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Mosaic Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
34 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for if you can stand the constant change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mosaic provides a fulfilling job to those who have the heart to work with people with intellectual disabilities. They offer generous PTO, a free health plan, and on-going training. There is never a dull moment. Front line staff have opportunities to take clients on major trips that will be once-in-a-lifetime experiences for the individuals in service, such as Six Flags, concerts, museums, etc., all free of charge to the employee.

    Cons

    Poor communication starting from the national level and trickling its way down. Efforts to improve leadership are being made, however, the culture and buy-in necessary to make them a reality are low. High turn over rates in most agencies leave front-line workers exhausted, and both front and middle management staff overloaded and burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to move forward with efforts to change the culture, however, it would be beneficial if the agencies could see & feel the buy in starting with the national office. Also, it would be nice if persons on the MLC--especially the CEO-- would occasionally go and visit with those out there in the trenches--and not just in Nebraska. Also, more effort should be made to encourage and support those wanting to continue their education to further their careers, and more career building trainings should be offered as well. Also, the lack of preparation about the restructuring for those doing the front line work has been atrocious. Support and honesty during the process had been promised, but has yet to be seen, and the CEO took a sabatical right after the restructure was announced, leaving everyone to wonder what she was thinking and what is supposed to be next. Leaving your company and your people with no leader during a time of great distress leaves them to feel abandoned.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Mosaic is really a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Office Assistant  in  Cheverly, MD
    Current Employee - General Office Assistant in Cheverly, MD

    Pros

    The environment is pleasant and the people there are friendly. It is an environmentally conscience organization. It has earned the title of the Best of the Best places to work in the United States for at least ten years in a row.

    Cons

    Mosaic is a printing company and printing companies are gradually becoming dinosaurs or extinct. Work often slows down and employees are laid off not certain when they would be call back in to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great is the company had training program for employees already working for them so that when a new job opportunity is available, current employees can be trained and given a chance for promotion.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A well rounded experience (Intern)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Riverview, FL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Riverview, FL

    Pros

    very strong about work safety, a lot of different areas to work on, people are very friendly and nice, great benefits for an intern

    Cons

    Sometimes there isnt a lot of work to do as an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue with the strong culture of safety and keep being nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked for Mosaic in Colorado for several years

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Associate  in  Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Direct Support Associate in Loveland, CO

    Pros

    A paycheck every couple weeks.

    Cons

    Very high turnover for many reasons including executives and management who do not care about staff or clients. They love to "investigate" employees so they have something to do and someone to target and fire. Unsanitary group home conditions, urine soaked bedding, mopping the bathroom and kitchen floors with the same mop. Aggressive clients who can do no wrong. Training is a joke. Low pay and overworked staff. Enormous amounts of state money going to management who simply don't care and rarely spend time at group homes or with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A joyful place to work your very hardest!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Support Associate (DSA)  in  Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Direct Support Associate (DSA) in Loveland, CO

    Pros

    The staff is exceptionally caring for Mosaic clients and each other - the clients receive better care than 80% of people in this country care for themselves!

    Cons

    Like most non-profits, resources are very tight. Front line direct support managers and staff are underpaid and severely, unhealthfully scheduled and over-worked. Love for the clients and selfless service carries them through. Due to the highly regulated environment of care, when human error occurs at any level, the front line staff get disciplined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ more direct support staff at every level. Set staff friendly work schedules.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    It's all good. . . until it's not

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Papillion, NE
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Papillion, NE

    Pros

    I really like the clients. Many of the direct support care workers are caring and thoughtful and in this field for all the right reasons. Unfortunately, many of the nurses and managers are lazy and don't support the people who do all of the work.

    Cons

    Absolutely no support for direct care workers. They fired the best employee at our house for no reason, with no evidence, because a crazy nurse accused him of something he didn't do. If someone like him can be fired, everyone else should worry. We're talking about someone who never called in, was never late, went above and beyond the job requirements. Poof! One day he was gone because he tried to get first aid for a client in the house, and the nurse accused him of all kinds of things. Easier to fire him and keep the nurse, right? Our house hasn't been the same since he left, and now the rest of us know to watch our backs around that nurse. The environment is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find managers who have lots of experience as direct support workers before moving into management. When you "investigate" issues, don't jump to conclusions first before the investigation. Advocate for the clients AND the workers. Stop railroading good employees. I'm looking for another job because of what I saw happen to the worker in my house. If you're a manager and reading this, you probably know who I'm talking about and should be ashamed for what you did to a good man.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed my time at Mosaic

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Associate  in  Cromwell, CT
    Former Employee - Direct Support Associate in Cromwell, CT

    Pros

    Big on client advocacy, spends a lot of time respecting clients cultures and hobbies

    Cons

    they do not share the acuity of the patients prior to employment and do not train you (hoyers and ect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I have gotten out what I have given

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO

    Pros

    100 year history
    Person centered
    Quality driven
    Faith based non-profit

    Cons

    Communication challenges do to large size of organization
    Understanding of connection between the agencies and national offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was moving more toward bottom line and less like the family I knew

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    Pros

    Solid, well-run company, great resources, competent leadership

    Cons

    Too group home thinking - not engaged in best practices and de-institutionalization, Quality didn't get driven all the way down to homes, clients, lower level staff; top-down driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on best practices, find ways to give people homes and lives, not group settings to meet bottom line, lead; don't follow; become less bureaucratic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political infighting only overshadowed by lack of integrity

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Management in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Promised challenging work.
    40 hour work week only occasionally goes higher than 45.

    Cons

    Didn't know the challenge was having policy being ignored for chosen few.
    Nepotism and cronyism runs rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash out before company is "merged".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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