Easter Seals
3.1 of 5 135 reviews
www.easterseals.com Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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Easter Seals CEO Jim Williams

Jim Williams

(17 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "Low Pay, horrible benefits, poor management, horrible health benefits, low 401K match"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Being a non-profit, the resources are limited, sometimes making it difficult to compete"
    in 6 reviews
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    A decent place to work

    Pre K Teacher (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    Prosbenefits and professional development are very nice

    Conscurrently undergoing some changes in corporate management that are making some things difficult within the centers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Autonomy, flexibility and variety

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAutonomy, flexibility and variety are what ES has to offer.

    ConsCommunication and lack of mentoring for new grads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMentor, collaborate and communicate with your employees.

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    Expanded way too quickly and quality of care has continued to sink

    Behavioral Interventionist (Former Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsI learned a lot while working here, especially early on, because the quality of the program was high and the atmosphere was very team-oriented. When they suddenly had to bulk up staffing to fulfill a huge new contract with Kaiser, though, things began to unravel.

    ConsNo sense of community. High turnover. Inadequate training - specifically hiring inexperienced Behavioral Interventionists who did not receive enough training or ongoing support and guidance. Benefits and starting pay were also cut during this time. The review process was disorganized and inaccurate, relying on feedback on the quality of my work from a supervisor who never observed me or responded to my emails or phone calls about the case we worked on together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI actually feel sorry for the management because they were clearly in over their heads and could not manage. Most of the managers I met were very dedicated to the cause, but there were simply not enough hours in the day or resources to keep the program afloat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love the families and kiddos, disappointed in upper management

    Program Supervisor (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe work that is done is life changing. I love the families and kiddos we work with and it is incredibly rewarding. We also have an amazing staff of BI's and Program supervisors that make the job that much more enjoyable. I feel like I work with some of the most amazing people anf have such a super dun job most of the time.

    ConsThe organization has expanded to quickly and upper management has grown too large. They have lost sight of the mission of the company of the people that make it happen. This agency could not change lives without the very hard work and dedication of the interventionists and Program supervisors. However, the management team seems to care little about these employees and retaining them....So Sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some appreciation for the employees making the biggest impact in the company. Show how much you really value your employees instead of giving yourselves huge paychecks and bonuses and cutting back on everyone else's pay. Offer opportunities for professional growth and advancement like supervision hours for people seeking licenses. Be consistent when implementing new policies and empathic in the delivery when it is going to negatively impact people's lives and their ability to function from day-day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very rewarding I loved helping people with disabilities and find their ability to learn. .

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsHelping people who come in pain and leave well again.

    ConsVery low wages and disappointed with management. No room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful eye opening experiences working with Special Needs individuals and families.

    DSP (Former Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsOpportunities for personal growth, great training classes, recognition for good job done, hours to work around school and family, hugs and smiles!

    ConsMust be full-time employee (30 hours plus) to get vacation, sick-time, healthcare insurance, pension benefits; must be willing to work holidays, nights and weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well rounded place to be employed

    Teacher (Former Employee)
    Waterbury, CT

    ProsState of the art facility for children and a great learning environment, Offers a lot of training in the field of Early Childhood

    ConsWorking with a lot of different adult attitudes

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work within. When former employee are beinging concidered to come back mangement need to let them because they already know what to expect form the management Team.

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    Good place to begin

    Employment Consultant (Former Employee)
    Palm Bay, FL

    ProsGain experience, outstanding company values

    Consno auxiliary assistance, no room for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementthey do seek advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easter Seals taught me that while skills are important, empathy for clients was just as important.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsTaught me the importance of being compassionate to those with disabilities.

    ConsThis company is meant to be a stepping stone to a career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dont care about the kids they serve

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs a company they do have some great programs that are helpful but when they are providing the services themselves they only care about money.

    ConsThey only cared about how many kids were in the summer program not the kids and their needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you say you are here to provide the best service for children with disabilities then you need to do it. This is a summer camp for kids with disabilities not a for profit daycare center. Look at the kids. They are people too.

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