Grand Street Settlement

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Grand Street Settlement Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Street Settlement

    Pros

    Supportive environment and great people.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized. That can happen when an organization gets as big as GSS, though.

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    A host of dedicated staff keep this ship afloat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Street Settlement

    Pros

    This agency has become a cornerstone of the Lower East Side by staying true to the founding principles of settlement houses. This full-spectrum of social services and community building means that there are ample and varied opportunities to sink your teeth into nearly any social justice touchpoint to be found in NYC. The frontline staff are very dedicated to the constituency, and the development and finance teams also work hard to achieve success. The communities and New Yorkers served are truly incredible - and make any job at Grand Street Settlement worthwhile. The human resources department works hard to provide employees with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    In an agency where the mission is so large, there is always the problem of orientation - knowing exactly where it has been, where it is, and where it is going. Unfortunately, strategic vision is not the strong suit of the leadership at Grand Street Settlement. An unwillingness to invest in infrastructure means that professional development and advancement are not always supported. While it is undeniably important that dollars should go to programming and services, without cost of living adjustments and opportunities for advancement or raises, it is very difficult to stay at this agency for an extended period of time. And so there is a very high rate of turnover.

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    My time at grand street was an interesting experience. Children were really good and need guidance.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Street Settlement

    Pros

    The staff was really friendly. Another pro was there was autonomy. You working with children being a huge influence on children of tomorrow.

    Cons

    There were some disorganization. There wasn't enough structure to clearly see what people wanted. Resources were limited. The human resource department seem bothered by being asked to do their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say outlined the goals that you would like people to achieve and make it attainable.

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  5.  

    flexible work at Grand St.

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    Current Employee - Youth Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Youth Worker in New York, NY

    I have been working at Grand Street Settlement part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with kids, flexible hours, cool staff.

    Cons

    Disorganized at times, lack of discipline.

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  6.  

    Don't waste your time

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    Current Employee - Family Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Family Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Grand Street Settlement full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    After school program keeps the kids in bad neighborhood off the drug infested streets

    Cons

    This place never has much to offer as far as employment. It's who you know NOT what you know in order to get employment here. Most are friendly but the ones that aren't are strangely the ones you have to interact with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people that apply from the outside a chance!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Such potential, drowned in bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Activity Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Activity Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Grand Street Settlement as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The potential of helping challenged communities is vast. Good locations and facilities.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management. Extremely poor communication with employees. Inability to have positive ideas for change implemented. Changing/flexible polices for behavior of employees and participants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hold failures of management against employees. Allow for "fast-tracking" of new ideas that could revolutionize the centers. Improve communication between immediate supervisors and staff. Notice and reward extra efforts taken by employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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