Catholic Charities USA

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Catholic Charities USA Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
122 Reviews
3.4
122 Reviews
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Catholic Charities USA President Rev Larry Snyder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Co-workers, provides many free continuing education credits (in 4 reviews)

  • Cheerful work environment, loving staff, rewarding work experiences, professional development (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • This is probably because they are not trained to make a company successful, being a non-profit (in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay, expensive benefits, upper management not supportive (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Counselor in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Counselor in Madison, WI

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Not so nice people to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It Depends

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Finance in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked in several localities and they are very different each. Coworkers are supportive of each other. You can bet that all are there to help others rather than themselves although they may have very contrasting ways of thinking they are accomplishing that goal. One can have a great variety of experiences or none depending on the office structure. Starting out I managed an office with a great young staff and lots of travel and perks. Three years later at a different location I had no perks and was stuck in a sparse office with a bunch of old horrible morons and a management that couldn't find their way out of an open box. One can move up down or laterally very quickly.

    Cons

    Coworkers can be self righteous, especially if they are ones who come from money and feel like they are doing the world a favor. They do not understand poverty and tend to feel sorry for clients, which is derogatory I believe. They are in the vast minority but negatively effect the whole company. Locations will have a strong tendency to resist change even if they are very unsuccessful. This is probably because they are not trained to make a company successful, being a non-profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support morning prayer in office by encouraging employees to get together and take fifteen minutes before beginning daily work. The most pleasant locations do this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    service clerk and I had to obtain duties that was given to me

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA

    Pros

    is a very nice job I got to meet a lot of different people..

    Cons

    there really wasn't any con from working with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice to share with

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  5.  

    It was nice working at Catholic charities

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Social Worker in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    THE ENVIRONMENT IS VERY ENABLING; THE WORKERS ARE FRIENDLY

    Cons

    The job can sometimes be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    THE WORK CAN SOMETIMES BE OVERWHELMING

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Volunteer in refuge deparment and veterans affair deparment

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    Current Employee - Casework in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Casework in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its the best experience in my live helped other people needed

    Cons

    Help the people in crisis with my knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Responsable , bilingual , like worked in teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CCCS Rochester Diocese

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    Current Employee - Residential Support Specialist in Penn Yan, NY
    Current Employee - Residential Support Specialist in Penn Yan, NY

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Local Management is very accommodating and friendly. Empowering clients is very fulfilling.

    Cons

    Does no value education, low wages, hard to be promoted within organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are better uses of a BS in Human Services than cleaning toilets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fair working conditions for the Community Services division.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Medical Benefits and retirement plan. CEH credits. Good time off compensations. Many different services for the public within the organization. Mortgage counseling for the HRC department good and reliable.

    Cons

    Personal growth and morale low due to lack of management for the Social Services department within the Community Services area and lack of funding. Low wages for HRC staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To compensate for low wages for staff, make working a little pleasurable by building the morale up within the HRC department. If staff have a positive experience that will always help to build a good experience with clients.,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ESL Volunteer Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I am allowed to gain the necessary I need in order to secure a job overseas. I have met some very nice people and I have the opportunity to learn about their culture and tradition why I feel like I am helping out anither person get started.

    Cons

    Cons are what you make them. I enjioy what I am doing so do not look for anything negative.

  10.  

    It is been a pleasure to work for Catholic Charities. You get to help people of all type of situations and problems.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Help in Florissant, MO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Help in Florissant, MO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I get to find information you need to help friends and family with and it help do things for other people.

    Cons

    I get to worked with all sorts of people and different age bracket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I also have ideas that help upper mangernment both physical and mental.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Executive compensation trumps employee compensation

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

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    CCUSA has been a long and trusted name in the fight against poverty in America. The dedication of staff to this goal is wonderful. 10% contribution to retirement savings is also attractive.

    Cons

    Senior management clearly don't understand the justice issues they work towards. Executive leadership turnover is high, which is surprising considering the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more fair distribution of wealth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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Former Executive Director, Sr. Mary Anne Owens & Joe Brogdon, CFO/COO outside the newly installed building sign.
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