SCO Family of Services
2.2 of 5 21 reviews
www.sco.org Brooklyn, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

SCO Family of Services Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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Gail B. Nayowith

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21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Lots of great staff, but weak on practice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are wonderful people at SCO and some good work is happening Opportunities to offer families a range of programs. Some parts of the agency offer flexibility for work family balance.

    ConsThe agency has gotten too big. There are areas of poor leadership and communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your line workers. Management tends to be very top down.

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    Not a great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible in scheduling and working with great people

    ConsPoor pay, unrealistic professional goals, horrible management, no room for promitions, no raises and does not maintain offices well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the field workers rather than the higher-ups.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Zero Stars

    Foster Care Caseworker (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsCoworkers are very supportive and understanding.

    ConsI made a very big mistake taking this job. The case loads can be very demanding, especially if you have cases in different boroughs. Management does not give a single dam about the stress levels of their caseworkers, and flat out ignore legitimate concerns/complaints. The turnover rate is very high, but I have been told from the older workers that it recently got very unorganized and bad only this year. Do not work here. Work anywhere else. Stay far away from this place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some interns or part-timers to supervise visits and you would literally make every caseworker happy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A challenging and unsupportive environment with little room to grow.

    Case Manager (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe learning curve is incredible, the amount you learn about social work and the foster care system more specifically is amazing. You can definitely grow from the experience you gain working here and you really learn the ins and out of case management.

    ConsThere is not enough time in the day to complete all of your tasks. The work environment is very noisy and there is a seeming lack of transparency, communication, and respect for staff on behalf of the management. The pay is awful, only take on this job for their experience or if you are truly devoted to helping foster involved youth and families.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak to direct casework staff regarding new policies and paperwork directly versus sending out emails when the time comes for an audit. Work on creating and fostering a supportive envirpenmtn with your case work staff where staff feels appreciated for their work, and know the faces of the upper management and feels some seeming connection. Communicatean

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worked with children and families

    Case Worker (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prostraining opportunities, many people care about the mission and clients, some amazingly dedicated staff who work long hours, beyond their schedule to meet clients needs

    Conslack of support by senior management, people are overworked and burn out and then leave.

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo many rules, some don't actually make sense on a program level and waste time. need better communication between the main office and workers in the field

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too Political but some departments have good leadership others the worst...

    Program Director (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsSolid NGO, great CEO not so good second level leadership

    ConsPolitical some of the new leadership doesn't match the organizational culture and tends to be more talk thn walk

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to look at leaders in Early Childhood to ensure more walk tahn talk

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfying and supportive experience.

    Individualized Care Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe leadership is very progressive and allows acknowledges the suggestions and opinions of staff as valuable contributions to the direction of agency policy and procedures. Staff is friendly and supportive, and affords opportunities of vocational growth and development.

    ConsAlthough the job is challenging and can be very stressful. The company can may be able to help ease the stressors of front line workers by creating opportunities for relaxation and therapeutic discussion and elaboration of staff experiences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company can may be able to help ease the stressors of front line workers by creating opportunities for relaxation and therapeutic discussion and elaboration of staff experiences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible experience

    Case Worker (Former Employee)
    Jamaica, NY

    ProsThe job is flexible.
    -4 weeks vacation and 12 sick time
    -Family friendly
    -training is good

    ConsNo support
    -Management team are horrible
    -The pay is low from 32,000-38,000 (if you have a MSW)
    -You do not see your benefits until after 6 months. This period is when you cumulative vacation, which sucks

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople would stay if the pay is right and employees are treated right.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits/schedule are consistent. There is movement within the agency offices.

    ConsThe management and leadership are unprofessional and do not respect the employees, the people who are making the programs work and make money.

    Advice to Senior Managementcheck in with employees and see how they are doing and feel about office atmosphere. trust your employees to do what they say they will do (until you find they aren't being truthful at least)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Security Manager it was a great experience and gain a lot of knowledge from work with them

    Security Manager (Former Employee)
    Queens Village, NY

    ProsI was able to attain my FSD , FSC, S95 and I had completed a fire safety plan for the site

    ConsThat I was not able to help the consumer either

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would ask that more training be available for staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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