Community Connections

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Community Connections Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Community Connections full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of driving and the risk associated with that

    Cons

    pay is low in mental health

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay licensed folks better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Community Connections

    Pros

    Good experience very supportive team

    Cons

    Based a lot on how much money you can make the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Community Connections full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, and meaningful work

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot opportunities for continued growth, high level of favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    the run around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Community Connections full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent starting salary right out of graduate school
    Supportive supervisors
    Meaningful work
    Challenging cases
    Court liaison experience
    Free supervision toward LCSW
    Incentive program
    4 month turnover rate for case managers

    Cons

    80 percent of each day in "community"
    Transport of clients in personal vehicle
    Critical assessment of all paperwork and documentation
    No annual bonus
    High-stress environment
    Mental and emotional instability of clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher salary will decrease turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    care giver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Giver in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Care Giver in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Community Connections part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    a paycheck and get payed on time. working with other staff and clients... and learning more about mentally disabled.

    Cons

    Never make much more then u started at. owner of company not good to employees doesnt even say hi when she sees us...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Residential Counselor Mental health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residentila Counselor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Residentila Counselor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Community Connections full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great work ethics, great Company to work for, benefits, sick and vacation leave, will keep you updated on all training needed for the position, staff meetings anytime staff want to have one and always get paid on time. do get raises not much, but you get one.

    Cons

    Do not trust any of your co-workers, make sure you cover your back and do your work at all times. When coworkers make mistakes they blame it on you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    An organization that needs a tune-up.

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

    I have been working at Community Connections full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The organization is very needed for the mentally ill.

    Cons

    The organization is poorly run. Very unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointment would be a key to my experience at Community Connections.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ketchikan, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ketchikan, AK

    I have been working at Community Connections

    Pros

    The amount of vacation time.

    Cons

    Community Connections has "Core Values" that are applied indiscriminately. Community Connections neither supports honestly in accounting nor integrity by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have had my ups and downs but overall this is a good company compared to similar options in the field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Community Connections

    Pros

    My experience with this company has been a case of you get out what you put in. Personally I have been given sufficient opportunities for advancement which I have really valued. Though I have not been there for a great deal of time I feel that I am given the opportunity to learn more and more about the work that we do on a frequent basis. Overall this is a good company and they really care about doing things right even when it's not always the easiest.

    Cons

    Being a small company there's only so much room for growth. I feel that you have to work there for a good chunk of time before you really learn how to do your job. I have not always felt that the management is fair or reasonable with some of their policies. Almost no opportunities for learning outside of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more of an opportunity to provide feedback to the management. Don't become so focused on growing that you start to lose what you already have. Continue providing the best services in the valley!

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Had its ups and downs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Connections

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my coworkers- they were some of the most dedicated, caring people I had ever met. I enjoyed feeling like I was making a difference in peoples' lives. I think the job can really depend on your team/supervisor- I had a good one, which made the job easier but I knew others who didn't.

    Cons

    Working at a community mental health center can be stressful and challenging. Often, its difficult to juggle the amount of work you have to do/ the different places you have to be. Also, the billing requirements made the job more difficult. Turnover was very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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