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Great environment

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - FPS Therapeutic Counselor in Passaic, NJ
Current Employee - FPS Therapeutic Counselor in Passaic, NJ

I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Flexibility, environment, gained knowledge, benefits. FPS is a great work experience and you learn SO much.

Cons

exposure to dirt, filth, feces, bed bugs, and dangerous neighborhoods. The pay is low and does not compare to state agency salary although program is a state sponsored program.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Putting yourself at risk and going into a family home without knowing the situations that can occur in the local area is dangerous. Better compensation is needed to justify spending long hours in unsatisfactory home conditions in unsafe neighborhoods.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

13 Other Employee Reviews for Family Preservation Services (View Most Recent)

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    Values money over people

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    Current Employee - Regional Management
    Current Employee - Regional Management

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The counseling field is a very meaningful area of work. Developing relationships in the community and among co-workers is a plus.

    Cons

    Executive Leadership values money over clinical integrity. The push is to grow/sell with little emphasis on managing the clinical aspect of programs. Leadership often hires based on friendships. Inequality of pay among people in similar positions. It is difficult to maintain a positive work-life balance at this company. Very little is spent on developing staff through trainings or education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State Leadership should develop employee morale. Practice what you preach--FPS is a strengths based agency but leadership does not focus on the strengths of their staff, they only focus on the weaknesses. Very little respect is given to staff by State Leadership. Lots of turn over among Regional Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Money comes first

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Counselor in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Counselor in Winchester, VA

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    co workers are generally great
    schedule is ok

    Cons

    The pay is WAY low for the amount of work that the employees are expected to do and for the level of education that is required.
    Management consists of arrogant queen bees that have no people skills and absolutely no clue of what's going on.
    The clients should come first, but all this company cares about is money, very much to the clients and employees disadvantage.
    Employees are pushed to work extra hours with the promise of extra pay, but then there are a million excuses as to why there is no extra pay in the end. The school counselors have the option to work during the summer, but are threatened to lose their job if they don't work. Pay during summer is just slightly above minimum wage (and this is for a master's level and in many cases licensed counselor)
    The company is losing clients and employees left and right, due to the fact that competitors provide better service and care. This company is not going to last much longer!
    Employees are not appreciated and treated like dirt. Management is unprofessional and looks down in a very degrading manner on anyone below their level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees, they are the reason you are making the (undeserved) big bucks.
    Raise the pay and provide some decent benefits. Better yet, find a new job - in a different field and let someone competent do your job!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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