Asian Human Services Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Rather small agency and no opportunity growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Asian Human Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to public transportation. Lax environment. Small size does lend itself to closer relationships with co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay scale could be much, much better. Poor communication between departments. Low staffing leads to work overloads and double position duties. No opportunity for career growth. Poor benefits; no 401k match and rather high medical premiums.

    Advice to Management

    Revise budgets to ensure adequate staff and resources at each department.

  2. Positive View

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

    I have been working at Asian Human Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to public transportation. Allows flexible hours, especially for employees who childcare needs or live far away. Emphasis on quality and service delivery. An open door policy among management. Most employees have been with the agency for a long time.

    Cons

    The benefits can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Proper training for increasingly growing and changing workforce.

  3. Negative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Asian Human Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly competent and dedicated staff who care about clients

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and Abusive Management.
    The Controller has never attended college yet supervises staff with MBA's, and earns a huge salary because she is the CEO's friend. She spends large amounts grant monies on food and parties. She makes her own rules for one or two staff that she likes. She allows them extra days off and allows them to come to work at any time. She is abusive to other staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find managers that are honest, respect their staff and manage to benefit the organization versus themselves.
    Get rid of managers that abuse their power and authority

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  5. Great Employees working under the Most Demoralizing Conditions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Asian Human Services full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great co workers and wonderful services for clients. Paid time off & holidays are nice.

    Cons

    upper management bureaucracy and complete disregard for their employees. Everyone is so demoralized but only stay for the clients. Not only is the pay painfully low, but just the way they treat their employees is horrendous. Everyone is required to keep their mouths shut out of fear and many people have gotten fired for trying to any kind of progressive changes or speaking their mind. Be Careful if you get hired here and choose to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider employee and community morale. Toxic environments create poor work; and it trickles down from upper management.

  6. Good work, but environment makes it difficult to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Asian Human Services as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laidback and flexible, the work is rewarding and the clients are great

    Cons

    Upper management does not know how to manage. There is a strong emphasis on numbers, which compromises the quality of work towards clients. Upper management applies for grants and do not pay attention to the detail, making it harder for employees. It is impossible to impact change, and you are told that change comes "slowly." Staff seems extremely unhappy, and upper management does not seem to care. The CEO makes an outrageous salary, and staff makes very little. There are a number of non-profits in Chicago that do good work and treat their employees well. I suggest applying to those rather than AHS.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that if you do good work, you'll get the numbers. Also, realize how your treatment of employees affects the quality of services available to clients. If the majority of employees are burned out, they are also not going to do good work. Also, the fact that the CEO gets huge bonuses and makes an obscene amount of money is atrocious.

  7. Job Developer Intern

    Current Intern - Job Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Job Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Asian Human Services as an intern

    Pros

    Did not have to work that hard.

    Cons

    Poor supervision for interns. Staff seemed unhappy. Not a very professional environment.

  8. Very biased upper management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Asian Human Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Majority are very friendly staff. Very hardworking and dedicated employees in general. The agency provides great programs to their clients. Nice vacation/personal time off benefits. One hour of paid lunch. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay for most such hardworking and committed employees, with the exception of few select people that have great relationship with the CEO. Pay increases are low to non-existent. However the CEO gets outrageously high bonuses twice a year. As one other person mentioned, Pakistani and Indian staff are treated better when it comes to promotions and salary increases. Some former employees have tried complaining to the board, but the board has never shown any interest in making any changes, or improvements. The CEO holds the board in her hands,

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the CEO is to retire. Advice to the Board is to not turn a blind eye to employees' complaints.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Work-Study Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tutor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Asian Human Services part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As I worked for the After-School program, hours were very friendly to a college student's schedule. Pay was more per hour than any on-campus jobs for students, and when school got too stressful or finals came around, my supervisor was always understanding. It was also very easy to express when you were having difficulties to a student, and you always had the support of a team (supervisor and other tutors) behind you, rather than being left on your own. Overall, I ended up learning a lot. Definitely a wonderful opportunity for a college student looking to do something to help out in the community and gain some experience in education or social service-related fields.

    Cons

    Nothing specific comes to mind, as it was a work-study position and I was happy to take pretty much anything I could get.

    Advice to Management

    I rarely came into contact/ had any interaction with upper management. The after school programs were very much separate.

  10. Organization is doing great work for the clients it serves -- often difficult to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Asian Human Services full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The organization provides a wide variety of services to clients and it is wonderful to work at a place that is making a difference in people's lives. I was able to take time off when I needed to without much issue as long as it was planned in advance and I rarely had to work outside of my normally scheduled 9-5

    Cons

    There is not much opportunity for advancement and many staff members seemed very dissatisfied. There's a fairly chaotic working environment.

  11. Great staff doing great work under a poor or nonexistent leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor/Case Manager
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor/Case Manager

    I worked at Asian Human Services full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full of wonderful people who genuinely care for the people they serve. Most of the supervisors are pretty flexible, allowing you to take care of personal business when necessary, probably due to the low pay.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement or pay increase unless you are senior management or in accounting. Middle management does not go to bat for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.

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