Neighborhood Centers

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Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Love working here!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with, always very challenging in our department - the Agency is constantly growing

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be all consuming, especially during the beginning of the year when we are most busiest.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission of NCI is admirable.

    Cons

    1. NCI is run at the whim of the CEO
    2. I was hired to make changes, but no one wanted to change
    3. Senior management and executives are paid well, but all other employees are paid embarrassingly low salaries.
    4. Some of my employees hadn't received a raise in years
    5. Tenure is valued over productivity
    6. Technology is archaic. Leadership doesn't want to spend any $ to upgrade.
    7. Financial waste is rampant
    8. No one truly wants to "fix" any problems because they may "fix" themselves out of a job
    9. Turnover is extremely high. Voluntary and involuntary. Talent leaves the door all the time b/c talent and innovation in back-office operations is not valued
    10. Leadership only cares about what the public sees (e.g., programs, Turkey Trot, etc.)
    11. Cronyism
    12. HEALTH BENEFITS ARE THE WORST I'VE EVER HAD. THEY ARE A JOKE.
    13. NCI will not change for the better until the CEO, well past her prime there, is replaced

    Advice to Management

    1. Get your head out of the sand
    2. Pay your employees
    3. Get rid of dead weight; not the employees who want to make changes, but the long-tenured employees who don't share information in order to keep their jobs. You are paying too much money for unproductive employees.
    4. MOVE INTO THE 21st CENTURY


  3. Helpful (1)

    Very positive environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life can be balance!

    Cons

    Leadership need to have improvement!


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  5. Helpful (8)

    The WORST place I have ever worked!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neighborhood Centers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They paid extremely well for a non-profit. Unfortunately, this makes them think they can treat their employees like absolute garbage! The paychecks were wonderful, but my well-being is so much more important.

    Cons

    This place is an absolute joke! Management thinks that they are royalty. I understand that this non-profit helps many and that does wonderful work, but NO ONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE! So management, chill out and get off cloud 9.

    There is no sense of respect for anyone, even your peers. If you have a good attitude, believe in working as a team and want your division to succeed= DO NOT APPLY! Everyone believes in throwing others under the bus and doing anything they can to brown nose the executives!

    I have always been a hard worker, but this place is an absolute sweatshop!

    If you work there now, GET OUT OF THERE! There is life outside of NCI and there are people that respect and appreciate their employees!

    If you are applying, STOP, and apply somewhere else!

    Advice to Management

    Answer your own email and get over yourself! You are paid WAY too much to not lift a finger. Stop being the biggest ego-maniacs and come back to planet earth and respect the employees that actually get your work done.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Tax Intake Specialist/Tax center (Temp)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Neighborhood Centers part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn and gain experience as tax preparer.

    Cons

    No communication between management and employees. No opportunities for advancement. No culture or values, most of the employees talk about their coworkers behind their backs.


  7. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for training are excellent, administration is understanding and helpful.

    Cons

    Typical nonprofit environment, monetary contributions are endless.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Unrealistic Expecations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neighborhood Centers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company compensates their staff well. The company offers benefits immediately upon hire and benefits are fair to their employees. Vacation and sick days are earned automatically.

    Cons

    Management has unrealistic expectations. They don't listen to suggestions or acknowledge scope of problem. Tend to do what has been done in the past even though unsuccessful. Does not support their team.

    Advice to Management

    Have a team that is dedicated to creating training material that can be used globally or allow the team protected time to complete. Work as a team and as an individual person. Listen to the team and show results to suggestions not just allow one person to make the call. Especially when that person does not know the culture of each specific area.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Unrealistic goals.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neighborhood Centers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good benefits.

    Cons

    Company does not provide adequate training and has unrealistic goals for their employees. Management is not supportive with ideas or changes presented. Wants to fit a square peg in round hole type of mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate training, listen and support your staff. Work as a team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Neighborhood Centers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The coworkers are great, but that is the only positive aspect of the company.

    Cons

    The upper management does not care about the employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Progressive Leaders

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Neighborhood Centers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work-life balance is better here than most charter schools in Houston. Competitive Salary, Great work environment

    Cons

    Professional Growth, no evident salary scale

    Advice to Management

    Empower your teachers to take on leadership/mentor responsibilities.



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