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Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Housekeeper"

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    Current Employee - Housekee in Otterbein, Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Housekee in Otterbein, Warren, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The residents really motivate me to do a good job every single day.

    Cons

    Not enough staff so it can get really stressful and also the pay .

    Advice to Management

    They are helpful


  2. "Wouldn't Work There Again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers usually exhibited great teamwork.

    Cons

    Low pay, little teamwork from management, low staff at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Help out your nurses of they are drowning in work.

  3. "My experience is okay here but definitely irritating that management doesn't listen to the needs of the aides."

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    Current Employee - STNA in Gahanna, OH
    Current Employee - STNA in Gahanna, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very relaxed environment, and everyone is very friendly. The setting isn't so much of 'nursing home' but feels like it is their actual home so you definitely get to know your elders very well.

    Cons

    Since it is a laid back environment employees get away with a lot of things that they shouldn't get away with. Also the pay is by experience, which sucks that it doesn't matter if you work harder than someone else. Again, management doesn't listen very well to the needs of the aides.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your staff is telling you about your employees. We are working with them on the floor and you guys are not.


  4. "Sous chef"

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Lebanon, OH
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Lebanon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic management learning experience
    Large company with opportunities to grow
    Lots of creative freedom as a chef

    Cons

    Upper management can be secretive and condisending at times
    Long hours and long days as a manager

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible
    Never sacrifice resident care and happiness to try and save money
    Retaining good employees is just as important as hiring good employees
    Just because someone is good at their job doesn't mean you can depend on them for everything


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lebanon, OH
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lebanon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management does great to make everyone feel involved.

    Cons

    Pay is below market rate.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monclova, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monclova, OH

    I worked at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free meals, residents and their families

    Cons

    Lazy, unprofessional co-workers causing too much drama and full of lies, rumors and gossips; poor management

    Advice to Management

    Do not be too lenient and hire responsible, willing to be held accountable and eager to learn individuals. Hard working and committed employees will continually leave because of their lazy and unprofessional partners.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Thoroughly Check Out Where You Are Leaving Your Loved Ones"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Pemberville, OH
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Pemberville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They serve excellent food to all of the residents. There seemed to be a lot of extra activities and trips for the residents to participate in. They typically do a large Christmas program that includes the residents participation.

    Cons

    They are not flexible with an employees hours at all. I worked Monday through Friday and was not permitted at all to take a day off, even with notice. I could not accumulate sick time or vacation time, nor could I take a day off without pay. If I did take a day off, which I was forced to because my son was ill, I even had a doctor's note, I was wrote up for each day I was off and accumulated points. Whether I was ill or not, I ALWAYS went to work. That is how I was brought up.

    Advice to Management

    There is such a big turn over rate at the community I worked. I have worked for the past 30 years of my life and have never worked at such a non-flexible place of employment. I always received excellent reviews for my work and performance, yet no matter how much notice I would give I was not permitted to take one day off without getting written up.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Otterbein Lebanon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers give you space and trust in your abilities. Consistent work schedule. Free lunch everyday. Fellow employees are pretty nice for the most part. Residents are great and a pleasure to be around. Plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Management expects way too much on a daily basis. Have to stay late many days to get everything done on the days schedule. Pay is not very good for the amount of work that is expected. Lots of employee turnover. No room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make changes according to the ones who actually do the work. If you want to solve the problem of employee turnover then start paying them a better wage, very simple.


  9. "Truly Faith-based"

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

    I have been working at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices full-time

    Pros

    if you desire to be part of a faith-based healthcare ministry- this is for you! Very caring environment and culture. Senior leadership very engaged and supportive.

    Cons

    There are no cons - it is still healthcare with all the stressors that we deal with everyday.


  10. "STNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, OH

    I have been working at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere is nice and there are very nice caring coworkers. The residents that you take care of are appreciative of your help. The company also gives you a free lunch or reimbursement if you work a late shift. They often do employee appreciation cookouts.

    Cons

    The pay is on the low end of the scale and the positions are understaffed making it very stressful due to the number of residents you are expected to care for.


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