Freedom Disability

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Freedom Disability Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Small Company, Big Heart

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    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good opportunity to help disabled persons through a stressful process.

    Cons

    Income inequality and irregular promotion procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear policy guidelines and follow them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Revolting, Appalling, discriminatory, lack luster, dismal at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Freedom Disability full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none none none none none none. Some of co-workers were okay. None None None

    Cons

    Disorganized, alcks structure, direction , no stability, unfair salary for the large volume of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing really. Run while you can........

    Cons

    Where to begin. Treated very badly by too young for primetime managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close your doors while you still have a little money left. You jave no resprct for people you haven't let go yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Repulsive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Monthly bonus. The only reason I stayed so long was for my monthly bonus. Hard to believe since the investors have left.

    Cons

    Management = tyrants, uneducated, demonizing, belittling, repressive.
    Management creates high case loads, mainly because there are so few employees left, which makes it difficult for staff members to provide quality care to individual cases.
    Constant layoffs
    Poor quality cases (management will take on anyone even if there is no chance in winning)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pack up and go home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, oppressive management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freedom Disability

    Pros

    regular employees and advocates were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    no chances for advancement
    Sub-standard Salary
    micromanaged on all aspects of your job
    extremely expensive benefit package
    401K billed as being matched, but management hasn't contributed in 2 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Former Disability Advocate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping claimants with their Social Security Disability Claims. Getting someone approved was very rewarding.

    Cons

    It was very hard to stay focused on your work when managements only job is to try to find something wrong to blame on you. There was no coaching sessions or positive feedback. There is no structured training since the management changes. You are expected to figure things out on your own. This was a very hostile work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company hasn't been doing well for years. They have laid off over 200 employees in the past 3 years. My advice to Senior Management is to know how to run a business before trying to blame your shortcomings on your employees. The turnover rate is so high that its hard to manage your caseload with the vast amount of transfer cases thats moved around on a weekly basis. The company sadly won't be around by the end of the year and thats mainly due to Senior Management promoting their friends into roles they were not qualified for. My advice to HR is to start doing random drug test........

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not appreciative of there employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great customer service from certain staff members.

    Cons

    Does not communicate to employees
    Does not introduce new employees starting
    Other departments not aware of others they work with
    No raises
    Major lay offs
    No cost of adjustment of living
    Managers and employees not talkative
    Very disclosed of everything within the company
    Very bad communication to future/present customers they are helping
    Lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more personable with employees
    Introduce people to other departments
    Introduce new people starting with the company
    Managers need to be more personable with there staff
    Have better communication with future/present customers that they are helping
    Stop targeting people who they dislike
    Stop having negativity with there staff and there customers
    Better communication
    Cost of living adjustments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience with FD

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hearing Specialist in Miami Lakes, FL
    Former Employee - Hearing Specialist in Miami Lakes, FL

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    it's a job but only if u don't have

    Cons

    Management is very deceitful. They don't tell you the important things about the company. If you are planning on joining Freedom Disability PLEASE do your research. I would advise that if you have a stable job DO NOT leave your job for Freedom. They will not be around for long. The company is unstable and only cares about profit which means they are constantly setting production goals and focusing on #'s. You are expected to medt a quota something they don't tell you until you start working months later. They have laid so many people off. The turnover is HIGH. All of the employees are new because either ppl leave or they let ppl go. They have MANDATORY overtime that you DO NOT get paid for because you are Salary employee which they don't explain to you. Ex: You work 60 hours and your pay is still the same as what they hired you for becuase you are exempt so that means know OT like they explain in the interview. Freedom is sales call center environment so if you have a strong background in Sales and is use to the Hustle and Bustle then this job would be great for you. If you don't have a job then this is the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest up front

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A poor imitation of Binder & Binder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Disability Advocate in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Freedom Disability full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company will occassionally buy you lunch, but rarely.

    Cons

    Pay, management, lack of company direction, the way they treat thier employees, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your company is not making profit, dont blame the employees that do not have the ability to change the company and promote those who are getting you in the hole. There is a reason why we were hired as "advocates", but when the bottom line is filling your pockets before the 2016 expected disability fund cap off, all you ended treating us as was customer service. A disservice to those who wanted our help and hired us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Average employer, not anything spectacular

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freedom Disability

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benefits. Allows a lot of independence in work.

    Cons

    When you get laid off, it is done over a conference call, not very personable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laying people off on a conference call is not very professional.

    Doesn't Recommend

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