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Hiring, Always Hiring..

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Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Dungarvin

Pros

1.) Consumers on the most part are fun to work with and spend time around. 2.) Co-workers are hard-working and willing to assist you. 3.) Always extra hours/overtime available for those that need it. 4.) PTO benefits accrue but since you won't be able to use them - they make a nice severance package when you quit or are terminated.

Cons

1.) Almost impossible to find a replacement when you need to take time off. Forget about taking a vacation because there just aren't enough staff to cover 2.) Management treat the staff as "resources" and not people. Condescending tones abound when upper management interact with direct support staff and laugh at them when they think they are not within earshot. 3.) Almost no possibility for advancement 4.) Health Insurance package is so expensive that you would have to work a second job just for the monthly payment. Most employees I know can't afford it and go without. 5.) Always high turnover due to high workload, low pay and unrealistic management job expectations. They do expect employees to be available to come in early, stay late and be flexible - as they like to schedule last minute "mandatory meetings" with little to no notice. Majority of your co-workers will be less than 1 year of experience in the job site you work. Be prepared to deal with many unanswered questions because nobody really knows the information you are asking about.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat the employees with respect and recognize them when they do exceptional work. Sending a cheap card once a year at the holiday season doesn't cut it. Your benefits package is terrible. Health plan sign ups once a year stinks. Forcing employees to work sick is also not a very professional way to protect the health and safety of the consumers. (And requiring an employee who makes just a buck or so over minimum wage to show up with a doctor's note because they were too ill to work their last shift is downright heartless - you know they can't afford your healthcare plan and now you want to force them to pay for a doctor? Shame on you!)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    A NIGHTMARE.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dungarvin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are none besides the paycheck.

    Cons

    Staff are not treated like human beings. Program directors use and abuse staff, twist the rules to their advantage and to staff's disadvantage. Worst possible place to work. You will be treated like garbage, disrespected, have your hours randomly change at the whim of your new supervisor which, if you stay for any length of time, expect to have many different ones as management changeover is constant. With each new manager comes a new set of hours, rules and expectations, only to have them quit a few weeks or months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is the problem. Upper management needs to be able to hire grown ups and actually check up on their managers and program directors that are allowed to treat staff like garbage. Oh and also, their CLIENTS are treated like garbage as well, the whole company motto is a joke. They don't respect or respond to the needs of adults with disabilities.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    IT was okay

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Staff in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Direct Support Staff in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I worked at Dungarvin

    Pros

    -relationship building
    - fun clients
    -compensation
    -leadership
    -can be boring

    Cons

    -safety
    -lack of leadership
    -lack of care for clients
    -dishonest workers
    -safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    conduct performance apprasial

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