Children's Home Society of Washington

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Updated December 6, 2014
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    Lack of positive leadership, poor management, favortisim, lack of knowledge on how to run a business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Spokane Valley, WA

    I have been working at Children's Home Society of Washington

    Pros

    The people, in general, are nice and friendly. CHS allows some of the people to have flexible hours and tries to balance work/family life. The benefits are good for a non-profit. I truly believe most of the people care about the people we serve as does those at our Corporate office.

    Cons

    Positive leadership both at Corporate level and local level is lacking, and favortism occurs from the two main supervisors locally. There is a lack of support for some employees while others enjoy a great deal of support and opportunities. There is definitely a lack of opportunity in the organization and really no place to move up or laterally.

    Advice to Management

    To Corporate: Walk the talk about leadership and accountability. Some people are terminated for bad judgement while others are kept for years giving poor performance. Find some supervisors with management and leadership skills as well as vision for the future. Give people opportunities so you don't lose talent from your organization.

  2. Great mission and work continues, walk does not match talk at top levels.

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

    I worked at Children's Home Society of Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Serving at risk children and families remains a top priority for direct service staff. Good and great work takes place at that level and is needed by those CHSW serves. Many staff care deeply and have strong expertise. Work flexibility available for some.

    Cons

    Management is focused on it's own survival and has lost site of the mission. CHSW is less then what it once was and its sense of relevance is fading as innovative staff avoid the agency and those who do come aboard quickly move through the revolving door, frustrated by management.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace true change and new leadership from within and out. Realize that the 'true bottom' line is results for kids and families. Walk the talk.

  3. Helpful (1)

    At-risk "non-profit"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Children's Home Society of Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the employees in the corporate office genuinely care about their employees and would do anything for you once you get to know them. The benefits package is still competitive although it has taken big hits recently. The lack of supervision makes it a very relaxed atmosphere to work in. The services you provide the community makes it a very rewarding line of work.

    Cons

    Very poor management at the satellites and corporate offices. Nepotism, sexism, favoritism and cronyism in their promotional practices as a rule, leading to unqualified leadership. Many internal problems/issues with no end or solution in sight while current leaders remain in their positions. Also, there is a pretty strict atmosphere of "put up or shut up."

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of your current leaders including Madam President for they are driving this agency into the ground.

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