Focus: HOPE Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Huan Resources Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resource Clerk in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Focus: HOPE full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable environment. The tools to create a great work space is available. Nice to have up to date equipment to work with.

    Cons

    Tools to grow are provided

    Advice to Management

    Consider a better work-life balance.


  2. Assembler

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Assembler/Sequencer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - General Assembler/Sequencer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Focus: HOPE (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros at all

    Cons

    Work us like slaves, doesn't receive all breaks, have a lot of shutdowns, like 3 months at a time with no pay. We do not receive all the holiday pay days that is in the handbook. They decide at the last minute if we are going to get holiday pay or not. We never know what time we get off of work, works 14-16 hours a day. The employees that work in the office receives a Christmas bonus but the employees that work in the plant doesn't. You will get penalized or fired if you are sick or in the hospital. You can not use a doctors excuse, you will be penalized& get fired!!! They will not accept a doctors excuse, and they can see that you are sick, you will still get penalized or fired, because of point system. and we only get 7 points.

    Advice to Management

    Focus Hope should be ashamed of themselves the way they treat the assemblers. I know Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks are rolling over in their graves.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Racist Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Focus: HOPE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some ddepartments offer great services!

    Cons

    Due to the nature of this nonprofit, racicism and racial unrest are propogated by many of its staff memebers.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity in hiring practices and more transparency between dedpartments


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Technicain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Focus: HOPE as a contractor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a small group of people which were very nice.

    Cons

    No place for advancement there


  6. Helpful (1)

    Interesting consulting-esque internship with access to senior management

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Focus: HOPE as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Strong community
    -Mission driven work
    -Highly thoughtful and analytical employees who strive to incorporate business practices

    Cons

    -Politics
    -"Faded glory" mentality
    -Senior leadership all over the place

    Advice to Management

    Give your senior and junior staff more opportunities to exert change in the company -- do what you can to move from a hierarchical culture to a more flat and meritocratic one!


  7. wonderful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Student Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Intern - Student Intern in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Focus: HOPE as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    job fairs students employers clean respectful students

    Cons

    waiting list the students smoking in front of building no heat cars been taking students coming in with hats on and plants sagging

    Advice to Management

    ask for more fuding


  8. Helpful (1)

    Helping to revitalize Detroit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Focus: HOPE

    Pros

    Making an impact in the community

    Cons

    Lack of funding
    Some employees seem to lack education required for positions


  9. Helpful (1)

    Get the education and move on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Focus: HOPE

    Pros

    School is paid for and you work full time while going to school full time. You wont find a deal like that anywhere

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement in the company. pay cuts because its a non profit organization. making changes to the program that will not benefit the students.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people in the company



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