The Washington Home

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well known not-for-profit trying to turn itself around

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Home

    Pros

    Great employees
    Competitive salaries
    Good benefits
    Compassionate environment

    Cons

    Significant financial problems
    Quirky Board of Directors
    Unstable executive management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors need to figure out what direction they want to take the organization and put an executive management team in place to execute a strategy

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best to not take anything personally. Keep the good, forget the rest.

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Nurse in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Home

    Pros

    Excellent earned time off according to years of experience, not just years with the company. Team can be very supportive and fun to work with. When upper management that was causing lots of upheaval they finally fired the CEO. That was after I left but heard things got better.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate changes that directly effect staff until the very last minute, leaving everyone in the lurch and thrown into emergency mode unnecessarily. Staff can be quite gossipy and regular day staff can be cliquish, depending on their mood. CNAs may not be as helpful as you'd hope for, depending on if they "like" you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on supporting your staff, not just the drama that goes on in upper management. Yes, you have a responsibility to make money but first responsibility is to keep the business do you have. Never underestimate word-of-mouth business promotion in a small town like DC. You only get that through good team work. Last but not least- COMMUNICATE!

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    Overall I have learned a lot from the company and became knowledgable in the Hospice field.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Home

    Pros

    The facility is very nice and the patients are cared for. Managers expect you to work independently, which I appreciate.

    Cons

    No room for growth, no paid holidays, management does not face issues directly and at times has a non confrontational approcah.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience but disapointed at the end

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Home

    Pros

    Great co-workers, when gossip doesn't mess up everything. Lovely residents.

    Cons

    large residents loads, no increase in pay after evaluations; no possibility of advancament unless you have a strong connexion in the house; does not encourage employees to further their education or give them a position after graduation. Very frustrating to have to work/stick with a company for years when going to school and then hear at the end,''thank you but you have to leave now and comme back when you have at least two years experience under your belt''.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a better work environment by allowing employees to grow in the company.

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