Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers

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Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great i loved the environment and staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was nice, you got to go on outings with the clients, the training was awesome and informative.

    Cons

    It was hard for me to balance school, home life, and the stress of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more opportunities for advancement especially when half of the staff are in school furthering their education. There should be an opportunity for those who still want to work for the company post graduation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Needed work but difficult and lack of support and resources from upper management

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Milan, MI
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Milan, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Your work is greatly needed and appreciated by co workers. As a rehabilitation assistant, you work directly with the individuals most in need and this can be a very rewarding experience. For the most part, others who choose to do this work are also willing to help others and overall co workers created a great support network, which is greatly needed in this field.

    Cons

    Felt overall as a company there wasn't much attention paid to not only the clients but also the workers who spend everyday supporting the clients. There wasn't a lot of attention paid to changing or improving the state of living for these individuals-at least in the home I worked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more resources and outside activities to involve the clients in the community and expand their horizons. Focus on your clients, this is what your whole company should be about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to work, nothing special

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has reasonably generous benefit package, especially the 401k plan. They will repeatedly talk about it, so much so that I seriously think they get money back on the side, because they practically answer the phone babbling about the 401k program. Reasonable raises, company picnic. RAs get paid to do things like go to the movies or shopping. Depends on your position, but you can get flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Generally no upward mobility unless you are in management. Senior management constantly self-promotes each other, meaning they will announce they have a new title and higher pay, to do the same thing they did before. There is an "in club" of popular managers and specialists, and generally everyone else's opinions are ignored. Blatant rudeness and disrespect for RAs and any employee who does not have lots of letters after their name on their business card. RAs are blamed for everything. Every now and again they like to make a political statement and go on a mass firing spree which is always targeted towards RAs. Lots of chest thumping from senior management.

    The worst part is really how some of the clients are treated. Remember, this is a for-profit operation here, and you don't make money by sending people home and telling them they're cured. Clients who are high functioning and battle "the system" by wanting to be sent home, don't feel they need to have their lives completely controlled, or in any way uncooperative are designated "behavioral" and are sent to houses with even more restrictions, or worse, are thrown in front of a psychiatrist and medicated til they are compliant. I've seen this place break people. In some cases, it's like being accused of a crime you didn't commit and thrown in a psychiatric hospital and there's no way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the chest thumping. No one cares how many bs accreditation letters you have on your business card. Treat RAs with some dignity and respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't expect any respect here

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great mission, Opportunities for advancement, Lots of OT, clients make it feel rewarding, Benefits are great, 401k is great, a lot of available training, company functions for your family

    Cons

    Upper management,, nurses, directors, psychologists are all nightmares. They are extremely disrespectful and rude. They talk down to the RA's who are the MOST important people in Rainbow. RA's are spending all of their time and energy caring for the clients. None of the upper management would survive one day trying to do the RA job.

    They need to screen staff better. I worked with some horrible people that treated the clients very badly. When I complained to upper management, no one cared. They just hire anyone off the street and keep them no matter how bad of a job they are doing.

    They are regularly understaffed in the facilities so you will have double the workload on a regular basis.

    Most managers and nurses get irritated and/or yell if you call them with an issue. Then will yell at you if you don't call also. You can never win at this place. They will also throw you under the bus if anything goes wrong. I've seen many people get blamed for something that wasn't their fault just because management didn't want to be in trouble. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More respect for the RA's and better pay. You would have nothing if it wasn't for them busting their butts for your company. Listen to your RA's more. They know WAY more about these clients then you will ever know sitting behind your desk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  6.  

    Rainbow is a very rewarding company to work for

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    Former Employee - Residential Program Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Residential Program Manager in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rainbow is a family friendly place to work, I received excellent training in my years working there. Holiday parties, annual picnic for staff and family

    Cons

    RA should be appreciated more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front line employee they have a lot to say and they are some of your better staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tiring, but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You start at 9 an hour, but after 6 months and every year after you have a chance to increase hourly rate by .50. Scheduling is great, employees are good, and ability to move up in company.

    Cons

    Upper management, pay is less than desired for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more to show them that they mean something to you. They are the ones that are spending 24 hours a day with your clients. We all feel under valued and unappreciated, yet we're the people that you trust to run your group homes. The amount of time it takes to make it to a "living wage" at this company is crazy and I inflation makes it hard to support a family.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Some excellent people along with others that are a nightmare to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great mission. Important work. Great service to clients. Well respected in its industry.

    Cons

    Senior management was often nightmarish, rude/condescending, and refused to allocate resources while simultaneously demanding impossible results. People are often given no option but to fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the value of a more relaxed and positive corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most co workers were friendly and helpful. Extensive training. Get paid to do fun stuff like go to the movies.

    Cons

    A lot of work and responsibility for the little pay. You're told during training to call a manager or nurse about almost everything but when you do they seem to not care. Managers upset if you call on weekends or at night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers more praise for work not just criticism.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stagnant employment

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There's not much chance of being laid off, they're always looking for people, the job is paid well for the work, it's rewarding to work with people who need your help, they listen to requests to move houses if need be.

    Cons

    No real chance for upward mobility, inflexibility in hours and scheduling (at least at the house I was in), upper management did not listen to the voices of the rehab assistants in the houses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the requests, advice, and words of wisdom from the rehabilitation assistants, who are in the houses working directly and closely with the clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It turned out to be a very rewarding job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's rewarding. Scheduling is very flexible. Salaries and salary increases are significant compared to similar companies. Company is generous with holiday party and summer picnic. Extremely generous 401k matching. Good benefit program.

    Cons

    Rehabilitation assistants are extremely under appreciated by upper management. Entry level staff's opinions are not asked for nor valuable. They work the frontlines, so to speak, and should play an important role in certain circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your RAs and respect their opinions.

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