Catholic Charities USA

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Catholic Charities USA Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
109 Reviews
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Catholic Charities USA President Rev Larry Snyder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cheerful work environment, loving staff, rewarding work experiences, professional development (in 8 reviews)

  • Great Co-workers, provides many free continuing education credits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • As a non-profit; Catholic Charities does not pay well (in 9 reviews)

  • Low pay, expensive benefits, upper management not supportive (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fair working conditions for the Community Services division.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Medical Benefits and retirement plan. CEH credits. Good time off compensations. Many different services for the public within the organization. Mortgage counseling for the HRC department good and reliable.

    Cons

    Personal growth and morale low due to lack of management for the Social Services department within the Community Services area and lack of funding. Low wages for HRC staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To compensate for low wages for staff, make working a little pleasurable by building the morale up within the HRC department. If staff have a positive experience that will always help to build a good experience with clients.,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It is been a pleasure to work for Catholic Charities. You get to help people of all type of situations and problems.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Help in Florissant, MO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Help in Florissant, MO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I get to find information you need to help friends and family with and it help do things for other people.

    Cons

    I get to worked with all sorts of people and different age bracket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I also have ideas that help upper mangernment both physical and mental.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Executive compensation trumps employee compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    CCUSA has been a long and trusted name in the fight against poverty in America. The dedication of staff to this goal is wonderful. 10% contribution to retirement savings is also attractive.

    Cons

    Senior management clearly don't understand the justice issues they work towards. Executive leadership turnover is high, which is surprising considering the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more fair distribution of wealth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    LSiler

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA

    Pros

    Fabulous working environment to work for.

    Cons

    Nott enough clients to serve. Not a salary position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  6.  

    Overall good place to work if you can handle a low salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    The agency does a good job showing staff appreciation. Awards, Retreats, Staff days, etc... A great job for a person fresh out of college.

    Cons

    very low low pay. limited avenues for advancement even if you further your education your pay will not change. Very limited opportunities for advance, just go to another company.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Case Managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Current Employee - Case Manager

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The health benefits are great and you get every holiday off if your salary.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best. They prefer to start you at the bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your Case Managers with respect.

  8.  

    Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with diverisity and especially people who struggle on a daily basis either with their Mental Health or Substance Abuse Problems.

    Cons

    The pay is very low and the expectations high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great staff, overall procedures & systems need some TLC.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intake Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Intake Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is always room to move forward in your career, many opportunities for new positions within the network.

    Cons

    Working with Hennepin County. We are severely understaffed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on which branch and who the managers are

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and a sense of moral fulfillment as the employer (an therefore the employee) provides a variety of services to the community and assists in access to legal, health, educational opportunities to ultimately enhance their self sufficiency.

    Cons

    Moral fulfillment does not pay the rent. As a non-profit; Catholic Charities does not pay well. Sometimes this scenario attracts either short term employees that leave as soon as they find a better salary or employees who do not give their best skills to their employer. Both situations undermine the working environment and payoff for colleagues and clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good workers, re evaluate the cost benefit ratio of deadwood staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great mission and goals but not much opportunity for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The mission of the nonprofit is good - they have good intentions and a lot of programs that are intended to help community members who are most in need.

    Cons

    There are some managerial issues that prevent the realization of some of the ultimate aims of the organization, not much opportunity for movement or advancement in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seemed like the management was very lenient with employees who had issues and a push from the district office to offer perks that were not financially based, although there were incremental raises offered they did not match cost of living inflation. The result was a slow leak of the good talent - the most effective employees who worked hardest ended up either leaving or getting burnt out and suffering from compassion fatigue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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