At Great Lakes Caring, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 482 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.22. It was published on Sep 16, 2016. 6584 Visitors

What Employees Say

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
93%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
92%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
91%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
91%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
91%
 

What They Do

We asked Great Lakes Caring to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is a leading provider of a post-acute continuum of in-home health care.  Since 1994, Great Lakes Caring has dedicated its resources to providing value-based, high quality care wherever our patients call home.

About this Company

Website: www.greatlakescaring.com Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Jackson, Michigan US Sites: 23
Major Locations: Jackson, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Mentor, Ohio; Newburyport, Massachusetts; Kokomo, Indiana US Employees: 1,838
US Revenues: $188.9 million Worldwide Revenues: $188.9 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1994

Great Lakes Caring has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2017 (ranked 18)

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2016 (ranked 18)


Jackson, MI Branch Director Terri Lee assisting a patient with questions over the phone.

Perks and Programs

We asked Great Lakes Caring to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • NURSECAR Program: Employee car program which allows employees to pay a minimal fee per pay for a NURSECAR to drive for work and personal affairs. Fee employee pays covers all fuel, insurance, and routine maintenance for the car.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: This is our newest program which covers up to 100% of employees' college tuition in a program that could progress their career with the organization.
  • Great Lakes University: Online learning platform allows our clinical staff to maintain required CEUs for their professional licenses at no cost to them and in a convenient manner.
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement: Employees are reimbursed 50% of their monthly gym fees for using the center at least 6 times per month.
  • State of the Angels: Annual State of the Angels meeting with our CEO and President in which company goals and stats are reviewed, including financial performance and performance to various goals.
  • Diamond Decade: After employees pass their 10-year anniversary with the company, the CEO and CIO pick out and order a diamond anniversary gift for the employee. Employees can choose from tennis bracelets, earrings, watches, or a ring. Employees are able to request special items, an employee this year requested a custom Great Lakes Caring ring with our angel avatar on it.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$28,024 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse Aides $63,146 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Registered Nurses
88% Company-paid health coverage for employees 78% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
88% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free beverages during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • On-site package/mailing service
Employees enjoying the selfie station of our Super Hero Breakfast celebration earlier this year.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

16 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (60% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (2% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (2% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave50 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • Elder care resources

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
President Adam Nielsen and Chief Information Officer Carry vandenMaagdenberg working together to improve operations to bring value to our patients.

Demographics

 
Our Jackson, Michigan Clinical Operations team is the essence of our Care that Never Sleeps program, open 24/7/365 to assist our patients, physicians, and families when they need help.

How to Get Hired

We asked Great Lakes Caring for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Passion. Our patients come first at Great Lakes Caring and that requires a passionate staff willing to dedicate the time and effort necessary to providing excellent care to our patients, both at the bedside and at our offices throughout the Midwest.  We look for candidates that can adapt to the ever-changing needs of our patients, families, and referral sources all of whom we have the great honor, and responsibility, of serving. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Tell us what drives you to dedicate your efforts to caring for patients, whether those efforts are in an office setting or providing hands-on patient care. Each and every employee of Great Lakes Caring has a role to play in our mission of "providing superior quality care, wherever our patients call home", and hearing from you what role you wish to play in that mission, and why, gets our attention.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Because we continue to grow and expand, there is always a need for hardworking, accomplished health care professionals who work diligently to not only be the best, but to assure that every patient receives the best care. This coming year we are seeing an ever-increasing demand for Nurses who act as our patients' case managers, and the leaders of our patient care teams. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our State-of-the-Heart Careers page at http://www.greatlakescaring.com/state-of-the-heart-careers, or call our Talent Acquisition Team at 855-700-5627. We look forward to hearing from you! 

hiring Outlook

800 Job openings forecast for coming year 34% Job Growth
25 Average applicants per opening 17,000 Applications received
564 Positions filled in past year 40% New hires by employee referrals
141 New positions created 113 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 32 New graduates hired
11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 18% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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