KidsPeace

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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
35 Reviews
2.7
35 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Co-Workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers were an amazing team. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them every day. It's hard to find an organization where you enjoy what you do and also the people you work with. It felt like we were all working towards one common goal

    Cons

    As with any non-profit, money is tight and it's hard not to get increases year after year and stay motivated to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more available to your staff and share as much as you can. Communication is key to happy employees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience in the Mental Health Field.

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician II in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician II in Orefield, PA

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady scheduling, 1st or 2nd with tons of opportunity for overtime in the busy months. Rewarding at times.

    Cons

    Not enough staff on units with large groups of kids, which leaves possibility for crisis situations. Poor management. Not all staff on the same page with kid's needs. Staff left alone with dangerous kids, leading to assaults.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I love the job, hate the company

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    Current Employee - Senior Mental Health Technician in Schnecksville, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Mental Health Technician in Schnecksville, PA

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love helping the kids in need and the job is very rewarding. It feels great to know that I may make a huge impact on these kids lives.

    Cons

    compensation, dangerously understaffed, stressful environment, house managers suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    cut out the politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits, although those have been cut a bit. helping kids

    Cons

    management coming down with "fixes" for problems they don't take the time to understand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work in each position to really understand your employees before asking for more paperwork to "fix the issue"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hard Work

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    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Orefield, PA

    I have been working at KidsPeace part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helping kids in crisis making a difference

    Cons

    Low staff and quick turn around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help direct care staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Positive, collaborative work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinician I in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Clinician I in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to positively impact at risk youth

    Cons

    Lack of support from corporate headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, loved what I did, horrible administration and communication within the company

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    Former Employee - Child Care Counselor II in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Child Care Counselor II in Orefield, PA

    I worked at KidsPeace part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Give you purpose, great for psych/social work majors, good experience, exposes you to many things, interact with a wide variety of people, hands-on experience, receive a lot of training

    Cons

    Difficult situations, requires much patience, can be a very intense workplace, high turnover rate, administration is very flawed, horrible communication within the company, staff are not treated well by some higher-ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to be more organized and communicate more, treat staff more objectively, treat staff with more respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company only cares about the money they make not how they are screwing the employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    You get to feel like you are making a difference in the kids life

    Cons

    Horrible pay for the people who work with the kids while the higher ups get the money and bonuses. Five times the work that can't even be done in 8 hrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of making sure you and your families can continue on living the grand lifestyle pay attention to the lower workers .Some lost alot of pay just to help you change over to a Clinical system that isn't working.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work in the child welfare arena

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    This company has been around for over 130 years and has a solid reputation for being one of the best in helping kids in crisis. It's gratifying to know that you're making a difference in the lives of children and families.

    Cons

    Child Welfare is a tough business to be in these days, with many changes and challenges happening on the Federal, State,and Local levels. KidsPeace hasn't escaped the impacts

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