Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 27 September 2017
I previously worked for this company 5 years prior to starting my nursing education. I worked as a PSW then later moved into the office as a scheduling coordinator for 2.5 years. I was very happy when I moved back to Alberta and was offered an RN position with this company. I am familiar with with policies and procedures as well as the office staff. I am also currently under review for a internal promotion.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 1 December 2017
They do an excellent job of selling themselves to potential employees because they have such a high turnover and need so many people. They are also growing very fast and because they are private company in arena that is usually non-profit you will soon see that to make a profit they need quantity. Quality is not an issue when the customers cannot complain. You start with such high hopes. After a bit you realize all is not as promised or hoped for. Your new full time job is now just a promise of full time hours but you don't have a specific shift or position guarantee of any sort. No sick days. There is a feeling of being highly disposable. If you have a pulse and clear background checks you can have a job. The work is the hardest in the field for the same money everyone else is offering. If you are lucky you may work in a house sometimes with a good team leader who can make work a little more pleasant. They shift blame down on us low wage, untrained and under supervised people when it is their leadership and profit taking that is the problem. Everyone around me looks for other job and so do I.
Community Care Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 November 2017
Supervisory role you can never win in. Policies change all the time with no framework for roll out then you take the brunt of all the issues. Constantly struggling to please everyone but never happens. Lots of cattiness in the office with staff in other department. Little if any team work. A constant battle and no support from management. They tell you to do one thing then pull you into the office with contradictory issues. They want you to be in 50 places at once. None of the staff are treated well including the hcas so makes it really difficult to be their supervisor as well.
A very enjoyable experience. I've been part of the team as well as working individually.
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 31 October 2017
Excellent company to work for. Every day is different. I have had the privilege off meeting a diverse clientele over the years. I've been able to put my skills into use and also to learn new ones. CBI management is very supportive and always available to answer any questions I may have
HCA (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 16 October 2017
Working with CBI home health has been wonderful. This is a job you have to love what you are doing to thrive in. If your just in it for the money the clients will know by the way you act. The hours can change on a dime as it is client based. The schedulers work hard to give everyone as many hours as they need or want. Currently CBI Home health just went through a merger with WE Care and are going through a lot of administrative changes as well changes in the field dealing with paperwork and documentation. If you stay in communication with supervisors and clinical staff this job will be amazing.
Great benefits, knowledge & open door management, room to grow
Healthcare aide/butt wiper (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 11 October 2017
Run by an easterner who needs to go home. Place is full of kiddish girlie games and who likes who politics with the so called management at the helm. Psychopaths like trish and cindy kept on board because manager is terrified of them.
LPN (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 September 2017
Horrible company to work for! The pay is less, no enough hours, they want you to sacrifice your life for them. They will change ur schedule without notice. I wouldnt recommend a client to this company. The clients are unhappy like their staff.
Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 12 August 2017
Working here has easily been a great step in my career and I have loved the office culture that was provided through my coworkers. If I could have continued working here I would have no hesitation. This company is wonderful
Coworkers, management, office setting
A bit unorganized at times, hard to deal with upper management
Procedures done wrong, hurts staff but they don't carez
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 5 August 2017
I worked in Red Deer, I have sinced moved on, I had a contagious skin infection and was told by my boss, you go there and don't breath a word about what you have as that is bringing your personal life to work. When I first started I was trained for 1 hour, I have worked with nursing homes & community homes since 2001 and I have never seen such little respect for staff.
Health Care Aide (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 August 2017
its not hard job. Everyday we learn new things , we meet different people, different style and different kinds of food on the job. we don't know but we learn how to make....we do fun with the people when they talk with us share their felling with us..
HCA (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 25 May 2017
I worked with this company before it became CBI, and it was great up until about 5 years ago when everything started changing. in the last 5 years, there has been an amazing turn over in staff, both field and office. This is because management is AWEFUL and the latest management is worse to date. Coordination is terrible, the office vibe itself is horrific. Its like high school full of girls. They talk about field staff behind there back but very nice to your face, they get off the phone with staff or clients and talk about the conversation, rolling their eyes and nothing ever gets done with complaints. You never call in sick, because they will make you feel like you are a horrible person for doing so even though you are working with people that are elderly and prone to bugs, you are also told to phone in sick if you are. So the mind games are unreal. Coordination will change your schedule on you without notice and blame you for not knowing. There is no accountability for the office staff at all. Once you reach 16.85 in pay you will not get a raise. You used to make extra money to go out of town however, they pulled that and replaced it with a 150.00 supplement every 2 weeks. I used to put that in gas in my car every week. You can no longer bank vacation pay in order to have a vacation, it is paid out on every cheque now. They stopped years ago giving staff CPR training, which is pretty vital when your working alone with people that had disabilities. There is not enough I can say bad about this company and reading the reviews, apparently its a horrible company across Canada.more...
The clients are amazing. Working one on one with the clients is amazing.less
Health Care Aide (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 April 2017
they do not care about their employees, they make workers fight against each other by telling all the reports from one co-worker to another which it is not a part of the confidentiality . they do not care about if you are sick or not. the management sucks the work is as well as in long-term care but they do not give at least the salary of group home plus they are very disrespectful and do not know about human being they just care about their money not even about their client complain. TOO BAD.
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Simcoe, ON – 11 April 2017
I can't say enough about this company! While faced with ongoing health issues, CBI went above and beyond to assist me. Fantastic teamwork while allowing you to be independent in delivering in home nursing care! A wonderful opportunity to learn new skills while working for a great organization!