Children's Home + Aid

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Children's Home + Aid Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Volunteer at Children's Home + Aid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Pros

    I am not employed by Children's Home + Aid but as a volunteer, I have seen the staff communicate well and maintain a good rapport with one another in stressful situations.

    Cons

    As a volunteer, I cannot speak on behalf of employees and am not aware of any of the cons they may experience.

  2.  

    Overall good benefits and caring staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring staff, lots of paid time off and good benefits, fun employee recognition, good employee relationships and a chance to make a difference in the community

    Cons

    challenging clients, sometimes long hours. Not a lot of opportunity to grow or expand within departments, but possibly with more education. Pay is lower end, but that is to be expected in social work fields.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Love the families, wish the company actually worked towards attaining their mission of offering "Help, Hope& Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Paid Time Off

    Cons

    incompetent management, favoritism and no opportunity to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hands on in classrooms, listen to what staff is telling you, come outside of your office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    CH+A

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

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Networking with other like professionals

    Cons

    Many changes in management, benefits, and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review pay, the fact that 70% of your workforce qualify for assistance, medical, child care or TANF.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Shady practices, poor management, mistreated staff, blatant disregard for staff morale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, location, some talented staff

    Cons

    Career Ladder, unfair scheduling and pay practices. No respect. Terrible communication from management, stressful atmosphere, cliques, bullying, director won't listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, especially their pay concerns and management policies. Use common sense, be fair. Reexamine staff attendance. Many salaried employees take advantage and do not pull their weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoy working for Children's Home + Aid.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - After School Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - After School Instructor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company does good work. It helps bring programming to kids who are less fortunate. You get to network with other schools and share talents and ideas.

    Cons

    Most instructors hired to do programming do so as contractor. As such, one only gets paid once a month and have to take care of their own taxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great of you could offer the availability of being hired to your contractors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be good place with people who cared about children and each other. Now it's all about the almighty $$

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility in adjusting schedule as needed

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about staff anymore. They hired a ton of executive level people but never enough front line staff. They manipulate lower levels to get the most money possible with no concern for the level of stress this can place on workers. Pay is lower than most any other agency. No room to advance in many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET OVER YOURSELVES AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FRONT LINE STAFF!!! Give up some of those $300K salaries to hire people in areas that staff are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Different and Unique

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Caring and supportive employees
    Build your experience
    Establish lasting relationships
    Dedicated employees
    Great wellness program
    Strong client teacher relationship
    Community based programs

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for growth and development for employees seeking higher education and career change.
    Improve communication channels within the different sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and support employees need for improvement and career change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good at my level, not so much above me

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

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have a good supervisor who allows me the flexibility I need to do my job well. The atmosphere in my office is very family oriented. The majority of the employees do quality work and do care about the children and families served.

    Cons

    Too much weight at the executive level, not enough IT support (there should be at least one IT person in each area, stop making them travel all over), not enough communication between upper management and lower levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using all sorts of consultants to come up with half-baked ideas that don't work with the day-to-day staff. Communicate upcoming projects across regions better. Take time to recognize that a lot of "average Joes" can contribute lots of small amounts instead of always looking for the biggest donors to make major donations. Stop being cheerleaders and shadow staff to see what we really do.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor management, no advancement potential and extreme favoritism

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

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have met some great co-workers and have bonded with many families, I have learned a few things along the way

    Cons

    Administrators look the other way while people play the system. Breaks are inadequate. There are some teachers who have no concept of child development yet seem to run the place. Parents run the show, policies are not followed and "at-risk" or low income people should not drive luxury cars and have iphones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and don't let a few bully the rest. People may seem qualified on paper, but in reality have no business working with defenseless babies. Your next employee might be the one to finally call DCFS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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