New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

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Updated June 15, 2015
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every two weeks, and it's flexible work, and provides a good work/life balance. You are not mandated to stay till 5:00pm

    Cons

    I had a great supervisor, who was supportive as much possible and very understanding of life obligations. Depending on the department and building, you will find some interesting characters from superintendent stealing money for tenants, or requesting to get paid in tips for taking garbage down to staff taking two weeks vacation without the knowledge of higher up. Also, the pay is low as full-time and when working part-time the pay is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more involved and really check on their staff because the under handed things that occurs in some of the seniors building is terrible.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Interesting organization to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Helping the clients is the best part about this job.

    Cons

    No direct deposit and when you receive your check on a Thursday you cannot cash it until Friday. Upper management only cares about money and that is it. For this organization to be named the New York Foundation for senior citizens, is a joke. They offer medical benefits at no cost to the employee, dental cost, but not that much, vision is cheap, ER Visit is $500.00. No tuition reimbursement, no retirement plan, no personal days only 10 sick days, 10-15 vacation days, no other benefits. Salaries are not good even with experience for front line staff. Stressful work, with at times stressful clients.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management, revamp the organization. Starting promoting staff, offer direct deposit, this is 2014 after all.


  3. Helpful (1)

    The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is NOT a wonderful organization and deserves no support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It's difficult to identify any pros to working at the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens. While the work is important and meaningful, similar work can be found elsewhere, at agencies that are more effectively, and equitably, run and managed.

    Cons

    - Overpaid leadership, underpaid staff. The President of the Foundation makes almost $500,000 (if not more) per year and receives yearly bonuses and substantial yearly salary increases, while lower level staff barely make a living wage (especially given its location in NYC) and do not receive yearly bonuses and only rarely receive cost of living increases! Another example, the "Interior Designer" is also a member of the Board, and this person earns more in that part-time capacity than do many full-time staff.
    - Difficult work, lack of employee support. Staff are expected to deal with extremely difficult clients in challenging situations in a resource-constrained environment, all without adequate support from the organization. For example, requests for security accompaniment while conducting home visits in dangerous parts of the city were heavily scrutinized and often denied.
    - Uninterested in the employee experience. NYFSC treats employees as if they're entirely unimportant and completely replaceable. If you're interested in working somewhere that doesn't really care about you, then this is the place!

    Advice to Management

    Remove most, if not all, of NYFSC leadership, from VPs to the Board.


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  5. The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is a wonderful organization that deserves our support

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Production in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Production in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people doing important work. I worked with the New York City Long Term Care Ombudsman
    Program creating a training manual and online training for the volunteers. My manual project was expanded into a book.
    The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is a wonderful organization that deserves our support I learned a lot about Instructional Design and creating a training manual.

    Cons

    Like all non-for-profits they have funding issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Horrible Work Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens full-time

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

    Pros

    The company pays for all health benefits and they are understanding about family obligations.

    Cons

    I have worked there for over four years. There is no room for promotion, raises are never given only to people in authority, and the Vice President never regulates his employees. Upper management is more concerned about serving themselves and working for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be authority within the office.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Poorly run non-profit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pros of working at NYFSCGS include meaningful work. The organization assists some of the most vulnerable citizens of New York City, who would otherwise be profoundly at risk. You will make a real difference in the lives of some really interesting people.

    Cons

    I strenuously recommend against working at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Guardian Services, Inc. The work is difficult, and there is limited employee support, including no Human Resources department to which complaints, concerns, etc. can be escalated, and absolutely no career development opportunities. Additionally, the pay for most employees is extremely low, while upper management (VP and above) earn substantial salaries that are inflated given the budget of the organization and out of line with industry best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Management is not interested in hearing feedback from employees, former employees, or even paid consultants!



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