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Action For Boston Community Development Reviews

Updated May 25, 2014
Updated May 25, 2014
8 Reviews

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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to do good

    Former Employee - Youth Services Specialist, SummerWorks  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Youth Services Specialist, SummerWorks in Boston, MA

    Pros

    ABCD does a lot of different things so there are many opportunities to join the team that most interests you. ABCD employees are fun to work with and care about what they do. Good place to help create meaningful and positive social impact in sustainable ways, to form valuable relationships and to feel a part of the Boston community. Also a good place to network.

    Cons

    You're working to make a positive difference for others in the community, not to bring home huge bucks. Also, though most employees are highly qualified and dedicated, some are more capable than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My relationships with upper management were always quite positive, engaging and down-to-earth. Keep it up.

  2.  

    Great mission and solid organization

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities for those who push to do well and want to exceed

    Cons

    Not as innovative as they could be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst place I have ever worked

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of any.

    Cons

    Benefits are awful - 2 weeks vacation no sick time. Employees have negative outlook.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly work environment, no room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    ABCD offeres incredible services and programs. Everyone truly cares about the causes and the clients they serve.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the organization is poorly managed. Staff are not given the proper resources to succeed (e.g. working technology, number of staff members). Staff are not given a fair opportunity to voice their concerns are provide input. Also, there is no opportunities for growth within the organization and staff is not encouraged to grow or develop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more transparency and include staff in decisions that directly affect their programs. Invest in young people. Many young people have great ideas and are passionate about the programs they work with however they are not reasonably compensated and have to leave in order to earn a decent wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people, tough organization

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

    Pros

    Nice people work here, great location

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, low pay,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good Entry Level Internship Experience-- complete with challenges and frustrations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Elder Services Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Elder Services Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    -the team is composed of a great group of individuals who truly care about the welfare of others
    -it's refreshing to be surrounded by selfless people

    Cons

    -it was difficult to adjust to a nonprofit's limited funds and labor
    -with short staffing, you often do a lot of menial busy work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Would like to see this agency really live up to its potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    ABCD, Inc. has the best benefits in the Human Service sector. Your skills do not have to match perfectly to be considered for most positions in the agency. The agency offers considerable professional development opportunities for early childhood teachers and teacher assistants. Employees are friendly and management is very approachable.

    Cons

    The agency is wasting money by guaranteeing yearly salary increases for everyone regardless of performance. Some supervisors could use more training in providing effective supervision. Consequences for poor performance appear to be non-existent in some departments. Opportunities for external applicants to be considered for management positions are very few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider a tiered salary increase scale based on job performance. Management needs to have better expectations of all employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist

    Pros

    Great stepping stone to prepair you for your next job.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low for a designer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New innovative ideas would lead this company to a higher status.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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