Hillside Family of Agencies

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Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Skillbuilder

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

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies

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

    Pros

    friendly workers, great benefits, great time off.

    Cons

    have to work weekends which isn't that great

  2. Administrative Assistant

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

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits are good, pay is decent, pretty relaxed atmosphere, seeing kids and knowing they are getting help they need is rewarding.

    Cons

    People are getting laid off and the company is becoming more corporate. The loyalty that Hillside used to have for its employees seems to be disappearing

    Advice to Management

    There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Upper management doesn't seem to care about the little guy the way they used to

  3. Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Hillside Family of Agencies (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Hillside claims to be centered around family but the only family they are centered around is the higher ups. There is so much injustice within that company and they lie and cover things up.....DO NOT WORK THERE UNLESS HOU WANT YOUR LIFE RUINED!!!! I promise you they will ruin you!!!

    Cons

    The whole company is a con......there is nothing good about that company. They lie and cover things up within the entire agency!! Please....if you want to have a career avoid Hillside!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and covering up for your mistakes. They also loose paperwork in HR and they will cover for management!!!! You will get screwed if you work for this company!!!

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  5. Started with the right intentions...ended up Corporate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Hillside Family of Agencies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with troubled youth. Competitive pay scale. Great co-worker relationships. Many great bonds formed.

    Cons

    Management is in disarray. Terrible communication skills from senior admin to employees. Focus is no longer on helping the youth but making numbers so that Grants will be renewed. Sad sad sad to watch this organization go downhill and sell its soul for the Avon family's money!

    Advice to Management

    Re check the number one priority of this organization. Focus on the original mission and value statement instead of rewriting them every year to fit a new agenda. Get it together- for the children in Rochester. Make sure that those in power have true leadership ability and correct knowledge of HR policies in dealing with subordinates.

  6. A Leader in its Field

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

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Recognized and respected leader in its field; good place to gain experience
    Lots of training available
    Competitive pay and benefits (for the nonprofit sector)
    Diverse workforce
    Work-life balance is valued
    Senior leadership really cares
    Takes continuous improvement seriously
    Easy to move around within the agency
    Flexibility - variety of shifts, full-time and part-time positions, per diem and relief opportunities
    Unused PTO rolls over

    Cons

    Too often supervisors are also in ratio, making them less effective as managers
    Silos exist between affiliates and locations
    PTO doesn't begin to accrue until after 4 months of work
    Some of the youth may be very challenging and aggressive
    Hierarchical management style can

    Advice to Management

    Your job is to help us succeed. Make time to listen, understand, and address the challenges your team faces.
    Also, do more to foster accountability across the team.

  7. amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Youth Advacate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Youth Advacate in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great program for the kids!

    Cons

    Can only serve certain kids

    Advice to Management

    focus on the kids, not the funding

  8. I work in direct care in a cottage on Monroe.

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

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies

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

    Pros

    People here value their teams. I was made to feel welcome and helped to get used to the work.

    Cons

    Kids can be great but can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    its great to see you

  9. Helpful (1)

    Depends on where, and who, you work with

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

    I worked at Hillside Family of Agencies

    Pros

    Fun activities, some great people work there

    Cons

    Management not knowing what actually happens for 'direct staff'.

  10. Helpful (1)

    The worse experience ever

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies

    Pros

    The hourly pay is good along with the benefits. Hillside is definitely a company to build up your resume with along with gaining experience depending on what department your working for.

    Cons

    This is a unprofessional place to work for, especially the environmental services staff. from the workers to the supervisors up to the management very unprofessional. I do not recommend anyone to apply for this position with hillside, they do not care for new employees there's favoritism and just all around bad negativity. The HR department will act kind and friendly but there the total opposite dont say to much dont feed into the kindness because they are truely phoney.

    Advice to Management

    They need to do better

  11. A company making a difference and offering employment staying power

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

    I have been working at Hillside Family of Agencies full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Hillside allows for as much flexibility as each position can allow. The agency is family friendly, understanding that, just like the famiilies it serves, the employee's families are critically important too. Pay is comensurate with other not for profits, but with Hillside's size, reach and growth trajectory, upward mobility is better than other NFP organizations.

    Cons

    Upper administration is incredibly hard driven -- in order to move into leadership, one must be willing to be fully dedicated beyond a 40-hour work week, including email 24/7 and constant accessibility.

    Advice to Management

    Direct care staff feel disconnected from administration. The middle level of managment is not always adept at connecting mission/executive vision to the day-to-day. Improve on middle management -- the right people and the right tools.

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