Easter Seals

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Good place to work but too much turn-over

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Easter Seals

Pros

Fun and overall supportive staff who are very good ABA practitioners. The system they use, the early start Denver model, is a very strong modality.

Cons

The work, while incredibly rewarding was repetitive and quite emotionally draining. I saw a lot of challenging family situations; be ready for intensity!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maintain your talent by paying them market wages. Offer support and raises. Make sure your program supervisors

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    Easter Seals Midwest: Anatomy of a Failed Nonprofit

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    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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    Pay is OK, workload is too much and management doesn't do much

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Database Administrator

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

    Pros

    The compensation is OK, It's not horrible for a mid-level office job.

    Cons

    VPs and management make WAY too much money and I don't know how they can sleep at night knowing the people who do the real work are paid minimum wage. The company does not seem to be doing well and yet the Executives won't budge on THEIR salaries. Working conditions are not great either. I did a lot of work on nights and weekends and was paid a below average salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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