Easter Seals

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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
191 Reviews
2.8
191 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.  

    Great place to work I am very satisfied with the purpose of Easter Seals. I would highly recommend it.

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Idaho Falls, ID

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

    Pros

    leadership, purpose, people. Good work/life balance but the hours can be long and inconvenient. You get to really make a difference

    Cons

    pay is lower than most places and no real opportunity to move up to different higher paying positions. Those that are in those positions don't leave and the lower level jobs are all there is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide development opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, Great Employees, Employee Growth encouraged

    Cons

    Mixed messages from leadership, Too many obligations, Very low pay, High stress levels

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They get in their own way

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quiet work environment with good co-workers.

    Cons

    Corporate loses focus of it's employees, looking at them as "others" instead of assets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees like an annoying burden.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love my job!

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in State College, PA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly, it's a positive atmosphere to work in. The staff is there because they want to be there for the children they care for.

    Cons

    It's a non profit organization therefore the pay is okay but not satisfactory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not for me.

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    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Working with teens with disabilities.

    Cons

    Micromanaging supervisor & unclear work assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A Community Mental Health Agency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Competattive Salaries for a non-profit
    Competitive Benefits for a nonprofit
    Typically, weekday work schedules
    Typically, 9-5 work schedules
    Part of a national organization

    Cons

    Not necessarily specific to the agency:Challenging high-severity populations
    Not necessarily specific to the agency: staff turnover
    Not necessarily specific to the agency: high caseloads
    Poor communication between management and direct service employees
    Recent culture shifts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great mission & superb work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, flextime in the summer, making a real difference.

    Cons

    Too small for fast advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate younger employees better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Organization that provides services to disabled individuals.

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility was great and pay was always on time. Convenient locations as well.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, inadequate policy and procedures and nepotism exist in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be adequately trained in all areas and pay should be more for amount of work that is done.

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

    Too many cuts to Interventionist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Fun working with families and children

    Cons

    Company treats interventionists as if they are disposable. Policy changes happen often that leave employees confused. Communication is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting the interventionist hours and pay. Schedulers are paid more then degreed therapists.

  11. 2 people 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 a 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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