Marklund - You were either going to be there for a couple of years, or for the rest of your life! | Glassdoor
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"You were either going to be there for a couple of years, or for the rest of your life!"

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Former Employee - Therapist in Bloomingdale, IL
Former Employee - Therapist in Bloomingdale, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Marklund full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Caring for some of the most medically fragile clients with multiple disabilities. Knowing you are a positive influence in their lives and that you are making a difference. Many kind and loving staff members who have dedicated their entire lives to helping these children.

Cons

Low rate of pay, without raises for many many years. Lots of lifting and transferring, limited availability of resources for clients and for staff. Emotional toll of working with such a fragile population which sometimes involves the passing of a child, or learning the background history of the individual that may include child-abuse, exposure to drugs or alcohol in utero, etc. high turnover rates make developing a staff team environment challenging at times.

Advice to Management

Look out for your employees. Consider their safety and wellness mentally and physically. Evaluate management team, be certain that supervisory staff are fit for the job and are not abusing their power. Consider hiring staff based on ability and passion for working with the clients, not just warm bodies with the minimum level of training desired.

Other Employee Reviews for Marklund

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Better than other facilities"

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    Current Employee - CNA in Geneva, IL
    Current Employee - CNA in Geneva, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Marklund (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working as a CNA is great at Marklund. The staff to client ratio is amazing- especially compared to other facilities. The atmosphere is like a community and everyone is always willing to pitch in, even administration. Everyone truly cares about the clients and you can feel the joy when you are on campus. It's refreshing to see that everyone has an open door policy and there to support you. They offer on the job training to become a DSP which is great and something new. They also have really good benefits as well as tuition reimbursement for full time employees.

    Cons

    They aren't any I can't think of.


  2. "Best choice I've ever made"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marklund full-time

    Pros

    The clients are amazing.
    The staff works as a team to provide amazing supports and services that are unlike any other organization in the area. Bonuses are offered to direct care for picking up shifts that are hard to fill. Admin is always positive, hands on, and looking for ways to grow and improve services

    Cons

    I cannot think of any complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, keep looking for ways to maximize the greatness that is Marklund

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