Care Aide (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 7 February 2018
I am currently working for amica and it’s the best company I have ever worked for. The staff are incredible and supportive and the management is really hands on and deeply respects their staff members. Overall, fantastic workplace
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 9 December 2017
If you like working in a toxic work environment where you are belittled and treated like a child. Amica has got it! Backstabbing ? Amica has got it! Non recognition? The blame game? If you prefer incompetence over experience and common sense All to save a buck. Apply here.
Side effects are burn out. Loss of precious time with your loved ones , damage to your self esteem, and PTSD from constant bullying from management.
until they show their true colours (management that is)
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Sidney, BC – 28 November 2017
i was there for a few years found the seniority in h/keeping a joke, the back stabbers push you out if your not like THEM. They definitely are not easy to get along with. Do you think they remember what it was like when they started working there! Do not like people who cant take blame for their own actions.
loved the residence - they cared more for some house keepers and knew the hard-er workers
This seniority garb....we are all human beings - stop the bullying
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 17 October 2017
Horrible management. If you truly care about the elderly this is not a place for you to work at. Consistent concern about employees not doing their job was always brought to the attention of management but nothing was ever done. The pay is not worth the constant hassle and lies of better shifts and advancement.
Server (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 17 September 2017
The managers lack any of the required personal skills which is very important for the morale of the employees and residents.No matter how hard you work to bring stuff up to standard that was not there before, one is not acknowledged or appreciated for it. The only good thing I have gotten from working for this organization are the work relationships I have built.A typical day at work can be quite stressful and extremely busy.
Amazing residents, Great location, Im not there anymore
short staffed, poor management, low moral, over worked, no growth
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Ottawa East, ON – 27 July 2017
Typical day at work: went to work for 7:00 a.M. Continue working until 3;00 pm. Attending to the resident, bathing, assistant in dressing and undressing resdient. Listening to the comlaints, if any.
Through the years I learned to step out of myself and listen to the resident, I showed them love and compassion.
Management: thought I was one of the best psw, they knew. They trusted me with the resident, if there was a problelm I would try and solve the problem or bring to management. The hardest part was lifting the resdient if they fell. I love listening to the resident telling me stories of their past, who they were and what they learned
Server/Waitress (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 20 May 2017
In the Years of working as a server for Somerset I grew to love my Co Workers as well as Management. I couldn't have asked for a better lot of people to work with and work for. The residence were also amazing. If you love Seniors and love Hospitality Amica Life Styles is definitely for you.
Eastern Regional DOC - Registered Nurse -Full Time (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 May 2017
Working as Director of care and able to provide leadership and mentor the nursing team. Good work life balance. Culture is great, I am able to hire the staff to suit the environment. Great opportunities for development
Server (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 13 March 2017
Working at Amica was an eye opener on how businesses and organizations should be operated. They treat employees like family and promote education and learning new skills to take yourself up the ladder in the company. They treat the clients with care and respect.
RPN (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 3 January 2017
Management was very friendly and approachable. But the rate of pay (19$ for rpn) was low for the amount of work you were expected to do. You were often running behind, and between multiple floors and still be expected to finish your med pass. Psw staffs were extremely understaffed only having 2 too the floor. Sometimes no psws would come in at all.
Great pay but hard work is not recognized by management
Dietary Aid (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 6 December 2016
This is a very rewarding job to give back to community. It is a very fast demanding physical job. You learn to manage your time very well. The pay is good and its done by hour. The down sides are there is a lot of gossip about the staff. When going the extra mile is not recognized. There is a lot of favouritism in the work place by management which makes for a culture of distrust.
Wellness & Vitality Assistant (Current Employee) – Dundas, ON – 6 June 2016
Typical day is teaching exercise classes in the morning from 8:30-11:30am, covering the reception desk for an hour during their lunch break, then conducting afternoon activities for the residents. Schedule is always changing and not very flexible to have a life outside of work. You must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and holidays.