ResCare
2.4 of 5 179 reviews
www.rescare.com Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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ResCare President, CEO, and Director; President, Community Services Group Ralph G. Gronefeld Jr.

Ralph G. Gronefeld Jr.

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26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "You get to make a difference in someone's life"
    in 6 reviews
  • "The clients and feeling satisfied you are making a difference in someones life"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "No raises - minimum wage is what you get"
    in 25 reviews
  • "We spend so much time and energy training direct care staff but management is just pushed into a general direction and told to have at it"
    in 8 reviews
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Great place

QSA (Former Employee)
Gaithersburg, MD

I worked at ResCare full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat team Members and great management

ConsNone, as longs as you do your job, everything is fine

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the lower workers right!

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Its only okay leaving much to be desired in a job or career.

Case Manager (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at ResCare full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible hours and create your own schedule, nice co-workers and you are helping others while doing your job each day.

Conslack of training and clear expectations, the pay is low, few opportunies for advancement, unrealisitic work load for time and pay,

Advice to Senior ManagementMy suggestion(s) would be as follows, keep a closer watch of how your empoyees are being treated by other upper and middle management. The benefits and pay are quite low it would be wise to look around at what other companies that do the same thing pay their employees and what the work load is like.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Growing Pains

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ResCare

ProsNot micro-managing. Encourage creativity. Decent pay and benefits.

ConsIt's a new project and they are definitely experiencing growing pains and a large number of turnovers.

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Home Health Care needs to Care more

Personal Care Worker (Current Employee)
Albany, GA

I have been working at ResCare full-time for less than a year

ProsIt is easy to become hired as a Personal Care Assistant.

ConsManagement of local office needs more cohesive management.
Not enough hours for current employees, yet trying to hire more.
Clients do not fully understand what the duties of the Personal Care Assistants do and do not consist of.

Advice to Senior ManagementCoordinators need more training.
Personal Care Assistants need more and ongoing training.
Clients need to be better informed of what duties the Personal Care Assistants will do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Clinical Supervisor

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ResCare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLoved the people in the office I worked with and really loved my clients.

ConsCorporate is cutting corners and making it impossible to have nay kind of work / life balance. No raises for management since I started working there 4 years ago.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to take care of your people. You can not work your management staff into the ground and still expect top performance.

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

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It has it's pros and cons

Personal Care Worker (Former Employee)
Eau Claire, WI

I worked at ResCare part-time for more than a year

Pros- most of the clients you get are pretty nice
- they're willing to work around your schedule if you are currently going to school
- they reimburse you for traveling (although they pay you by the amount of time it takes you to get there not by miles)
- gain some experience (if you want some basic experience for the future then this would be a good place to start)

Cons- organization is kinda bad
- little pay compared to other companies
- even if you have a CNA certification they put you as a PCW (you get paid less even though you will most likely end up doing some CNA work)

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe it was just the one location that I worked at but it was not very well organized - so some improvements there would be beneficial. And increase the pay for the employees especially the CNAs and PCWs because they do a lot of work but get paid so little.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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AmAzing Company!! Amazing People!!

Lead Career Services Consultant (Current Employee)
Lompoc, CA

I have been working at ResCare full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe Project I worked for was very well run by the Management Team. Great structure, philosophy, and working environment. Everyone feels like a large family.

ConsLittle room for growth as our project is some distance away from other projects. Employees don't come and go very often which doesn't allow for much growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work that you are doing, we love the passion that you share for your employees and project.

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

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Loved my co-workers in the nursing dept, loved taking care of the residents and getting to know them as individuals.

Lpn (Former Employee)

I worked at ResCare full-time for more than a year

ProsTaking care of the clients, job flexibility in my department, amazingly caring supervisor, plenty of time for paperwork and loved that my department was a "family".

ConsThe only con was it just didn't pay enough at the time I worked there otherwise I had a great experience as a nurse.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the DSP's, they can make or break ya and they get put through the ringer sometimes. They are the first line of communication for a lot of clients and the majority of them deserve a raise.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nothing more than a paycheck

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ResCare

Pros* You get a paycheck
* You get to help those who need you most (the clients)

Cons* No incentives for staff - of any kind
* Benefits are terrible
* No 401 K match
* No raises - minimum wage is what you get
* Unless you’re at corporate level where they win new cars, and big bonuses
* It’s a job…not a career!
*Would not recommend this company to anyone

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

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Rollercoaster

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Charleston, WV

I have been working at ResCare full-time for more than 10 years

ProsResCare has a great mission and a great cause

ConsAgencies that are profitable see little return and all the money goes out to corporate

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the agencies, benefits need improved such as 401k and tuition reimbursement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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