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Elderwood Reviews

Updated April 4, 2018
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Pros
  • Exciting fast paced reliable workers (in 2 reviews)

  • Eldwerwood is a wonderful work place with great staff (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, fair working conditions, aloof and condescending parent company (in 3 reviews)

  • New management from corporate level to department heads are money focused and not resident focused (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elderwood full-time

    Pros

    They have always provided me with the resources needed to succeed. The ownership is accessible and the Buffalo office is in a cool location and building. I would highly recommend this company.

    Cons

    It could be more progressive and I believe they are working towards that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love working for Elderwood!"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elderwood full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growth, great staff, travel opportunities, new technologies, flexibility, training and education for staff, paid time off program, education incentives to help you go back to school.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t competitive enough for the nurses. The LPNs in nursing homes shouldn’t be paid the same as assisted living nurses. They do more work and deserve more money!

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate benefits and pay.

  3. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elderwood full-time

    Pros

    I work at corporate, so my review may be different than many of those in the facilities. While at first it may seem cold and quiet here, it's really because everyone is so hard at work! I have a great boss who is willing to go to bat for me. I really enjoy my co-workers and look forward to getting to know them better. I really like the fast-paced environment of the company. Expectations are realistic, hours are totally manageable, and PTO is looked at as a good thing - you're allowed to take it when you want (within reason) and are expected to enjoy it - refreshing compared to some other companies!

    Cons

    Culture can sometimes be a little rigid. It would be nice to have more employee-centered events or benefits. While there may be a party or two around the holidays, it is just for a select department. It is difficult to get to know those who we don't work with on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great! But make sure to not forget the "little people" who keep the business running.


  4. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Lancaster, NY
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Lancaster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elderwood part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Elderwood breeds excellent management and a code of ethics that makes me proud to be affiliated with the company. The management takes time to educate staff to better help them meet the needs of their clients.

    Cons

    None. I enjoyed all of my time working for Elderwood and hope to return in the future. The staff is very compassionate and caring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Know that you are respected and your hard work is acknowledged.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Elderwood's business model"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elderwood full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    quitting and finding a job where I received a heck of lot more respect.

    Cons

    Managements' approach:
    1. Research the best practice models and methods to increase employee retention and satisfaction.
    2. Do the opposite.
    3. Cause half your staff to quit.
    4. Fire the rest.
    5. Get Promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Your lack of compassion for both the needs of your employees and the residents is evident in high turnovers, ridiculous reprimands and write-ups, and your greedy, money driven motives. You will never retain quality employees unless you figure out why people keep quitting. Note: people don't leave good jobs. A high percentage of your employees are very unhappy.


  6. "Rn"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Lancaster, NY
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Lancaster, NY

    I have been working at Elderwood part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team work, professional atmosphere, flexible hrs

    Cons

    No cons, great place to work


  7. "ITs ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elderwood part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, easiness of job, interacting with residents.

    Cons

    Catty employees and administration not knowing what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and changing things that don't need to be fixed.

  8. "Dietary Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really enjoyed interacting with the residents

    Cons

    It is common to have 3 hour shifts only


  9. "Review Post Leaving"

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    Former Employee - Activity Leader in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Activity Leader in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elderwood part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Eldwerwood is a wonderful work place with great staff. I would never have left if it were not for school responsibilities.

    Cons

    Having to work every other weekend as an activity leader but that is part of the job and you are told upfront upon hiring

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Occupational Therapist"

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    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Hamburg, NY
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Hamburg, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Elderwood full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow staff members were great to work with and very competent. While Elderwood was owned by Bob Chur, excellent facility and residents were well taken care of.

    Cons

    New management from corporate level to department heads are money focused and not resident focused. Management at this facility in particular, does not care about any of the employees, residents or their families. The management of the therapy department have created a toxic environment. Do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all management.


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