What’s it like to work at Avalon Health Care?

Susanna Kahr

Looking for a healthcare job in Salt Lake City? Chances are, Avalon Health Care has made it onto your list of potential employers. But, what’s it really like to work here? We took a look at the reviews on our site from real employees and here’s what they had to say. 

The Avalon Health Care Group provides a full range of services for patients and residents who aren’t sick enough to be treated in a hospital but who can’t be looked after properly at home. Alongside the 24 hour nursing services, Avalon Health Care also offers programs for residents who have problems with their memory, need rehabilitation, have suffered a stroke, are injured or who are nearing the ends of their lives. Avalon Health Care also manages the skilled nursing facilities belonging to the Department of Veterans and Military Affairs in both Utah and Hawaii. 

Senior care in more than 50 communities

The Avalon Health Care Group serves over 50 communities in the states of Hawaii, California, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Oregon. The group currently employs more than 7,000 employees who provide care to more than 4,100 patients on a daily basis in facilities owned by the group and further 2,750 patients through external arrangements. 

 

What’s it like to work here, according to employees?

Avalon Healthcare has a kununu score of 3.61 which is above the industry average of 3.42. The healthcare group also has a recommendation rate of 71%, which is not bad. Employees also have a lot of really nice things to say about working here:

So, if you’re looking for a rewarding job in healthcare which involves working with older people, Avalon Health Care could be the place for you.

Unfortunately, though, most of the complaints we’ve received on our platform center around pay, staffing and the company culture, with employees saying that they could be compensated and looked after better by management. 

This is how different aspects of working at Avalon Health Care have been rated on kununu. 

 

Compensation and Benefits

Although a number of the anonymous reviewers said that Avalon Health Care could “compensate us better,” others say that the company “cares for their employees and you receive 401k” – the pension savings plan. Another employee says it’s “the highest paying facility I have ever worked at.” 

Inclusivity/Diversity

Avalon Health Care ranks highly for inclusivity and diversity. This is because the company describes itself as an equal employment opportunity employer (EEO) and as such is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

Work from home

Avalon Health Care also allows its employees to work from home sometimes. One employee tells us that they “currently do it 3-5 times a month.” So, if you’re looking for a flexible healthcare job, make sure to tell the team at your interview. 

Employee Events

According to one employee, Avalon Health Care has “a BBQ once a month and pizza, ice cream, and popcorn parties once a week.” Other employees tell us that they are very family friendly and that their employer helps them to put their families first. 

 

You could do any one of these jobs

Healthcare Recruiter

Just like other industries, healthcare needs talented recruiters to bring in new talent, especially since so many healthcare roles are in such high demand right now. If you’re a strong negotiator and enjoy working with people over the phone, then this could be the perfect role for you to do from home. This job involves working closely with HR departments and is quite often commission-based making it great for self-starters.

Registered Nurse (RN)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all other occupations! So, if you’re thinking of training to become an RN, now’s your chance.  Working as a registered nurse means assisting physicians in hospitals and a variety of other medical settings like hospices or clinics. RNs perform lots of different tasks related to patient care, case management and treatment planning. It’s no surprise then that RNs are the most in demand because RNs specialize in several areas!

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

The employment of licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow 11% by 2028! Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic nursing care and perform a variety of tasks, but under the supervision of an RN or doctor. LPNs and LVNs work in many different healthcare settings including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes mostly full time. Among the tasks that LPNs and LVNs do are: administering medicine, checking vital signs and giving injections. If you want to make your first step into world of nursing, becoming an LPN or LVN is a great way to start.

Or any one of these other jobs in nursing

 

 

If you do apply for a job at Avalon Health Care, we recommend taking this list of questions about the company culture to the interview with you. This way you can really work out if this is the right employer for you.

  1. Why do you like working here and what motivates you to come to work every day?
  2. How do people at the company unwind and recharge after working hard?
  3. How does the organization promote the professional growth and development of its employees?
  4. How are employees here recognized for their results?
  5. How does the company address failure? And success?
  6. Is there a lot of collaboration within teams and across different ones?
  7. How do managers and employees share feedback?
  8. Is there a lot of room for working independently or autonomously?
  9. What are the most common causes of conflict in the organization and how is it resolved?
  10. How does the company celebrate successes and achievements?
  11. What activities does the company offer to promote team building?
  12. What measures does the company take to give back to their local communities and those in need?
  13. What are some things the company has done to accommodate employees with families?
  14. What kind of people seem to be the most successful here?
  15. How does the organization promote work-life balance for its employees?

 

Of course, you probably also want to prepare for the questions that they will ask you, we’ve got you covered there too! Here, you can find the full list of the 15 most common interview questions and answers for healthcare interviews and download a free PDF to help you get started! Good luck!

 

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