Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

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Updated Jun 3, 2014

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    Overall, a good workplace

    Staff RN (Former Employee) Westborough, MA

    ProsDON is a consummate professional, easy to approach, shows no favoritism. There are opportunities to gain a wide range of experience.

    ConsPatient load can be overwhelming, fewer aides than needed, nurses can be very cliqueish and dismissive to those outside their circle (Charge RNs as well)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMonitor the treatment of new nurses, and more may choose to stay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to start if you don't have salary

    Staff RN (Current Employee) Whittier, CA

    Prosa small and friendly work environment-

    Consmanagement does not care about the workload of nursing staffs.
    nurses have to do lots of cna work
    please stop talking your dialects at work. that is unprofessional

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    It's a great place.

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Bradford, MA

    ProsPeople are friendly and it's a laid back environment.

    ConsThere are no cons at the moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work but don't stay there

    Nutrition Assistant (Former Employee) Bradford, MA

    ProsI liked the work that I did.

    ConsCheap, and the human resources were terrible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Horrible Place for a Health Care Professional to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Westborough, MA

    ProsThe only good reasons to work at Whittier Rehab would be that the job 1) Is VERY close to home AND 2) you can't find work anywhere else.

    ConsManagement displays a complete lack of respect toward all employees, especially nurses and other health care professionals. They have excessively restrictive HR policies for employees. Bullying and threatening to "take you off the schedule" are routinely used to get people to attend meetings, educational training and other events. Most hospitals will offer the previously mentioned events to health care workers at different days and times to allow for those who work off-shifts to attend. Whittier offers them one day, at one time, and threatens you if you don't go.

    When new nurses are hired, they are not told that they need to sign a 2-year contract that states if they leave before the contract expires, they need to pay the hospital $5000 dollars. This contract is presented to them AFTER they are hired, and are in new employee orientation!

    You also need to sign a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. This means that if you have issues with the company, like being injured on the job or harassment or being fired unfairly, you can't sue them in a court of law. Your only option is arbitration. (FYI: do some homework....over 90% of cases that go to arbitration are settled in favor of the employer). Again, you don't find out about this until after you are hired and also in new employee orientation.

    Only one health care plan is offered. It's a $4,000 deductible plan. In order to receive full-time employer contribution to the plan, you must work 40 hours per week. Most hospitals in this area consider 32 hours a week as eligibility for full-time employer contribution.

    There are serious patient care problems related to inadequate staffing. Sometimes nurses and nurses’ aide’s shifts are cancelled on them if management feels it isn't busy enough. Sometimes when staff calls in sick, little or no effort is made to get replacements, even when it is busy enough. Patients suffer for this, and it's frustrating when you don't have enough time to take care of patients in a manner that satisfies your personal standards. They are more concerned with keeping costs down than they are concerned with patient safety and quality of care. I have heard repeatedly that they will not pay overtime, even when it should be justified.

    I could go on and on and give examples of the disrespect shown to staff, but I think what I've mentioned above should be enough to give readers a clue about what they'd be up against if they worked here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow your own advice (see the Continuous Quality Improvement program), and treat your employees as customers. If you wouldn't do something to a patient or their family member, you shouldn't do it to an employee!! Think of the high turnover rate that Whittier experiences as "dissatisfied customers taking their business elsewhere."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    administrator assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice environment, people are very nice and friendly. Everybody knows everybody. There is no difference. Overall is a good place.

    ConsCommute, employees benefits, small facility,

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    amazed at the uncaring attitude and callousness of this company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit's a job and a paycheck and my hard working co-workers.

    Consdisrespect to staff
    no raises for long term employees
    no communication
    threats of termination or write ups almost weekly
    no leadership
    no loyalty or compassion toward staff or patients
    short staffing
    heavy heavy work load
    unqualified/ inexperienced staff
    no resolve of work related/ staff issues
    lowest moral i've seen in years, anywhere.

    Advice to Senior Managementwhen your loyal to your staff and treat them fairly and with respect, you get 110% back. we are people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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