Life Care Services
2.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.lcsnet.com Des Moines, IA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 1, 2014

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Ed Kenny

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful experience, lots of support and opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLoads of opportunity and education.

    ConsFrequent changes at the mid-management level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decisions are made relating to money not in best interest of the resident

    Social Worker (Former Employee)

    ProsChristmas bonus is generous, the facility is clean, the exterior landscaping is well kept.

    ConsThere is lack of leadership, constantly changing administrators and directors.
    Employees are asked to convince the residents that the decisions are based on what is best for them when in reality the decision is based on money and filling the beds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look at what is ethical and change the corporate culture to one based on the rights of the residents. The constant pressure to push services to add to revenues of the facility is toxic for all that are involved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top Down Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is the ability to work for the seniors we serve. Compensation is reasonable. Communities are usually well maintained.

    ConsTop Management have worked together too long and they do not listen to any other ideas other than theirs. Politics at best...in or out crowd not based on performance but based on do I like you. Processes are the most important thing to LCS. They do not understand the importance of people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance. Make people more important than process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Everything that glitters is not gold.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Wheaton, IL

    ProsThey do have history in the industry and everything is very methodlogical. They have a calculated approach to everything.

    ConsIf you are one if "them" then you are in. If not, you are on the outs. I did not perceive a respect for integrity, honesty, or change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's 2013. Step into the new millinium. Listen to the people in the field and and learn to respect them, their accomplishments, contributions, and value.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great compensation to compensate for poor leadership.

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee)
    Brentwood, TN

    ProsCompensation, Cna-nurse teamwork, location, hours, shift differentials, and medium stress level. The customers, though they feel entitled due to their drained pocketbooks, are very respectful and show their appreciation by paying for Christmas bonuses collectively.

    ConsThe management was very unprofessional, disrespectful, biased, never gave recognition or acknowledged good work; I heard the words "thank you" twice a year. Rarely given the days off that we're requested due to few prn workers and set schedules for special employees. There are several nurses who are out of touch with modern medicine and are just waiting to retire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead the book one minute manager, learn to appreciate a good thing, say thank you and please. Show common decency.

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    Roller Coaster management; often management makes impulse hip shot decisions

    Executive Director (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsCompany has been around and steady grows but that growth is done at the mercy of the line management that forfiet a life work balance to give it all to LCS. Not many pros. If you seek high recognition and praise, these are not the guys to work for.

    ConsInexperienced management. Likes to bring in experts to help as a resource to other managers but lack of respect between ranks creates discord. Don't expect any loyalty from upper management, this is not a hospitality company, it is a long term care management company. Needs to realize that their growth will come from dedication of managers motivated by desire rather than threats of job loss. Lack of comprehensive training programs for management. Lots of politics. Good Ole Girl network. If yourprimary mission is to help people like the customer, than choose another employer. It's money first here, residents and care second.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating CRSA employees as step children. Provide time and tools for training middle managers. Stop filling the management ranks with unmarried singles that just want to party, just because they did well in school doesn't prepare them for reality of caregiving.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSolid team of dedicated people

    ConsMore opportunity for employee feedback

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need Better Management

    (Former Employee)

    ProsThe residents that live at the communities make your job enjoyable. You get to help people in need.

    ConsThe management they put in place have no clue on how to run long-term care facilities. It seems that LCS doesn't focus on the needs of the people living at the communities. It's all about the money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees at the communites and stop bullying them. Hire better Administrators. The business should be about the residents you serve and not about how much money you can make.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a time investment, be ready to make it if you want to advance

    Executive Director (Current Employee)

    ProsCorporate support within certain regions

    Consexpectation to live for the company as similar with many larger hospitality for profit firms

    Advice to Senior Managementseek ideas from line managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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