Easter Seals

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Autonomy, flexibility and variety

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Easter Seals

Pros

Autonomy, flexibility and variety are what ES has to offer.

Cons

Communication and lack of mentoring for new grads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mentor, collaborate and communicate with your employees.

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    Easter Seals Midwest: Anatomy of a Failed Nonprofit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Living Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Community Living Instructor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie with coworkers; generous vacation hours; rewarding work with cognitively disabled and autistic individuals. That's about it.

    Cons

    Unresponsive, sometimes hostile upper management; high turnover; nepotism; low pay; staff are seen as numbers to fill staffing patterns, not people; no raises; retaliation on direct care staff when complaints are made about management; run by incompetents. This used to actually be 2 failing agencies that merged, and took on the Easter Seals name while still maintaining old policy. It's kinda like taking a Kmart shirt and sewing a Polo logo on it. In the end, it's still an inferior product. Work here if you're a masochist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out that establishing communication with staff and treating them with respect instead of just paying them lip service will keep your houses in order. Stop acting like the problems in houses are staff-related: 90% of the time, the problem lies with supervisors and managers. Stop sticking up for incompetent managers. If staff after staff complain about a certain manager, chances are that that manager is doing a terrible job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very awful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, friendly upper management, a few nice families, and so kind teachers

    Cons

    disrespectful management, rude teachers, teachers do not have a clue about developmentally appropriate practice. Parents a two faced and treat the teachers terribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being rude, and using your staff against each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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