Pioneer Human Services

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Struggling with an identity crisis

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Pioneer Human Services full-time (more than a year)

Pros

I would say that there is a current movement that is healthy for the company to move through. They have reached a decision point where company's move from good to great. That also means that they have to formalize their processes and move away from people based knowledge and create institutional knowledge that lasts beyond the individual. This is a good thing. They are at that point and making choices that will have a long term benefit to mover beyond the $100mm mark. The mission is admirable and challenging. However, when you witness the results of a job well done within the company for the sake of one of the clients, it makes the effort meaningful and special.

Cons

Mirroring the statement above, Pioneer is a company in transition. They are laying the foundation for leaping to the next level of corporate greatness. The challenge is in transitioning a 50 year old company with long term tenured employees into an efficient machine. The end result of the transition will be beautiful, but the path getting there is ugly. New managers will struggle with balancing four competing entities: old employees with institutional knowledge, new management with sound management theory and performance based expectations, serving a difficult client as a non-profit, and a profit motive. It is a company with many moving parts that aren't quite yet in sync.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decentralize some decision making to improve the efficiency of the operating units. Directors, at the higher levels, are not given the authority to operate with the autonomy they need to succeed.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Chance For Change? Too Many Changes.......

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Pioneer Human Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Alot of different job openings and a decent 403(b). Beyond that, not much.

    Cons

    Everything seems to be a constant state of change. Some of the more seasoned workers keep talking about the "good old days" when things were different and better. The company is extremely slow to fill needed positions, the management is rarely available, and the finance/HR support is less than apparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing things, if even for a moment so everyone can catch their breath. Despite the current idea, not ALL change is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Chance For Change for Clients, NOT STAFF

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pioneer Human Services

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension plan. This is a great organization if you want to start your career.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is continually in disagreement. It is difficult to get change to happen within the organization. Many of the locations are poorly kept up and worrisome to visit. Very few resources and antiquated resources offered or supported through the Operations location. Although the company says it has an open door policy, it is difficult to get yourself heard or taken seriously or with respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together, find agreement and push for the good of the organization instead of getting your opinion heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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