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Adequate

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

I have been working at CVR Associates full-time

Pros

Small office allows for collaboration among team members. Management attempts to make working with the company as pleasant as possible by occasionally providing lunch and throwing the annual holiday party. CEO has an open door policy.

Cons

Several changes in management, high turnover, little opportunity for career growth and development, performance metrics used to determine incentives are shaky at best and undermine team effort, work is extremely mundane

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Transparency goes a long way. Annual feedback for employees is beneficial. Fair compensation is appreciated.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Worst Place I Have Ever Worked

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    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CVR Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience with Housing Choice Voucher Program; learn how to work with low income, high need households; not many nights/weekends required

    Cons

    Toxic work environment; low morale; low pay; anti-union behavior from management; prime example of how the privatization of government services leads to the crapification of government services. CVR did all it could to squeeze every last dime out of us and its contract with the Chicago Housing Authority while doing a poor job at serving the needs of voucher clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the Chicago Housing Authority - end your contract with CVR and return these services in-house, where they belong. CVR's only objective is to make money. Therefore, they cut corners. CHA's objective should be to serve clients well. As a government entity, money-making is not part of the equation. Ana Vargas makes millions of dollars while some of her own employees qualify for government aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    An entry level position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CVR Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incentive program
    Somewhat flexible
    The office culture was "ok".

    Cons

    Some micromanaging supervisors
    Horrible parking options
    Cliques
    The CEO and director can be unprofessional
    The pay is insignificant compared to the requirements they want in an employee (e.g.education)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Founder as well as the director need to learn more about the role and the duties of their employees, as oppose to making assumptions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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