Episcopal Social Services of NY

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Episcopal Social Services of NY Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
8 Reviews
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    Worked with children from the ages 8-11.

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Schedule was convenient. Workers were amazing .

    Cons

    I personally didnt have any cons .

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    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unorganized, Unprofessional, small company, little room for growth

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salary Negotiation is Virtually Impossible

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    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 an 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
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  5.  

    My experience here at Episcopal has been great. Their training has enhanced my knowledge in so many ways.

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    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It should of been for the kids

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    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 an 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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    More community need than resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Episcopal Social Services of NY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid 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.

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at this place was horrible.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Episcopal Social Services of NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    don'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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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