Eliot Community Human Services

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Eliot Community Human Services Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
15 Reviews
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    Clubhouse Business Unit Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Eliot Community Clubhouse Supervisor in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Eliot Community Clubhouse Supervisor in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Eliot Community Human Services

    Pros

    An atmosphere of support and teamwork. There is an opportunity everyday to make a difference in someone's life. Good Salary and opportunities for training. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Job can become boring in short period of time if there are no recent new members. Not enough challenging structured work for staff and members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review projects that do not work and eliminate them. Add more variety of responsibilities that members would like to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    CBFS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist

    I worked at Eliot Community Human Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The team I was on was super supportive, worked together well, and everyone was friendly and dedicated to their word. My supervisors were awesome for the most part. Despite the stressful nature of the job, my two years at Eliot were wonderful and I would go back if I were still living in MA. I always had the support I needed and if I was stressed out, I felt like I could go to my Team Leader or other supervisors to talk about it. They were always looking for more feedback and always wanting to keep everyone in the loop. They were still supportive of me to go pursue my master's degree, even if it took me to another state. There is all kind of free training that you are welcome to attend, and for folks with licenses, you can get CEU credits.

    Cons

    In CBFS Outreach there is a LOT of driving involved with your personal vehicle. Also, be prepared to cover other people's work on occasion- the service coordinator I was paired with went out on sick leave for my last 3-4 months, so I had to cover a 2 person caseload on my own. I got extra help on occasion, but it was very difficult and I got no extra compensation for the extra work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great, there are many programs that make up Eliot, but the clinic I worked at was well run, respectful, and effective.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Concord, MA

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, respect, worthwhile colleagues, and freedom to practice unencumbered by bureacracy.

    Cons

    Small company can only pay employees so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue hiring the right people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    DCF Division

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - DCF Division
    Current Employee - DCF Division

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The kids who stay in our programs

    Cons

    Pay is awful
    Zero employee appreciation
    If you're an employee who makes one mistake at your job the senior management will never look at you in a positive light again, and if you're an employee who never makes one mistake at your job the senior management will never notice you, anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Members of DCF division behave in a clique-like manner, and appear unapproachable to the rest of us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great benefits, lousy pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services

    Pros

    They really care about the population they serve.

    Cons

    They do not care about their own employees. Overall, the attitude appears to be more "leave if you're not satisfied" rather than, what can we do to improve on a situation.
    No raises, lousy pay....promises that never come to fruition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All directors should be on the same page for all sites. Each site runs differently, including pay raises, respect for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Eliot EI has been a great learing expercice for me over the last 5

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Devlopmental Specialist in Malden, MA
    Current Employee - Devlopmental Specialist in Malden, MA

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very suppertive co workers rewarding job

    Cons

    paper work, emotionally, draining, red tape politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay rise, more supportive suppervion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinician
    Current Employee - Clinician

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff are here because they care
    management is supportive
    opportunities for promotions
    great training and CE's

    Cons

    Dont know enough about all of our other programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Care Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malden, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malden, MA

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive work environment. Company provides lots of training and there are many opportunities for growth within the division and company. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Job is challenging, but love the work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Eliot is a great company to work for! So many opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Everett, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Everett, MA

    I have been working at Eliot Community Human Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff are treated with respect and professionalism. Opportunities for growth are unlimited given the size of the agency and the number of programs. Management values the feedback of employees and is always available. In the vast arena of human service providers Eliot is one of the few that has remained true to it's mission.

    Cons

    Eliot is so large and geographically spread out through Massachusetts it is difficult to meet everyone or be familiar with all the programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adding a component to new staff orientation that would give employees the opportunity to tour programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hostile work environment!! Caution!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eliot Community Human Services

    Pros

    Benefits, great health and dental, overtime always available, plenty of locations across Massachusetts, they pay mileage to drive to that month long training in grafton, best check you'll ever get here.

    Cons

    On a DYS juvenile justice unit, your supervisors and administration will not have your back and will give you conflicting information and direction. One will tell you to write the youth up or restrain them for breathing wrong, the other will tell you to be laid back and let them assault you multiple times, while writing it up as a physical escort or "horseplay/boundary issues" when you were assaulted. They care more about the kids than the staff. My programs area director said flat out that he doesn't trust his staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR STAFF, SPEND A LITTLE TOME AT YOUR PROGRAMS, STOP THINKING YOU KNOW EVERYTHING BECAUSE YOU WORKED IN DYS 25 YEARS AGO, TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!

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