Henry Street Settlement Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Engaged Advocacy for Clients

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Henry Street Settlement is an active political and social player in its neighborhood, with visible, positive impacts and extensive networks of support. Management takes employee development and interdepartmental communication very seriously.

    Cons

    Funding continues to be an uphill battle, which ripples through the different levels of the company. This is true for many in the non-profit industry, and Henry Street is no different. Adhering to the strict demands set out by grant- and donation-based funding can be challenging work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to advocate for employees, clients, and neighbors. Look for more internal advancement opportunities, given your dedicated workforce.


  2. Group Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for college students. Shorts hours.

    Cons

    Expect staff to move mountains but don't consider the small workers doing the heavy lifting. Expect waayy more than what is paid. Aren't clear on expectations when asked beforehand. No clear understanding for current employees to move up. Staff that has been employed longer seem not to need to follow the same rules/requirements as other staff.

    Advice to Management

    If rules are set ALL staff should need to follow


  3. SYEP Project Coordinator

    Former Employee - SYEP Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SYEP Project Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Henry Street Settlement used to be a fantastic place to work. I worked there six years ago as a program facilitator for the Summer Youth Employment Program. I had the opportunity to lead and facilitate workshops for youth ages 14-24. I had a great supervisor named Sharon Williams. It's a shame she isn't there anymore. Henry Street Settlement has really gone downhill since she left.

    Cons

    I have worked for the past four months as the SYEP Project Coordinator for the Summer Youth Employment Program. It has been one of the single worst experiences of my life. The program is completely unorganized, and dysfunctional. The lead supervisors have no idea what they are doing. My own supervisor actually sent out an email to all participants giving them the wrong information for the dates for one of the job fairs. Parents were none to thrilled about that. The worst part about working for Henry Street is that I was appointed to a project coordinator position, which is a supervisory role. When staff did not want to follow orders, I was blamed for what happened. When I sought advice on how to handle staff members who didn't want to take instructions or follow orders, it was circumvented and I was blamed for things that not only other staff members did, but that had absolutely nothing to do with the process. Staff members were unruly, nasty, and refused to follow orders on a daily basis. When I went to my supervisor for help, she did nothing to help but sidestep the process. Very poor managerial skills. The program and the struction of the organization needs a lot of serious work.

    Advice to Management

    Please get your act together. Don't hire people and then blame them for situations that you don't have control of. If you hire people, give them the support and tools necessary to do their jobs effectively.


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  5. Overall a great experience!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Instructor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly work environment! I enjoyed working with the clients.

    Cons

    Management, please include employees in conversations about decisions that directly affect them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Group teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement

    Pros

    Collaboration between staff, paid lunch break

    Cons

    No communication between staff and director, no organization, director doesn't care about the staff


  7. Great company to work for. Well respected... great energy... great leadership at the executive end. Less impressive on a departmental level.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crisis Counselor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Crisis Counselor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Henry Street Settlement full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Stable, network friendly, great atmosphere, great overall vision

    Cons

    Sometimes a little disorganized on the departmental level


  8. Helpful (2)

    Interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - After School in New York, NY
    Former Employee - After School in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They are huge & have many different outlets.

    Cons

    Non profits are amazing orgs. Except when they exploit people. The big wigs make an outrageous amount of money while they pay their employees pennies. A lot of unqualified people that don't belong in high positions being dictators. Unfriendly people.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job!!!


  9. I had the best experience working for Henry Street Settlement

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Change the hourly shifts


  10. Helpful (2)

    Employment Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Street Settlement full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. I learnt how to become more professional and reliable.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work



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