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Updated November 15, 2017
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Cedar Crest Village Executive Director Louis W. Varella
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  1. "physical therapist"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Crest Village part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The residents in this community are wonderful people.

    Cons

    Administration tends to be uninvolved with the staff.


  2. "CNA"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Pompton Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - CNA in Pompton Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Crest Village full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Resident are professional easy going, nice, good conversation.

    Cons

    11-7;30 shift to much taffic at that time 7 am is better

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Nightmare at Mountainview Gardens"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Crest Village part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lovely campus
    Close to stores
    Very nice residents
    Coworkers can become friends

    Cons

    Terrible management of SNF & ALF neighborhoods by cliques of paranoid and incompetant upper administraton. Favoritism runs rampant. The nursing administration openly treated nurses as her enemy and made up policies to get rid of staff with writeups. Many people didn't even know there were fictitious write-ups in their files until it was too late. Poor nursing education - blank papers frequently handed out and staff told to sign. One manager was found giving fulltime jobs to brand new employees instead of allowing all qualified employees to apply. HR was notified and it stopped for a few months and then started up again. HR routinely refused to address complaints and usually notified administration with the details and reporting employee's name. Compliance line was not confidential and retribution is guaranteed.
    The ALF families complain that they don't get calls back from the manager. Many of the ALF residents can't safely manage in there but don't get moved to a higher level of care. The nurses don't know the regulations and the med techs are not supervised.
    The SNF neighborhoods have many blanks on the MARs and TARs. Multiple meds don't get handed out and treatments are SIGNED for and not done. Male nurses are given preferential assignments and are not held accountable for poor care.
    Controlled drugs have disappeared on several occasions and reports were not made to local authorities or DEA.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate the high turnover of staff at Mountainview Gardens and have the executive director talk to the employees, one on one.


  4. "HS"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cedar Crest, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cedar Crest, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Crest Village full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None would never recommend anyone to work or permit a loved one to take up residence in this place.....

    Cons

    What a con job these people pull...?

    Advice to Management

    Re-organize.....


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Wait Staff/Peer Trainer in Pompton Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Wait Staff/Peer Trainer in Pompton Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cedar Crest Village part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wait staff managers are pretty nice
    Co-workers are nice

    Cons

    The company should do more to promote/help recent grads move up in the company, in addition to giving a scholarship. The scholarship should be offered to everyone, not just people who started working there in their junior year of high school.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate makes bold changes with their head in the clouds


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Middle Management Position"

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    Former Employee - Home Support Office Manager in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Home Support Office Manager in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cedar Crest Village full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    5 Minute commute from home.
    Nice landscaping.
    Wonderful residents.

    Cons

    I held a middle management position for 3.5 yrs. I was used as the clean up manger to rid the department of dead weight. While there I improved training of new staff members and met budget guidelines. I was even asked to provide feedback on corporate computer programs. I received great reviews at each work anniversary and our department, Home Support, was recognized by corporate leaders for outstanding performance in scheduling and consistency. I went from golden child with great reviews to "failed employee" in two point five seconds when budget cuts came around.
    From glowing reviews to action plan with no verbal warnings, no written warnings, and weekly meetings in Human Resources. The most astonishing part of the whole last 8 months of my employment all the while I was being scrutinized and set up to fail, I was completing the role of office manager and weekend scheduler, technically covering the workflow of 2 employees.
    The same week that I was let go, several other middle/upper managers were also let go. Cedar Crest does not care about it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect.
    Follow the correct process of verbal and written warnings before you permanently tarnish an reliable and caring employee's work record, if and only if the employee truly deserves it.
    Be honest during budget cuts, give the employee the opportunity to transfer to another property instead tarnishing their work record.
    A note to HR leaders and workers, when you see and are asked to participate in setting a fellow employee up to fail, have some self respect and speak up for the employee being raked over the coals.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Prep to Line Cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook
    Current Employee - Line Cook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cedar Crest Village full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Promoted after receiving first review for showing skill.
    Chefs are easy to work with.
    Full-time is practically a guarantee when working in most departments.
    Benefits are excellent, and the 401k is okay.

    Cons

    Incompetent workers are never disciplined or encouraged to do better.
    Good employees get routinely overworked and underappreciated.
    Corporate makes bold decisions without ensuring staff are prepared

    Advice to Management

    Check with the departments that are going to be affected by changes you plan before you make them. It helps to insure that everyone is on board.
    Just listen to the little guys once in a while. It goes a long way to be sure

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Simple Job made for students"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cedar Crest Village part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great student program. Flexible Schedule.

    Cons

    Not a large hourly rate and little room for growth. Job is hard keep in the long run if money is important to you

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized and give us ability to work up our hourly rate.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Student Waiter"

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great for students in high school / college, not as demanding as most waitstaff jobs.

    Cons

    Sometimes residents are very slow, working with elderly, 10 cent raise per year


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great starting job, but dumb co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Waiter
    Former Employee - Waiter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cedar Crest Village part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Decent pay
    -Extra shifts always available
    -The residents have great stories from the 40s and onward

    Cons

    -The students who work here are incompetent and uneducated.
    Proof: Look at other reviews, not one of them can spell words.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire any and everybody; solve this problem by testing potential employees with a 4th grade spelling test first.


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