Resources For Human Development

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Resources For Human Development Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
15 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company does good work in behavioral health and is making a difference in many peoples lives (in 3 reviews)

  • This is an open environment where there is great adherence to the values (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The hiring of family and friends within management and senior management is astonishing (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership, to much Politics in upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Shady management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is fairly high for a nonprofit, room for advancement

    Cons

    Supervisory staff here cannot be trusted. They do not hold the values of the company and treat employees as expendable workers. I had an issue with my supervisor and took it to upper management and they completely backed my superior even though she was clearly in the wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people instead of problems.

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

    Good then bad and then....the ugly!

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

    I have been working at Resources For Human Development

    Pros

    If you love working with people and you have a big heart you'll love it here.

    Cons

    You not appreciated. No bonus, no raises no...nothing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Probably best to stay away at the current time. The situation may improve there soon, but not after lots of upheaval.

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

    I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, hip environment, and many extremely nice people to work with despite the management situation.

    Cons

    1. There are folks in the most senior management roles that genuinely don't know what they are doing and are making others miserable with their insecurity and resultant poor decisions. This is a company that promises to look after you and value you as an employee but in fact often ends up doing the opposite for too many. Many of the good people I knew have left the organization or have been let go for weird reasons, mostly political.

    2. Salaries are below market.

    3. Employee contributions to health care are too high, considering the low salaries especially. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be honest with what is going on in your organization and follow through with your companies stated values. Allow subordinates concerns to be heard in a positive way without firing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    case manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    loved my work and the co-workers were good

    Cons

    director attempted to run the office like a dictator, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck with her

  6.  

    Undervalued

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

    I have been working at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, PTO,Coworkers, commute, culture,

    Cons

    Pay, no raises or promotional opportunities, Management team, no retirement match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a compensation system so that staff receive fair market salaries. Treat your employees as assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Beware of Immature Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Phila, PA

    I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Okay Benefits
    Flexibile Hours
    Nice Staff Overalll

    Cons

    Horrible Managers at every site
    Low Pay for Staff
    Central Office staff are Spoiled and uneducated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Could be a great company...could be

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

    I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great and very talented people. Somehow RHD finds ways to attract great talent. Holding on to them though, a different story.

    Cons

    Young leaders are often discouraged and looked down upon as if good leaders have to have grey hair and 40+ years of experience in their fields. Management is anything but - mostly comprised of people who've been around forever; not really managers in any sense, just tenured. Lots of dysfunction in areas that tend to be worry-free for better managed companies, like payroll, HR, and IT. For a non-profit, they spend a lot of money settling lawsuits and disputes...probably more per capita than a for-profit of the same size, which is proof of general mismanagement. Benefits are a joke...between that and wage tax, combined with the fact that you'll earn less than you would in the same position at another company, it's east to understand why turnover is so high overall. It's why I left...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvent yourselves, seriously. Given your size the struggles you have with basic business functions are proof of a need for total evolution. You're dug in and immovable; find younger leaders to help you reach your next level or you'll find yourself continuing to face the backsides of better managed competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Began as a positive experience but management made positivity impossible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I met some very dedicated and interesting people while doing an important service for those with disabilities.

    Cons

    There was a huge dissonance between the explicitly stated company values and the practices of management, which resulted in a discouraging environment of fear and suspicion and back-biting. Open communication and trust were purportedly important company values, but I have not worked for an organization which practiced these less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the company values be your guide rather than micromanaging based on personalities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Resources For Human Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous time off, casual atmosphere, reasonable salary, opportunity for continuing education and enrichment. Employees genuinely care about clients and mission.

    Cons

    Management does not follow written policies. They make a big deal about "values", but don't follow them. Management is very self-congratulatory, plays favorites, and has little clue about what's going on in the programs or with lower-level, front-line employees. Board is not involved at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the policies you've written. Network to see how other NPOs do their work and run their organizations. Listen to your employees. Treat everyone equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Mismanagement and Poor Planning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Resources For Human Development part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Good place to get your feet wet if wanting to teach adults with developmental delays.

    Cons

    Unstable working environment and severe mismanagement.
    Lack of tentative education plans and curriculum development for teaching artists.
    Unstructured in house training.
    Lack of direct care staff to help participants in program.
    Lack of assisted technology and adaptive devises for severely disabled participants.
    No model program or base criteria set for teaching artist and support staff.
    No self-defense training required before beginning working on the floor (must be scheduled with RHD).
    Senior director lacks:
         • managerial skills necessary for program success;
         • knowledge of and ability to apply facility philosophy, principles & technology;
         • does not have basic budgeting principles;
         • in the ability to build and lead cohesive, successful team(s);
         • communication skills with employees (verbal and written)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a model education plan in place when implementing an art based program that includes a wide array of developmentally delayed individuals. Have strategies to help participants in program who are severely disabled and blind. Very limited choices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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