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First Home Care Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Home Care part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Online note submission was not available during my time there.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Tricked out of unemployment."

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    Current Employee - Community Support Worker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Community Support Worker in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home
    Flexibility
    Helping others
    Mileage reimbursement

    Cons

    Make you use paid time off for Holidays
    Emphasis on making money instead of helping others
    Encouraged employees to commit fraud in order to avoid being fired
    Only care about making money
    Extremely high turn over rate
    Being a CSW makes you the bottom of the totem pole in this company. Dealing with the majority of CBI workers as a CSW was an absolutely terrible experience. Many view the CSWs as being beneath them, will bill on days they know the CSW is scheduled for, many do not keep the CSW updated on the case and when it's time for CBI to discharge they will often tell the CSW maybe a week before.
    Communication among a consumer's team members (CBI, CBI Therapist, Therapist) is atrocious. Even though we are on the same team, working towards the same goal of helping the consumer, there is a constant competition among the team for hours.
    PLEASE DON'T WORK FOR FHC!!! I was unemployment and during the interview this job sounded wonderful. However, that is not the case. I wish I would have stayed on unemployment and found a different job with a company that is not corrupt and actually cares about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people and not robots. Basic human decency goes a long way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing, yet complex"

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    Former Employee - Community Support Worker in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Community Support Worker in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at First Home Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility
    Work Hours
    Clinically challenging
    Co-worker Cohesion

    Cons

    Too much paperwork
    Demanding Supervisors
    Very Little support in the field

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the field workers and appreciate them


  4. "First Home Care"

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

    Pros

    This was my first actual job doing billing. They gave me the opportunity to work in all the phases of the billing process. The people they were great I wish I could've stayed.

    Cons

    Too many people in one room.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good.


  5. "overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Home Care full-time

    Pros

    Very Flexible, you really get to impact lives

    Cons

    There are too many cliqs and benefits are not suitable for families, also worst place for parking you will spend around 300+ a month

    Advice to Management

    treach all employees the same level of respect


  6. "Unrealistic Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Family Centered Specialist
    Former Employee - Family Centered Specialist

    I worked at First Home Care full-time

    Pros

    Salaried position
    Supervision was excellent
    Offered cell phone stipend and mileage reimbursement

    Cons

    Not paid for all worked hours which leads to burn out
    Unrealistic expectations of staff
    Pay cuts as a result of clients lack of commitment

    Advice to Management

    Compensate in home workers more fairly. Offer paid holidays (without deducting from PTO), offer wellness days.


  7. "community support worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work for a core service agency in which you can build positive relationships with service providers throughout the city.

    Cons

    Limited upward movement, low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough computers for employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    weekly supervision for all employees.

    Cons

    No office space for employees.


  9. "CBI Case Manager"

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

    Pros

    You can work with children if you love children

    Cons

    You may get a grungy supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Check the professionalism of your supervisors


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and you can telecommuter.

    Cons

    Pay and longevity is questionable due to a persons skills


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