At St. Camillus Life Plan Community, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 293 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.88. It was published on May 1, 2018. 988 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

What They Do

We asked St. Camillus Life Plan Community to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

 St. Camillus Life Plan Community offers seniors the highest quality of options to support goals and life choices.  Options include  independent living, assisted Living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home health services, hospice, and geriatric care management.   A full continuum of services available to residents offers security for the future.    

About this Company

Website: Industry: Aging Services
US Headquarters: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 53226 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 459 US Revenues: $35 million
Worldwide Revenues: $35 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1932

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Perks and Programs

We asked St. Camillus Life Plan Community to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Compassionate Coworker Program: The Compassionate Co-Worker program is led by team members from different departments.  The team raises funds through bake sales, themed lunches, and events to financially support team members in need.   Should a team member experience medical crisis the fund could be used to financially help.   The Compassionate Co-Worker team and fund have supported their fellow team members for over ten years.
  • Make the Difference Team: The Make the Difference Team supports local charities and fellow team members through a variety of efforts.  The team is comprised of volunteer members from all areas on campus.  Team members serve a two year term on the team.  The Make the Difference Team has organized blood drives, community volunteer programs, winter coat drives, school supplies/backpack donations and the Alzheimer's Association Longest Day program.  The Make the Difference team has also organized employee appreciation events including the Milwaukee Brewers Day of Faith.
  • Staff Training & Development: St. Camillus is the patron saint not only of the sick, but also of healthcare workers. For those staff employed 1+ yrs and interested in beginning a healthcare career, we pay up to $1200/person to train and move the person into a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) position with us. For experienced CNAs, we have paid to send several through Medication Assistant certification classes.  We have also just started a program where CNAs can begin their journey to becoming LPNs in a one-of-a-kind collaborative partnership with our local technical college.
  • Fun Events: St. Camillus Life Plan Community hosts numerous team events including a cookout with employees performing karaoke and a farmers market where team members can redeem Camillus "cash" for up to $25 worth of fresh produce.   Santa visits each Christmas to have breakfast with team members and their families, with our residents volunteering to help children write a letter to Santa, decorate Christmas cookies, or pass out gifts.  Our team and residents together celebrated National Waffle Day with a  waffle bar, including lots of delicious toppings.  St. Camillus Leadership team prepared hundreds of homemade pizzas for all of team members for another appreciation event.
  • Compassionate Workplace: Recently, a therapist, who was a team member here for more than 30 years, was struck by a car resulting in a fatal injury while crossing the street on her way to work.  In January, we hosted a dinner for the local community as a fundraiser for her family. Team members donated wonderful themed baskets as raffle prize giveaways.   We served close to 500 people & raised over $14,000 for her family!
  • All Employee Meetings: St. Camillus Life Plan Community holds quarterly all employee meetings to communicate the happenings in the organization, status of organizational goals and initiatives, discuss financial statements, and other updates.  Each meeting is opened with a recap of our work and mission at St. Camillus to reinforce to our team our core values of care and compassion.
  • Vision for the Future: St. Camillus is guided by our Vision Statement to become a nationally recognized Life Plan Community by achieving the highest levels of healthcare quality; sharing knowledge and best practices; and delivering exceptional experiences to help individuals' achieve their life goals. Tradition, Compassion, Innovation Tradition - In the tradition of our founder, the St. Camillus community provides exceptional experiences honoring an individual's sacredness and dignity. Compassion - We offer health, comfort, hope, and meaning by respecting each person's innate dignity, unique needs, and God-given rights. Innovation - We strive to become the center of new knowledge and adopt best practices to help individuals attain their life goals and holistic well-being.
  • Volunteers: St. Camillus has an exceptional volunteer program that boast over 200 volunteers campus wide.  Our volunteers assist with resident enrichment programs, clerical duties, hospice, thrift shop, transporting, marketing, pastoral care, and other various tasks.  In 2018 our volunteers gave over 2,100 hours of their time to help assist residents, families, employees in support of St. Camillus' mission and vision for the future.
  • Cristo Rey Work Study program: St. Camillus partners with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee to offer a work study program for four students per semester.  Students get the opportunity to work in multiple areas of our Life Plan Community and are provided the tools to allow professional growth and better opportunities as they continue through high school and approach college.
  • Legacy Project: St. Camillus has a Legacy Project where our Cristo Rey students are partnered with one of our assisted living residents to interview, create, and present that person's life legacy at the end of the semester to the resident, their family and St. Camillus staff.  The Legacy Project allows both our students and residents to build a mutually beneficial relationship while increasing resident engagement and allowing our student's to growth professionally.


$36,373 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Residential Aide $74,011 Average salary and additional cash compensation for RN Clinical Manager
50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 5% of salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
St. Camillus resident working out with our personal trainer


21 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 8 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
15 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 5 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Cafe with hot/cold food & grocery items, an on-site child daycare offering discounted rates, 2 on-site fitness centers, computer lab, free flu shots.)


84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 68 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
84 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)45 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


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

Community and Environmental Impact

$1,800,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Feast Week mass


St. Camillus resident dancing with Kids From WI performer

How to Get Hired

We asked St. Camillus Life Plan Community 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?

While St. Camillus is always hiring caregivers and other professionals to assist in its mission, there are other roles routinely available. St. Camillus continually searches for exceptional CNAs, nurses and aides to join its team. “There’s always an opportunity in those positions,”  explained Kevin Schwab, CEO. “Compassionate care; that’s the most important thing we offer every day,”  said Schwab. “We’re always looking for compassionate and quality team members and we’ll always find a role for a great person.” And what makes a candidate great? At St. Camillus, it’s all about character. “You have to be compassionate,” Schwab said. “The number one thing we do is care for individuals. If you treat people with love and kindness, that’s the majority of the care we provide. You need to demonstrate that.”

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

It's really the basics:  demonstrate enthusiasm - whether talking with us by phone, meeting residents in the lobby, or during the interview - ask questions.  Prospective employees should research our website and Glassdoor to get more information about the company before the interview and dress professionally when coming for an interview.  Teamwork is also critical in our field; it is important for candidates to bring examples of how they've worked together with other team members to resolve problems. 

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

St. Camillus is seeking individuals with a commitment to compassionate care and a desire to build long-lasting relationships with our residents and clients for the following positions: CNA. Home Health Aide, Home Health RN Case Manager, Staff RN and Staff LPN .  “We have a lot of positions and opportunities for growth on our campus, everything from food service and culinary services to administrative staff and nursing.  We offer employment opportunities for a diverse range of positions.” This includes both the on-site care that St. Camillus provides to its short- and long-term residents, as well as the in-home services that St. Camillus provides to families across the three-county area. “We’re looking for people who want to fulfill our mission to care for the poor and sick with a sense of love and compassion,” Schwab said. “That means we’re looking for people who have a dedication to service and our mission.”

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

Check out our website at

hiring Outlook

220 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -5% Job Growth
15 Average applicants per opening 2,903 Total job applicants
37% New hires by employee referrals 33% Openings filled by current employees
5 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
37% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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