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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.1 138 reviews

63% Approve of the CEO

Easter Seals CEO Jim Williams

Jim Williams

(19 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance dose not get any better(in 4 reviews)

  • You're in the community and helping people with disabilities learn life skills(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The organization has expanded to quickly and upper management has grown too large(in 8 reviews)

  • The burnout is leading to high turnover throughout departments(in 6 reviews)

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    Amazing

    EIS (Current Employee) McAllen, TX

    ProsFlexible work schedule, great co workers, approachable management

    Conslots of daily travel, lots of paperwork

    Advice to Senior Managementgood open door policy

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

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    Very mission-oriented place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsEaster Seals has a good sense of its mission and is very deliberate about reminding all of us the purpose behind our work.

    ConsThe organization can be a bit top-heavy at times and there are siloes although the organization has made strides in addressing these issues.

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

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    A decent place to work

    Pre K Teacher (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosbenefits and professional development are very nice

    Conscurrently undergoing some changes in corporate management that are making some things difficult within the centers.

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

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    Expanded way too quickly and quality of care has continued to sink

    Behavioral Interventionist (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    ProsI learned a lot while working here, especially early on, because the quality of the program was high and the atmosphere was very team-oriented. When they suddenly had to bulk up staffing to fulfill a huge new contract with Kaiser, though, things began to unravel.

    ConsNo sense of community. High turnover. Inadequate training - specifically hiring inexperienced Behavioral Interventionists who did not receive enough training or ongoing support and guidance. Benefits and starting pay were also cut during this time. The review process was disorganized and inaccurate, relying on feedback on the quality of my work from a supervisor who never observed me or responded to my emails or phone calls about the case we worked on together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI actually feel sorry for the management because they were clearly in over their heads and could not manage. Most of the managers I met were very dedicated to the cause, but there were simply not enough hours in the day or resources to keep the program afloat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work but too much turn-over

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun and overall supportive staff who are very good ABA practitioners. The system they use, the early start Denver model, is a very strong modality.

    ConsThe work, while incredibly rewarding was repetitive and quite emotionally draining. I saw a lot of challenging family situations; be ready for intensity!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain your talent by paying them market wages. Offer support and raises. Make sure your program supervisors

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    Love the families and kiddos, disappointed in upper management

    Program Supervisor (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe work that is done is life changing. I love the families and kiddos we work with and it is incredibly rewarding. We also have an amazing staff of BI's and Program supervisors that make the job that much more enjoyable. I feel like I work with some of the most amazing people anf have such a super dun job most of the time.

    ConsThe organization has expanded to quickly and upper management has grown too large. They have lost sight of the mission of the company of the people that make it happen. This agency could not change lives without the very hard work and dedication of the interventionists and Program supervisors. However, the management team seems to care little about these employees and retaining them....So Sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some appreciation for the employees making the biggest impact in the company. Show how much you really value your employees instead of giving yourselves huge paychecks and bonuses and cutting back on everyone else's pay. Offer opportunities for professional growth and advancement like supervision hours for people seeking licenses. Be consistent when implementing new policies and empathic in the delivery when it is going to negatively impact people's lives and their ability to function from day-day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Autonomy, flexibility and variety

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAutonomy, flexibility and variety are what ES has to offer.

    ConsCommunication and lack of mentoring for new grads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMentor, collaborate and communicate with your employees.

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    Very rewarding I loved helping people with disabilities and find their ability to learn. .

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsHelping people who come in pain and leave well again.

    ConsVery low wages and disappointed with management. No room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful eye opening experiences working with Special Needs individuals and families.

    DSP (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsOpportunities for personal growth, great training classes, recognition for good job done, hours to work around school and family, hugs and smiles!

    ConsMust be full-time employee (30 hours plus) to get vacation, sick-time, healthcare insurance, pension benefits; must be willing to work holidays, nights and weekends.

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

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    Well rounded place to be employed

    Teacher (Former Employee) Waterbury, CT

    ProsState of the art facility for children and a great learning environment, Offers a lot of training in the field of Early Childhood

    ConsWorking with a lot of different adult attitudes

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work within. When former employee are beinging concidered to come back mangement need to let them because they already know what to expect form the management Team.

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