Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc

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Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. Great out of school start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of support from upper level management
    Flexible schedule
    Work computer and iPhone provided
    Field work

    Cons

    Sometime decisions are made by the upper lever staff that you don't support at all but you have to comply with the decision and work your case accordingly because you represent the agency not just yourself.

    Work hours can be very unpredictable
    Can be very long work days if you cant flex your time out
    LOTS OF PAPERWORK

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful if upper management stopped dropping last minute "bombs" on case managers;needing something to be completed RIGHT AWAY while your already completing another 400page document that is also due....Right away


  2. Scared and Hurt beyond repair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Case Manager Supervisor in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping those who really need our help. Working with like-minded people who love helping those in need.

    Cons

    Many, many difficulties with past CEOs and management; some of it life and death (literally). Those remaining, or surviving are fractured to the point of complete ineffectiveness. Unfortunately the saying , "Hurt people, hurt people," applies here. Very sad to see many who are trying to help other, really are in need of services themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Most of this is not your fault. Time for the changing of the guard; for your sake as well as all others. God Bless.


  3. Google current CEO for past SERIOUS domestic violence; running a safe environment, I think not.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time

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

    Pros

    Front line staff work hard.

    Cons

    Upper management is very paranoid and controlled by gossip. Also for a Jewish agency, all of the paid holidays were Christian.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and be professional role models that you need to be for your staff.


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  5. Unstable work environment

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, nice office, staff work very hard

    Cons

    No room to grow in agency, low pay for amount of work expected, employees always afraid of losing their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they say that they are unhappy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Management, terrible salary, terrible culture

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

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc

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

    Pros

    The job itself, working with refugees

    Cons

    everything else. horrible culture, no pay or benefits, management was a mess.

    Advice to Management

    restructure


  7. I took a situation where a past employee had dropped the ball and turned it into a prosperous situation in a very short.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Educator/Prevention Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Health Educator/Prevention Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL

    I worked at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Helping to encourage and shape the views and attitudes of today's youth is very rewarding. Presenting and teaching a class is a great way to sharpen your sales and presentation skills.

    Cons

    The pay was a bit low.

    Advice to Management

    I was very satisfied with the management.


  8. Case management supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good start to a career with non profits. Helping children and families.

    Cons

    Hard and emotionally draining, too many moving parts
    Long jours.


  9. Miscommunication trickles down from management to employees

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

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is extremely protective of their work/life balance regardless if their life is affecting their work performance.

    Cons

    Everyone is fearing upper management and there is a constant need to document everything in order to keep appearances. There is a high turn-over rate within the agency which affects morale.

    Advice to Management

    Create a safer environment to talk to your staff to assess the work environment of your employees. Not always the silence means that things are going well in the office. There is a lot happening that is not "documented" and morale is low.


  10. Insightful learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Largo, FL

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Met some great children and co workers

    Cons

    long hours, under paid, management was very unsympathetic

    Advice to Management

    This is a job not high school


  11. good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth and Family Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Youth and Family Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    caseload can be too much for one person and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.



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