Community Support Worker (Relief) (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 April 2017
Meh. I'm indifferent about this company. This put up a big stink about giving you your earned certificates and lie to you constantly about the stability of work. They also seem to hate it when you prove their training instructors wrong for some reason.
kitchen runner (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 July 2017
its a great place to work and fun you have lot of knowledge to learned as they give you a free course to study to improve your skills.staff are fun to work with.work place is safe for everybody as they have a proper standard.
Its a nice place to work with good clients and reliable staff.
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 April 2017
A typical day involves interacting with the clients and doing household chores. There is also the administration of medication and outings. I learned to be very patient with the clients as they are individuals with their own skills and needs.
The company is fair to the employees for the job scheduling
Health Care Aide (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 March 2017
The availability of the relief staffs are not straight to the company. The company sends out the shifts list to all the staffs if there are. The staff emails to the relief coordinator who will take the first one who responds the email. The reliefs are free to work for other agency if they have spare time.
The staff training provided by the company provides is excellent.
The availability of the relief staffs is not locked for the employer's own benefits.
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 August 2016
I enjoyed working at Excel Society. It taught me basic fundamental's, gave me a new outlook on life. I learned patience, team work, and creativity. The hardest part of the job was trying to figure out how to console a client and what triggered his/her emotion, especially when family members were involved. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing them succeed and be a part of the community with a smile on their face when they accomplished something. Usually I worked alone, as I was in private care but occasionally I was privileged to meet some co workers who did the same thing as me and we made a great team when it counted.
Great place to start a career and meet people from every walk of life
Security Guard and Support Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Ab – 12 May 2015
Began working with Excel in 2009 as a security guard but was able to advance to a support worker. Great company with management that cared about employees and clients. Employees were from all over the world, so my own communication skills grew greatly. Friendly staff and management.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 March 2015
NO WCB...... IF YOU GET HURT AT THIS JOB THEY WILL THROW YOU TO THE CURB....The mangement has no clue how to what the word "Safety means",if you refuse to do work because of No WCB they will write you up or fire you.This company is a joke, do not waste your time with this company.
full time (Former Employee) – calgary – 5 December 2014
If you like to sit around and do nothing all day then this company is for you, hardly any supervision, massively disorganized, singles out and targets individuals that question any procedures that are in place.
Community Support Worker (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 April 2014
Although this non profit organization doesn't always compete with larger profit companies in terms of pay. This company has got some big heart. They have been around for the last 50 years providing advocacy for mental, physical and developmental disabilities as well as brain injuries. Great coworkers and very enjoyable to see that you are making a difference. A typical day in this job is not very typical. There are many changes and challenges you may face but coworkers are willing to give their opinions and help you out. It is a great company that values teamwork. This company is non profit but there are several sectors in one company hence depending on the field of interest there can be many opportunities that may arise.
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 September 2013
Worst company in the industry in Edmonton. The pay is the lowest at $13/hr. The quality of care is terrible and declining. Many of the day program staff don"t change incontinence pads until just before DATS arrives whether the client had an accident several hours earlier or not. Lazy and complacent are the best words to describe 99.9% of Excel's staff, especially management.
Great place to catch up on your FB status updates because that's all anyone does there.
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Calgary Alberta – 13 November 2012
Working with physically/mentally disabled clientele, teaching and guiding them to lead productive and proactive lives. Their humor is contagious. They are alot of fun to work with. They can be mentally draining at times.
Full-Scope LPN (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 September 2012
I found the clients at this facility amazing they taught me a lot about nursing. I feel that the constant situation of being short staffed played on the performance of the staff and how safe they were in their working environments. The hardest part of the job is when we had a sudden shortness of nurses and there was only 1 LPN to manage 105 bed count, It was difficult on the team as a whole. Most enjoyable part of the job is learning about many different diagnoses and the clients that had to live with these diagnoses.
always something to do
long hours, not always able to have a break on a 12 hour shift