America Works Reviews

Updated March 30, 2014
Updated March 30, 2014
20 Reviews

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20 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being challenged is a good thing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Representative
    Current Employee - Corporate Representative

    I have been working at America Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Being able to organize and manage my caseload.
    -Freedom to give input, ideas and suggestions
    -Contributing to an environment where hard work and great ideas are appreciated
    -Helping people
    -Freedom to work without being micromanaged

    Cons

    -There is a lot to do, but if you like a challenge and are able to multitask, you will perform
    -Filing has never been a favorite of mine.
    -Any job working with people can be unpredictable, but welcome to earth.
    -There is no HR department but I've had worse things about a job to gripe about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    We're supposed to help all clients find jobs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at America Works

    Pros

    Great if you have a client with little or no experience looking for work at minimum wage or slightly above.

    Cons

    Not geared to find jobs for educated and experienced clientele.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push sales reps to make contacts in more lucrative positions for those educated and experienced people so America can Work. There will be an influx of these type of clients due to the expiration of extended unemployment benefits, get ready!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Not want you put in, but what can be scammed from tax money since 1987.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at America Works as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers who don't get any credit or appreciation. Get to leave at five daily but not a minute sooner, no need to come in early they don't care strictly nine to five heads really love watching the clock.

    Cons

    Dictatorship, and as group of minions who do not care about employees at all. Constantly change policies to fit their needs no matter how it will effect you. No human resources. Look at reviews from this site, you'll notice the early ones were all negative, now some positive written by company itself look at the dates they were written, too close to together, its all asscam and worried about the image.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and stop mocromanaging, directors are a joke they will never back you up but throw you under the bus. Best advice is RETIRE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not your typical sales job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at America Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This job is very rewarding and there is a high potential to make a lot of money. Everyday is different and you get the chance to move around all over New York City. You really learn to sharpen you skills in analyzing people.

    Cons

    Your livelihood is dependent on somebody else literally doing there job. You learn something new about the job everyday, but sometimes you learn it the hard way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where change happens...with support from great employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at America Works full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Challenging...in a good way
    Great networking opportunity
    Room for growth

    Cons

    I agree with another reviewer in that your livelihood is dependent on the work of others; sometimes it gets to you.
    Coworkers who use this as a stopping point as opposed to a learning experience (and their poor reviews later)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where your best hasn't been good enough since 1987.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at America Works full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers who want to make a difference. Really and truly assisting a client population that is desperate (whether they recognize it or not).

    Cons

    Daily reminders of personal insufficiency accompanied by feelings of dread or woe. Mounds of paperwork. Borderline mutinous staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each member of the staff was hired for a reason - remind them. Create a culture of positivity - the job is demanding as it is. Consider using a consulting firm if systemic change is what might be called for.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at America Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Helping others and learning the importance of each role that we have at America Works to better serve our customers.

    Working for a company that has been recognize on the radio, in the newspaper and on television for all the hard work that everyone contribute to helping people get back to work.

    Cons

    Not able to help everyone in a timely manner, sometimes some people have barriers that delay their success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with your support and motivating us each day! We could not have been successful without you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maximus Does It Better...WAY Better!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at America Works

    Pros

    None. Absolutely none. I've got nothing.

    Cons

    This is not a positive environment to work in. Negative is a better description. Management makes it very hard for staff that have a heart to help. Management needs to change, but Corporate continues to hang on to bad apples. Not sure why. This business could be run much better, but they are very much concerned about the bottom line and not so much the heart of the business and quality of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging and interesting place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jobs Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Jobs Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at America Works full-time

    Pros

    - Committed staff, team environment, rewarding work, and lots of room for growth and development
    - Management gives you a chance to be creative and take initiative. You will not be micromanaged and you are encouraged to try things, especially if you have new, fresh, and useful ideas to bring to the table
    - This is a chance to make a real difference in people's lives for the better. When you see the look on your customers' faces when they get a job, have a promising interview, or come back months after starting work, it is a touching moment you will not easily forget.

    Cons

    - Tough work; this is not necessarily a con, but if you're looking for a place to sit back and relax than this is not the place for you.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding work, incredible mission, not an easy job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at America Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -- There is nothing quite as amazing as seeing the results of lives you have changed through your work.
    -- Really amazing co-workers who have great hearts and dedication.
    -- Running into former clients who thank you for how you helped them.
    -- Company events like softball and paintball.
    -- Not having a "boring office job." Spending all day interacting with people
    -- The people. The clients. The staff. The front desk. All the staff had a great sense of humor. In the face of difficult challenges, that is a really unique quality.
    -- Growth potential. The economy is bad and job-related contracts are frequent. There is opportunity to move up if you still through the job and work hard.

    Cons

    -- This is not easy work. The economy is hard. Finding jobs is an uphill battle. You have to really believe in the mission and have a passion for others. It isn't the type of job for just anybody.
    -- Working in government contracts limits your ability to change rules and regulations. Even if you disagree with the state/city contract, you still have to enforce the rules.
    -- Clients are hard. They are often coming from difficult places personally and it is hard to separate the personal from the professional.
    -- It is certainly "heavy" work. You hear a lot of sad stories, and see a lot of people who really deserve better, but knowing you could make a small difference for just one person kept me going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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