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Visiting Nurse Service of New York Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Visiting Nurse Service of New York CEO Christopher Olivia
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  • antiquated work life balance policies (in 13 reviews)

  • The cons were bad upper management (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant: Change Management and Communication Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant: Change Management and Communication Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant: Change Management and Communication Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff - warm and caring

    Cons

    Too many layers of approval necessary to get things done.


  2. "Too many politics, too many VPs, too many nepotism"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    time off and benefits on par with industry

    Cons

    I have worked with a few companies but for one this size, I have never seen so many VPs, and so many obvious un-qualified people as managers and directors.
    So many consultants, they feel like they are the FTE employees! No rhyme or reason for the difference in salary -- same employee, one has x whereas the other 15K more.
    Friends advocate for their friends to get promotion. While most of the non-senior staffs receives less 2% bonus, most of the managers and above received more than 18%. How is that fair? It's just a mess. Is it a surprised the better people are leaving or have left whereas the folks with more than ten years at the company are those that are just complacent..

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the random promotions of unqualified people. Get rid of that unfair appraisals, obvious there is nepotism.Have more oversight to managers and directors. Review people workload, ton of redundant positions.


  3. "Choice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Okay salaries
    PTO
    Great co-workers that feel like friends and family
    Good as a stepping stone or for something entry level to build up your resume.

    Cons

    - Raises are given uniformly or not at all and are not based in merit.
    - Workloads are not in line with the pay
    - Telecommuting was removed as an option making the salaries even less viable even though upper management continues to claim it will be an option, the VPs keep shutting it down.
    - No child daycare ... at least in the Brooklyn location
    - Any suggestions are quickly disregarded and shutdown
    - No plans to expand staff to keep up with increasing workload
    - PTO allotment is okay but hard to get approved
    - Turn around is high and there is no stability resulting in lack of clearly defined processes
    - No room for growth, ceiling is set pretty low.
    - Lots of people leaving because of the uncomfortable and uncertain atmosphere in the workplace
    - Most are afraid to speak up for fear of being fired
    - Others are constantly searching for a more stable job
    - Business practices are questionable
    - Staff are being expected to take on the jobs of several other roles
    - Upper management continues to hire more heads instead of hiring staff to meet the workload demands
    - Most staff are unhappy with the changes in the workplace and upper management's attitude over the past 3-5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Make it a place where people are happy to come to work. Stop hiring chefs when you need more line cooks. Town halls are ineffective when management are nodding heads and smiling to your face making promises but no delivery. Listen to the needs of your staff and you will get more out of them. Base your models off the successes of other workplaces such as MSK.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Was once a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Work life balance is the only pro now

    Cons

    laying off a lot no more security taking away from the dedicated and overworked employees that are still working there

    Advice to Management

    because of the layoff employees are overworked instead of taking away from employees with this PTO and now making most of the employees non exempt just to not offer bonuses is so sad the VNSNY Café is a sham and all this company is offering is overworked with less pay


  6. "Team Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large organization, potential for lateral transfers or promotions, proactive leadership.

    Cons

    A lot of change in the last several years leaves long time employees feeling like their job is not secure


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company has gone bad! Nurses stay away!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are the only thing good right now but they are trying to get rid off a lot of things at each contract.

    Cons

    For past 4 years, the company has adopted a very low morale and culture that are ruining the organization itself. The company is being run by business people instead of clinicians which is really the cause of this low morale and values. Manager became very hostile and offer no support to nurses. They harass and bully their nurses. They attempt to exploit nurses by demanding working even on days off and often demand working overtime without compensation and if nurses retaliate they are targeted. They demand 2 person's work to be done by one person in 7.25 hrs. They don't care about driving distances, parking challenges, acuity of patients, or time required for coordination. There's no life balance. On patient's side, quality care is not able to be achieved due to limited providers, increase nurses turnover rates, lack of continuity care. Patients are being promised services they never get and cases are being opened and closed without meeting their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Please change this new business avenue of providing care. Think of patients, quality care, and the clinicians that are out there providing daily care. Practice what you preach in your vision for the company, otherwise there will be more problems related to fraud claims.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good condition workers excellent benefits

    Cons

    No real opportunity to grow unless you are a clinician

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage a diverse culture of people


  9. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission of the organization
    Support of work/life balance
    Working with committed, like-minded individuals

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of a large organization

    Advice to Management

    Involve field staff directly in decision making so that it can be more clearly determined what the outcome will be on patient care.


  10. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relationship building
    Professionalism
    Career building
    Service delivery
    Customer focus

    Cons

    No longer as progressive

    Advice to Management

    Make employee engagement a priority


  11. "Great experience, it's just hard to stay invested"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well meaning people
    Can learn a lot about business and health care
    Never will take anything away from the experience

    Cons

    Chaotic atmosphere
    Sometimes you will have to learn on the fly
    Emotionally draining at times
    Room for growth can be cumbersome


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