Easter Seals

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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
178 Reviews
2.7
178 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Working with Easter Seals of NYC

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Professional environment, excellent over 50 workers training program.

    Cons

    Conversations among co-workers discouraged during working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to smile more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compassionate mission driven organization

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    Former Employee - Planned Gift Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Planned Gift Officer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company encourages personal development and grants time off for one to say, spend time at a Habitat build to build experience. Other employees are incredibly supportive of one another. Work-life balance is on the whole alive and well here, and compensation is more than adequate.

    Cons

    Office culture can be a bit cold and isolating: people stay glued to their desks and there isn't much socializing out of the office. Training is actually rather intensive but there isn't much follow up to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the managers you have in place are in positions that they are best suited for.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    It would be a great place to work and learn if it weren't so driven by financials.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Most of the staff is good, devoted and friendly. The kids and their families are usually very nice as well.

    Cons

    Upper management is so concerned with billing and numbers that it alienates staff. This makes somewhat of an unpleasant environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stressful but good experience e

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Training is provided by the company, which can or can't be useful, great experience if you want to work with children with autism, provide educational assistant which is very helpful.

    Cons

    Working with the clients is very stressful, not enought hours, a lot of driving, unpredictable hours. 1-3 hours gap between sessions.

  6.  

    Mission based programs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Good mission based programs for affiliate staff.

    Cons

    Not many mission based programs for in office staff.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor communication and contradictions

    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Easter Seals part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training team was patient and helpful.

    Cons

    During the interview, I was told the core hours were from 1p-7p and that I must be available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. On the last day of the two week training, I received an email from HR stating that my available hours (which were over 25 per week) were not going to work with scheduling. The HR rep mentioned a totally different time frame that I needed to be available to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great organization to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Despite this organizations larger size, each program is small, giving the atmosphere a close-knit feeling. There is a sincere concern for consumers and most employees are dedicated and professional. Management is mostly fair and supportive.

    Cons

    They're not too many opportunities for advancement because each program and small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to identify ways to expand some of the social services programs like foster care.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company, needed more organization

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    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Easter Seals part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Loved this company and everything it stands for. Decent benefits and pay. The employees here are all wonderful people who are passionate about the job

    Cons

    The company was undergoing a ton of changes as far as policies and procedures of services. It seemed like a start-up company which was odd for one that has been around for so long. Job also required a lot of driving, not the best place for someone looking for a job that's steady with lots of engagement with colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    initial training is great, however it doesn't prepare you for the reality of the job

  10.  

    rating of company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    It's an okay company starting out

    Cons

    Not enough work hours provided

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helping the community, but not their employees. Left for more professional environment.

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility is great. Decent benefits. A good stepping stone to other employment in the community....you have the opportunity to network with other agencies to help your clients and they get to know you and eventually want to hire you. Continuing education classes are encouraged. Laid back office environment. Good upper management, but you rarely see them.

    Cons

    Very low starting salary (usually around $28K, even for college grads). Little room to ever move up. Local management is a joke and is degrading to employees (requirement: thick skin). The redundant documentation is ridiculous. Retirement benefits are low, compared with other companies. Office moral is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not use expletive language when speaking to employees. Don't emotionally, verbally, or physically harass your case managers and they may be more willing to stay long-term. Be more professional in the office with each other and clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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