Jawonio

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Jawonio Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
7 Reviews
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    One flew over the cuckoos nest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New City, NY

    I worked at Jawonio full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with the developmentally disabled and trying to play a part in making their life better. Some of the patients are very nice. Some of my coworkers are also enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    Senior mgmt., low pay, no raises are given, insurance stinks and costs a lot, this place runs on who you know, not what you know. Most employees there are incompetent, uneducated and not knowledgeable in their field but have connections to Sr. management so they are able to keep their job. No place I've ever worked for operates like Jawonio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your strategy for keeping non performers regardless of who they know and how long they've been there. This will send Jawonio to the poor house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst employer in Rockland without question

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    Current Employee - Care Coordination in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Care Coordination in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Super low expectations so you won't stress yourself out. If you need a job, anyone can get a job here.

    Cons

    Management can't do performance reviews. I worked under a senior manager who is clueless on how to do a fair objective performance review. Spend less time gossiping in your fellow managers office and spend more time learning how to manage. It's not bad enough that apparently no one here has received a raise in 5 years but we can't even get a fair review and HR is so incompetent that they are useless in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since you're real good at employing lazy supervisors, how about training them? Train your managers how to manage and be fair and objective, not biased. Get rid of the ones not doing their job even if they are your "pals". Enough with the cronyism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wish I listened to what former employees said before joining. They were right.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker in Spring Valley, NY
    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker in Spring Valley, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Use of facilities for personal use

    Cons

    Just a pit stop on your way to building a real career. Not professional at all and the consumers suffer. You don't get ahead on merit but rather who you're sucking up to. Jawonio is supposed to be in business to help others but that rarely happens because of poor supervisors, directors pushing their personal agendas and lack of teamwork agency wide, starting at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get consultants to advise you. Try practicing what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Management in New City, NY
    Current Employee - Care Management in New City, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    time off and you'll need it

    Cons

    Basically everything, CEO, Sr. management, management, culture, politics, favoritism, pay, no raise ever, too much time spent backstabbing and gossiping so lots of money being wasted on productivity, lots of dead weight and slackers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new leadership needed, start at top and work your way down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run from this place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Day Rehab in Spring Valley, NY
    Current Employee - Day Rehab in Spring Valley, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No matter how small, it's a paycheck

    Cons

    Pay, culture, haven't had a raise in over 4 years, leadership (CEO and others), overworked while mgmt. (CEO) sit on lazy butts, politics, nepotism, favoritism, backstabbing, ancient and ugly, operates like its still 1943, really dumb people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start from scratch, get rid of those that drove place into ground and rebuild

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    No raise or fairness here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Worker in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The patients and some of the people there

    Cons

    Pay, mgmt., supervisors, health plan, no advancement and haven't had a raise in 4 years. Don't expect to make fair money here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises so your employees can live and appreciate hardwork from employees. Train managers to be fair with all employees and not only to a few.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New City, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New City, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People (most) are very friendly and kind.
    The work is very rewarding because you are helping others who are very needy.
    The young children can often be very cute, funny and great fun to work with.
    I laugh almost every day at something cute or funny that a child does or says.
    The benefits are okay, but could be better.
    You get 12 sick days and 4 personal days / year, which is a nice amount of days.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and there is little chance for growth or advancement. However some people have been known to transfer to other departments.
    The work (while rewarding) is demanding physically, intellectually and emotionally.
    Teaching assistants are reviewed by their cooperating teachers rather than the principal. Since cooperating teachers do not have supervisory certification, they should not be doing the reviews.
    Clients can be verbally and physically abusive and one needs to know how to handle these situations calmly and effectively.
    Working with young children is not always "fun".
    The health insurance benefits could be better. The dental and eye is not expensive but not very comprehensive, either. And the medical insurance co pays are very high. The salary is make is not enough to afford co pays for on going treatments - like physical therapy.
    While you get a nice amount of sick days, they accumulate 1 per month. If you get sick and need to take several days, you end up taking days without pay because you have not accumulated enough days yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only management should be able to write reviews and rate the employees, not other employees.
    Make sick days available all at once.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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