Easter Seals Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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Pros
  • You're in the community and helping people with disabilities learn life skills (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance dose not get any better (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The organization has expanded to quickly and upper management has grown too large (in 11 reviews)

  • Lot's of paperwork, long hours, low pay, and tends to be very political (in 9 reviews)

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  1. COTA/L

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    Current Employee - COTA/L in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - COTA/L in Daytona Beach, FL

    I have been working at Easter Seals

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

    Pros

    Amazing therapy team, friendly staff, compassionate and caring people, great clients

    Cons

    When clients no show you do not get paid, slow growing clientele, no benefits, not directly employed with Easter Seals

    Advice to Management

    Can be more organized

  2. Behavior Interventionist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very rewarding work. Management and company values are excellent.

    Cons

    There are no downsides, everyone is amazing!

  3. Lead Teacher

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    Former Employee - Self-Employed in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Self-Employed in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding and excellent working with disabled clients. I had much experience with both adults and disabled children.

    Cons

    Working with staff was difficult and did not want to continue after given an ultimatum. They did not know I was a DAV and former instructor for AT&T.

    Advice to Management

    Employers need to establish classes involving people skills and teamwork. I did very well during my Navy days.

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  5. Good experience overall but somewhat bureaucratic and top heavy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

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

    Pros

    excellent mission, very mission-oriented. great colleagues

    Cons

    top-heavy, bureaucratic and a bit

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of your talent and promote them accordingly

  6. DSP

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    Former Employee - DSP in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - DSP in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ok job, above minimum wage and your making a difference. I had good bosses who were understanding.

    Cons

    Fellow employees make a easy job hard.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people without too much baggage, psych checks maybe needed.

  7. Program Manager, Autism Program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time

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

    Pros

    The environment was supportive environment,the staff is friendly and the work is rewarding. There is room for growth and colleagues form a family-like feel.

    Cons

    A lot of turn over with behavioral interventionists. The work can be stressful and you need to balance your life so you don't burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware and supportive of stress overload and burn out.

  8. High Turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Most of teachers are very supportive of one another and work together to offer an effective and educational program for students.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem interested in increasing teacher morale

    Many high quality educators aren't being compensated properly

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate to teachers' needs

    Offer compensation that matches teacher credentials

  9. Great mission, poorly managed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Given a lot of autonomy and responsibility. A great place to learn the industry and grow skils in non-profit management and direct care.

    Cons

    Because the admin rate is so low, they do not invest in personnel. The turnover rate is outrageous, and a lot of time is spent training new hires who are almost always entry level.

    Advice to Management

    Bite the bullet and increase the admin rate. Invest in your employees. Give them room to grow. Be more discerning with your new hires.

  10. So far so good. Exactly what I needed, not quite what I wanted.

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    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Oceanside, CA

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Starting salary, ongoing training, love my schedule, full time benefits plus edu assistance.

    Cons

    Some tough cases : biting, scratching, hitting, spitting, and lots of driving

    Advice to Management

    Chain of command is incredibly lengthy. Personal manager, plus training team, plus case managers, and clinical teams...Exactly who is in charge here? TOO many leaders.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place for part-time position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They work with you, to find you clients for the respite service, and get you as many as you can handle. Lower level management very on top of things and responsive to front line workers

    Cons

    Not for Profit organization, there just is not that much funds for paying people. Do not work there if you are just in it for the money.

    Advice to Management

    Your front line Supervisors are over worked. You need to be careful that they do not burn out on you. They are good people.

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