ACCLAIM HEALTH Employee Reviews

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Typical work day
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON26 February 2019
once you received your schedule, it was streamlined for your time at a location and the start and finish time was clear. the supervisors were always ready to help you with any situation you found yourself in
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No hours for psws.
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON8 December 2018
This company does not give hour for psw. They will pay for part of your school but hire too many psw. Only get hours on weekend or holiday. And not good pay.
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None
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No hours
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No Benefits, No Raises for PSWs, Unfair Treatment by Management, Racism
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON3 December 2018
I worked here for 5 years as a PSW. The reason I left was because Acclaim froze PSW wages for the past 2 years. We were not even given the cost of living increase because management said it was not in the budget. But if you look at the sunshine list- upper management and the CEO got yearly raises of 4%. Also there are no benefits package available to PSWs, meaning if you need to go see the dentist or get eye glasses you have to pay for it all out of pocket.

Inconsistent Hours: When they hire you they will promise to give you regular hours, one week you will have 30 hours, but the next week only 12. It is very hard to pay your bills with this company because the hours fluctuate so much. But they require you to be available to work for a good chunk of the day so this prevents you from seeking out another job. Sometimes they will add or take away clients to your schedule at the last minute which creates chaos.

I think the worst part about working for this company was the bad morale. You can start off being a positive person, but over time this company will break you. The morale is so poor here, most people hate their jobs, management won't even say hello to you if you are a psw because you are considered beneath them. There is also a lot of racism, bullying and harassment present in this company.

Working with the clients was nice, they really appreciated the job we did. I miss the clients I would see each day. But for me the poor morale and unfair treatment by management was why I left.
Pros
Clients really appreciated the work we did for them.
Cons
No raises, no benefits, unfair treatment by management, bullying, harassment and racism
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Great place to work
Community Health Nurse (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON19 August 2018
Management at Acclaim Health are great. Only had positive interactions with fellow frontline staff. Great place to work. Only left due to relocation.
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unappreciated and understaffed
RN (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON28 December 2017
if you want to work somewhere where there is no time to acknowledge your hard work but will make time to point out the smallest mistakes you make so that management can cover themselves. Supervisors don't know much about anything and aren't helpful at all. Be ready to drive all over the place. There are some good managers but they cant make up for the rude, insincere staff. Not a bad place to work if you're desperate but try to look for something else after.
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Fast Paced employer
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON14 December 2017
Excellent Place to Learn your Clinical Skills. Work involved driving in the community and picking up work supplies. Good Culture to work in, and excellent training program.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Driving
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Amazing company to work for
RPN community nurse (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON17 November 2017
Acclaim health is a great company! They really invest in their employees. There is a great sense of community here with incredible diversity. The management is very supportive and allows you to have a great work life balance. They are always available when needed. They always include front line staff in decision making. This company is like family. It is small but mighty!!!
Pros
Everything
Cons
Dealing with government funding
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save yourslef
Home Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON16 November 2017
they are bad they dont pay well and they never have shifts they are bad management , i cant even begin to tell u the things l i went through save yourself the headache
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fast paced work ,must have the ability to navigate a large area via car.
RPN primary care in visiting nursing (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON9 November 2017
Very busy work environment. Very supportive management ( when you can reach them)
Nurse requires the ability to " think on her feet" and respond in a timely manner to both the LIHN and Doctors.
Know how to efficiently utilize computer programs and work independently.
Pros
fair income
Cons
Very Long hours at times and must work from home without extra pay.
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good
Community Engagement Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON8 November 2017
Great place to work, work culture good as well, work life balance also great. management are accommodating. would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON2 November 2017
Non supportive, very racist not a multicultural environment. Managers fire who they want without an explanation. Acclaim Health does not uphold there policies, they uphold there own personal agendas.
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amazing place to work
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON14 September 2017
VERY STRONG MANAGEMENT THAT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE to ask questions or even bounce ideas off of. Strong support from other nurses and the doctor in oakville are amazing! Amazing place to work wish i lived closer!
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Do not work here!
RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON20 July 2017
Lots of racism and bullying happening here. The turnover rate for nurses is so high. Many just up and leave when the BS gets too much. This is one place to go if you are looking to lose your licence or if you need some stress in your life.

Management spends all the money on themselves and give themselves raises frequently.
Pros
None
Cons
Lots and lots
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Stay away!!!!
Office Administrator (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON23 October 2016
CONS
*management is not to be trusted -- they look out for themselves
*lots of double standards among staff (if you need something, make sure you are the right race otherwise don't waste your time)
*managers do not know what they area doing -- there are too many of them sitting in offices pushing papers around, acting important
*no support when you are overwhelmed on your desk even when others are socializing (including the supervisor)
*they are ALWAYS short staffed, requiring you to cover more than one desk (managers will not cover a desk -- they are too high and mighty to do such a thing -- plus they are not trained
*no breaks --unless you smoke, or need to pray then take as many as you want
*no raises -- except for top management who are on the Sunshine List EVERY year
*management giving more responsibilities to full-timers who are already overloaded because "there is no room in the budget" to have more staff come in
*no room for growth
*no incentives
*many full timers end up going on stress leave (most will end up crying at their desk or in the bathroom many times before the final breaking point) -- again lack of support from management who don't know what they are doing


This is a DIFFICULT job that will crush your spirit. You need a hard exterior, be able to multi-task, be able to handle difficult patients, difficult staff, have an endless supply of patience for the idiocy and hypocrisy amongst managers who do nothing but enjoy exerting their power over their minions.
Pros
close the highway
Cons
lots!
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Below
Nurse (Former Employee) –  Oakville, Burligton, Milton, Georgetown, Acton13 July 2016
I worked for this company for at least than 5years, very poor, self centered management, they only want to cover themselves... They schedule a staff and don't give them hour, cancels you at same day you're schedule to work, no support in the community, you're can be scheduled to see patients in Georgetown and in Oakville and or Burligton at the same day.. Very low pay , sick calls everyday due to frustration.. If you value your CNO license don't work for this company.. If working in the clinic CCAC policy is to have an RN and RPN during sick calls they leave you alone to see close to 50 patients all a lone with no lunch or break.. Always shortage of staff, they can't keep any of the good ones
Pros
None
Cons
See the above review
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2.0
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No room for growth, highly unorganized, no suppport when stress occurs
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON20 March 2016
Non profit organization that spends their money on management only, no extra programs for field staff and coordinators in office. No support by immediate supervisors, no room for growth and development within company.
Pros
Location
Cons
No raises, poor medical benefits, no work/life balance, no room to move up in company
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none
personnal support worker (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON22 February 2015
good day of work when everyone is happy be able to learn from people not just look at them like clt or residents they are people who wants to tell a story .
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none
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none
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Home care Nursing Pros and Cons
Nursing Student Health care provider (part-time) (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON9 February 2015
In the home health industry especially, I've learned that "bonding" is key. There are certainly those patients who refuse to even speak but once you get a patient to trust you it helps the patient-caregiver relationship. It opens up communication and then pushes the patient to really listen to you.

I have found that taking time to learn more about the patient, outside of their diagnosis, can be helpful. It puts them at ease and shows them you sincerely care about their well being. Also, I agree eye contact and smiling always helps. This is of course different for all healthcare professionals but this has worked for me



Disagreement can happen in any setting. You can disagree with your neighbor, You can disagree with your boss or initiate a discussion with a coworker over lunch. But, many disagreements occur during client care.
Pros
Get to meet lots of patient in their home
Cons
Long hours
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great company, Best clinical experience
Community/Clinic RN (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON22 September 2014
A great place that will require it all. co-workers are really cooperative.
Pros
flexible work load
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Very good
Community Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) –  Ontario16 January 2014
Very nice place to work if you are independent. Various environments to work in since its home care. Receive a lot of support from the company if you need assistance.
Pros
Flexiable with schedules
Cons
sometimes driving excessive distances to see clients
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