House Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
House (also called House, M.D.) is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004, to May 21, 2012. The series's main character is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), an unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who, despite his dependence on pain medication, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. The series's premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character.
A viewer writes with disappointment on IMDB, "House had a lot of things going for it: an excellent cast, interesting medical cases, a touch of comedy, etc. These elements allowed this show to be a considerable success. However, with the breakup of the original team at the end of season 3 things started to get worse and worse. House M.D. tragically turned into a soap opera, and whatever interesting medical element it disappeared. The show started to focus on the romantic relationships between House/Cuddy, Chase/Cameron, and Foreman/Thirteen. All of these relationships ended tragically, with the female character eventually leaving the show. By season 8, all of the original female characters were gone, and Kutner had previously committed suicide, so the excellent cast and the interesting medical cases that made the show great were no more. Even the comedic elements of the show disappeared as the show became dark and suppressing. As such, by season 8, House M.D. lost everything that once made it great. For me, the last straw was the departure of Lisa Cuddy and the imprisonment of House. Cuddy was adorable and after his prison sentence, House lost whatever believability he may have still had. Since the show has gone down hill I think season 8 may be it. Hopefully the series producers can still give us a nice finale."
Former Employee - Resident Assistant says"I worked at Covenant House full-time for more than a year Cons: You will be exploited by this organization. They do no value employees at all."
Former Employee - Case Manager says"I worked at Covenant House full-time for more than a year Cons: They don’t want you to help them"
Current Employee - Registered Nurse says"I have been working at Covenant House full-time Cons: Far from my home, long hours."
Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk says"I worked at Covenant House part-time Cons: Management was ok until a new CEO was brought in, then the administration went downhill. New employees were brought in, job titles were changed, case managers left and some jobs were removed altogether"
Current Employee - Youth Worker says"I have been working at Covenant House full-time for less than a year Cons: A new site with a lack of procedures ("kinks" are still being ironed out in regards to the site), and challenges with location (lack of parking surrounding building and paying to park each day), space is limited for youth and staff, a sense of being bullied into working for the organization but painted as a religious mission to serve those less fortunate. Meaning, if you cannot deal with such things you are somehow less than those who can."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Covenant House full-time Cons: Lack of protocols and risk management made it Unsafe physically and emotionally for clients and staff"
Former Employee - Case Manager says"I worked at Covenant House full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The pay is absurd. The upper white people in the 8th floor/upper management have no idea what going on. Sad a place that serves lots of LGBTQ teens and people of color....everyone up above is white. Rediculous."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Covenant House full-time Cons: Vindictive and dysfunctional leadership. Staff aren't given the training and support they need. Youth aren't safe, especially those with mental health problems. Victimization occurring while in the program is mishandled and there can be a "blame the victim" attitude from the top down when it comes to female victims. The only exception is the anti-trafficking program."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Covenant House full-time Cons: They do not understand the City of Chicago. All the decision-makers are from NY or other parts of the country. They need executive staff with a history and knowledge of Chicago and the services offered here."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Covenant House full-time Cons: Leadership is sketchy at best"
Cook 1 (Former Employee) says"I first stated out as a care giver and ended up being the cook for the center, I really enjoyed cooking, and fixing different meals and planning for special events. Cons: meeting with the staff."
Internship (Former Employee) says"I was always busy helping people find resources available to them. I learned that in order to be present for my clients I have to take good care of myself by being healthy and staying informed about my surroundings.I considered my client's body languages in order for me to better serve them. The most difficult thing at work was group facilitations because everyone wanted to talk and there was no time. The most enjoyable thing was staff meetings because there was always diverse perspective and food."
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) says"Not the best place to work. HR was too busy being messy instead of doing some work. You have to be a certified brown nose to work there. Child care director was scared of the parents, i would not advise to send children there Cons: lack of pay"
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) says"I worked there for about 8 months, ive never worked at a place that has so much drama and all the bosses are involved in"
Program Specialist (Current Employee) says"Although the actual work you have the opportunity to do at Neighborhood House can be very meaningful, the people above the direct service works are largely to blame for how bad the management has gotten. Cons: Everything else."
Family Educator (Former Employee) says"upper management at Neighborhood House is the reason i left. Co workers and communities we served made the job worth it, but the upper management is disorganized, lacks basic communication skills, and is unappreciative."
Counselor (Former Employee) says"Work environment is disorganized Cons: Very low compensation with regular increase in workload responsiblities"
EARLY HEAD START TEACHER (Former Employee) says"I had no support from management. There was little communication between management and teachers. We would get a new child and have no idea that it was happening. When concerns were brought to management about classroom teamwork nothing would be done to help. Management would avoid situations where they needed to be confrontational with staff and because of this staff would do their own thing and not work as a team."
Home visitor (Former Employee) says"Be cautious of this organization."
Educator/Teacher (Current Employee) says"Poor Management in the Child Development Department. If you don’t mind being micromanaged then this is the place for you. Low staff morale, safety/security is too relaxed. Need more diversity in upper management. Program serves East African and Vietnamese families but you don’t see a lot of these cultures represented within upper management ."
Activity Aide (Former Employee) says"Work for Neighborhood House was hard, and not very rewarding. The staff was fun to work with and made the experience bearable, but there was too much stress for the job to be anything more than a summer experience. Cons: Poor Facilities, Stressful Situations, Poor Training"
Caregiver (Former Employee) says"Consistent care of children, cooking, cleaning and giving them what they needed. I learned self discipline. I learned how to be punctual and showed up on time and never late. I also would put them to bed on time made sure they had a set eating schedule. The management wasn't the best, considering the parents usually didnt keep to a payment schedule or a very consistant time for me to stop working. And the other babysitter and I didnt get along very well. And i had brought it up without any change. The work place environment was quiet chaotic and challenging considering the yelling children. I would say the hardest part of the job would be dealing with angry kid when they needed to go to sleep. However the most enjoyable part of the job in my opinion would be how sweet the children could be. I also loved cleaning and doing the dishes. Cons: Short breaks, no benefits from it"
Site Supervisor (Former Employee) says"Neighborhood House does great work in the community. Front line staff are dedicated and qualified. However management in the child development department is TOXIC. Didn't communicate about big decisions, changed expectations and processes frequently and with poor roll out, shifted blame, bullied, the list goes on. Not worth the stress. Cons: Management, culture, processes"
Floater Teacher (Current Employee) says"Great kids--but none of the employees seem very happy. Employees are constantly calling in but still have jobs. It's sickening because the employees who do go to work have to make up for others."
Education (Current Employee) says"NH has every possibility to be a great program for those in the community. However the upper management in the Early Headstart Program are absolutely terrible and really are so far removed from really understanding how to run a program that benefits the families we serve. They are only worried about budget so badly, that the facilities lack the appropriate materials to facilitate learning and safety in and out on the playground.They are so busy using their bully tactics and blaming their staff for their incompetence, that they have forgotten the most important thing, The families. They care nothing about you advocating for your families or for yourself. To speak up and stand up for what is right and fair, is to put yourself on the chopping block to be devalued as a educator. If you are looking to be appreciated as a educator this is not the place for you. The only recognition you get is when they want to find things to bully and pick on you. Management has a "I'm better than you attitude " just because they hold the title. I was really excited to work here, but it quickly turned into a stressful nightmare. Thus why the turn over rate is so high. Management is really good at stirring the pot and never really resolving any concerns or issues, especially amongst staff. They simply pick who the like the best and go with what they say, often making you the bad guy. Favoritusim is very common here. They base things off of gossip and hear say, to determine how to handle situations. Management thinks that because they have the gift of Gab that they can fool you into thinking you Cons: Upper management makes it a really unpleasant place."
Teacher/Site Supervisor (Former Employee) says"Staff didn't receive salary pay on time. Maintenance was not available to keep agency safe and clean. Cons: Director was out of touch with the agency needs"
Assistant Director (Current Employee) says"Each day is very busy, one of my positions as a Bus Driver for 2.5 years, with school drop-off and pickup daily. I also cover classes from 6 weeks infants through School-agers. Prepare lunches for children for 6 months. Cons: Short breaks and no health insurance, no 401k benefit"
Daycare Teacher (Former Employee) says"Cared for children from infants to age 10. Changed diapers, prepared meals. made lesson plans, created structure and organized events. planned educational field trips. I learned different ways to educate children. I Learned how to access growth and fundamental needs of children according to their age. I provided love, time, and patience with each individual child. It was a fun, family type of environment. Cons: low pay"
PSSF Family Consultant Manager (Former Employee) says"this was a non profit agency and did not in my opinion support it mission."
Babysitter / Dog Sitter (Current Employee) says"Working for my Neighbor was a good experience because I learned more about how to take care of dogs and how much I enjoy taking care of them. I feel taking care of dogs is something I would want to do after doing that job. Cons: No benefits"
Familia Gonzalez Martinez says"I don’t have my bike yet"
Familia Gonzalez Martinez says"Still waiting for my bike"
chloe law says"Bought the frying pan with House was told lifetime warranty but the quality is not there and won't replace it.. they refused to replace it with plenty of excuses like overheat and scatch with utensils.. cant cook with the high heat and cant cook meat with the bone... as the sharp bone can scratch the frying pan.. what a poor quality frying pan..."
philip says"Placed online order with a gift card paying for all but a few dollars of the order. They charged my credit card for the full balance. I emailed them and have tried calling them several times but no one ever answers. I waited on hold for 45 minutes before it hung up on me."