Easter Seals Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
146 Reviews

3.0
146 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Work life balance dose not get any better (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easter Seals provides services to people with disabilities. I had the opportunity to work with the national offices as well as multiple local offices. It was inspiring to work among such dedicated people.

    Cons

    I often worked long hours and weekend

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty Okay

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Sorrento, FL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Sorrento, FL

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros: learning patience; meeting new people; experiencing working with the disabled; helping others

    Cons

    Cons: the food; the messes; the physical labor; campers will challenge you mentally and physically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Paraprofessional

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional  in  Leland, NC
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Leland, NC

    I worked at Easter Seals part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility in the work schedule, I was attending school at the time so this was extremely helpful for me. I enjoyed the staff and everyone was friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    I was not reimbursed for gas milage and had to drive long distances for some of the children I worked with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dedicated employees, but plan to work long hours for low pay.

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    Former Employee - Job Coach  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Job Coach in Austin, TX

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work with clients, going home feeling fulfilled, not a standard 9-5.

    Cons

    Lot's of paperwork, long hours, low pay, and tends to be very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create internal programs for employees who aren't feeling valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very enjoyable place of employment to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    To help the clients get back their quality of life.

    Cons

    Being able to keep up with all your daily responsibility

    Recommends
  7.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - EIS  in  McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - EIS in McAllen, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great co workers, approachable management

    Cons

    lots of daily travel, lots of paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good open door policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very mission-oriented place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Easter Seals Midwest: Anatomy of a Failed Nonprofit

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    Former Employee - Community Living Instructor  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Community Living Instructor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie with coworkers; generous vacation hours; rewarding work with cognitively disabled and autistic individuals. That's about it.

    Cons

    Unresponsive, sometimes hostile upper management; high turnover; nepotism; low pay; staff are seen as numbers to fill staffing patterns, not people; no raises; retaliation on direct care staff when complaints are made about management; run by incompetents. This used to actually be 2 failing agencies that merged, and took on the Easter Seals name while still maintaining old policy. It's kinda like taking a Kmart shirt and sewing a Polo logo on it. In the end, it's still an inferior product. Work here if you're a masochist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out that establishing communication with staff and treating them with respect instead of just paying them lip service will keep your houses in order. Stop acting like the problems in houses are staff-related: 90% of the time, the problem lies with supervisors and managers. Stop sticking up for incompetent managers. If staff after staff complain about a certain manager, chances are that that manager is doing a terrible job.

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

    Pay is OK, workload is too much and management doesn't do much

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Database Administrator

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

    Pros

    The compensation is OK, It's not horrible for a mid-level office job.

    Cons

    VPs and management make WAY too much money and I don't know how they can sleep at night knowing the people who do the real work are paid minimum wage. The company does not seem to be doing well and yet the Executives won't budge on THEIR salaries. Working conditions are not great either. I did a lot of work on nights and weekends and was paid a below average salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's okay, but it has serious management issues

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    Current Employee - Employment Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love my co-workers and the clients.
    Good experience for a resume

    Cons

    Micro-manager
    Underpaid
    No room for growth
    No valued as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serious issue with the pay scale and don't feel valued as an employee. Too much drama also.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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