SCO Family of Services

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SCO Family of Services Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
41 Reviews
2.5
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a very supportive environment.

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    Current Employee - Case Planner in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Case Planner in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, warm, and supportive. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Lack of staff, which provides tremendous stress to.employees who are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge hard-work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    it was just ok

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    Former Employee - Counselor
    Former Employee - Counselor

    I worked at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    get paid the full 8 hour shift. can pick up extra hours most times

    Cons

    overnight shift sucks
    boring
    have to deal with rats and water bigs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be around more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Youth specialist

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    Former Employee - Youth Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Youth Specialist in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get front line experience working with juvenile delinquents

    Cons

    Pay avg. $13.00 does not match work services
    As a Y/S you are called on to be a therapist, baby sitter, security guard, counselor, punching bag, interventionist, and crisis management God etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Missouri approach sucks can it!
    Youth with severe Mental health need not step foot in your programs as they often do, makes it unsafe for staff and other youth
    Hire enough staff, you need it
    Hire security guards, figure a way to put security guards in your locations to store some peace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    Current Employee - Administration in Glen Cove, NY
    Current Employee - Administration in Glen Cove, NY

    I have been working at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, TEAM players, family, great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Nothing amazing company as is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Case Manager

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Grateful for a job, but my zest for the work that I once loved so much, is fading away, because of all the bs & drama, an the disorganization and non supportive given to staff

    Cons

    Work schedule not consistent, always changing, very difficult clients, no support from management, no room for growth, unorganized and no professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Model the behavior that you want your staff to display, give support to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was OK compared to other agencies I worked for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SCO Family of Services

    Pros

    My supervisor was very knowledgeable. The program really does care about children and everyone works hard towards this goal.

    Cons

    The pay is very very low compared to other agencies, sometimes there is not enough communication between departments.

  8.  

    Satisfying work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For the most part, great co-workers. My co-workers and leadership tends to be forward thinking and very committed to the well-being of the people we serve. .The CEO is very accessible and is always willing to listen and takes into account what staff has to say. The agency has a clear mission and set of values The staff is treated respectfully.

    Cons

    Very large organization. May be hard to comprehend at the very beginning. In terms of salaries, salary increases have not kept pace with inflation but this is true of most non-profits with government contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to pursue alternative funding opportunities so that programs can achieve greater outcomes. These are challenging times for non-profits with lots of changes in they way government funds programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Meaningful but hard to make chages

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    Former Employee - Case Worker in Mineola, NY
    Former Employee - Case Worker in Mineola, NY

    I worked at SCO Family of Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Doing something good for the less privileged population. It aids in your personal growth to help these people and seeing what other people go through. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is very hierarchical and does not allow for open communication. The compensation is not so good, but it is not that unusual in the field of social work.very high turn over rate and that makes it hard to make meaningful impact on your clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your staff more and try not to be authoritative. And too much work load causes stress in the underpaid staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It wasn't that great

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at SCO Family of Services part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, can be a fun environment esp when interacting with the kids

    Cons

    not enough flexible hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees, invest in them more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Unorganized

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at SCO Family of Services full-time

    Pros

    I Guess That You Have A Job

    Cons

    Plenty Where Do I Begin No direction from Upper Management No Guidelines You Are Left To Figure Things Out Yourself.

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