Its taken a while to write this, my experience at hallmark was appalling. I saw some terrible things in the home i worked in, and it took so long for anybody to do anything about it. I have never in my life had issues with my mental health however the position i was put in there caused me to require a serious cool down period from nursing in general. The senior management team were terrible from the get go, however they closed their eyes a lot of the time, i do believe its because the pay was very good and they all drove fancy cars. My integrity was too deeply ingrained to go down that path. The teams were over worked, the place was chaotic and their was no appreciation for going above and beyond. It was expected in my position to work all hours of the day and night weekends included, i ended up doing 65 hour weeks as the norm, without ever being paid any extra. I wouldn't touch it with a 10 yard pole given another chance.
Beautiful environment aesthetically
Long hours, senior management