New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

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New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
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    The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is a wonderful organization that deserves our support

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting organization to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible Work Atmosphere

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be authority within the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly run non-profit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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