Community Residences Inc.

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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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2.8 5 reviews

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Jill Gruver

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Senior Recruiter (Former Employee) Chantilly, VA

    ProsFlexible schedule, good work life balance

    ConsLacking in industry technology to increase effectiveness

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice, Friendly Environment,

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsSome 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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great disappointment

    Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsWhen there are outings for the consumers, you get to eat for free, you get to engage in the activity for free too. Watching some of the clients develop.

    ConsUpper managment has no clue how hard the little people work. Most of the program managers are more business focused instead actually caring about the progress of the individuals. They report what they choose to report to their superiors as long as it makes them look good. The company charges the clients despicable fees to live in a room in a group home. You will not move up in rank unless you prove to the higher ups that you are business minded. Depending on what program you work, you can provide a million ideas and suggestions, but they will be ignored....or managers will present them as their own. Micromanaging from manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat happened to the days of visiting the programs? Visit programs to actually see what goes on. Come see how hard some of the little people actually work. It's because of the little people the home is able to operate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There's both good and bad . . .

    Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsSometimes the job can be really fun, at least if you're in one of the programs, because you get to attend events and even travel with the individuals. Plus, if you're looking for a job with meaning, this job has it. You really do make a difference in someone's life here, and it can be very rewarding to see the fruits of your labor as goals are achieved in the long-run. The dress code is pretty relaxed, too, as in, you can wear jeans to work if you're in the field. Overall, it's a great job for the right person.
    There are many, many people at this company that are very passionate about their jobs and about the mission of the agency, and that's great to see, especially when this includes the executives in corporate.

    ConsDepending on the level of care you're providing, you might have to clean up poop or drool, deal with challenging behaviors, etc. Sometimes working overnight without notice when someone calls out, not always predictable. A lot of work with low pay and no scheduled breaks (the pay is comparable to or better than like positions with other companies, though, and low pay comes with this field),
    It can be hard to move up. You'll be passed over because you don't have the right experience and then be ignored by your supervisor/program manager/clinical director when you ask for help with acquiring the necessary. At the same time, they really do believe in promoting from within, so for the right person, there might be a great opportunity.
    They're very tight on budgets--but that comes with working for a non-profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a clear path for advancement for those who want to move up.
    Don't ask your employees to increase the burden of their healthcare costs, increase employee giving, etc. when you're not giving pay raises. Recognize that being based in a very high cost of living area, you may have be struggling to make ends meet on their salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not too bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible hours, friendly people, great mission

    ConsIf you have a good idea senior leadership will just pat you on the back say good job but never do anything to advance your idea. No real challenge or learning experience

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