BrightStar Care Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care Reviews

Updated 6 Nov 2016

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "RN"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BrightStar Care

    Pros

    Your schedule is your own

    Cons

    No reimburse for mileage unless yu drive more than 40 miles Assignments are offered through text to all the staff so if you do not have your hand on your phone, you will miss opportunities for work. Not enough work in certain parts of the city Micromanagement Not good support to staff- mostly one knows when something is done wrong- but no good positive feedback. No meetings with the staff No orientation except to know how to fill our paperwork. No training specific to the care they specialize in.

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  2. "RN"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Concord, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at BrightStar Care part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, autonomy, and professional staff.

    Cons

    Not enough available cases for full time status.


  3. "RN"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightStar Care part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible. Meet new families.

    Cons

    Do not like to travel in the car for visits to clients homes.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not what advertised on job listing"

    2.0
    Former Freelancer - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Duluth, GA

    I worked at BrightStar Care for less than a year

    Pros

    The people in the office were very nice. Seems to be flexible once you know what's going on. I guess, I never really got started. It was a weird experience.

    Cons

    Disorganized. No real person for training. I took the job with the understanding that I needed some orientation, It took a long time to get that going and the pay just isn't worth it. Actually, I never got paid. I spent 10 hours and 4 visits to the office and never got a paycheck for any of it. I told them this is just not for me. There were not protocols for infusions and the visits that I was expected to do were not what Ineas told in the phone interview. They just wanted me to wing it I think and I wasn't doing that,

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  5. "RN"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BrightStar Care for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice people to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes late notice on jobs available, not enough home care offerings

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "An outstanding experience, Eric was great in being on my side to find the right position."

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightStar Care part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    BrightStar Care found my resume online, gave me a call and asked if I would be interested in listening to what that had to offer. I was very hesitant at first, I am use to going in and filling out an application and doing the leg work myself, spending time/money/gas going from place to place to find employment. Eric was very professional, listened to my employment stories and placed me in the best position for me. The pay was very competitive and the staff at BrightStar Care and the staff at my temporary job placement were great. When problems would come up with the BrightStar Care client/temporary job placement I would attempt to work it out then communicate it right away with Eric, the went to bat for me. He did what he could to resolve the situation but it must not have been the right fit at that time. Eric spent many moments on the phone with me and others to get me out of the situation and on to another client that really fit with my qualifications and work ethic. After that second placement that client was VERY interested in increasing my hours from the offered PT to FT status and just a few weeks in the client offered me a FT position with them. It was bitter sweet, Eric and his staff at BrightStar Care were great and I hated not working with them anymore but moving on to a permanent position was my intent and it worked out great. Just before I became employed by the client things changed with my babysitter, I had to find a more flexible work schedule or I would have to start looking for a new sitter. I expressed this right away to BrightStar, they got on it! To make a long story short, I am employed by the client AND still with BrightStar Care. I ended up working 26 hours for the client and then taking advantage of the many RN opportunities that BrightStar Care has to offer. If you are not confident and willing to take risks and able to be self motivated then this is not for you. But with my experience, it is nice to be able to manage my own work experience with BrightStar folks who 'get it'. They are a good hub for supplying good medical care for clients who are unable to find good medical care anywhere else, especially in this very competitive job market. I participate in the Humana Care Manager project, infusion project, doing start of cares for home care agencies and look forward to venturing in to the experimental drug project as well. No strings attached and paid every week, can't beat it. So give BrightStar Care a try, it is so worth your time.

    Cons

    I guess I am suppose to put some cons about BrightStar Care, but at this time I cannot think of any. Communication and staff are great!

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "the communication between schedulers is lacking. Also no ongoing inservicing."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BrightStar Care for more than a year

    Pros

    A few organized people make up for the others who are new grads, not interested or motivated to provide quality care.

    Cons

    poor communication from DON and scheduler. Favoritism is often the way jobs are assigned.

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  8. "Casual, Friendly, Relaxed environment"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BrightStar Care for less than a year

    Pros

    Has a success driven enthusiasm and aura with employees.

    Cons

    may out grow the small company relaxed atmosphere as they are growing fast

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Advertised pay rate is not what is offered!!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Staff Nurse (RN), Home Care in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BrightStar Care for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Wide variety of patients over a large territory

    Cons

    No benefits--advertised benefits are only available to full or part time employees----which they are not hiring!!! Working as a Nurse for 60+ hours/week and travelling over 300 miles nets less than $600./wk

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