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Independent Group Home Living Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. "Good Company with Things to Work On"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good job for those with little to no job experience. Fulfilling to be able to help those who are unable to help themselves. Great benefit package and PTO time.

    Cons

    Lots of bickering between coworkers, management included. Upper management takes a while to respond to complaints of staff and then there was little to no changes made. Turn over rate overworks present employees. Lax call off system, overworks present employees. State mandated the raises as the company hadn't done so in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the staff that you have and you won't have to worry about turnover rates. Other agencies have more competitive wages and staff are aware. Upper management could use a better more extensive training system. Professionalism in the work place means a lot when staff are already overworked and stressed. No one deserves to be yelled at when they're trying their best to do their jobs.


  2. "IGHL"

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    Current Employee - DCC in Manorville, NY
    Current Employee - DCC in Manorville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Independent Group Home Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The individuals are the greatest part

    Cons

    The sub-par employees and management are both terrible. Turnover rate is awful.


  3. "Associate development specialist"

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    Current Employee - Wal-Mart in Riverhead, NY
    Current Employee - Wal-Mart in Riverhead, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Independent Group Home Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping the mentally challenged adults with there day to day living tasks.

    Cons

    Alot of toileting and diaper changing

    Advice to Management

    This is a very rewarding job. Love to see there faces light up with a smile knowing I am helping them get through there day.


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  5. "Management is seriously lacking"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good health benefits, decent PTO.

    Cons

    Management is only out for themselves


  6. "Needs more accountability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Independent Group Home Living full-time

    Pros

    - Affordable health insurance
    - Flexible schedules
    - Somewhat easy to move towards management
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Company gym with trainer

    Cons

    - Hard to transfer within agency if you need to accommodate a change in your schedule
    - Employees are subject to intense favoritism
    - Not all managers are necessarily educated and mature enough to deal with emotions and responsibilities while remaining professional
    - Issues with favoritism and retaliation in multiple locations


  7. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Care Giver in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Care Giver in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Independent Group Home Living part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Keeps me busy with assignments

    Cons

    None so far. Good people to work with.


  8. "Ehh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Independent Group Home Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The clients. If you like this population you will grow attached to them. A lot of extra curricular activities to get involved in. The employees who are 'good eggs' are really great people to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible. No raises in over 5 years. A lot of favoritism happens on all levels. Supervision is weak on all levels. No real opportunities to grow


  9. "Full time dcc"

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    Former Employee - DCC in Manorville, NY
    Former Employee - DCC in Manorville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Independent Group Home Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you care for are great. You become close to them all. It's rewarding. The staff you work with become family too.

    Cons

    You get mandated if the next shift doesn't show. Not enough help. Ards don't appreciate you. Pay sucks. You work holidays

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in our shoes


  10. "DCC"

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

    I worked at Independent Group Home Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - lots of benefits
    - easy to get overtime
    - bonuses
    - good job to start out in
    - rewarding field to be a part of

    Cons

    -higher-ups treat direct care workers with no respect
    -very small raise
    - work goes unappreciated most of the time
    - favoritism happens very often
    - some supervisors are very unprofessional
    - discriminatory

    Advice to Management

    Actually take the time to listen to your workers and gave them credit where it is due. Treat the workers with respect instead of bringing them down all the time.


  11. "Awesome caring place to work"

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    Former Employee - Direct Care Counselor in Middle Island, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Care Counselor in Middle Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Independent Group Home Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers as well as clients become family to you. best job I ever had. potential to move to asst. manager without education. Bonuses....

    Cons

    Some shifts require you to work till eleven pm, also if an overnighter decides to go party on a Friday night and doesn't call out before the mandatory 4 hours before their shift, you may have to stay late. still an awesome place to work

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to keep your employees. DCC's are what keeps coworkers and clients happy.



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