Opportunity Partners

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Opportunity Partners Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
13 Reviews

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  1.  

    Where are we going?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People we serve are the reason to stay. There are good people and managers here that work hard.

    Cons

    Lately is been all about billing and getting reimbursed sure to funding changes at the State. I don't know what the big picture is outside of getting revenue stabilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the hard workers and do everything you can to nurture and train them. Communicate what's going on directly with staff and don't just let it trickle through management.

  2.  

    Good to build experience but not a career

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

    Pros

    Very mission focused and staff are very friendly. Leading the way with a lot of new programs and willing to experiment with new ways of delivering services.

    Cons

    Limited advancement options, they will go external for positions higher than supervisor and little build up of future leaders. Will often promise then not deliver such as promising a 401B match depending on the end of year budget then blaming workman's comp on why they can't . More emphasis on the people served than on the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop the internal leaders rather than going outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunity Partners is a Non-Profit with a Meaningful MIssion & Dedicated People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    Pros

    The work done at OP for their clients is outstanding and they are a very caring team with some outstanding leaders and contributors.

    Cons

    As with all non-profits, there are those who are there because they believe in non-profits -- not because they are really believing in OP's mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times, it's useful to bring in those who are not career non-profit people to help re-assert the need to be "customer driven". For those senior managers who are open to change and willing to lead change, my advice would be to strongly continue to encourage them and to compensate them and recognize them accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stagnant, fake, and unreliable.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Some what flexible with your schedule or a very predictable schedule.
    - Health Partners benefits

    Cons

    - No chances for movement within the company unless you "fit" in.
    - No vision other than making money, if you have passion for people with disabilities, do not work here.
    - 2 years of dedication and no raise in the near future
    -Low pay, for a job one supervises people with disabilities.
    - Management cuts because of the "lack of budget" but since their budget has to be public, they are not in the negative.
    - Previous CEO George Klause, up and left expectantly. Since then many upper, upper management who had developed and supported the vision at OP have left, leaving money hungry "business" orientated people who are not making a humanities non-profit into a LLC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, since they cannot make changes anyway, but I would not cut the biggest departments management, give them a smaller space to work in, and take away raises because of "workmen's comp".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Close down OP

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Few staff are nice and it's a very good site

    Cons

    Pay by the percentage of what the client do very unfair very rude service planners Service planners if you have one they don't do very well try to help you out finding a job outside of OP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire service planners and hiring new service planners

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

    Thumbs down

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

    Pros

    humor of people served on a daily basis

    Cons

    logistics of program, managers, zero professional development, no connection to executives or upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Mission and People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, committed passionate employees, solid business plan

    Cons

    Funding is based on the state legislature and needs to be increased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking for more ways to be efficient and stretch our funding as far as possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's good; the department treats me well and I love the job I'm doing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Semi-Independent Living Skills Specialist  in  Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Semi-Independent Living Skills Specialist in Coon Rapids, MN

    Pros

    I'm working to help people who are in need of semi-independent living services. For some people, I'm helping them to learn how to balance their checking account. For others, I'm helping them find a job. For others, I'm helping to find medical treatment or apply for Medical Assistance. It's rewarding in the sense that I'm making first-hand changes to people's lives.

    Cons

    As a non-profit company, there are few merit-based rewards and wage increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to cut down on the turnover... And the lowest-paid employee should rightfully be earning no less than a 33% of the top executives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bleek Future

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

    Pros

    Spending time in the social services is a lot of fun and working with the people in the community can strengthen a positive outlook on building relationships, the time frame's of when work should be done is moderately flexible.

    Cons

    While there are a lot of chances to move in the company, more than likely you will be stuck in the same pay scale as it is very difficult to move from one department to the next, the health benefits are okay but you will be still paying around $120 a month for a single person insurance, when making $1400 a month start pay, its not manageble. The company really knows that you are replaceable to a point, and you are just the bottom of the barrel when working at Opportunity Partners depending on where you start. I've seen employee's with degrees unable to advance, so I'd say this would be a great job for someone who wants experience in the field but not so much money. George Klauser is no longer the CEO, and management is always changing in this company. If you are floater, don't even dream of a life outside of unpredictable schedule changes at 5:30 am in the morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE RAISES and acknowledge your employee's through benefits more than a single picninc a year.

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

    There is much room for improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Majority of the staff were dedicated to the company's vision and mission. They were genuelly committed to helping the clients become contributing members of the community. The current CEO was doing a great job.

    Cons

    The pay for frontline employees was not competitive. In addition, there was very, very limited opportunity for career advancement. Also, there were some arrogant and selfish managers and executives. There was high employee turnover in one particular department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to improve the pay scale for the frontline employees. They also need to make the employee career development and advancement a priority.

    Doesn't Recommend

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