The Washington Home
3.2 of 5 4 reviews
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Well known not-for-profit trying to turn itself around

Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The Washington Home

ProsGreat employees
Competitive salaries
Good benefits
Compassionate environment

ConsSignificant financial problems
Quirky Board of Directors
Unstable executive management

Advice to Senior ManagementBoard 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

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

Nurse (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The Washington Home

ProsExcellent 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.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Washington Home

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

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

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Good experience but disapointed at the end

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Washington Home

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

Conslarge 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 Senior ManagementPromote a better work environment by allowing employees to grow in the company.

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