Philadelphia Housing Authority

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture of emergencies are the norm.

  2.  

    A lot of work is still needed

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Under valued employees with over valued management

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Learning experience

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

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Start over with new people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not intern friendly

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Culture of intimidation -not a place to work if you are not in a position of leadership

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    salary and benefits are usually at industry standards or above

    Cons

    management doesn't value employees. Very much about who you know and your connections. Promotions and treatment is not based on merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    The procedures created a very challenging environment.

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Majority of employees wanted to do their jobs.

    Cons

    Constant over-ruling of decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    On its way back

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    opportunities for leadership, ability to work with all levels of the organization, from new hires to top management

    Cons

    incompetent upper management with limited leadership experience, frequent turnover, top-heavy salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    annual increases based on actual merit and not internal politics or your whims will enable you to keep the best employees on board

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Na

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

    I worked at Philadelphia Housing Authority part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice resident stay there and the food

    Cons

    There was no benefit at all there and no raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    It has been a positive experiance to work and promote new projects.

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

    I have been working at Philadelphia Housing Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    New administration with newly develped opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Progression is a little slow, but the agency needs to move in this pace to better understand the needs of the residence it serves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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