Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange

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Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
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    PT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange

    Pros

    amazing staff, mentoring, technology, communication with medical staff

    Cons

    pay/reimbursement, management, too many politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do better!

    Recommends
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    Learned a lot, but very high intensity and difficult to get time off.

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Chester, NJ
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Chester, NJ

    I worked at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Part of a larger team. You get to learn a lot of skills. Great to put on your resume.

    Cons

    They give you time off, but it is very difficult to get the days off you want. The usual is to have a 2 patient to 1 therapist ratio (unless doing brain injury) and this includes stroke patients, and sometimes it is difficult to jump back and forth between patients. Also, you can't get money towards continuing education until you have worked for at least a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more per diem and/or part time employees so that full time employees can take time off and spend holidays with their loved ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok experience

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    Current Employee - Rehab Assistant in Chester, NJ
    Current Employee - Rehab Assistant in Chester, NJ

    I have been working at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers and patients. Pay decent considering you don't need prior experience. Hours you want including overtime allowed. Full time allows for pto/sick days.

    Cons

    Health insurance could be better for working in the healthcare field. Raises are only 2% max yearly. No bonuses. Can't move up unless you get a degree in something specific.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The staff at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is great, all patients and their families are treated with respect.

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    Former Intern - Occupational Therapy Student in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Former Intern - Occupational Therapy Student in Saddle Brook, NJ

    I worked at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Client centered, educated and knowledgeable staff, willing to go the extra mile to ensure that both the client and their family were comfortable at all times. Staff will collaborate and work together as a team with everyone involved.

    Cons

    High standards, lots of documentation (for therapy staff), weekend shifts, few breaks, short therapy stay for patients, limited resources for evidence based practice, high expectations.

    Recommends
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start off. Has a great name.

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    Current Employee - Rehab Assistant in West Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Rehab Assistant in West Orange, NJ

    I have been working at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Love the patients. Giving the care and expertise when it comes to wound care and learning about spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries

    Cons

    The pay and if your not a nurse or a physical therapist, might as well be on food stamps.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I had a very good experience working at Kessler.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chester, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chester, NJ

    I worked at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff is very welcoming.

    Cons

    There are no cons for Kessler.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kessler is a very people oriented company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange

    Pros

    Small campus where everyone works as a team. They cross every t and dot every i to make sure everyone knows what their job requirements so the patients are taken care of to the highest standard.

    Cons

    The only thing that I can think of may not really be a con but it can be confusing when you are just learning the job. They make a lot of procedural changes for the benefit of the patients' comfort which is good for them but difficult to keep up with when you are an employee.

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Ethics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Orange, NJ

    I worked at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Massive learning experience

    Cons

    - Micomanaged
    - No communication
    - Backstabbing Coworkers
    - Cold Coworkers
    - Zero "Open door" policy
    - No time to time manage
    - You will only find that only 5% or less of people working there have been there longer than 2 years, tells you something about a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication, and for people who promote ethics, and wellness... they need to take a page out of their own books.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    kessler could improve on their level of management

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse With Seniority in West Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse With Seniority in West Orange, NJ

    I have been working at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange

    Pros

    other staff members make my day

    Cons

    policies and management and their choice not to understand our needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to be more reality based in regards to expectations

  11.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, clean environment to work in

    Cons

    hard to get 1st shift

    Recommends

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