LPN (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 July 2017
Do you want to work for a place of employment with a high turnover rate? If yes, this is the place for you. Has gone through 6 General Managers in the last year. Poor Morale. Terrible Ownership. Staff constantly threatening to go on strike. Company cannot fill suites so jobs are always in jeopardy. Low pay compared with industry standards.
Minion (Former Employee) – Williams Lake, BC – 12 October 2017
I've worked here for a longtime and this year is the worst it's ever been. Management is very unprofessional they do NOT know how to talk to or even treat their employees with a shred of respect; and they bully their workers, morale is at an all time low, severely understaffed and over worked employees, poor wages, no raise in over two years, been working without a contract for at least two years. Half of the appliances in the building are broken and never fixed unless you hound maintenance to do it. 10/10 would never work for this company again unless drastic change of management.
health care professional (Former Employee) – Comox Valley, BC – 12 October 2017
high turnover of staff is due to poor pay relative to similar employers and a toxic work culture in which issues are brought up and nothing is ever done about them. I would never go back. Any good staff eventually quit as soon as other opportunities arise. Company does not provide enough resources including food, facecloths, employees or thoughtfulness in their day to day procedures. The hardest thing is to see that these lovely old seniors are the ones who suffer from a company that chases profits to the exclusion of almost everything else.
beautiful facility in a lovely part of the world
staff shortages, no teamwork, poor communication channels, managers ability to make changes is nil
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 September 2017
The CEO was a fun and outgoing individual. His entire family is humble and kind and the culture there was like a big happy family. Everyone knew everyone's name. Everyone pushed and pulled each other for success. It is a big team together at Retirement Concepts.
Receptionist/Scheduler (Current Employee) – Williams Lake, BC – 9 March 2016
My job at the village is very busy and keeps me occupied all day long. I have learned many time management skills, as well as how to used a payroll program. I have found that all members of my team at the village are amazing to work with, being very supportive and helpful.
Minion (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 9 March 2016
Managers "motivate" their "staff" (I prefer team member, but they call us staff) with negative reinforcement. As opposed to encouraging them for a job well done. Bad managers drive away excellent talent. Sadly.
Also, it has the weakest union executive I have ever seen.
Lpn (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 22 December 2015
After working here as an lpn I'd never go back Loved my residents and the fellow nurses but management was terrible. Scheduling was all over the map. I would get an Email the day before saying I work at 6am not asking if I can work. Id get it at 5pm call in right away and the scheduler would be off work and not answer. If couldn't make the shift I got written up. Not professional. They cut alot of safety corners I felt bad for the residents
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – BC – 6 May 2015
Working for Retirement Concepts is a good experience if you are good with constant changes. If you can constantly adjust and change processes and are not one who is requiring routine and firm corporate structure to perform - working for this company may be a frustration for you.
It is a growing company that as it grows is learning new processes are required and a catch up situation seems to be ongoing.
Depending on your role - this may not affect you.
Enjoying working with seniors is a must if you work on any Retirement Concepts site. It is wonderful is you enjoy it. If you don't enjoy that aspect, then working at one of the residences is not for you.
Working with seniors and people who care about seniors
Company is growing quickly, staffing/management/HO change overs
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 27 January 2015
Everyday I am presented with a new project that is challenging yet exhilirating knowing that when it is completed by me, my Team will be happy, less stressed and then its onto the next curve ball or target I hit!
Would have liked to have been given a chance as a long time employee of Gardens as to why your company would not hire me as promised. I was a good employee and was never told I was not doing my job in the years I worked. I am in good standing just cannot understand for who's well being is this for, why did you post adds and hire students that you are recruiting and put them in our positions and then hire me to travel to another town with less pay sounds absurd like right hand does not know what the left hand is doing, or maybe just do not care. With no reason and lots of questions,?????
LPN (Former Employee) – Chilliwack – 6 January 2013
They give shifts to casuals and later cancel it because they found someone else to do those shifts they already scheduled you weeks ago. Very strange and unprofessional! Is that even allowed? Older staff are saying "it's normal".
Care Aide (Former Employee) – Williams Lake, BC – 12 April 2012
Very heavy workload and minimal pay. Management was hard to find or get a hold of. Co-workers were not very friendly. It was hard to work with people that did not talk or offer to help you. I only enjoyed being able to help the residents.