Abilities United

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Abilities United Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
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  1.  

    This organization is everything a non-profit should be!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great staff. Mission driven. Family oriented. Deeply connected to the community.

    Cons

    There's only one organization like this one.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good experience and great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fund Raising in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Fund Raising in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Abilities United as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful co-workers, reasonable working hours

    Cons

    More growth opportunities should be provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Possibly the best Social Services non-profit there is.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adult Services Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Adult Services Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Abilities United

    Pros

    First, I'm not a manager. I've been at the company for over three years, and started when they were still known as "CAR" or Community Association for Rehabilitation.
    Pros:
    *Decades of experience (started in the 1960's as the result of parents and professionals who wanted to assist the developmentally disabled.
    *Fantastic personal growth opportnities
    *Wonderful communication between colleagues and management
    *Awesome staff support from management
    *Great chances to utilize personal creativity and problem-solving
    *Make your own schedule with your caseload of people
    *Person-centered approach- very family-oriented
    *Flexible for time off
    *Occasional bonuses
    *Refreshingly free of office politics

    Also, the benefits package is okay- not stallar, but they do the most that they can.

    Cons

    The biggest downside would be the payscale. I do think that they are definitely competitive within the range of pay with comparable agencies, but if you have a degree in Social Services, you'll likely work here more because you love it than for the pay.

    Occasionally, caseloads can be challenging when the people we serve go through personal chaos, but management does everything they can to match people with clients based on personalities, interests, and abilities.

    Finally, the constant uncertainty about California's state budget mean that pay raises are few and far between, and that sometimes things get scaled back, but you can be certain that the people running the agency do everything they possibly can to keep everything afloat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are shinging examples of what this field of work needs to be exceptional. Oh, and take vacations for yourselves! :)

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