Federation of Organizations

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Federation of Organizations Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
8 Reviews

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    I am a foster grandparent at a BOCES school in Sayville

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    Current Employee - Foster Grandparent  in  Sayville, NY
    Current Employee - Foster Grandparent in Sayville, NY

    Pros

    Being a teacher for over 20 years, I missed the kids. It is a reason to get up, get dressed every morning.

    Cons

    Some of the kids become violent. The stipend isn't enough for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    MICRO MANAGEMENT to the point that you CANNOT PERFORM YOUR JOB TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If your nose is brown and you don't complain about all the extra work that is expected, then longevity is yours at Federation of Organizations.

    Cons

    Administration does not appear to care about its employees, especially the employees who are at risk of burn out. There is no concern about the amount of work people must perform/EXPECT to perform; the attitude is, "if you can't handle the workload, find another job". This is evidenced by the fact that people take home their work, stay late at the office and don't take a lunch hour on a regular basis. Administration is fully aware of this yet they take no steps to come to the aid of the programs and the dedicated workers that experience extreme burnout and offer any kind of assistance. This in turn makes it almost an impossibility for any type of longevity. If you try to advocate for any type of real change, you are setting yourself up for termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some consideration towards your staff, the ones who generate the money for the programs. When staff senses that administration doesn't support their daily endeavors, morale is quickly lost.
    Your employees should be able to take a lunch HOUR every single day without the consequence of having to stay late or work at home to make up for the lunch hour. Just sayin....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    wake up administration

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    Former Employee - Lcsw  in  West Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Lcsw in West Babylon, NY

    Pros

    A great opportunity to work with challenging individuals. If you are a well seasoned and a motivated professional that requires little supervision this is the place for you . You will be developing your own curriculums and pretty much supervising yourself as the program manager is mostly busy shopping online,texting,putting on make up,twirling her hair,making endless personal calls and "working from home".

    Cons

    A potentially dangerous working environment , in that this is a vulnerable population that requires the attention and expertise of a skilled professional with above average managerial skills. In my experience most of the line staff were dedicated and motivated individuals that lacked proper supervision. I guess you get what you pay for. It's like seeing a nice looking pair of cheap shoes. They may look great at first glance and fall apart shortly after. I prefer to invest longterm and wisely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask yourselves why is it hard to retain staff? Is this good practice? Do you really care about the population you serve? Is this really cost effective ?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It has been a great opportunity to learn and work with a diverse population within a community residence.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and utilize skills from graduate program. Growth opportunities are possible. Great place to collect hours towards licensure. Paid trainings are offered and staff are usually helpful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The health benefits are not the greatest but they're much better than nothing. Communication between staff can be lacking occasionally.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, underpaid, UNappreciated.

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Therapist  in  Patchogue Highlands, NY
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Therapist in Patchogue Highlands, NY

    Pros

    (Most of) the staff is wonderful. They are very client centered, cohesive, motivated and genuine people. The clients are also wonderful, and very easy to relate to. Clients are involved in the group-planning process to keep the focus on the clients needs. As a therapist, you have the ability to learn so much about the field and will develop relationships with other providers in the field.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of organization and focus in management, with the exception of billing, billing, billing. It seems management is gearing the staff up to churn out quantity with poor quality. In fact, trying to put effort into your work to do the best job possible is strongly discouraged. Staff is completely overburdened, pulled in a million different directions and forced to do very monotonous, tedious work at times when their education and skills can be put to better use elsewhere. Also, staff is expected to keep up with an unmanageable case load. All of these factors prevent staff from provided the best services they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your staff are human beings, not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a healthy work environment

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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor  in  Patchogue, NY
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Patchogue, NY

    Pros

    Intern-friendly workplace, help new professionals to learn their craft and even hires them as staff sometimes, opportunity to engage directly with mentally ill/substance abuser/ex-offender clients and assist in their recovery process.

    Cons

    Poor training (mostly online), poor supervision, conflicting and constantly changing priorities, always in crisis mode, emphasis on billing/documentation over needs of clients/staff, lack of communication & collaboration between depts (even when housed in same facility). Poor pay scale compared to other nonprofits. All of above leads to a burnout environment with a high turnover rate which has impacts on client care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop setting people up to fail. Get your act together as leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walking into a tornado

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    Former Employee - Social Worker Team Leader  in  West Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Social Worker Team Leader in West Babylon, NY

    Pros

    Nice clients
    Potential for a great program

    Cons

    Poorly managed
    Run by people who had psychiatricor substance abuse problems
    Disorganized, abusive, always in crisis mode
    unsafe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should leave and be replace my someone who is competant and caring

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Fed of Org was not as positive as I would have liked.

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Counselor
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Counselor

    Pros

    A pro of working at Fed of Org is the opportunity to work with a diverse population of clients from vast backgrounds and walks of life. Additionally, the counselor is able to familiarize themself with the other service providers, agencies, therapists, etc. that are available and currently working with this particular population. This is beneficial for making referrals, etc.

    Cons

    The communication amongst staff is lacking significantly. Also, there is very little supervision offered. The staff is not united as a team, which I feel reflects in the way that services are delivered to clients. The service delivery could be improved if the staff worked together with a joint vision for providing more quality, effective support services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more supervision and support to staff members, giving them the tools to improve their effectiveness with clients, and inturn, increase the number of positive outcomes for the organization as well as the service participants.

    Doesn't Recommend

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