CAMBA
2.6 of 5 11 reviews
www.camba.org Brooklyn, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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Joanne M. Oplustil

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Legal Staff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat experience, lots of independence, manage own case load

    ConsClients can be difficult and challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay to staff and provide yearly raises

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe job opportunity taught me humility.

    Consconcerns unheard for the most part.

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    Camba is for Camba

    Everything (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsBenefits after 6 months probation are good, if you can last that long.

    ConsCamba is so busy trying to prove themselves to its sponsors that they abuse the workers. At my site I work outside my job description doing everything from maintenance to manual labor and never received a honest thank you.
    I lost my parent and during the process had to take off several days visiting doctors, lawyers, hospitals and funeral. Afterwards I found myself in a meeting with HR who started with "you have our condolences" and then read me the riot act i.e. "Did you read the employee handbook?". Consequently I was forced to work even when sick to keep my job. At best it's a stepping stone to a better job but at the end of the day Camba is for Camba!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire qualified managers and stop the nepotism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brooklyn CAMBA Cluster program was a horrible place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsHelping homeless families; coworkers were fun to work with.

    ConsCondescending and Disorganized Management; Ridiculous and UNNECESSARY deadlines; Management makes decisions based on FEAR; inefficiency; lack of guidance; Lies; Job Insecurity

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to stop berating their employees otherwise real issues cannot be resolved. This place runs on fear. Management's excuse for disorganization is that Brooklyn CAMBA Cluster is a non-profit and there are insufficient funds. NOT TRUE. Management can organize the program better without more funds. They refuse to take the time and revamp the procedures because they are too afraid of our funder, NYC Dept of Homeless Services. They are NOT open to suggestions. Work-life balance is HORRIBLE. Zero life outside of work because you work from 9am - 9pm just to meet ridiculous and unnecessary deadlines that serves NO PURPOSE. The amount of work put into a project is quadruple the value of what its worth. This is the worst job i've ever had. DO NOT WORK AT BROOKLYN CAMBA CLUSTER. However, CAMBA itself is different.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt MAY be a good stepping stone (depending on your preference), but nothing more than that. If you have received higher than a bachelors degree education, then this is NOT the agency for you, unless you are okay with working for free and don't have any loans to pay back.

    ConsThere are way too many. Let's start with the "benefits" package...If you have not accrued enough vacation time or if you decide to not take time off when working with schools, you are expected to sit in one of the CAMBA offices and stare ate your fellow co-workers for your entire shift. There was mention of internet access to complete work that may need to be done, but that can only be done if there are computers to be provided. They do NOT provide computers for employees to do work. Should you decide to bring your laptop or any other device to use internet, there's NO WIFI to connect to.
    CAMBA does not provide professional development nor does it offer opportunity to grow and develop, especially if you are a licensed professional. There are many other non profit agencies throughout the NYC area that actually provide support to their employees and clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy would I provide advice to make this agency better? As an employee, my advice and suggestions are not respected. My talent will not be wasted on an organization that does NOT consider or appreciate their staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was alright

    Group Leader (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsBoss was great but supervisor - not so much

    ConsLack of flexibity - Everyday work schedule

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    Good opportunity to learn the aspects of Homeless Services in New YORK.

    Per Diem Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsBrooklyn based business and services.

    ConsEmployee selections need to be improved to increase professionalism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for CAMBA gave me good experience, but had to move on

    Case Planner (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsIs great to learn about the social services field
    Co workers are great
    Lots of workshops training
    Work from home

    ConsNo raise
    Management sucks
    Sometimes put at risk when doing home visits
    Clients are rude and ghetto
    You are somewhat forced to sign families to services

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsIf you've never really experienced a non profit sector before, Camba is a good place to start. They are a multi- service organization that help a lot of undeserved communities in southern Brooklyn.

    ConsIt can be boring sometimes. Many times you have to wait for responses so you're sitting around doing nothing. Waste of resources I feel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize more work so that the case managers don't have to sit around for work all day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    work culture

    Case Worker (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    Prosvery laid back, lot of flexibility, good benefits, diverse staff, not much pressure, good supervisros

    Consnot much upward mobility opportunities, not much job satisfaction, very very difficult clients, poor coordination betwen departments, slow action from management

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease accountability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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