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Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Confused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Administrator in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Hospice Advantage full-time

    Pros

    None at this point in time.

    Cons

    Unfortunately this is a company that had a noble beginning and as many companies has lost its way. The company has become numbers driven with no sense of how to get there.

    They scapegoat and sacrifice employees while never taking an introspective look at themselves (corporate) and taking ownership in the fact that they are the problem.

    They make fantasy benchmark census numbers to make the company look better on paper than it is and expect managers and salesmen to hit these fictitious numbers know they have no good plan themselves on how to reach these numbers.

    The RVPS are glorified hit men/ yes men who are just as clueless as to how to make the company grow. Instead using tried and true methods they want to blaze their own path which I fear leads over a large cliff.

    They manufacture numbers by purchasing census from other failing hospices.

    The original owners are on the edge of losing the company to an investment group. They have sold the soul of the company in the hopes of growth and wealth, but I fear disappointment will ensue in a relative short amount of time.

    For those of you reading these words..... mark them and take stock in them..... you will remember and regret not heeding them in your future if in fact you take a job with this company.

    GOOD LUCK!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take ownership in YOUR mistakes and admit when you are the cause of your collapsed house. Don't be Nero and play while Rome burns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Promising

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospice Advantage

    Pros

    The sky is the limit

    Cons

    There areNone at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    The Disadvantages of Hospice Advantage...A Horrific Company And Hostile Work Environment- Avoid At All Costs!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospice Advantage part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company. It has changed for the absolute worse.

    Cons

    The president of this company only cares about money and is a bully. He hides behind his motto of Care, Comfort and Compassion and dishes out money to make it seem like he has a generous heart. He allows corporate to treat the patient care employees in a very poor manner. Every lower level profession is considered to be replaceable. If you are a nurse, social worker, chaplain, CNA or volunteer coordinator, there is always another person available to take your place. He will do whatever he can do reach 3,000 patients so he is able to sell the company and receive an unfathomable amount for each patient. The president of this company only sees dollar signs, and not patients who are actually dying and in need of hospice services.

    The RVPs are allowed to intervene in the programs and encourage the Administrators as well as Clinical Service Directors to terminate whoever they do not like. This is not a professional work environment but full of drama and a game of sucking up to the higher ups. The staff is not respected and the so called "leaders" are allowed to talk badly about the staff openly. If you are not part of the "in-crowd", then expect to get terminated. There is so much back stabbing that happens. It is disheartening that the patient care staff that provides stellar services to the patients are allowed to be harassed and are not able to trust others in the program. It is a toxic work environment and with so much negativity.

    The company is more concerned with growing the patient census than taking care of the patients that are already on census. There are numerous service failures that happen due to poor management. The leaders are more concerned about their own agenda rather than actually caring for the patients. The leaders also allow for racial and socioencomic prejudice of the patients to take place- which is absolutely sickening. Hospice is meant to give individuals and their families the best end of life journey possible. The patients are supposed to be treated with the greatest amount of respect and allowed to die with dignity. It is sad that the management is able to talk negatively about the patients and families that they serve and get away with it. If a patient is considered to be a "problem", management will look for a way to remove them from census.

    The current so called "leaders" and members of corporate are nothing more than bullies who take advantage of the staff. They work the nurses and CNAs to the bone and do not respect their need for work life balance or even sleep. The turnover rate for this company is unbelievably high. Within two months, 8 employees were no longer in the program. This is NOT a safe working environment. This office is full of chaos and is spiraling out of control. If you are someone with integrity, morals and actually care about the patients you serve, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things to address- Office Culture, Company Values, Leadership, Ethics, Caring About Patients, New Management, Training, Respect for Employees, Clinical Compliance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    PRiorities changed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Bay City, MI
    Former Employee - Administrator in Bay City, MI

    I worked at Hospice Advantage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Presence in Small Towns, great dedicated field Employees

    Cons

    Shift in focus from Patient care to Earnings. Absurd Turnover even a regional Level positions not just RN or local Adninistrator. Even the HR leadership that was dedicated to the company resigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about how you started the company and all the dedicated employees that have been forced to leave. This is not how you built HA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Constant changes, tremendous support from corporate office, however, overworked.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at Hospice Advantage full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's for a good cause. Employees are very tender hearted. Can work your way up if you work hard. They do things the right way even if it means loosing money.

    Cons

    Lots of changes and turnover. Medicare making things hard currently. Sometimes, I get the feeling it's more about "the numbers" but lately things have been improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are overworked, especially when having to train another employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Still no change!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Hospice Advantage full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none. Poor management at all levels. Run and don't look back!

    Cons

    I worked there a year ago and it still seems they have the same problems. HA you make other hospices who are doing the right thing look bad. Throw in the towel or sell to the highest bidder. You don't deserve to be in this business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Love the hospice concept

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospice Advantage

    Pros

    End of life care is top priority. No matter the cost to the company no one dies alone. Loosing a pt to another company and finding out they were abandoning that pt is hard for us to handle. Hospice Advantage is number one when it comes to doing the right thing!

    Cons

    The job will eat you alive......but that's just hospice no matter who you work for its the same stress just in a different color.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little on the benchmarks. Can't be super good at taking care of pts if we constantly have to worry about the bottom line.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Hospice Advantage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits are great. (Vision, Health, Dental, Ortho, 401k, and Life insurance.

    -Wonderful tools to help dementia/Alzheimer patients.

    -Continued education through in-services.

    -Coworkers that are easy to get along with and that are all concerned for the patient.

    Cons

    They will work you to death (if you let them)

    The yearly raises are VERY minimal. Less than 11$ a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises based on employees worth ethic. If there is an employee working harder than others, they deserve a higher raise. (Obviously it's not up to the CSD, or Administrator)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Show Me The Money!

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

    I worked at Hospice Advantage full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Have some good clinical people that do care and do give good care when allowed.

    Cons

    Census = $$. When you start chasing census you lose compassion. It's all a numbers game here. I understand you have to make money to keep the doors open but Hospice Advantage pushes numbers constantly. Anxiety and tension are felt by everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try practicing the "Compassion" you have on your literature. You have good employees that care about patients and that do a good job but when you constantly push for more and then don't show them compassion this is why you see so much turnover. You can't just listen to the people that are afraid to oppose you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I love Hospice Advantage, worked here for almost 2 years, patient care is # 1.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, Case Manager
    Current Employee - RN, Case Manager

    I have been working at Hospice Advantage full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, mileage is good, understanding company.

    Cons

    They will work you to death, if you let them ;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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