Clearbrook Agency

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Clearbrook Agency Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
17 Reviews
3.6
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very rewarding to work for such a great company.

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    Former Employee - Accounting Generalist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting Generalist in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Clearbrook Agency full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for a not for profit company that cares so much about there clients.

    Cons

    Very good company to work for, Driving time and construction was a little strenuous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was great to work for a company that cared so much about the staff as well as the cients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, makes up for low pay with opportunities, training, and positive work atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Clearbrook Agency full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and very supportive co workers, very organized, great training, opportunity to advance and transfer within company, lots of opportunity to gain experience.

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of responsibilities and work do not reflect salary but it's a non profit agency, some people on your caseload can be difficult to work with since you work with lots of different people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Clearbrook is extremely rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I have been working at Clearbrook Agency full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    When you work for a non-profit social service agency, you don't expect to get rich however the other benefits help make up for that. I feel good about what I do every single day and I enjoy my job. No two days are ever the same and I am never, ever bored.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of any cons for this agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. This is a progressive company that continues to grow even during difficult economic times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SLA

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    Current Employee - SLA in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SLA in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Clearbrook Agency part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great schedule, wonderful staff, opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Training mostly "trial by fire" but if you have a degree and prior experience you should know what you are doing anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting and challenging

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    Current Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer
    Current Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer

    I have been working at Clearbrook Agency

    Pros

    Helping families achieve what they need

    Cons

    State funding and cash flow iessues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am the management

    Recommends
  7.  

    It is a warm, caring and nurturing work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL

    I have been working at Clearbrook Agency

    Pros

    The management professionals are kind and compassionate and see their employees as people first with families and other obligations. They very often promote from within so the opportunity for advancement is great. Employees who do a good job are rewarded with praise, time off and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Since it is a non-proft, the salary is not as good as it would be if you work for a for profit company.

    Recommends
  8.  

    DSP and Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearbrook Agency full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with and you are contributing to agency that serves a needy population so there are high intrinsic benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work the hours can tough and the pay rate is low because they are a not for profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about what you want from employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    DSP

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    Former Employee - DSP in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - DSP in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Clearbrook Agency full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The scheduling is fantastic, and I had an overall positive experience with supervisors. The clients are very rewarding to work with.

    Cons

    The pay of a DSP (in general, not just at Clearbrook) is very low, and difficult to survive on. Also, the DSP's are a part of a Union, which I am not personally fond of, and I experienced the union preventing issues with staff being addressed/written up/followed up on. Some of the other staff were lazy and seemed to have a sense of entitlement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure that all of the DSP's that are working directly with your clients and in your homes are quality staff. Monitor what the DSPs are doing in the homes. Providing a house manager position instead of completely relying on the Q's would also help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as a supportive living assistant

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    Former Employee - Supportive Living Assistant in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Supportive Living Assistant in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Clearbrook Agency full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good staff and benefits as well as compensation

    Cons

    Schedule didn't work for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good learning Expierence

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I worked at Clearbrook Agency

    Pros

    Great people, great learning envriornment, pushed me to look at working in other industries

    Cons

    Stressful, would recommend getting more of a system in place of who is utalizing what service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great thing- remember your employees.

    Recommends

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