Residential aide (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 15 January 2019
cBI is a tough place place to work, you need lots of patient and torelance, you also need to be an introvert and like talking, overal is not a very profitable place to work unless you really like driving.
I wouldn't recommend it.. i stayed for my clients not the company ever
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 12 January 2019
the only enjoyable thing about working for this horribly unorganized understaffed and terribly run company is the same that's amazing in every personal support worker job your clients honestly I stayed many years to long because I had many clients for many years. they make it hard to leave cause you want to always be there for the families and clients that you have become so close to over many years of service. I should have left many years ago the company is not the greatest place to work all together they are always having to replace office staff due to the lack of ability to hire people capable of doing their job properly in the first place then their lack of knowledge then comes back on the feild staff . feild staff are also not treated with the same equality as office staff what so ever even to the point we have different holidays its ridiculous, they are also so far behind when it comes to how staff logs in and out as they jus started going mobile only weeks ago.
they do not care nor give gratitude for anything done by staff
LPN (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 10 January 2019
Management is the worst, the unorganized manner in which the company is run is insane. An absolute joke of a company. They significantly underpay their staff. Especially LPNS. Steer clear y’all. There is so much better out there!!
Child care worker (Former Employee) – Saskatoon – 7 January 2019
Dont apply here. Save yourself a headache Only good thing about working here is the kids you'll meet.
You'll never get a raise full of empty promises. Training is terrible and leaves you with no understanding of the daily job. You'll never see a raise of any incentives whatsoever. Youpo constantly ne harrassed to work extra hours with no overtime pay. Plus they will not pay you your full wage and they always miss paying stat holidays and never give you an explanation as to why and they wont pay you what you're owed. All in all save yourself a head ache and stress filled life. CBI is a terrible company.
Hca (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 December 2018
So you go school for 5 months to become a health care aide, you paid 8k for that course to make 19 an hour in the market gap, then you get a job at cbi where you have to drive your own car and pay your own gas making 16 an hour with min wage at 15 in Alberta, then your car will need maintenance and then you will find out that youre not even, you cant repay your student loan nor make a living out this awful company, when they charge AHS for the clients and pay you a nut, so dont waste your time here and turn around.
No boss around
Pay your gas, no benefits, awful hr rate less than the market
Health care Aide (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 December 2018
Assist clients with daily tasks, grooming, dressing, bathing and foot care. Giving assistance with the health care aide in providing personal hygiene to the resident. Preparing and giving meals for resident, taking dietary restrictions and preferences into consideration
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 16 December 2018
Do Not work here. Disgusted with the hours , and the way the co ordinators speak to you. Especially during stat holidays. Like we dont know how it works. And like we dont know what. " time specific " means. For real??????? The msgs. We are left on the IVR. Can be Way to Long. And Irritating to listen to. Most of the time they just repeat the same msgs. Over and over again. Flexibility is. ZILCH, ON THEIR PART. And they keep adding on. Fill Ins. So you dont make the 30 hours a wk. You dont even have a chance to say yes or no. And are expwcted to work. 12 days in a row to get your every second weekend off. And therr is. ZERO. Work life balance. And they. DO NOT CARE......
Nothing. Not even so much as a stinkin raise. In. 5 YEARS
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 13 December 2018
Pros: good hours very flexible make your own schedule always have extra hours if and when needed Very encouraging and understanding management Good family / work life Balance ( good for nurses who have children) ALL skills being used So many opportunities to take courses and be trained on different skills
Continuing Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 12 December 2018
This is a good job if you are fresh out of college or you just need to make some extra cash. The biggest thing that I love about this job is working with the clients, they are the reason I go to work every day. Management is excellent, but the pay and advancement, not so much. As for pay and advancement it is absolutely terrible even though you have a big work load and go above and beyond, favoritism is a big part with this company.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary – 10 December 2018
When starting this job I waited two weeks for a computer and phone to use! There is no training of any kind for the role and be prepared to train others with no direction or training of any kind. There are no policies or procedures in the building that anyone knows of. This place needs shut down.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Courtenay, BC – 30 November 2018
Even 1 star is too generous. Fast food style health care. Managers are Young and career focused or old, mean and bitter. Didn’t last long as all I can say is what a toxic place to be. Everyone is miserable, so if you like that you will be very comfortable in this office. Disorganized and soooo much work is expected. Even a lot of the clients are unhappy. The day I left that office I felt like a heavy weight was lifted off my soul. Will never miss anything about this company. Stay away... you can see the reviews are bad at all the locations, not a coincidence at all.
HCA (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 November 2018
This company will flat out pretend to your face that you are part of the team then turn around and talk about you behind your back. These are the people they have in charge. In all my years of service I have never come across such a nasty environment. If they decide they personal don’t like you they will constantly attack you. They won’t even care how hard you work. As for the wonderful people we take care of the office staff/managers won’t even ask how they are. It’s all about the numbers to them.
Current Employee (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 November 2018
CBI is a good company to work with. The workload is manageable and the people make it worthwhile. The atmosphere in the office is light, and there are good opportunities to advance if you are willing to put in the work.
HCA (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 November 2018
Just to make you all aware this company is now hiding on Indeed by calling themselves by other names. All postings will lead to the same site. That should tell you all how bad it is there that they are not even proud enough about calling themselves by their actual name. CBI stands for Canadian Back Institute. No matter what name they chose to call themselves they are still the worst run company and don't care about their staff.
Frontline worker (Former Employee) – BC – 14 November 2018
It's the worst employer I ever had. They don't respect their employees. Management does not listen to staff. Workload is insane but payment is poor. There is no way for professional development. Company cares only about money and hire only managers who have the same attitude. They declare to have values but it's nothing but lip service. If you really care about your clients, then don't work here.
Former employee (Former Employee) – Canada – 8 November 2018
If you're an HCA, LPN, RN, PSW or whatever, avoid this company. Senior management does not care about their employees, they over work us, do not listen when you explain you're having issues and need help. They absolutely rush the hiring process and you quite honestly will be left feeling remorse for taking this role.
LPN (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 November 2018
The office environment is absolutely deplorable. The field staff is treated poorly. Management has no heart. The company has 4 core values and not one manager follows it. No compassion for anything. I do not recommend working there even for the experience, you will not be supported.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 November 2018
If you have a choice, do not work here. The management is completely disengaged from their subordinates, treating them poorly with very little disregard for them as people. They lack direction within the company, creating roles only to eliminate them within months. While you may not be micromanaged, you are constantly watched and criticized, assumptions made during conversations behind closed doors and never given the benefit of the doubt.
field staff (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 November 2018
This is possibly the most heartless company I have ever worked for. Management couldn't care less about it's staff and they expect you to work 10 hours (some of that being your own time) a day with no support or guidance. Then you'll be blamed for everything and let go. They don't ever even consider how are clients are doing and if they are getting proper care.
Health Care Aide (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 October 2018
Loved working with the company learned a lot had many opportunities for personal growth as well as lots of professional experiences wished they did not go union though seemed to cut back your hours rather than increase them