Community Education Centers

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Community Education Centers Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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    Prepare To Be Abused

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Education Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The paychecks show up on time. Some of your fellow employees are great.

    Cons

    Operations Supervisors are a joke. Most are not even remotely qualified to work in a correctional facility. Little to no room for advancement, the company would rather hire from the outside. You will be verbally abused, sexually harassed, and threatened by residents. The company will not do anything about this except file your report. You will be forced to work an extra shift with no notice, if you refuse you can be fired. Also, you will be paid about the same as a fry cook at McDonald's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, hire supervisory staff with law enforcement and corrections experience, get rid of residents that aren't there for therapy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Difficult to Advance if Not Part of the Old Guard or if You are Working outside of the East Coast Culture

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Community Education Centers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Quality Evidenced-Based Programs and competitive for-profit delivery of contemporary corrections models. Decent benefits and fair salaries for this type of CJ contracting company.

    Cons

    Senior Corporate Managers make limited effort to gain useful knowledge and appreciation of staff outside of the immediate East Coast cluster of programs. Significant reliance on political influences and similar relationships guides many business decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about your managers and directors working in the South and West. Provide more clinical training and develop more proprietary recorded training video material for staff and clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Program Director

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    Current Employee - Program Manager Or Director  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager Or Director in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Community Education Centers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience, great company, independent work,

    Cons

    work in a male prison sometimes can be very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have to have a good balance in life, not being alone, healthy environment at home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Doesnt care about employees

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    Current Employee - Operations Counselor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Community Education Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have plenty of overtime

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low. The company does not give raises at all even if your performance is great, no holiday pay. Horrible training. Supervisors who are also not trained properly. They can keep you for mandatory overtime without proper notice. The turn over rate is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    DON'T EVEN BOTHER APPLYING

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA

    I worked at Community Education Centers full-time

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of

    Cons

    Care about their employees as much as the residents. No pay raises, all that they say they offer is a lie

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of upper management and find someone that cares what goes on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Positive and Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Lead Counselor  in  Delano, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Counselor in Delano, CA

    I worked at Community Education Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, continual personal growth

    Cons

    Not enough locations within Central Valley of California

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly choose the best management for a program

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting field to work in-but not with CEC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Education Centers full-time

    Pros

    Getting experience with offender reentry services

    Cons

    Company only cares about digging up paperwork for ACA inspections, which is why their headlines say 100% ACA; they do not absorb any time on programs, staff, or problems between programs and staff. They also don't acknowledge you when arriving on site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit worryung about how you look on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Employment ONLY as a stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Case Manager  in  Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Commerce City, CO

    I have been working at Community Education Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience working with criminals. Experience doing redundant and repetative paper shuffling.

    Cons

    Major problems starting with upper management on down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a problem staff member, get rid of them from their position of power and control over other employee's and stop the cancer from spreading to the other employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I had a good emperience for 13 years and then they eliminated my position.

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    Former Employee - Director Employee Relations  in  West Caldwell, NJ
    Former Employee - Director Employee Relations in West Caldwell, NJ

    I worked at Community Education Centers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work with a lot of nice people in over 19 states.

    Cons

    The company became very political with the acquisiton of another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have made some mistakes when you forced people out of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Broken system in need of re-evlauation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Education Centers full-time

    Pros

    The few employees trying to make a difference

    Cons

    Care more about filling beds than residents and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at the concept of re-entry and how that works with for profit prisons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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