Pioneer Center for Human Services

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Pioneer Center for Human Services Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Unorganized.

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    Former Employee - Therapist in Woodstock, IL
    Former Employee - Therapist in Woodstock, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is room for employees to have separate offices, flex hours and benefits.

    Cons

    There is extreme disorganization, lack of professionalism and therapist burn out. It is basically a medicaid billing mill and the therapy comes second.

    Advice to Management

    Work on team building, improving management communication, focusing on therapy, not scheduling clients back to back and respecting your employee's time.


  2. Former Administration employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Administration in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Former Administration in McHenry, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Organization has a good mission, trying to help the unfortunate. MI, Homeless, substance abuse.

    Cons

    The organizations spend money on things they don't really need, because someone gave them a grant or donation.. Don't plan out more than current year, if that, and is a pipedream.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together or move on.


  3. Very disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clients, benefits, paid time off, mission and vision

    Cons

    Everything else. Most (new) management seem to be out of touch with reality (financially and otherwise). Little respect of employees from most management. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fix it if it's not broken.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Clients disrespected, at the centers. We`re just cheap labor !!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Little, some $, review of causing stress and animosity ( 5 *`s+ )

    Cons

    We are takin advantage of, WE ARE NOT NONPROFIT. Who checks, holds staff performance evals should be fired immediatly. TELL the board of directors to send FEMA....this place is a disaster !!! Send the coroner also, employment specialist l.r. is brain dead. Got 1 * because answer required response. Employment specialist was completly ineffective in causing positive results,conversations,actions.Made absurdly no attempt at corrections,humility or understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Board of Directors: PULL THE PLUG


  6. MANAGEMENT NEEDS MORE PASSION FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES!!

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in McHenry, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great Co workers

    Cons

    No proper training No compassion for employees who need advice or stress release and drilling into their employees that they should never befriend a co worker

    Advice to Management

    Show more compassion, don't use employees questions against them....step into the shoes of your employee before judging them


  7. disaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    it has a good POTENTIAL

    Cons

    extremely low pay, disrespectful management, a lot of office politics-disgusting, it's a billing mill where clients never come first, people that bill don't get paid, dead weight at the top.

    Advice to Management

    most should quit, no point in so many managers


  8. At Pioneer you help people but are treated badly and a thow-away commodity by the administration.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The clients are really great!

    Cons

    Management is elite and not interested in the little people on the work floor or on in the group homes. They target staff and get rid of them without reason.

    Advice to Management

    Be thankful for the staff you have who put up with all of your negativity and impossible expectations. It is one thing to want people to attain their highest, but without the resources it is simply impossible. Hre more staff!!!


  9. DO NOT WORK HERE!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IDD Program Tech in Woodstock, IL
    Former Employee - IDD Program Tech in Woodstock, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I would have to think very hard to find one but I would say you feel sorry for the people this place is supposed to be helping.

    Cons

    The pay is low! Extremely low!! Management disrespects the employees, All this place is about is collecting money from the state. Office politics at its worst! No one in upper management cares about anything but causing disfuction. The clients are just numbers to this company and are being used to collect money. Bottom line: this place is a disaster! The employment specialist has no heart or training to work in this place.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management. Bring in sincere people who know how to talk to people and work out things out in a respectful way.


  10. counselor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    staff members seemed nice and kind

    Cons

    too much work and not compensate enough


  11. Underpaid & Understaffed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Some pros of working at Pioneer: Paid time off, trainings, and independence on the job.

    Cons

    Some of the cons of working at Pioneer: Low pay compared to other organizations, understaffed, poor communication, disorganized, and lots of talk about change with little to no delivery.

    Advice to Management

    If upper management was truly interested in the input of staff-show them and do something about it rather than rationalize or defend the companies position. Act as those working in the positions who are doing the hands on work are part of the team as well. Utilize the funds in other area such as in the grass roots of the company rather than in administration. Line up salaries with what is current. Provide more trainings that actually will benefit staff in their position than what is just procedure.



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