Easter Seals Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Easter Seals CEO Jim Williams
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Pros
  • If you have love to give people with disabilities (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance dose not get any better (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management consistently creates unnecessary positions which are filled on the " friendship" qualification (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay and limited opportunities for career development without further study (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Paid trainee

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    Current Employee - Paid Participant
    Current Employee - Paid Participant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here have helped my family not end up homeless, they have helped us pay our rent through outside charities. Everyone here has been helpful and kind.

    Cons

    If anything, I wish I could actually get more hours, or an actual job.Otherwise it has been a very good experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, thank you for all your expertise and encouragement. i wouldn't be here without your services.


  2. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -this area has good support

    Cons

    -should be paid closer to $60,000-65,000 to match competing companies

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay based on certfication


  3. Veterans Support Counselor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Easter Seals part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easter Seals provided me the opportunity to hep disadvantaged military veterans and their families.

    Cons

    I would have liked to have had more hours of work available


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  5. Home health aide

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To help others who can't help themselves

    Cons

    No teamwork everyone was arguing and trying to one up the other workers, I felt bad for the newcomers

    Advice to Management

    Less gossip


  6. Helpful (1)

    Compassionate and ethical ABA provider. Constantly growing and evolving.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Supervisor, BCBA in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Supervisor, BCBA in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easter Seals is the largest ABA provider in California and works exclusively with Kaiser. The company promotes quality services and work life balance. This company stands out for their small caseloads as well as their ongoing trainings and supervision. They are constantly growing and actively promote from within. Easter Seals is a great company for current and future graduate students looking for mentorship and clinical experience.

    Cons

    Over the last several years the Autism service line in Southern California has grown from a handful of employees to the largest in the region. It has experienced growing pains with policy changes as well as streamlining procedures in order to ensure consistency. Employees who are flexible and work well in group collaborations tend thrive. This may not be the best agency for BCBAs looking for independent field work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue expanding mentorship programs and working to retain entry-level staff members.


  7. Decent place to work for the short-term

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    Former Employee - Direct Care Professional in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Direct Care Professional in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Easter Seals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding job most of the time. Had a recognition program in place for employees. Had the option of working 4 10-hour days with 3 days off a week. Had a lot of independence in my job.

    Cons

    Lots of driving for my position. Some clients are very difficult to work with. In addition some clients themselves or their homes were very unhygienic and/or reeked of smoke.


  8. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding, good pay, fun working with kids, good experience for psychology field

    Cons

    Disorganized at times, difficult to get hours, lots of driving, confusing benefits

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep being consistent and organized, help employees get the hours they need, make benefits easier to understand


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company.

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Interventionist in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Behavioral Interventionist in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company.You are given as many hours as you'd like, so I had no problem getting a full-time position. They give you extensive training in ABA, mileage reimbursement, and you get your full hourly pay for drive time. A lot of companies in this field don't do that. This is a perfect place to start in this field because you get hands on experience. There are a lot of opportunities to move up in this field.

    Cons

    Not many. The company as a whole is great. A major con in this field would be that there are always a lot of client cancellations with in-home therapy. Especially during summer.

    Advice to Management

    Management supports you and makes sure that everyone is on the same page. They are constantly checking in and making sure you understand what is asked of you, and clarify any questions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Toxic corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned a great deal about planning processes while working for Easter Seals. Unfortunately, very few departments stuck to their plans, nor did leadership encourage them to do so. Instead, departments bounced from one idea to another, getting very little accomplished.

    Cons

    Competition, not cooperation, was encouraged between departments and even staff. The "Blame Game" is played at a very high level. The organization lags behind in the disability rights movement, sometimes saying it doesn't exists.

    Advice to Management

    Watch for burn-out of your best employees, and get rid of dead wood.


  11. love it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great jobs to be at

    Cons

    no cons of working for them



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