Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014

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3.2 4 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Ruth Henrichs

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nice place to work, rewarding in the community, low salaries

    Social Worker (Not Actual Title) (Current Employee)

    ProsRewarding in the community.
    Fun.
    Family friendly

    ConsLOW SALARIES.
    LOW SALARIES.
    LOW SALARIES.
    Low salaries compared to other non-profits.
    LFS receives several large grants to which they could increase salaries but choose not to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries or good workers will leave your agency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Senior management disconnected from organization, leads to heavy-handed, disconnected, in appropriate intervention

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible scheduling, meaningful work, phenomenal co-workers, good benefits, community resources

    Consdisconnected upper management, quick burnout rate, HIGH turnover, HIGH turnover, HIGH turnover, lack of support for front-line workers, upper management makes important decisions without consulting staff and wonders why programs are unstable

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Trust your employees. Treat them with respect and they will be loyal. It is clear that the current pattern of decision-making is not inspiring loyalty or trust in your employees. Staff stay out of loyalty to clients and not loyalty to the organization. Have senior staff visit other offices regularly. Senior staff has an attitude that their time is precious and lower staff should be eternally grateful for their gift of time. Program staff know that senior staff don't prioritize them and are only looking for community props, The organization is very concerned with image, not keeping their employees satisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Approves of CEO

     

    Opportunity to help people, but administration leaves you feeling used and unappreciated

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    Pros• Opportunity to help people in need, very rewarding work.
    • Unique work.
    • Positions available for those with various education levels.

    Cons• Positions awarded through nepotism.
    • Main office in Omaha has rocky relationship with sub offices throughout the state, and they aren't even aware of it.
    • Handles situations unprofessionally.
    • Does not recognize who is *actually* working hard. Relies on gossip. (It is impossible to escape the politics, even if you keep to yourself and your duties).
    • Poor benefits.

    Advice to Senior Management• If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    • Recognize your hard workers.
    • Omaha main office should become more involved (at least aware) of the daily life in sub offices so they can make intelligent decisions and changes (instead of arbitrary ones).
    • Handle situations more professionally, please.
    • Consider the suggestions of the people on the front lines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsServices provided are valuable to clients and the community.

    ConsLacks communication from executive team and management staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpress same quality of compassion for staff as that provided to clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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