Henry Street Settlement

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Henry Street Settlement Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    I had the best experience working for Henry Street Settlement

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Helpful and supportive they took the time to groom me and help me grow

    Cons

    Sometimes hours suck and quite possible to get stuck doing double shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the hourly shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Youth Employment Program

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Comfortable and cheery environment in the office. Training is free, and wages are $8.00 (minimum wage in NY). Youth, ages 14-24 can work with SYEP.

    Cons

    Auditing may become boring, but that wasn't the case with my experience, since I had a comfortable relationship with my superiors and my colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employment Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package including PTO and colleagues who are mission driven and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Mid level management who are given autonomous control by senior level management, who are not held accountable for any of their actions. Little room for growth. Company is presented as "person-centered" environment but is actually anything but person centered in reality. Extremely high turn over especially in their Workforce services division. I hope you enjoy attending multiple meetings (typically 7+ hours per week) taking away from your productivity but held to ever increasing KPIs or metrics without any reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue! If turnover in the department is over 100% since promoting an unqualified mid level Manager - look more closely at the mid level Manager who uses direct reports as scape goats.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
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    Connection to Community

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    Former Employee - Teaching Artist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Artist in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great place for teaching artists-a great community and people to work with. There are often opportunities for the artists-workshops, training

    Cons

    They didn't pay well, in a field that notoriously doesn't pay well. Sometimes had to wait a long time to get paid. There has been a lot of change in upper admin since I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your artists more!

    Recommends
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  6.  

    I learnt how to become more professional and reliable.

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people here are really nice.
    They help you out to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Pay was great but it might be because it was a summer job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    HR Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and cheerful staff willing to assist and answer questions, interesting office environment inside a restored brownstone, great learning experience!

    Cons

    Tasks may become repetitive in nature and menial at times

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    summer intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement as an intern

    Pros

    Henry Street Settlement is a small non-profit social services organization. Its people are all very nice and I could always ask them questions, knowing they will be able to help and the atmosphere is very informal. You can switch from area to area to get more exposure.

    Cons

    Work gets pretty mundane for summer interns and there's not a whole lot to do. But if you really want to learn, there's nothing stopping you from asking for other things to do. Since it's so small, you're mostly by yourself in the corner doing work in the office and it's mostly silent.

  9.  

    Just Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement full-time

    Pros

    -Solid mission
    -Wonderful reputation
    -Great vacation package
    -Good benefits
    -Variety of programs
    -Occasional opportunities for professional development
    -Intelligent and passionate senior leadership

    Cons

    -Terrible leadership in senior services division
    -Erratic, forgetful and at times mean department head
    -Tantrums and outbursts from department head drove talented employees away
    -Awful physical working conditions, little support from facilities in rectifying problems (e.g. rodent infestation)

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Henry Street Settlement is a nonprofit struggling to transition from heavily funded to increasingly self propelled.

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    Current Employee - Employment Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    exceptional potential for growth within the company and beyond.

    Cons

    highly micro-managed due to lack of knowledge on the behalf of management. it is more important to meet certain funding benchmarks than actually create longterm growth and change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be less controlling. allow for independence and creativity in getting results. the populations we serve are unconventional and need unconventional services 9-5 win't work for them so why should we work 9-5?

    Recommends
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Henry Street is a reputable institution for good reason

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    Former Employee - Grant Writer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Grant Writer in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits; smart, committed colleagues; professional atmosphere; structure; excellent management from mid-level to highest levels (in administration - can't speak for program); strong HR program

    Cons

    pay was not as strong as it might be at the same level with other employers; not enough room for upward mobility; too much junk food around and not enough places to get a decent meal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - but consider our compensation more carefully

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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