Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc

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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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2.5 11 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Michael Bernstein

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I took a situation where a past employee had dropped the ball and turned it into a prosperous situation in a very short.

    Health Educator/Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) Tarpon Springs, FL

    ProsHelping 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.

    ConsThe pay was a bit low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI was very satisfied with the management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsFront line staff work hard.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and be professional role models that you need to be for your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Unstable work environment

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

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

    ConsNo room to grow in agency, low pay for amount of work expected, employees always afraid of losing their jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees when they say that they are unhappy.

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    Terrible Management, terrible salary, terrible culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe job itself, working with refugees

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

    Advice to Senior Managementrestructure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Case management supervisor

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Lakeland, FL

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Miscommunication trickles down from management to employees

    (Current Employee) Miami, FL

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

    ConsEveryone 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 Senior ManagementCreate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Insightful learning experience

    Case Manager (Current Employee) Largo, FL

    ProsMet some great children and co workers

    Conslong hours, under paid, management was very unsympathetic

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a job not high school

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place

    Youth and Family Specialist (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    Prosmaking a difference in the world.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work.

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    Everything but on-call is great.

    Case Manager (Former Employee) Largo, FL

    ProsGreat co-workers, the benefits were very good compared to other employers in the area; the company puts a lot of effort into employee retention. Flex time was good. They allowed some work-from-home days and were understanding about work-life balance issues.

    Pay was comparable with similar companies and the company reimbursed for milage. Health, vision, and dental benefits were good; the prescription plan offered in the health package is quite good (all prescriptions for $25, which is handy if you need the $300-a-bottle-a-month ADD meds). Vision benefits would pay for new glasses every two years.

    Although the work was stressful and unpredictable, management was very understanding and worked to mitigate stress on employees. The work was always interesting.

    ConsThe workload was high and the on-call policy can result in a person putting in an 18-to-20 hour shift.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease fix the on-call problem! The stress of on-call was unbearable at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Survival of the Most Ruthless

    Program Supervisor (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsThe company is large and has been around awhile. It is easy to get in the door.

    ConsThe company is poorly organized from the top down. There is no consistency in sharing information with employees such as new policies or practices. Most employee's do not even know all of the programs within the agency let alone the services that can be obtained for themselves or the clients they serve such as food pantries, donation rooms, FMLA, etc.. The agency is not for the "employees", there are no special events, college reimbursements, or bonuses for the workers though three years ago the CEO made headlines as being the top paid CEO as well as having received the largest bonus of CEOs in non-profits! The company has a high turnover across the board, for all staff below the CEO, COO, and CFO level. Terminations, demotions, resignations, and shifting of employees are very common. This is a company where good employees leave and desperate one attempt to hang on until they can secure something else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe most important advice I think that I could give is to insure you are hiring trust worthy and competent employees at your management levels. Micro manage for a period to insure they know what they are doing and then step back and let them run their programs while you closely monitor the output.

    Implement a safe method for the little guys to voice their concerns without fear of retaliation. Everyone needs checks and balances and this company does not provide a forum that feels safe for the worker bees to voice concerns over activities of their superiors that may be illegal, unfair, or unsafe for them, their clients, and/ or the agency. Lets face it, if you have a Director that does not even know the basic functions of a spread sheet your agency is in trouble. Your staff should be valuable based on their work abilities not because they know how to manipulate and brown nose.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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