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Presbyterian Homes Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "New direction from corporate management is less focused on mission more interested in profits."

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    Former Employee - Corporate Information Services in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Information Services in Evanston, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Presbyterian Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great history and heritage with many talented people in resident support services and healthcare. Many infrastructure improvements being added to modernize operations

    Cons

    Corporate management very aloof and removed from front line and residents. Environment in some departments chaotic and disrespectful. Planning is short term and does not consider available resources and talent. Focus seems to be less interested in healthcare services and more on easy residential offerings so the balance that was perfectly set up for future Healthcare under ACA is now dismantled.

    Advice to Management

    Get back in touch with employees and rebuild trust and respect. CEO is invisible and senior management is very much set apart from employees and line managers. Employees do not feel they are valued and communication is one sided, trust is broken on various levels.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Long time Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Presbyterian Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The residents are a joy to be around and are for the most part very kind.

    Cons

    The Executive Director of the Westminster Place campus has created a terrible environment to work in. He is dishonest and not liked or respected by the overwhelming majority of employees on the campus. The morale at Presbyterian Homes in non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way that you yourself would like to be treated. Think about how many people over the last few years have been let go or moved on and have terrible things to say about Presbyterian Homes. So many people have been treated very poorly over the last few years and those people let their feelings be known in the respective communities. An organization that was once revered by so many is now a company with a sullied reputation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Presbyterian Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good fitness center
    Decent salary
    Nice grounds

    Cons

    Be careful of managers and HR who quote the employee handbook to you. Look it up yourself, several times what they said was not in the handbook.

    Upper management has nice offices, most others do not.

    Little confidence in the Public safety department to handle actual emergencies ( fire, intruder,)

    Low morale

    Advice to Management

    None, they wouldn't listen


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Run, run away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This is a retirement community. The elderly who reside here are a joy. The very best of Presbyterian Homes/Lake Forest Place are the residents themselves.

    Cons

    Lake Forest Place is run by an egotistical, excessively conceited executive director who keeps changing his "vision" on a whim. He punishes those who disagree, though he pretends to want differing opinions. It has become one of those "revolving door" companies as a result. Many highly qualified and respected individuals have been fired for the most ridiculous reasons.

    Employees live in fear for their jobs. The company is constantly being restructured and not for the better. The atmosphere is very negative due to a poisonous venom that permeates the air due to the executive directors dictatorship mentality.

    Low pay, expensive benefits and no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the Board of Directors: The executive director is disliked by the residents and employees alike. Good employees are quitting and getting fired at a record rate. Take a hint and get rid of the executive director. He doesn't have a clue. We can't all be wrong.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management, high expectations, poor pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Presbyterian Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, the fitness center (if you ever have time to use it), the grounds.

    Cons

    The management, unrealistic workload, pay, not paying overtime, management favoring employees working off the clock.

    Advice to Management

    Value human capital. Realistic workloads. Better pay, and overtime pay. Provide and equip offices.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Presbyterian Senior Care"

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    Former Employee - RN Supervisor Night Shift in Indiana, PA
    Former Employee - RN Supervisor Night Shift in Indiana, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Presbyterian Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is comparable to other organizations.

    Cons

    Facility is not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    For claiming to be a "Christian" organization, this facility does not commit to a Christian attitude concerning employees!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "working in the Activities department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Presbyterian Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good teamwork within out department; teamwork on the unit is critical; great benefits

    Cons

    lack of chance for advancement; set raises are the same percent across the board;

    Advice to Management

    Upper management could be more cohesive with staff.

  8. "Mixed Bag."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some real nice folks live there. Some give you an inspiration.

    Cons

    The guy at the top is making a mess of things. Ask the people who live there.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your mission. Its about the people, not gettin rich.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Charlatans"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Presbyterian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Relationships established with employees from the past regime.

    Cons

    The CEO & Executive Director of the Westminster Place campus are not good men.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at yourselves in the mirror and think about how much you have destroyed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Heads buried in the sand"

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

    Pros

    Initially, I was impressed by the community, but at the end the only positive thing was the location.

    Cons

    The company is dishonest. Sells services to prospects that will not be honored. Over works and under pays staff. I was paid $9.25 after many years of working at my location. Plenty of drama and HR is never available.

    Advice to Management

    It's easy to delegate work but instead of attending countless dead end meetings maybe you can do a little work as well and pay your staff better. Chicago minimum is $10.00 and $13 by 2019.


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