Opportunity Village Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. its awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Direct Support Staff On Call in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Direct Support Staff On Call in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the clients is good

    Cons

    None i can think of, i just started so i will update after ive been there awhile

    Advice to Management

    They're nice real understanding about my disability, and also understanding about social security disability payments


  2. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company does a lot of tangible good helping the community. The Las Vegas economy definitely benefits from having OV around.

    Cons

    A lot of the people in charge are a bit racist. Their recent correspondence dinner left a bad taste in my mouth after some comments regarding Ferguson.

    Advice to Management

    Take a smaller salary and let that money finish some of your current projects, like Sean's Park or the North campus.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Cause but No Raise

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opportunity Village full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Organization is fun to work for and has a lot of motivated people to help a great cause. The hiring process runs smooth and seems organized. Very friendly....

    Cons

    No raises for employees since I started and even after I left....they push volunteering big time and raise more money every year but yet still haven't put anything towards the employees for years. Politics play a big role in this organization so, beware.

    Advice to Management

    You could keep your good loyal employees if you really at least once a year give them the raise they deserve. Raise the bar for yourself and your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not a good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the clients helping them

    Cons

    Staff, management, gossiping, and the company just sucks

    Advice to Management

    get better management, the current management staff sucks from HR


  6. I was able to get job training quickly when I moved here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custodial Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Custodial Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Village full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get paid training which helps when you have to travel by bus, they help with ANY concerns, and have LOTS of activities to engage in like Magical forest & UNLVino events.

    Cons

    Very limited areas for work. Only custodial jobs are job connected. I wanted to go into culinary but no training was available at the time.

    Advice to Management

    If they can open culinary training for those who want to try to expand in their job training or cross training it would be great as I have cooking & baking skills.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Changes need to be made..

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Support Professional in Clear Lake, IA
    Current Employee - Personal Support Professional in Clear Lake, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Village full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The relationship you build with the clients is excellent and inspiring.

    Cons

    Upper management seems uninterested in new ideas. Morale is low. You aren't compensated nearly what you should be (OV knows this, as well). Most supervisors have proven they aren't qualified for their jobs. Same supervisors preach/push relational skills but then lack severely when it comes time for them to display them to clients and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your support professionals with more DIGNITY and RESPECT. We're the pillars of this facility. Have supervisors work on their relational skills and make sure they're doing their jobs correctly and that they have the proper training. Push consistency with supervisors and PSPs in cottage life and at the KLC.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Opportunity Village has lost its way...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Persona Assistant in Clear Lake, IA
    Current Employee - Persona Assistant in Clear Lake, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Here you are given the opportunity to support persons with developmental disabilities. The clients really need honest, caring staff who are willing and able to help them improve their daily living skills.

    Cons

    It can be a rewarding experience for staff willing to endure the stifling management which seems to be ever-diligent to punish you for seemingly minor "offences" and rarely rewards the staff for a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of constantly stifling new ideas, be open to and actually consider the ideas of new staff. It seems that in Opportunity Village, there is a "core" of "old-timers" who are now in their leadership positions not based upon merit or training or background, but simply because they have put in the time at the Village. This has resulted in the Village remaining stagnant and backward-looking ( remember the "good old days? ) instead of vibrant and cutting edge. The clients deserve MUCH more than they are getting. Oh, there is SO MUCH more the Village could be doing to provide excellent services to our clients, but too many upper management are either incapable or unwilling to change enough to allow the Village to evolve and grow.



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