Jawonio Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. One flew over the cuckoos nest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Needs a new CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advocate in New City, NY
    Current Employee - Advocate in New City, NY

    I have been working at Jawonio full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Helping those in need when they aren't be mistreated or ignored due to all the drama.

    Cons

    Leadership is outdated and tired. As a result agency and employees are suffering. Time for new blood and lots of it.

    Advice to Management

    Start the search for new leadership.....Please!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst employer in Rockland without question

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Run from this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. No raise or fairness here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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