Edwin Gould Service for Children

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Edwin Gould Service for Children Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    This agency is really committed to helping families.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Edwin Gould Service for Children

    Pros

    This agency is genuinely committed to helping families and they are good to their staff. The executive management regularly communicates with staff and makes everyone feel respected.

    Cons

    This is a non profit organization so the salaries are low. Also, this is a small agency so there are few opportunities for advancement.

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    Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Edwin Gould Service for Children full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits family orientated

    Cons

    Agency does not promote within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Edwin Gould Foundation

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Edwin Gould Service for Children full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nonprofit foundation with an endowment that helps poor and underserved NY city kids by supporting organizations that line up with their mission to close the education achievement gap

    Cons

    Not much employee interaction in this closed enviroment of only 5 or 6 employees. Management has prying eyes into your computer use and will confront you about sites you visit if they feel they want to. There is no visual or audio privacy for admins who sit in the midst of this inner sanctum surrounded by higher ups who have offices. Admins and staff are preferred to be much younger because CEO is a "mothering" type who prys and offers unsolicited advice. Be prepared to add domestic duties like serving lunch, cleaning up break area and after board meetings (loading dishwasher) and restocking pantry to your administrative duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save the judgmental and busybody mothering for your own children...not appropriate or appreciated in the work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It wad a very challenging job and work environment.

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    Former Employee - Caseplanner  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Caseplanner in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Edwin Gould Service for Children full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was foot support from my supervisors and supportive team work from my co worker's

    Cons

    At times there was no understanding for the needs of the workers in time of personal emergenciesl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your staff.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Cliques and Politics Get In The Way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwin Gould Service for Children

    Pros

    The team that I worked with was small. So the possibility of exchanging thoughts and ideas on how to improve our work as a team was could happen.

    Cons

    The flip side: since the team was small, cliques formed. Manipulation and politics still prevailed. It appeared that the supervisor was ill-equipped to effectively deal with this, or simply refused to see howmembers of the team were increasingly dismissed and isolated ....despite great work.

    Also, the benefits package and pay really suck!

    Doesn't Recommend

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