PTA (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 January 2018
I was hired fairly quickly with not much information about the job, was kind of thrown into the position which is fine if you're a quick learner. Typical days are long and boring, definitely not a job that needs to be full time, or if they would like more residents on program they should be willing to hire another PTA for more assist x2 walks with maybe even cutting down to two part-time. Physiotherapist isn't around many days and also there is no management. The home doesn't see you as one of their employees so you are basically ignored because you don't work for them. The pay is almost offensive for someone who has had 2 years of schooling to be a PTA. Great job if you like to keep to yourself and make minimum wage.
Research Analyst Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 February 2018
It was very interesting experience where I dealt with different problems that required analytical, quantitative and troubleshooting skills in order to succeed. I enjoyed the challenges and .interactions with co-workers as well as customers.
PTA (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 25 February 2018
HIGH TURNOVER RATE! Company has zero knowledge about the role of an OTA and/or PTA. Owner and management do not respect the assistants, they only care about the therapists. Assistants are being paid minimum wage, workers at Macdonalds make more. Management have no idea how overworked the assistants are, because they just dont care and they are never there. If you are an immigrant that is DESPERATE for a "job", they will hire you. Companies need to stop doing business with Achieva. It is actually DISGUSTING that companies like this exist. Assistants make no more than $14/hr (thats ONLY because the minimum wage increased). Thinking about a raise after working with them for a year or more? Thats never going to happen. They would fire you before they give you a raise. They expect you to act as if you are working with a reputable company with that HORRIBLE pay and they expect you to work hard for minimum.The assistants actually work way harder than the therapists, the therapists rely so much on the assistants. Cheap labour.
Physiotherapy Assistant (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 23 September 2017
I wish I was told about management before I took the job. I was able to gain a lot of experience and bring me closer to my dream job. Unfortunately the management level only respects the Physiotherapists. If you are physio assistent you will not be treated well.
You are pushed and criticized by management on a regular basis, and the pay is terrible. No benefits, no chances for advancements or pay raise.
Physiotherapist Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 September 2017
The timing is flexible. I have learned how to communicate with people professionally, working under the same roof. the management is quick in replying to my queries and needs, they are more supportive. Hardest part of the job would be to take the stairs up and down frequently.
It might be shocking to someone that these type of companies do exist. They are basically exploiting the new immigrants; low wages, no benefits and poor support system. If you are able to work under high pressure and low self esteem, then welcome to Achieva health. Thank you so much for spoiling my first-time work experience.
Physiotherapist Assistant (Former Employee) – Haliburton, ON – 7 May 2017
Physiotherapy assistant leading group and 1:1 exercises. Very rewarding experience working with the elderly. But did not enjoy any dealings with achieve health. Selfish company who only thinks about money and doesn't hire trained staff with proper education.
Registered Physical Therapist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 February 2016
Geriatrics has been brought in to my professional career by Achieva Health. Fantastic CEO's who have helped me throughout the process of learning here. This is ONE company a Physiotherapist wouldn't want to miss.
A challenging but enjoyable workplace with supportive management
PTA (Former Employee) – Peterborough – 1 August 2015
I really enjoyed working with the Seniors, Physiotherapist and fellow PTA's. Achieva health really did their due diligence in recruiting an effective workforce. You can be sure that you'd be working with supportive team-mates.
Motivating environment, fair treatment of employees.
Physiotherapy assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto ontario – 9 October 2013
I was hired via skype 2 months ago as a physiotherapist assistant and that was the only contact i had with anyone from the company up until 2 weeks ago after 20+ emails to them from superiors in the homes i worked in and myself. I was told by the training lady that i was to not be friends with the homes staff and that the treatment i was receiving from home staff was "nothing" and i was to just "ignore being bullied" I found out that they are replacing me by posting my job vacancy via the internet, when i confronted them with the proof of the posted ad for my position i was then ignored. The pay for the work is horrible, they do not provide pay stubs and they fail to tell you that you have to pay your own taxes as they do not take any off, so you are self employed.....if you lack morals and ethics then this company is for you, if you have a back bone and stand up for yourself and those around you then RUN
Physiotherapy Aide (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 November 2012
A typical day at my work starts at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. With start our work with a small team meeting. We discuss and update all the new tasks. We plan out the schedule for various tasks. We get great learning experience as being a part of a healthcare team. The management is excellent. There is great understanding and helpful, fun loving atmosphere within the staffs. The hardest part of the job is to do proper paper work and patient satisfaction from the treatment which they get. Most enjoyable part is teamwork. We share equally all our work schedule and we work stress free.