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Amica Mature Lifestyles Reviews

Updated July 4, 2017
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Amica Mature Lifestyles Chairman & CEO Samir A. Manji
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Care about you and their residents"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cook in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amica Mature Lifestyles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Days and Evening Shifts
    Clean
    Great wages
    Friendly but confident management
    Competent staff
    Uniform provided
    Big staff room with lockers

    Cons

    Mother's Day is insane but theres no extra pay (not their fault of course)
    Cater to residents who pay more or whine a lot

    Advice to Management

    Please remember to tell your staff "Good job." It won't make them work less, it will just make them feel good.


  2. "Sad state of affairs"

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    Current Employee - F/T in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - F/T in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Amica Mature Lifestyles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Residents and some staff are a joy to be around and work with.

    Cons

    Management are incompetent ,disorganized and play favourites. The new company that took over are money hungry and have sacrificed quality of care for the almighty dollar. The location in whitby is a shell of a buliding compared to what it was before. What a shame!

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to really delve into why the community used to be highly rated and where it is now and why morale and team spirit are at an all time low. Also there is a lot of incompetence at the management level including HR.

  3. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amica Mature Lifestyles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone worked really well together, management was exceptional

    Cons

    Finding a proper schedule and when people would call in sick there would be havoc trying to replace someone

    Advice to Management

    Keep having back up staff to ensure all hours are covered


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Life Enrichment coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amica Mature Lifestyles full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company for growth. Good benefits and a lot of opportunities.Generaly is a good company but with a lot of organization problems.

    Cons

    Disorganized support office.They hire you as a manager with certain role and they use you as general labour "they call it co-operation "or team work "it is not!When you do other things that belong to housekeeping,reception or dining and minimum time for the actual job in recreation (easy way to save staff salaries)this is not your dream job.If you don't feel confident about your skills you might accept that,but you can't waist your time learning nothing new because you spend time at reception etc...If you feel that you deserve better than that move on!

    Advice to Management

    Review your support office employees. Do they really support the communities?or they just hiding behind their roles ...communities need real support.


  5. "Worst care ever have no interest in caring for residents all that matters is saving money"

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    Former Employee - Care in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Care in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have nothing nice to say

    Cons

    Have nothing good to say better to just make them live in a toilet

    Advice to Management

    Can't fix stupid


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run for the hills..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amica Mature Lifestyles full-time

    Pros

    Salary is competitive
    Team and residents great
    Amica name stood for great senior living.
    We were valued as Amica employees. Prior to sale.

    Cons

    Poor employee/organizational culture
    Too many chiefs who have no true picture of what is happening beneath them

    Advice to Management

    The left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing. Since BayBridge took over, it is clear that they are not interested at all in what Amica brand stands for. They just wanted the name recognition. They are quickly bringing down the Amica name. Here's a tip..don't pretend to care what people at Amica think when your intent is just to do it your way. You are not building trust and you don't treat your employees like you want us to treat the residents. Clueless when it comes to employee culture. Focus on your employees and the rest will follow. Bigger profits doesn't mean you are doing it right.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amica Mature Lifestyles (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people. Great people. Sadly the timing and management team were not strong enough to successfully support new people with the changes taking place. That is the best way to explain.

    Cons

    Sadly the timing and management team were not strong enough to successfully support new people with the changes taking place. That is the best way to explain without sounding so negative. I was very disappointed at how it was all handled and it could have had a much better outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Support mid management and don't throw them to the Lions. Better support is needed.

  8. "Good place to work, could be a lot better with more employee support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good sarter job, pay is ok too

    Cons

    Needs better employee support programs should be in place


  9. "Great for students"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concierge
    Current Employee - Concierge
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amica Mature Lifestyles part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Manager
    - Friendly Residents and Families
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    Cons

    - Terrible Work Hours
    - Snobby Full Time Workers

    Advice to Management

    Manager is great, day nurses and other staff need to be more polite with each other.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Opinion from a RPN/PSW within Amica at Windsor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RPN/PSW in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - RPN/PSW in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amica Mature Lifestyles part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The residents and the employees. My boss whom is the Director of Care is understanding and fair and is open to new ideas. The Nurses and PSW's all work so hard and are dedicated in everything they do. The atmosphere is family oriented. We are one big family. The residents are amazing. I love every one of the residents. We share lots of laughs and joy and it truly makes my day. I was at Amica as a Student Nurse for preceptorship and I was taught by the best. Shortly after I was finished, I was offered a PSW job until I became a licenced Nurse and was hired to do both Casual RPN and Part Time PSW. This company truly helped me to grow and succeed as a person and a Nurse.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at Amica is with Nursing hours. The only position available is casual in which is not enough hours. Although I am very patient, I know summer is coming and I'm sure the hours will pick up, it's just right at this time is a little frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    To please be fair and accept new ideas from all departments. There are a lot of talented people who work at Amica who have wonderful ideas to make Amica a better living for our dearly beloveds. Just please be open minded. That's all. Other than that, keep up the wonderful work you do everyday. It is much appreciated.


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