Easter Seals Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
148 Reviews

3.0
148 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.  

    An OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Generous vacation time and good work/life balance- work from home.

    Cons

    Ego gets in the way and there is a lot of resistance to change. Not a lot of employee engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Very enjoyable place of employment to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Very mission-oriented place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Uneducated, unorganized, no collaboration between supervisors.

    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary is consistent with most other agencies int he area for Program Managers.

    Cons

    Many of the Program Managers are incompetent, Interventionists do not get enough in-home training, no disciplinary procedures for BI's so there is no respect for their supervisors. So many things wrong with this agency...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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