Opportunity Partners

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Opportunity Partners Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Opportunity Partners is a great organization, mission focused and cares about its staff

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

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is wonderful to work for an organization that is making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. The company has made many improvements in terms of leadership, staff development, communications and culture.

    Cons

    The pay is not great, but not surprising since this is a nonprofit organization. The company has tried hard to advocate at the legislature for higher wages and we did all get 5% raises July 2014 as a result of a rate increase by the state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our new CEO is moving us in the right direction by focusing on people, enhancing the culture, listening to staff and people served, and making improvements one step at a time. Keep this up and staff will be less likely to leave. Pay will always be an issue but keep trying to work on this so staff don't leave for higher paying jobs elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great mission, but management is dysfunctional and company morale is low

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company's mission is great.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking and dysfunctional. Pay is low compared to similar companies. Overall company morale is very low. There has been a ton of change in upper-management the last few years due to various reasons and there is a huge divide culturally between different locations. Also, internal communications is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase internal communications and work on overall company morale. Staff need to feel appreciated to stick around. We definitely do not get the pay, so we must feel appreciated and we must be given opportunity to grow within our roles and the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Where are we going?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners

    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.

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  5.  

    Good to build experience but not a career

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

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Opportunity Partners as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
  7.  

    Stagnant, fake, and unreliable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Opportunity Partners full-time (more than an year)

    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
  8.  

    Close down OP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners

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

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time

    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
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (more than an year)

    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
  11.  

    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

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (more than an year)

    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

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