Senior Service America

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Worst employer I've ever worked for.

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

I worked at Senior Service America as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros

Okay benefits. Flexible if you get sick.

Cons

From the USEPA web site: "The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program provides an opportunity for retired and unemployed older Americans age 55 and over to share their expertise with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

SSAI is one of the contractors supporting the SEE program. Think of a SEE job with this company as essentially a step above volunteering and you won't be disappointed. Salaries are minimum wage or slightly above but nowhere near comparable federal salaries. The maximum wage ceiling is incredibly low. In the current job market, one could consider this a potentially exploitative situation for those 55 and up who are having difficulty finding other employment. Administrative staff at the home office make many errors so you have to watch your time sheets and pay receipts carefully. Although this program was never designed to meet essential EPA program needs, it gets used for just this purpose. Employees have little recourse through SSAI if a problem arises. Management is incompetent and not even aware of the stipulations within it's own employee handbook.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire competent managers, improve your accounting practices, pay your employees a more reasonable wage and increase your pay range, be nicer to your people, make an effort to understand and support your employees in a dispute.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Autocratic, Top-Down Management

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

    I worked at Senior Service America

    Pros

    Great Benefits Package, including full health benefits, matching 401k, paid vacation and medical leave. There are lots of terrific co-workers!

    Cons

    Atmosphere of distrust and secrecy; unrealistic expectations of employees; no strategic plan; sudden change in direction without explanation or guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employees "partners" in achieving goals and really listen to them. They have a lot to offer. Be more inclusive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Take from a low level employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wait Staff
    Current Employee - Wait Staff

    I have been working at Senior Service America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Hours
    Reasonable pay
    Free food
    Nice fellow employees (not management or HR)
    ....Overall a good job

    Cons

    Pay is ok
    VERY understaffed
    Management is a mess and other admin level employees are crushed with work
    Can give too many hours
    Supervisor is never around
    Many people have quit (low level and management)
    One building is never stocked
    Mean, rude, picky, uptight, and senile resident who need more care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE
    Stop being peppy and shallow and listen to your employees
    Organize yourself
    Hold supervisors accountable to come in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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