Harlem United Community Aids Center

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Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. HRA Healthcare Case Manager

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    Current Employee - HRA Healthcare Case Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - HRA Healthcare Case Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Harlem United Community Aids Center full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management is very understanding. You are able to adjust your schedule to where it works for you. 9-5, which I was not used to because I made my own schedule at the last job, bu it is really enjoyable.

    Cons

    A few Clients are disrespectful, but Management tries to work it out with both worker and Client.

  2. Very scary.........

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    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Harlem United Community Aids Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compassionate workers and help to a difficult population.

    Cons

    Management not based on skills, present second in command has no college education.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people, not just people who tell you what you want to hear.

  3. Junior Accountant

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    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at Harlem United Community Aids Center

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Afforded me many opportunities to embrace a chance to assist in finding a cure to end HIV/AIDS, with compassion, commitment and transparency.

    Cons

    Leadership was scarcely demonstrated due in part to a very high employee turnover rate within the entire agency.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a ground or forum that will allow employees to voice their barriers, concerns or discuss practices or policies that they believe need to be addressed without retaliation. Although, there is an HR Department as well as a Corporate Compliance Department employees still faced retaliation once they expressed anything.

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  5. Life changing extremely stressful work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harlem United Community Aids Center full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place to begin a career in social work. The actual 1:1 work done with the clients is very satisfying.

    Cons

    The amount of documentation and company demands are unrealistic and takes away from the real work with the clients. The caseloads are too big

    Advice to Management

    Your huge turnover is due to the unrealistic demands you place on staff and the punitive manner in which you deal with staff makes staff feel unappreciated. Your are also the lowest paying agency among other agencies doing the same work.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Work Here At Your Risk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harlem United Community Aids Center 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

    Convenient location. Great, caring medical staff.

    Cons

    No clear direction. Often doing the work for other supervisors because their direct reports have the same title, but no skills. Often asked to work OT, but always a hassle to get paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lining your pockets and take care of the staff. It's a culture of favoritism and it will be its ultimate downfall.

  7. Good things to come

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harlem United Community Aids Center part-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth if you ask for it; nice coworkers;

    Cons

    Trickle down of information from top to bottom doesn't always work

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees more--especially front-line staff!

  8. Helpful (3)

    Use you and than toss you to the side

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    Current Employee - Senior Fiscal Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Fiscal Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Harlem United Community Aids Center full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nothing Good to say here

    Cons

    No communication and training to do you job better. Horrible senior management you have to kiss the right butt to get promoted. No accountability, if you are friends with the right people your job will be done for you. So if you like sleeping around this is the place for you

    Advice to Management

    need to improve the upper management

  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrendous Work Place.

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist

    I worked at Harlem United Community Aids Center 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

    Friendly, hilarious frontline staff who are also enduring a high level of BS from upper management. Wonderful clients. A good mission, at least on paper. Strong clinical teams throughout. Somewhat generous benefit package.

    Cons

    Deplorable, messy, corrupt "leadership". Zero opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ruining the lives of your employees. Don't dump extraordinary amounts of money into a merger that fails and results in you laying off a good 30% of the organization. Pay people enough to live. Have compassion on any level. Have humility, ethics and morals. Understand how dissatisfied everyone, yes, every single person who is currently working there is. And get out if you still can, because this organization will be bankrupt within two years, guaranteed (but please do not come to where I work because you're not ruining this organization, too).

  10. Helpful (2)

    Harlem United

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harlem United Community Aids Center full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many of the front line staff are committed and good, as are some clinical supervisors. More relaxed work environment than other places.

    Cons

    So many awful problems; a good example of how nonprofits never should be run. Lower staff gets paid nothing, while upper management will lay off people and then ask for raises. People get fired at the drop of a hat. Office politics are horrendous. Coworkers used to complain about having nightmares before going in to work. Upper management will undermine staff trying to do their job. Upper management also generally does not care about clients. You won't get a raise, but people literally believe that to keep your job you will have to "bed" the right person. Run like a joke; upper management literally does not care about clients and makes fun of them. On the edge of imminent implosion.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff more, they are the only ones doing the work. Work on real accountability and not just lip service. Consider all quitting?

  11. Experience may vary depending on your team/supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harlem United Community Aids Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Harlem United feels like one big family, everybody is very welcoming
    - There are professional development opportunities provided to staff

    Cons

    - Pay is low for the amount of work and compared to market standard
    - The agency is top-heavy

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