Easter Seals
3.2 of 5 112 reviews
www.easter-seals.org Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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62% Approve of the CEO

Easter Seals CEO Jim Williams

Jim Williams

(16 ratings)

53% 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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Activities Leader (Current Employee)
Windsor Mill, MD

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

ProsMeeting new individuals and being able to help those in need.

ConsDealing with clients passing away that you've become close with

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter activities and and supplies for their enjoyment

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

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Wish I wouldn't have left.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood salary and benefits. You get paid for mileage as well as the time spent driving between clients' houses.

ConsErratic schedules. Some managers are extremely competent while others have no idea what they are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a supportive environment

Therapy Coordinator (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe benefits are good. It's a good cause.

ConsThe compensation is fairly low, it's a non-profit

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A year ago, this was a great company. Now, a lot of people have left.

Senior Behavioral Interventionist (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsTeam support, Supervision, Amazing clients, Good pay

ConsThe company expanded fast, hired inexperienced/uneducated people, and had no upper management. Recently, management has been created, and changes are being made at the expense of behavioral interventionist pay, hour stability, and happiness. If you want a stable job with expected hours every week, I would not come here.

Advice to Senior ManagementChanges should not be made with only two weeks notification to employees. Changes should be in the best interest of the client and interventionists.

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

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Opportunities to create solutions for others and maintain a positive, helping relationship with families and communities

Clinical Training Specialist (Current Employee)

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

ProsSupportive employees/staff
Positive change that is solution oriented
Creative working environment

ConsAbility to learn to grow and be patient with change.

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

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Rewarding work

EIP Supervisor (Former Employee)
Safford, AZ

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

ProsHelping families and working with young children

ConsThe workload can become demanding sometimes.

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Better than the alternatives for entry-level behavior therapists

Behavioral Interventionist (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Easter Seals part-time for less than a year

Prossteady hours (even when parents cancel, which happens a lot), supportive work environment, decent mileage reimbursement, never work early mornings, fairly straightforward/ easy to understand data sheets, generous vacation time and sick days

Constons of driving, rarely see co-workers (can feel isolating), disorganized due to rapid growth (likely a temporary problem), staff supervising behavioral interventionists are not typically BCBA certified (in the bay area at least), can't move up in the company without a masters

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

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revolving door...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Easter Seals

ProsPTO (never get turned down for requested time off), somewhat flexible schedule. Really, these are the only reasons to stay.

Constop down issues. good people leave because they can't handle the stress. When people leave, the staff left behind are just assigned additional roles, like it's a privilege until they burn out and leave also. Management seems blind to the effect that people leaving left and right, and people that were respected in high level positions being fired (although we are lied to about that), has on EVERYONE. No one feels secure or valued.

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

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Difficulties at every turn

Behavior Interventionist (Current Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

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

ProsiPad and phone for company use. Ok pay for this field

ConsNo room for advancement, the supervisors are pretty terrible, will not give you raises, major breakdown of communication have cut out pretty much all perks.

Advice to Senior ManagementClarify and put into writing all policies. More through training all around and stop changing policies every month. Give more room for advancement and stop promoting idiots.

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

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Typical Non Profit

Behavior Interventionist (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsBig Company Lots of positions

ConsNon-Profit. Lots of Part-time positions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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