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Okay work if you want to be in social service and can't afford college.

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Former Employee - Direct Support Associate
Former Employee - Direct Support Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

I worked at Easter Seals full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

All you need is a GED to be eligible for the job. Paid training, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, on-time payments. There were opportunities for advancement and often people were promoted from within (though the higher-level jobs usually required more than a GED).

Cons

The training was two weeks full time, but then almost nothing I learned in the training applied to the work. I never did receive my CPR certificate from the initial training. It didn't feel like a real job. I picked the client up at his house and drove around 30 hours a week with the client doing things like going to the gym, the library, malls, fast-food restaurants - wherever he wanted to go. I tried to interact with him and use some of the training, but all he wanted to do was play on his iphone. I went to the office for monthly meetings and that was about it for contact with the rest of the staff. The supervisor would respond to text messages but let emails go unanswered.

Other Employee Reviews for Easter Seals

  1. You can make a difference here!

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Job Coach in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Job Coach in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility based on position Excellent work-place balance Management always maintains a true open door policy Management is respectful, honest,and caring You can be creative within legal means Low turnover in upper level staff

    Cons

    Lack of career development Pay is not great Low turnover in upper level staff, thus lateral moves within the department are nearly impossible Expense health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Management is great! I have no complaints. Everyone operated with respect and tact which speaks volumes, as other employers find respect and tact optional. I would like to see programs that ensure career growth and development. The compensation package is not great. I am sure employees would like to see the monetary incentive program come to pass.


  2. This agency has very poor leadership, no opportunity for advancement, financial instability and very low employee morale

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Santa Fe, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to serve the developmentally disabled and the elderly.

    Cons

    Upper management does not communicate downward to mid and lower level employees, either about direction, motivation and new developments. Management style is very old school, using tyranny and bullying rather than team spirit and motivation. Many employees are constantly in fear of losing their jobs due to the financial instability of the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Treat at will employees with respect and appreciation. Be willing to listen to employees to improve daily operations. Exercise better cost containment by cutting upper management salaries. This agency is top heavy in personnel costs.


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