Pioneer Center for Human Services

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Pioneer Center for Human Services Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisory in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisory in McHenry, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule, supportive management, decent pay for not-for-profit, clients make you smile, lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Coordinating schedules & having too many cooks in the kitchen at times. Lack of policies for guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on clear procedures/guidelines for admits & discharges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    MANAGEMENT NEEDS MORE PASSION FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in McHenry, IL

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Underpaid & Understaffed

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors: PULL THE PLUG

  6.  

    Very disappointed

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Former Administration employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Former Administration in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Former Administration in McHenry, IL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together or move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Unorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapist in Woodstock, IL
    Former Employee - Therapist in Woodstock, IL

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Working with the clients has been wonderful. My fellow employees are very helpful. Upper management is out of touch.

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

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

    Pros

    I work with hard working, dedicated, professional people. My job is rewarding.

    Cons

    The pay is very low and there are very few raises for the employees who are not in upper management.. We don't even get a cost of living increase. I've been there many years and still make the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight at the top. Start with raising the income of those who have been there a while and an annual cost of living increase. It's sad when some of our clients whom we serve are making close to what we make. Upper management is out of touch with our clients and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Pioneer is an amazing organization that helps many people who really need help.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Job Placement Specialist
    Current Employee - Job Placement Specialist

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services

    Pros

    This is a great place to work because of the satisfaction that comes with helping people. Everyone that works here has a great attitude and kind personality.

    Cons

    There is not much downside to working at Pioneer except for the fact that it is a non-profit and is funded by the State.

    Recommends

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