Easter Seals

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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
166 Reviews
2.8
166 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You're in the community and helping people with disabilities learn life skills (in 5 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The organization has expanded to quickly and upper management has grown too large (in 11 reviews)

  • Lot's of paperwork, long hours, low pay, and tends to be very political (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    There has to be something better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work from home employment. Working with kiddos. HR department.

    Cons

    Multiple changes. The game telephone is played with the delivery of critical clinical information. If you are interested in training it is impossible to penetrate the training team unless you have a solid relationship with the training director.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives to staff. Increase pay for clinical team across the board. Upper management learn how the clinical decisions you make affect your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Company's training program could use improvement

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    Former Employee - Transportation in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Transportation in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Easter Seals part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for, except spotty training

    Cons

    Certain classification training poor. Senior management appears to be concerned, but dept. head could care less. Quality of training variable. Core values excellent but not executed. There appear to be favorite employees and treatment of employees can vary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be responsive to employee concerns more then currently done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feedback is always average or needs improvement. Not much positive reinforcement. They don't lead by example.

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    Former Employee - Farnum Center in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Farnum Center in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Helping the clients who are the ones that people should be focusing on serving. Training is minimal. Growth is minimal. Pay raises consist of $0.15 and an Easter Seals pin. Are you kidding me? No.

    Cons

    People made managers and supervisors without the social skills, education or training to lead others. Leave your self centeredness aside and focus on helping the clients. Otherwise, go to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in the social services field need higher pay and more support. Lower your own corporate BS salaries so that this can be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clients are the lowest priority compared to funding and growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Working with clients and families is rewarding and the reason I started working in residential treatment. For what staff are paid and expected to do, they generally preform at an excellent level.

    Cons

    Healthcare is too expensive compared to wages. Most direct care employees cannot afford to see their doctor or fill their prescriptions due to the rise in cost of our new self funded healthcare plan.

    Supervisors and managers are expected to work long hours, be on call 24/7, cover shifts for sick or vacationing employees, keep overtime to nearly zero.

    Overall organization priorities are on fundraising and expansion while direct services suffer. Employes feel alienated from the mission of providing high quality community integration and building independent skills. The administration is bloated with resources and titles and neglect the people that provide their services and their clients. Upper management, who decides the mission and goals of the homes, are never on sight and lack the direct experience to form well rounded organizational decisions. There is a culture of secrecy. Important information is not discriminated in a timely manner until it is a crisis situation and then expect supervisors and direct service providers to react immediately.

    This is honestly the worst run direct service organization that I have ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees. Shrink administrative positions and put more emphasis on programming. Develop strategies to ease work load for middle management and direct care employees. Finish one merger before you start another one.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place/organization to work for.

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    Current Employee - Clinician
    Current Employee - Clinician

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed some of my coworkers.

    Cons

    Complete lack of support for employees. Employees are extremely micro-managed but when an employee needs something the management is totally hands-off. Management is extremely disconnected from employees. Poor benefits, low salary, excessive demands of your time (forget work life balance, it's not an option), poor organization and communication. Excessive turnover and very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves and listen to your employees. People hate working here, good people do not stick around for long. There is rampant compassion fatigue and all management does is push employees to work even harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Definite Cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Behavioral Interventionist
    Former Employee - Behavioral Interventionist

    I worked at Easter Seals part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues and great support from equals and team members

    Cons

    Management has no knowledge of their policies; no room for growth; low morale due to constant policy changes and lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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