Community Residences Inc. Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Making a difference in YOUR community!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Community Residences Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CR's mission is to provide quality care to individuals with intellectual/ developmental/ mental health diagnoses. Through independent living skills and providing linkages to community resources, CR is helping people with disabilities live a more independent and dignified life! There are ample career opportunities with different concentrations in the field, that can open other opportunities for growth and development. CR has frequent job fairs, opening up career opportunities to all in the community!

    Cons

    CR works within the guidelines of policy and procedures, federal and state regulations, etc hence the on-boarding process can range from 2-4 weeks to hire as background checks, references, and executive/state approvals must be received.


  2. Awesome

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

    I have been working at Community Residences Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Organization who care about people

    Cons

    Salary for the type of work that is being done is not enough

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay


  3. Nice, Friendly Environment,

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

    I worked at Community Residences Inc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities within the company. HR and Management are very approachable and accommodating.

    Cons

    Some staff may be difficult to work with within the particular program you are placed (ie, lazy, uneducated, or just don't care about the consumers and just want a pay check)


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  5. Sr. Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Community Residences Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lacking in industry technology to increase effectiveness


  6. Working at community residence is a learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Community Residences Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the best reason to work at community residences is the self fulfillment

    Cons

    their really no challenges in working for community residences either you want to do this type or work or you don't

    Advice to Management

    The advice for upper management would be to let the Q be the Q and not the dsp. The Q position and the combination of the dsp position is overwhelming. Most Q's need the money and wont step up and say doing the dsp work is taking away from the quality of the Q's performance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    One of the better companies in the industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Virginia (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Management in Virginia (South Africa)

    I have been working at Community Residences Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthy work environment overall with a strong culture of support. Good people who are vested into improving the lives of the people in the community. Flexibility with schedules, career opportunity and trainings.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Like with most companies, what the headquarter thinks looks good on paper with regards to program goals, processes, etc... is not really transferrable or practical to the real work that is expected and done in the programs. Staffing / screening process for new hires has gotten better but still needs to improve. The lack of space for the staff at each program/facility. Without adequate offices, the challenges of cultivating an environment that promotes professionalism among the staff, is greatly compromised.

    Advice to Management

    Continue counting on the information and relationships with the people who actually work at the programs and less on the ideas written on paper up at headquarters. Other than this minor reflective comment... I think management is doing an above average job.


  8. Group home was up to date and nice.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Southington, CT
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Southington, CT

    I worked at Community Residences Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Clients were great, coworkers were friendly and knowledgable. The job is easy to do, if you know how to organize your time. Was a very rewarding job.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the work you are doing. Group home manager was unprofessional and did not follow own rules. You can lose your position for taking time off for medical leave.

    Advice to Management

    Posting a job when someone is on a medical leave with doctors note, is the wrong way to handle committed employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Residential Instructor. My experience at this company has been a huge learning experience In a great way.

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

    I have been working at Community Residences Inc.

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here ,would be if you have a liking to help people and make a difference in an individual. You have that opportunity here.

    Cons

    Not being able to grow within the company, or receive raises.

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be helpful if the employees are included by giving votes on some changes that effect us directly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    A few wonderful upper management types, a lot of duds.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor
    Former Employee - Counselor

    I worked at Community Residences Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Largely (not all) a company which treats its frontline employees like children. Emphasis on respect for consumers should not come at the cost of respect for employees. Companies that understand the need to partner with their employees to solve challenges do much better than those that keep their employees in the dark and subsequently blame them when thing don't go right.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the same respect with which you treat your consumers.


  11. Work for a Good Cause

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

    I worked at Community Residences Inc. part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Develop genuine respectful relationships with clients.

    Cons

    Poor communication from direct management, not relatable to staff (Not all).



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