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Peoplefirst Rehab Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2016

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  1. "Great Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Speech-Language Pathologist in Lincoln Park, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very professional coworkers who are very supportive.

    Cons

    none at this time to share.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Peoplefirst Rehab2013-06-18
  2. "Pta"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary competitive for comparison of other companies, cash in pto at prorated rate , use iPad for electronic medical documentation. Allowed to take iPad home for personal use .

    Cons

    Unrealistical rug levels , poor support from upper management, you are on your own for retirement benefits,Unorganized . Online module training but not subtracted from productivity

    Advice to Management

    More avocation of open door policy , rug levels should benefit the patient not exaggerating them , more one on one meeting to know your resources

    Peoplefirst Rehab2016-03-22
  3. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peoplefirst Rehab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Up to date with Medicare compliance. Many training opportunities and CEs. Good PTO. Low pressure work environment. Nice gym at particular facility.

    Cons

    Management constantly changing. Low wage.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2014-10-10
  4. "Strange Large/Small Business Hybrid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    Kindred healthcare (PeopleFirst is a subsidiary) buys home health and hospice companies outright, puts them in PeopleFirst, keeps the staff, policies, etc., due to the difficulty in getting into the market. Some pros of small business, some pros of large business. Good culture, the people are really friendly and supportive. They are serious about the flexible hours. You get the benefit package of a large company, with...

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    Cons

    You also get the cons of both small and large companies. Like small business, there's not a lot of room for moving around the company. Like large business, there can be a lot of pressure from above and red tape.

    Advice to Management

    There's unresolved conflict in company culture between each independent office, PeopleFirst, and Kindred - are you small, medium, or large? Determine whether your divisions/satellite offices are independent or not.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2011-10-08
  5. "Watch your back. You can always get another job, but not another license."

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    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    Decent pay if you advocate for it. Great flexibility for your schedule. Open door policy to call corporate for any problems, but don't expect much will occur as a result of calling.

    Cons

    Money is the mission. This company is part of Kindred. Which seeks singularly to increase shareholder value, i.e., profit. New grads will be asked to screen or eval patients that may not be appropriate for therapy services, and ENCOURAGED to pick up the patient if they are doubtful. Seasoned therapists have horrible job security if they are making anything above the local average hourly rate. This company will...

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    Advice to Management

    After three years you gave me a plastic key chain. One year, a pen. Once I got a small stuffed animal (seriously). After 4 or 5 years a pin for my ID tag. And a photocopy of a certificate of "excellence". Please note your therapists are professionals with advance degrees. If you value your therapists, consider getting back to matching the 401(k)? Therapists are aware the services they give translate into deep profits...

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    Peoplefirst Rehab2011-06-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "The worst ever! Stay away therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, cont Ed is ok

    Cons

    Over worked understafed insisting on grouping patients that are not groupable, forcing acp modalities. It is all about the $$$. Hardly people first.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program folks. Can't treat people this way. Someone will contact medicare and report what you are doing.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2011-01-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Burning Out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    Above average salary. Good continuing education opportunities. Good opportunities for working LOTS of overtime.

    Cons

    I'm seeing an unfortunate pattern of Peoplefirst burning out their employees by overworking them. The program managers in this town work really long hours and expect their employees to do the same. The company is very reluctant to use contract staff to fill open positions, choosing instead to burn out their skeleton crew of employees. They micromanage the caseload and try to dictate who a therapist will see for therapy...

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    Advice to Management

    Your cold approach to staffing a building won't inspire loyalty. With the plethora of jobs available, we have little motivation to remain in your employment.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2010-11-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "I would never go back to them."

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    Former Employee - COTA/L in Fall River, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    They offer $500 a year for CEU's, As well as internet CEUs you can get for free within the co. PTO is good. medical and dental are ok.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get reimbursed for anything, licenses, certifications, CEUs. Employees and pts do not come first, the money does, so make sure you bill the way they want you to. They buy up buildings then struggle to staff them, so good luck if you are in one of the new buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Get appropriate amount of staff for each building and stop burning out your staff, also you claim to pay well, however that continues to ellude most of your staff. Who is that you pay well? Also get a good support system for your managers, they get burned out faster than the grunt staff does.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2010-07-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Peoplefirst Rehabilitation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    Benefits Package which includes supportive customer service staff.

    Cons

    Company does not compensate or recognize employees. They outsource their therapist from agency and there is little to none carryover.

    Advice to Management

    Direct your focus on recognizing the employees of Peoplefirst. Less time wasted on phone conferences with sound effects and invest more in employee satisfaction.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2010-04-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "All about numbers, no positive feedback."

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    Former Employee - Rehab Manager in
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Peoplefirst Rehab

    Pros

    Good clinical education. Resources are always available. Open door policy is actually open.

    Cons

    All about numbers, and definitely not about putting people first. Staffing is terrible and nothing was done about it for months and months. Burnout happens quickly. Rehab managers are forced to treat patients when it is practically impossible while managing a busy building. Almost no positive feedback from upper management when a job is well done. Good is never good enough when it comes to anything. Upper management...

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    Advice to Management

    Get travelers if open positions are not being filled. Be realistic about what is going on in the buildings. Give positive feedback when things are going well. Stop pushing managers to treat patients 50% of the time, or at least give them an assistant manager if this needs to be the case.

    Peoplefirst Rehab2011-05-29
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