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Companions & Homemakers Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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Linda J. Grigerek
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  1. "Care giver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Care Giver in Avon, CT
    Current Employee - Care Giver in Avon, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Companions & Homemakers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and they will work with your schedule.

    Cons

    I feel that there is NO job training whatsoever and also that Companions and Homemakers can tend to be a little flippant towards the client. They just want to fill the job with warm bodies and sometimes they really don't care who they are putting where and that trickles into how they treat the care givers as well.

    Advice to Management

    You should offer more training to your care givers and pay a higher wage. If you paid a higher wage, you would get better quality workers and people who would be more committed.


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Companions & Homemakers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working for Companions and Homemakers for almost 2 years and find the environment challenging and exciting as we in the process of huge growth and changing culture. All those I work with and manage have respect for each other and one goal in common and that is the care of our clients. Each employee here is given great benefits, training and responsibilities that allow for upward movement.

    Cons

    There are very few cons but perhaps the main con would be that we are growing and need more exceptional employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Caregiver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Hamden, CT
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Hamden, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Companions & Homemakers part-time

    Pros

    I have worked for Companions since 2010. I could only wish this company was around when my mother was ill and need assistance. The caregivers are assigned to a client they believe will be a good match. If you're working for this company or another like it, you need to be the type of person that is caring and compassionate. You just have to like people. I have had a number of clients and create a bond between my client and myself. These are really people that want to feel cared for and sometimes feel upset they can't do everything they use to. It's up to us to encourage and remind them of everything they have done. The staff at the New Haven office is always so nice and accommodating. It's a pleasure to work for them.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say is when you lose a client when they pass on. They become part of your family and I know I have felt the loss. I miss them all.


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  5. "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Pca in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Pca in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Companions & Homemakers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In-home care is a great way to work one-on-one with clients and get to know them personally and their families and be able to make sure their needs are met. Very rewarding job! You can work various hours that are best for you and your family. The company sees to it that you are compatible with the client .

    Cons

    Sometimes you get to attached to the client as if they are your family

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the employees can know the client better than the family and more communication with the dss worker could do wonders


  6. "lousey company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pca in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Pca in Enfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Companions & Homemakers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule you pick and choose where and when to work

    Cons

    They double book caregiver's and never tell clients if new caregiver is coming to their home

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

    Companions & Homemakers Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Director of Communications

    Dear caregiver employee- Thank you for your feedback. I am certainly concerned if this has been your regular experience in your past year + of your listed employment. I assure you this is not ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meriden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Companions & Homemakers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides a GREAT service for elderly to keep them in their homes or comfortable.

    Cons

    The upper management is sketchy and and a little under handed when dealing with employee terminations.


  8. "Homemaker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Homemaker in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Homemaker in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Housework is not my favorite thing

    Advice to Management

    Get a maid.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Line Supervisor/Manager of Office in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - First Line Supervisor/Manager of Office in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Companions & Homemakers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to help the elderly. That's one of the reasons I began working there.

    Cons

    CEO is a micro-manager. She breaths down everyone's neck. She is also not at all kind or cordial. Seems unhappy with her life and the company. Every day she is in the office (which is thankfully, not often), she brings a negative energy to work. The issue is, she also hires management that also holds the same negative attitude and micro-managing techniques. It is not anywhere where good and kind people get promoted or can move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Begin treating employees like human beings and if you are unhappy with your job, quit


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Make your own hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Companion/Homemaker in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Companion/Homemaker in Middletown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Companions & Homemakers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can pretty much make your own hours. They sometimes give you clients close to your location.

    Cons

    Management changed all the time. I received to many phone calls for towns that were really far from where I lived. The call to these locations that were far would only be for 2 hours and the pay was so low that wouldn't even cover the cost of gas to get there and home.

    Advice to Management

    You never knew week to week who was in charge it was changing all the time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "its ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA in Berlin, CT
    Current Employee - CNA in Berlin, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Companions & Homemakers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good customer service and gets you new patients fast

    Cons

    low low pay and barely any benefits

    Advice to Management

    get it together

    Companions & Homemakers Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Dear employee- Thank you for your feedback. If you have not yet done so, I encourage you to contact our benefits department (888-844-4442) to discuss the various benefits available to you that you ... More


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