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A Place for Mom Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  • Lean staffing -- sometimes difficult to maintain work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Working from home is not for everyone, you need to be able to separate yourself from work (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Company in transition, not a great place to work especially for a Seattle based position."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good and smart people mostly. Good work life balance. The company really helps families and individuals in time of their need.

    Learnt a lot and enjoyed working with some really smart people. I had access to all the tools I needed to work in terms of data and software applications. The software development teams were professional and great to work with. Teams worked well cross-functionally and to a common purpose.

    Cons

    The company recently got acquired by two private equity firms and the jobs and the center of equilibrium is for now moving to Austin and then who knows where.

    The IT group is divided into two with one part managed by the CIO and the other by the CMO with the latter team in Austin. Does not make sense at all and screams of a major problems. Jobs have been moving to Austin and frankly the outlook for the Seattle office looks bleak. If you are looking at positions in Seattle then think twice.

    I think it would be a good place to work if you are looking for positions in the Austin office. There are a bunch of smart people there. However, I am unsure of how things will evolve with the new owners.

    There is a huge difference in culture between Austin and Seattle and the two offices almost seem to be in competition. I think this could have been completely avoided unless this was done with a specific outcome in mind. Other bigger organizations manage to successfully work with multiple offices globally so not sure why a much smaller organization cannot do it. Maybe Seattle is getting too expensive and talent is cheaper in Austin. Who knows...

    Moral of the story is avoid this place if you are in Seattle and want to live here.


  2. "Pretty good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, lots of autonomy in job

    Cons

    Job can vary greatly depending on supervising manager

    Advice to Management

    Promote managers from within

    A Place for Mom Response

    Oct 19, 2017 – VP Brand Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the flexible schedule and autonomy. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we're doing and what we can improve upon.... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Honestly, I'm not sure what the title should be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Organization continues to grow with consumer needs.
    Beautiful view from corporate office

    Cons

    After working for APFM for 3 1/2 years my supervisor did not acknowledge my last day. I gave a lot of myself to the company and position, so this was hurtful. This speaks volumes about my supervisor.
    Cut bonuses this year.

    Advice to Management

    Require annual Manager training.
    Top leadership should spend more time in the field with employees to better understand what is really happening and needed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time

    Pros

    Great helping families in need.

    Cons

    work/life balance was not balanced at end/micromanaging


  5. Helpful (2)

    "High pressure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time

    Pros

    Work from home is plus.

    Cons

    Very high pressure and lots of oversight


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Living Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time

    Pros

    it allows to work from home

    Cons

    difficult to pressure families who were not ready


  7. Helpful (4)

    "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at A Place for Mom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home no drive to work

    Cons

    Pay was not that good and hours really varied

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A Place for Mom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working relationship with colleagues.

    Cons

    Overburdening RSMs with massive volumes of exception data.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Always changing SOP's, lack of communication, lack of tools to be successful


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work from Home"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Resource Coordinator in Remote, OR
    Current Contractor - Senior Resource Coordinator in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A Place for Mom as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from Home; Make your own schedule

    Cons

    Hard to get the required 20 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a better system to get hours


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