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Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
47 Reviews

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  1.  

    Mismanagement and Poor Planning

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Good place to get your feet wet if wanting to teach adults with developmental delays.

    Cons

    Unstable working environment and severe mismanagement.
    Lack of tentative education plans and curriculum development for teaching artists.
    Unstructured in house training.
    Lack of direct care staff to help participants in program.
    Lack of assisted technology and adaptive devises for severely disabled participants.
    No model program or base criteria set for teaching artist and support staff.
    No self-defense training required before beginning working on the floor (must be scheduled with RHD).
    Senior director lacks:
         • managerial skills necessary for program success;
         • knowledge of and ability to apply facility philosophy, principles & technology;
         • does not have basic budgeting principles;
         • in the ability to build and lead cohesive, successful team(s);
         • communication skills with employees (verbal and written)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a model education plan in place when implementing an art based program that includes a wide array of developmentally delayed individuals. Have strategies to help participants in program who are severely disabled and blind. Very limited choices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking for the highest turnover around? look no further..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual work environment, time off

    Cons

    If you want low turnover, mentoring, care or any material advancement this is the last place you want to work. Open space work environment-no offices- no cubicle or any resemblance of one the job you get hired for- your title- does not mean anything once you are in the door you are there's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your values, and banners they are good but only select people live by them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the company philosophy, structure, & training!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Lack of micro-management, empowered, training, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    I have witnessed some HUB (department) directors with too much power firing people because they just don't 'like' them. Many HUBs have major management drama, and I was lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have honest conversations with lower-ranked employees and REALLY listen to their concerns as to how they are not being supported & the drama from their directors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstable management

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    Former Employee - Counselor  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Counselor in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    The stated values of the company are good. The initial compensation and benefits are fair, and there are some good people working there. A good cultural cross-section of people.

    Cons

    The values that were promoted were not practiced. Heavy handed upper management. There seemed to be quite a bit of office politicking and petty disagreements that escalated unnecessarily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to look at everything objectively. Reward those who do this work for the right reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for 3 years then horrible the last two

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA

    Pros

    Mostly patient/consumer centered and has a lot of great employees

    Cons

    A few people at the regional level tend to run the company with personal ambitions which includes witch hunting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit programs and talk to the staff. Do surprise visits and interview staff away from the local managements especially in the NE region. The place is falling apart.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is not worth it....

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    Former Employee - Direct Care Employee  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Direct Care Employee in Allentown, PA

    Pros

    The overtime tends to be the norm at RHD. The PTO is decent compared to other NPO organizations.

    Cons

    The Bethlehem office has an alarming turn over rate of employees.
    The company has financial spending problems, which leads to staff lay--offs.
    The management of the company tend to hire "friends".
    The company has difficulty performing simple tasks on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let supervisors hire friends as employees at residential sites.
    The company has to fix the spending problems of the residential sites.
    Company needs to make better hiring and residential decisions to protect employees of residential violence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Job nature who make future better.

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    Current Employee - As An Executive Officer  in  Washington, VT
    Current Employee - As An Executive Officer in Washington, VT

    Pros

    we developed here skilled and a source of understanding. That makes our future better where I think better, do better, and understande better.

    Cons

    Skilled, learn , developed our whole n soul system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep skilled person who do better for this side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lucrative, w/good benefits, supportive managment, and opportunity for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Core Values, respect, supportive corporate office, great benefits, flexibility, clinical support, incentives, effective training, diversity, growth w/in, in-house opportunities, and open-minded environment

    Cons

    Disconnect of administratie staff to Corporate Management and direct care staff. Miscommunication among co-workers, lack of effective systmes, and turn around ratio is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mediate communication among all parties involved w/systematic problems, offer additional support to DSP's, and implement certain policies and procedures that are followed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good if you can be a contractor/fee for for service; good professional development, supportive management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Positive atmosphere
    Competitive pay
    Opportunity for training and clinical/team feedback
    Supportive Management

    Cons

    Stressful/Demanding work environment
    Hard to feel part of a team
    Would be very difficult to start w/out considerable prior experience in the field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and supervision, don't hire lower level staff through open interview format- low buy-in on the part of employees is the main fault in the system.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Layed back and low-stress environment. Not a lot of pressure to put in overtime. RHD culture promotes empowerment, so managers don't spend a lot of time managing you. Although benefits are costly, it is made up for with time off, 22 days a year PTO and 11 holidays. As a nonprofit, RHD does indeed help people who need it, so if that's important to you, RHD might be for you.

    Cons

    Incompetently managed in almost every respect. Lots of dead weight on staff and no annual raises for 2-3 years. Senior management has never worked anywhere else, is resistant to any new ideas, and is just there to continue feathering their nests until they retire. A technology dinosaur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on efficiency and cutting the waste and the place will be flush with cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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