Episcopal Social Services of NY Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Decent employer. I been at Episcopal going on 4 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ece
    Current Employee - Ece

    I have been working at Episcopal Social Services of NY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team effort happens at least in my department .
    Good one on one with direct supervisors .

    Cons

    Overworked staff
    Programs became more money oriented than Family oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff more .
    Inform your staff more on their benefits and perks .
    Remeber that its about the quality of service you provide for the families .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. High turnover rate and no staff support.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY

    Pros

    Depending upon the department the benefits package was good!

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more staff support!

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. Group Leader

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I loved how it felt to work with the children from day to day.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't so great and i had a 1 year old who i had to support. Also i didn't have a high education and need to gain a degree and the hours of work didn't help me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that there should be a better opportunity with working with the children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Mistreatment of Temporary Workers

    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers who assist you

    Cons

    Company uses temp workers to do most of the job with little to no direction. They were behind on a huge project & the temp completed 85-90% of the work. Once the bulk of the work was done the temp was terminated. Company claims the temp was not "doing the job" but a week prior employer was satisfied with the temps performance.
    Company does not pay well,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train management on providing more guidance and direction. Be consistent with feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Unorganized, Unprofessional, small company, little room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a job and you work with people, students, and families who have challenges.

    Cons

    Absolutely unorganized, lack of communication, little to no room for growth. little professional developments that are meaningful and helpful. I would not encourage anyone to work here if they want to grow as a person and in there career. Its a great starter because its easy to get a job here. But once you have a year under your belt do not ; I REPEAT do not waste time here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BETTER COMMUNICATION TO EMPLOYEES, NEED AN OPEN DOOR SYSTEM SO PEOPLE CAN LET YOU KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR ORGANIZATION , DO POP INS AT YOUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS; INSTALL MANY CAMERAS; GIVE MEANING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTS, LET EMPLOYEES KNOW YOU APPRECIATE THEM; ALOT OF DIRECTOR TRAINING; MORE DIRECT COMMUNICATION TO EMPLOYEES NOT FROM DIRECTORS ONLY!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Worked with children from the ages 8-11.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Aide in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Program Aide in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Episcopal Social Services of NY part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule was convenient. Workers were amazing .

    Cons

    I personally didnt have any cons .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Salary Negotiation is Virtually Impossible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Episcopal Social Services of NY full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The upward mobility at ESS is great, as long as you work hard. Its a great experience if you are interning while in college, or if you are fresh out of college and need experience in your field.

    Cons

    The overall mission of the company is inspiring, however the employers are not passionate about their work. Some upper management lacks professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professional development is imperative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. My experience here at Episcopal has been great. Their training has enhanced my knowledge in so many ways.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Head Teacher in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I would recommend others to come work here because it has been a great experience for the past three years that I have been here. I have learned so much and enjoy assisting families in need because its a great feeling to be able to make a difference in others lives.

    Cons

    The challenges of working here is having to explain to a parent that their child is delayed in a specific area and may need to be evaluated .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For upper management I think they should consider supporting the staffs more frequently as well as showing how the staffs that they are appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    It should of been for the kids

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Change 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. The after-school program upper mgt. team lacked leadership, direction and loyalty toward the staff and

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Afterschool Director @PS 75 in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Afterschool Director @PS 75 in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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