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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society President and CEO David J. Horazdovsky
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance and PTO accrual is sufficient (in 7 reviews)

  • I loved that it was a faith-based organization that encouraged devotional time every day (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs a lot of work (in 9 reviews)

  • pay does not keep up with cost of living (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "It was a very positive caring enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Prescott, AZ
    Former Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Caring staff
    Opportunities for advancement
    Staffing worked hard to keep all shifts fully staffed

    Cons

    Some management issues but overall a supportive enviroment

    Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Social Media Coordinator - Workforce

    We appreciate your kind words, and wish you the best in your future endeavors.


  2. "Loved my department"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Services in Mohall, ND
    Former Employee - Environmental Services in Mohall, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The department I worked in was very organized. Loved working with the elderly

    Cons

    Upper management sucked. They took advantage of their good workers.

  3. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - Caregiver, CNA in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Caregiver, CNA in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, great staff, fun residents, good pay, and schedule flexibility

    Cons

    I really cant think of any!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding to see how dedicated our employees are in their desire to provided personalized care and services to seniors. Our managers and employees work together and have a Can-Do attitude even when the challenges are great, and there isn't enough time in a day to get everything accomplished. So rewarding to see resident's smiles, and the connections to the community.

    Cons

    We are faced with obstacles in reimbursement and cultural attitudes of people in our communities that "nursing homes" are not the desired place of care. We need more employees and community members and legislators to support our efforts as we provide our mission focused services.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to streamline documentation systems so that employees can spend more time with our seniors.

    Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Social Media Coordinator - Workforce

    Your words of advice are truly ones we take to heart, as time spent with residents and seniors is at the core of what we do. Thank you for your review .


  5. "Activities Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Activities Assistant in Peoria, AZ
    Former Employee - Activities Assistant in Peoria, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing boss and team.

    Cons

    Low pay and not always being heard over complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Please fight for a living wage for your employees. As hard as the employees work they really should be paid more.


  6. "Caring and safe work environment"

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    Current Employee - Director of Senior Living in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Senior Living in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company cares about their employees! You can live your faith out loud and truly care for the residents, not just the bottom line

    Cons

    None at all. Absolutely wonderful company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with technology.


  7. "Director of Nursing"

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    Current Employee - Director of Nursing in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Nursing in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training with support from corporate level. The mission statement is carried out daily.

    Cons

    State and federal regulations are so hard to keep up wih. This is just part of the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with what's happening on the floor.

    Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – Social Media Coordinator - Workforce

    Thanks for your recommendation. We love hearing from employees who love the work that they do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No accountability"

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

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Faith based mission, but doesn't hold enough weight anymore and isn't enough to offset poor management & decisions.

    Cons

    Too many VP's with higher than average salaries who make decisions that low paid employees need to carry out while being short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Take a pay cut. Accept accountability.


  9. "Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society part-time

    Pros

    Always able to pick up extra shifts

    Cons

    Frequently short staffed but doable

    Advice to Management

    Hire new people to replace the college students before the college students leave so they have time to train.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianola, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had corporate guidance, high profits so gave more to staff than most places.

    Cons

    Management didn't have any back bone. Didn't deal with problems proactively, no room to grow at facility

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff,


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