LifeStation

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LifeStation Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.6 14 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

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Stanley Oppenheim

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Warm culture; company works hard to take care of its customers

    Monitoring Center Dispatcher (Current Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsImpressive top quality benefits, which are very affordable. I'm inspired by the company's mission of taking care of seniors. Work/life balance is good for a company with such growth.
    -smart, fun colleagues
    -product saves lives and customers are very appreciative
    -managers open to employees who have ambition. Very easy to climb the ladder if you make an effort.

    ConsIt's a growing company. That's not necessarily a con, but each year the company has to evolve and improve processes/departments that sometimes strain due to growth and added employees. Still, the pros more than outweigh any cons. I'm proud to work at this amazing company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is doing well and growing. More team building events like they have been doing recently...help build friendships with more employees.

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

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    Great experience so far

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsI really love the environment; although it is corporate there is a family feel. I love the fact that they promote within and that the training is so in depth. The benefits are the best and managers (from my experience) ask for feedback which is a great thing. Overall the feel is very collaborative.

    ConsPay, and departments can feel very disconnected sometimes like a hierarchy

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue doing what you're doing; I'm very happy so far.

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

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    Dispatcher (Current Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsIts full time and permanent

    ConsThe pay is ridiculously low and the health insurance is ridiculously high. They only have either single or family plans. You would need to be married with 15 kids to make the dollar amount make sense. When you only make about $400 a week, paying over $100 a week for a family plan is a huge stretch. They do not offer a single parent plan. Why not?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsBeautiful facility in Union, NJ. The best part about this company is the mission. All of the employees truly play an important role in helping to save lives. Company is growing and is open to feedback from employees. They provide very thorough training and expect a great deal of commitment from the employees. The benefits are exceptional and extremely affordable. The compensation is average, with a great performance review process allowing employees to get recognized for a job well done.

    ConsThe company has had some "growing pains" but still tries to put the needs of their employees and business first. More formal systems and additional opportunities for training would be helpful. The management team would benefit from being more empowered by senior management. The culture and turnover is a result of employees who are not a fit for this company. Employees who strive to perform and succeed will surely do so here!

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your middle management team to make decisions and help to strengthen the structure of the company. Set up more internal management trainee programs to allow entry-level employees long term development plans.

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

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    Great Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsState of the art facility, clean and organized. HR is exceptional. Management looks to promote individuals from within and looks for every opportunity for upstanding employees to succeed, which is not usual for a company. The environment is friendly, corporate and most working here are very passionate and have longevity here. There is no micro managing amongst managers. Great work/life balance. Benefits are outstanding, even with the healthcare reform rollout.

    I've worked at several other companies and the professionalism, eye for detail and work/life balance is the best I've experienced.

    ConsLocation is convenient, but not a desirable location.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is great. They really have an eye for the bigger picture and value their employees more than anyone reviewing here seems to think.

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

    LifeStation Human Resources responded to this review

    Apr 28, 2014

    We appreciate your support and comments. The company continues to work hard to support the growth and development of our employees and business.
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    A disaster of epic proportions.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsSome nice employees there to commiserate with. Easy commute if one lives in Essex County. Personally, however, I would never advise anyone I cared for to work here.

    ConsLifeStation might as well be called DeathSentence. The main cons are:

    - MGMT (unqualified)
    - High turnover (no surprise)
    - Structure (there is none)
    - Co. culture (high school)

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    LifeStation Human Resources responded to this review

    Apr 28, 2014

    We are sorry to read the content of your review. If you are still a current employee, we encourage you to seek out the support of Human Resources or another member of management to address your ... More
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    Awful place to work.....avoid like the plague!

    (Current Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsThe location is easily accessible from Parkway South. The office building is quite nice.

    ConsEverything else. Place is mismanaged and most of the staff is miserable, or at the very least, very unhappy. Very unorganized. HR tries to paint a nice picture, but when you settle into your role you quickly realize what you've gotten yourself into, and it's not something positive. Most EE's are seeking better employment opportunities. If LifeStation tries to recruit you, RUN in the other direction, seriously. Within three months of working here, you will be depressed and will want to quit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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    Eh.

    Call Center Representative (Former Employee) Union, NJ

    Pros- Weekly pay and benefits
    - Nice break rooms and smoking area
    - Training is looooooong
    - Easy commute in car or public transit
    - Nice perks (gift cards, bbq's, parties, etc.)
    - Some employees are friendly and helpful
    - High call volume almost all of the time

    ConsIt was like high school all over again, but not in a good way. And like a previous person posted, if you show any signs of individuality, you get snuffed out of the door.

    - Supervisors/Leads lack basic managerial/inter-personal skills

    ** A "lead" AND "trainer" told me to handle an alarm a certain way, and the shift "supervisor" chewed me out (not the lead or trainer who have 'yrs of experience') because it was handled wrong**

    - I repeat, HORRIBLE Management.
    - Typical office politics and favoritism
    - Training is looooooong and dull, until you get on the floor for hands-on . .
    - But even then you're trained by employees who don't know how to properly train people
    - Way too many loop holes in the system
    - HIGH turnover rate. I'd say 3 out of 5 people don't even make it out of training

    Basically, breathe the wrong way, look at a supervisor the wrong way, be yourself and you're fired.

    Be wary of your attire. It is "business professional" to some, but they'll allow fish nets and mini-skirts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a management team that knows the business and cares about the business, not their personal "gains" which are not even business related

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely Short

    Dispatcher (Former Employee) Union, NJ

    ProsState of the art building and equipment.

    ConsDoes not allow you to complete six week training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the facility's training room before sending new employees out to do a job they are not fully equipped to handle.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growth, Change, and Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRoom to grow, excellent health benefits and 401K, job security, beautiful new facility.

    ConsAlthough I understand the need for a business professional dress code at this type of company, it would be nice to have some casual dress days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate and listen to the employees. The company continues to grow and make progress. All of the employees are sharing in the success.

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

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