to Management

    If your gonna do the right thing for the right reasons might want to spend a lot more time figuring out what the right thing is. Before making rash inpatient decessions that only confuse, upset, hard working people who want to do a good job.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very poor run management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY

    I worked at Hamister Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hamister didnt have the finances to buy the Sabres and the NF project fell through.

    Cons

    If you are "in" with Hamister or Turesky, you are golden, otherwise, you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your managament team.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Poor treatment of workers, nepotism, no job security

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

    I worked at Hamister Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work in corporate it will look good on a future résumé because the local community knows Mark's reputation as a tyrant, hotel discounts

    Cons

    Pay, dealing with the owner and his family, unrealistic goals, c-suite has little clue about modern work places, culture of spying and backstabbing, no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Retire

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Clients, Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Home Health Aide in Potsdam, NY
    Former Employee - Home Health Aide in Potsdam, NY

    I worked at Hamister Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The ability to work by yourself and to interact with different people.

    Cons

    Wage is just above minimum wage. Hours are awful and the management and schedulers treat you like you are garbage. Even though gas was supposed to be reimbursed there were always loopholes so they would be able to get out of reimbursing you. I only took the job to gain experiencing while finishing nursing school but it made me question whether or not I wanted to be in this field until I realized it was just this company. They are also owned by choice hotels and treat taking car of people like selling cars. There is no regard for the safety of the clients or what is best for them. If you bring up that you feel that it is unsafe for the elderly client to continue to live alone in their home you will be brushed off because its more about the bottom line then about the actual care.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the aides as if they are beneath you. They are actually the ones doing the care that you are billing for. Also the gossip that goes on in these offices is shameful.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Hamister Group

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Well organized company, great recruitment department

    Cons

    Sales leadership could be better

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