Episcopal Social Services of NY
2.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.essnyc.org New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 11, 2014

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Elizabeth McCarthy

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It should of been for the kids

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bronx, NY

    ProsKids are amazing and eager to learn.
    Convenience in the Neighborhood
    Created amazing bond with children.

    ConsChange in leadership happened mid-year.
    Director put down a lot of staff
    Director chose favorites and in the Summer did nothing.
    Did not get paid to end of summer for whole camp session.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The after-school program upper mgt. team lacked leadership, direction and loyalty toward the staff and

    Afterschool Director @PS 75 (Former Employee)
    Bronx, NY

    ProsGot to work with families and school staff who appreciated the hard work. Developed students growth potential via staff and leadership

    ConsLoyalty vs $$$$. When you work from the heart with children and relationships are developed the quick fix does not always fix it

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn some areas of social services the $$$ should not come before relationships developed with families in low income communities.Sometime that's all we have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    More community need than resources

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bronx, NY

    ProsSolid people who do the heavy lifting and are willing to put in long hours, many challenges to solve in learning how to do more with less, training offered in some areas, real outcomes changing families when things work out, real services given to children in the centers and programs, management offices close to transportation.

    ConsLow salary and long hours for a lot of staff puts stress on relationships between staff and management, high expectations in field increase and put stress on management as funding is cut and outcomes are set ever higher. Some of the programs have so many restrictions from external entities (e.g. state or fed) it is hard to innovate and very heavy in paperwork and documentation. This would not be an easy place to work if you expect a 9-5 but a good place to work if you want to dig in and do the heavy lifting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut down on the number of managers and divert resources into supporting workers in the field, they're the life of every program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at this place was horrible.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation is ok. And co-workers are friendly and helpful. The rest of the management staff people are subtly rude, and hypercritical.

    Consdon't get paid overtime for working 50-60 + hours per wk. Salary is low for all the stress and hours put in. Treated harshly, and too much is expected from one person. Case Planner's are overworked and underpaid; you feel as though you're working 5 different jobs. And to make matters worse you receive know acknowledgement for all the work you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should hire case aides to help case planners, or assign less cases to planners. Offering higher salaries to case planner, since they're so overworked and stressed. Perhaps management should spend a week working as a case planner (undercover) to fully understand the incredible stress,and poor treatment. The turn over is high, so perhaps they should look into why.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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