Easter Seals Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
146 Reviews

3.0
146 Reviews
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Easter Seals CEO Jim Williams
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    revolving door...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

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

    Cons

    top 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Typical Non Profit

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    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Big Company Lots of positions

    Cons

    Non-Profit. Lots of Part-time positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Fulfilling!

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    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time

    Pros

    Helping Special Needs individuals, and making a difference in lives, is what it is all about. Seeing the difference in children after therapies are applied are worth more than all of the money in the world!!!

    Cons

    There is only so much change that you can effect. I wish we could make more of a difference than we are already making. that's why we need more passionate indidviduals to enter this field!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time

    Pros

    Great support system and friendly environment

    Cons

    In home services sometimes can be challenging

  6.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    With Easter Seals you gain a lot of exposure and experience since it is such a well known non profit

    Cons

    Funding is often an issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company, great work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    great people that truly care about what they do. flexible hours, amazing clients and families

    Cons

    things are always changing which can be hard. part of the industry though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunities for growth, professional and personal.

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    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for professional growth. Multidisciplinary team and inspiring mentors. BCBA supervision. Professional and emotional support in dealing with complex cases. Flexibility. Remote indirect work.

    Cons

    Small working space relative to number of employees. Segregation tendencies and same-position clique practices. Employees don't know each other. Isolating at times. Lots of procedural changes, however most of them are welcome since they will benefit not only the clients, but also the staff, and the company in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the hard work of lower-level employees and take into account their perspectives when designing behavior programs. The Behavior Interventionists are the ones who spend most of the time with the clients and sometimes they have the best insight. Some people in management are dismissive and pretentious, but some are truly inspiring leaders who want you to grow and succeed and they're not afraid that if you show your smarts you'll take over their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficulties at every turn

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    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clarify 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging but hampered by beaurocracy.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Working w/ kids and their families to provide vital developmental services.

    Cons

    Micro management, large case loads, low pay and low mileage reimbursement, strict service provider requirements make the job harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more staff to lower case loads and raise pay scales to retain staff.

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    Old boy management

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    Former Employee - Childcare  in  Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Childcare in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good mission statement good coworkers

    Cons

    upper management is unresponsive and petty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more with your front line staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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