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Goodwin House Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwin House part-time

    Pros

    You get paid ten dollars

    Cons

    annoying residents, not experienced managers, no tips


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place if you want to make a difference!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwin House full-time

    Pros

    Work is meaningful, benefits are great, and the company values and mission align with my own.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but the benefits make up for it. Tuition assistance is helpful.

  3. "No concern for patient safety"

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    Current Employee - Charge Nurse in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Charge Nurse in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwin House full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only pro. Good healthcare and tuition reimbursement once you work there long enough. Otherwise, they expect far too much for very little. Staffing ratios are outrageous, especially considering how much residents pay to live there.

    Cons

    No concern for safety of patients. Overworked nurses and aids. Staffing ratios for patient to professional nurse runs between 20-40 patients per nurse. Aides are expected to care for 10 high risk patients while cooking and cleaning the unit.

    Advice to Management

    Hire. When staff is insufficient, admin should be in to help as needed. Don't make drastic changes without a real plan that involves nursing staff.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked and under paid"

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

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

    Pros

    Get employee meals at $3, and the food is really good! But watch out! you'll put on weight.

    Cons

    Where to start, there is constant pressure from upper management to do the impossible. Expect to do the work of 3 people for the pay of one. Not a whole lot of upwards mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Re-distribute tasks.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Feeling appreciated; staff really works together; at least from my perspective, not a politically charged office; encouraged, and for some employees, opportunities to improve oneself (English classes, etc) are available.

    Cons

    Pay. I believe it's a variable of the industry.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Outdated Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse work environment, and family -oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low wages, outdated policies, processes, and management culture. Inconsistent processes and policies.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages to attract new talent with fresh ideas and focus on implementing changes to re-brand.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "worst place ever"

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    Former Employee - Dining Server in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Dining Server in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodwin House part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid time off if you work for the company for a long enough period of time. Some of the residents are also nice.

    Cons

    no work life balance, low wage, not a lot of hours, disrespect from management.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "nurse"

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

    Pros

    Happy residents, clean environment, lots of activities, hardworking healthcare staff

    Cons

    Dishonest management, policies either don't exist or aren't followed.

    Advice to Management

    They did give me a lot of experience, and the facilities are beautiful. The staff works very hard to make residents happy, and the maintenance people are superb. However, the management is very dishonest. For example, they had a lot of paperwork for nurses, but swore it was all state or federal requirement. When I found out some of it wasn't, I tried to get it dropped, but they refused, even though it meant double or triple charting things. Also, most policies aren't written down, or if they are, they aren't followed, so they will throw you under the bus and cite 1) a policy you didn't know about, 2) a policy they are just now creating because nothing is written down, or 3) a policy that is not actually followed, the management actually tells you not to follow (and they will deny that) or that wasn't humanly possible to follow. If management changes, they have a great facility in place.