Lutheran Social Services of the South

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Lutheran Social Services of the South Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of the South full-time

    Pros

    This company provides excellent opportunities to work with children and adolescents most in need of your support. It's wonderful to meet so many foster children who are thriving in their home, despite having faced terrible situations in life. LSSS offers opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well.

    Cons

    It's not an easy job and is certainly not for someone who dislikes traveling for work. The one frustration I came across was a seemingly constant change in management of different departments. This made it difficult to know who to report to. I feel the pay could of been much higher, though this is a common trait in the social work field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be helpful to get to know your staff - no matter what their job title.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confused organization

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of the South full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary. Appears supportive of mission. Hands off management. Good benefits and salaries for a not for profit. Noble purpose.

    Cons

    Confused about mission, non existent corporate support and top management until the employee achieves the goals set out by C suite, then summarily dismiss the employee. Not caring, compliance and finance issues. Have created a culture of fear for top managers and unaccountability for supervisors and line staff. Butts in beds mentality toward adoption and taking children from their parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk. Be kind and compassionate to your management staff if you are going to request donations to your not for profit Christian organization. You are firing the very people who helped you meet your mission and goals. Eliminate the hostility toward senior services. Look at the child and family as precious, not money for your C team.

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

    Claims it is mission-driven but not really.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of the South

    Pros

    FSWs really do care about the children in their care. The retirement communities are taking good care of senior retirees.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about all of the lower paid workers. They do not manage by example but by instilling fear in the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the turnover - a lot of really good people have been leaving the agency. Morale is at an all time low,

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

    Major turn over rate

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    Former Employee - FSW in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - FSW in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of the South full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Popular name among foster agencies.

    Cons

    Management refuses to listen to staff. This is a dog eat dog agency, don't let the name fool you!! History of violations....outlook for company not good!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turn over rate will continue until big changes are done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Talks a good story

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    Current Employee - Manager in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of the South full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Could be filling a vital roll saving kids lives

    Cons

    Refuses to bite the bullet and fix what is broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAy attention to what your employees are saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This agency is driven by money alone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of the South full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no positives about working for this agency.

    Cons

    This agency is driven by individuals solely interested in their own careers and making money for the agency. There are very few individuals working here who are actually interested in making a difference for children. This agency threatens to fire their employees daily and rules by fear. Upper management back bites, talks about others in a negative fashion, and looks out only for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be in your best interest to support the people who work for you, those who are actually working with the families and the children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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