Easter Seals

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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
174 Reviews
2.7
174 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Mission based programs

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 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

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  5.  

    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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    A great organization to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing decline

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good mission and wonderful clients. Lower level staff are all well meaning and the clientele is wonderful. Lots of learning opportunities too!

    Cons

    Terrible, heartless management that left many families in the lurch and took advantage of staff. Low pay and limited opportunities for career development without further study.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to value and reward your lower level staff: there wouldn't be a company without them!

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too many hours too little pay

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    Current Employee - Early Interventionist in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Early Interventionist in Greenwood, SC

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with the great families, mileage comp, laptop and cell phone provided, seeing a difference and learning with the special needs children

    Cons

    You are expected to work basically all hours of the day. Emails late at night, visits during the day, long commutes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Average

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time.

    Cons

    Training is minimal. No opportunities for growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Payroll Clerk

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    Current Employee - Payroll Clerk in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Payroll Clerk in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like to work with numbers. I am using my accounting and math skills. I am a independant worker and at the same time work as a team, also. I have some flexibility about hours.

    Cons

    If employees are not sending the time-sheet at the right time or not clear about their working hours and dates. Make sure document correctly for overpayment or underpayment or any changes we made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate employees to send the timesheet clearly and accurately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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