Community Residences Inc.

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Community Residences Inc. Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working at community residence is a learning experience

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    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great disappointment

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Community Residences Inc. full-time

    Pros

    When 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    What 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    There's both good and bad . . .

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Community Residences Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes 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.

    Cons

    Depending 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not too bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Residences Inc.

    Pros

    flexible hours, friendly people, great mission

    Cons

    If 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

  6.  

    Sr. Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Community Residences Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lacking in industry technology to increase effectiveness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice, Friendly Environment,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Residences Inc.

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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