Easter Seals

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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
159 Reviews
2.8
159 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 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 10 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I absolutely love the work i do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the residents are by far the driving force that keeps me there

    Cons

    pay, hours, ALWAYS hiring too many people so it fluctuates between too many staff and not enough staff, never consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is not subjective at all

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great programs offered

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easter Seals

    Pros

    Professional environment, provides great support and resources to people .

    Cons

    Growth opportunities not there

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love

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    Current Employee - Activities Leader  in  Windsor Mill, MD
    Current Employee - Activities Leader in Windsor Mill, MD

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better activities and and supplies for their enjoyment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wish I wouldn't have left.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easter Seals RI - early intervention

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Narragansett, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Narragansett, RI

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

    Pros

    The cause, in theory. Some dedicated staff but they quickly moved on. That's about it. Very negative and unprofessional leadership.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the early intervention program was run like a first time job by the middle aged women there. Unprofessional manager, billing person and extreme level of gossip and backstabbing. Horrible experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given at resignation. Get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unprofessional, greedy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time

    Pros

    The chance, on occasion, to actually help someone in need, some coworkers who really cared about the field and helping others

    Cons

    Focus is on billing not actually helping clients in need, actually observed manager pressure two clients she did not like (who needed services) into requesting dismissal from program. Very bullying, negative atmosphere. Frequently threatened that we could be replaced in a second and fired on the spot. Poor work/homelife balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure those in leadership positions have the training and experience needed to properly provide services, do more to stop bullying culture going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a supportive environment

    Former Employee - Therapy Coordinator
    Former Employee - Therapy Coordinator

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Clinical Training Specialist
    Current Employee - Clinical Training Specialist

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ability to learn to grow and be patient with change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Rewarding work

    Former Employee - EIP Supervisor  in  Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - EIP Supervisor in Safford, AZ

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

    Pros

    Helping families and working with young children

    Cons

    The workload can become demanding sometimes.

  11.  

    Easter Seals Midwest - Low morale, low pay, little opportunity for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ballwin, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballwin, MO

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

    Pros

    Generous Paid Time Off policy

    Cons

    Be aware that Easter Seals affiliates operate independently, so what is true of one affiliate may not be true of another. Easter Seals Midwest has undergone many changes in recent years due to a merger between Life Skills and TouchPoint Autism Services which ultimately became the Missouri Easter Seals affiliate. Some employees haven't seen raises in many years yet are being asked to continue taking on more and more responsibility without any acknowledgment of their hard work. Work-life balance is okay for some employees and almost non-existent for others, depending on department. ESMO has adopted a "wellness" program which requires employees to jump through healthcare hoops in order to qualify for discounted health insurance. Senior management seems oblivious to the pervasive mood of discontent caused in large part by a punitive culture rather than one which rewards good work. The burnout is leading to high turnover throughout departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on growth and more on keeping the good employees you do have by providing competitive salaries, better insurance options and, most of all, a culture which encourages employees to excel by rewarding excellence rather than expecting employees to excel without recognizing their efforts in tangible and meaningful ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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