Horizon House Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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Jeffrey W.J. Wilush
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  1. I work in a residential program.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Horizon House

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its great to help people in need.

    Cons

    The staff are unprofessional, gossip and bully. Clique mentality cause tension and triangulation. Pay is arbitrary, some get better pay because they are favored.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time at the residences, drop in unexpectedly.


  2. drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Horizon House full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Working with homeless and alcohol, substance abuse individuals

    Cons

    Poor management and supervision. Worker create hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    Be fair stop the favoritism and sexism


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's ok--nothing more (depending on the division you work in)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon House

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

    Pros

    Travel Reimbursement is about the only thing that is good.

    Cons

    Old systems, old protocols, old procedures and a bunch of old people that do not want to change or except change which could be a really good thing for the organization

    Advice to Management

    Do not talk down to people like they are children.


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  5. I worked at Horizon House

    Pros

    Great co-workers, family type of environment. Everyone helps each other to complete tasks.

    Cons

    Unorganized, unprofessional, low salary, no work-life balance


  6. Unreliable CEO

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Horizon House full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Many disabled people depend on the services. Many hard working and good employees.

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership. The CEO advises employees to go to him as a final resort for solution, but don't expect much from him if he would have to go out of his way to do the right thing for you. Power corrupts and I don't trust CEOs in non-profit organizations who stay in the CEO office for decades. Horizon House needs a new CEO from outside the agency with more integrity that Jeff. Don't get me wrong, Jeff has done a lot for the organization in the past 25 years, but it is time for him to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Please allow change in the executive leadership, at least every 10 years. These executives have been in Horizon House since the early 1990s!!!!! Time for a major change.


  7. Great Experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Horizon House

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

    Pros

    The company is thriving, and you become a jack of all trades by working on an act team. It is true social work which is unpredictable which forces you to adapt or fail. The company will take you back if you leave on good terms. Room and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The pay is kinda on the low side.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salaries will help with retention.


  8. I worked in the Dining Room/Kitchen, but got an overview of most depts.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Horizon House part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    GREAT health/dental insurance! 401k matching, free ORCA card. Friendly atmosphere. Decent PTO accrual policy. A good place to gain experience in a field you're new to.

    Cons

    No holidays off. Many mid-level management decisions seem arbitrary and/or personal. Long shifts, unreliable schedules. Organization and leadership is poor. While cross training for entry level jobs in other depts is common, promotions are not.


  9. I really love the goal of the position (Case Manger) loved doing what I was doing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Horizon House

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

    Pros

    Great first job for a recent college grad,
    pay was okay 16.50/hr

    Cons

    STRESSFUL. All about getting billable units. Could barely use the restroom without being hassled about units.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on the staff. Quality is better than quantity


  10. I was a DSP for one year

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Horizon House

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for overtime.
    Get the chance to help others.

    Cons

    Low pay
    No real benefits
    No annual pay raises

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that they are appreciated.


  11. Great Experience

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

    I have been working at Horizon House full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Location is awesome as far as traveling on public transportation. NO mico management. I was able to move around with the comany.

    Cons

    Income could be alot better

    Advice to Management

    Better training



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