Philadelphia Housing Authority

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Updated May 12, 2015
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  1. N/A

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

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very lax work environment, as long as you do your work you will not be bothered.

    Cons

    Redundant work, not challenging enough, people are lazy

    Advice to Management

    Make some positive changes


  2. Work there for 20 years, and is has not be easy

    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority

    Pros

    good place to wok right out of college

    Cons

    promotions are not giving because of you experience, it about gets in good with certain people.


  3. anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Generous salary. Minimal supervision. Nice luncheons and parties.

    Cons

    Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation. Extreme disorganization. Social promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Follow State and Federal Labor Laws. Monitor staff.


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  5. Overall, a great place to work. Satisfying, but not a place for growth.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -The people I worked with are awesome -The job was easy -Relaxed atmosphere -Learned a little bit -Experienced a lot of different people and job roles and places

    Cons

    -Almost no upward mobility in some departments -On the job experience/learning is somewhat limited -Dealing with the residents is horrible -Very easily became jaded with the public housing system

    Advice to Management

    -Focus on making things more streamlined -Focus on hiring more quality employees, it was disappointing to see poorly performing people get the same raises/bonuses as the people that worked really hard.


  6. Good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people

    Cons

    Lack of planning and organization. Everything is last minute...

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture of emergencies are the norm.


  7. A lot of work is still needed

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

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a great environment if you really enjoy helping people. Programs that are offered really benefit the residents we serve.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking. Employees don't feel appreciated and we are always looking over our shoulders not knowing if we will be fired today or tomorrow. Morale is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are saying because we are the ones on the frontlines actually doing the work.


  8. Under valued employees with over valued management

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is a needed and helpful organization for the people in need. Most employees want to and do offer as much assistance as possible.

    Cons

    Management however has a style of leadership that makes employees look over there shoulders, is political in nature and seldom rewards for great work seeming to believe in the stick and fear school of motivation not the carrot and heartfelt leadership.


  9. Lots of potential to do good, but too much corruption in executive positions and mid level management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, random unexpected bonuses, pay increases and promotional titles.

    Cons

    Chaos, lack of resources, bullying management, unstructured events, procedures, and lots and lots of sneaky moves by executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp everything, although in my 5+ years, there were so many restarts I lost count.


  10. Learning experience

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

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefits and compensation personal growth most supervisors in this department are good

    Cons

    Everything! Management is horrible and the same corruption and bullying reputation still exists at PHA.

    Advice to Management

    Start over with new people


  11. Not intern friendly

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay...and that is about it folks. Nothing else to say!

    Cons

    locations that are ridiculous to get to if you want to stare into to space and do absolutely nothing this is the job for you. Just miserable after a while...I gain no experience here!

    Advice to Management

    Give interns something to do instead of busy work a 10 year old can do. I kept asking for work and got wither busy work or nothing. I didn't learn a thing what a waste of time.



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