Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

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Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. Reviews

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Programs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    Great programs within the agency

    Cons

    Low pay -- no room for negotiation

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place. Not anymore.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    Good benefits and, if it were stuck to, a good mission. There's a long history of serving the vulnerable elderly. Hoping that they get back to serving them because they used to do good work.

    Cons

    They have become so focused on making profits that the true focus, helping clients, has been lost. For the first time I am questioning why I went into this field of work because I don't get to use my skills. I'm a vehicle for creating income (none of which employees receive). If your program is not a moneymaker for them, they turn their back on you or stab you in your back. It's become a place with a great deal of sneaking around, lying and questionable ethics. Used to be so proud to work here. Not so much anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be supporting your employees, not punishing them. Stop going through the motions of pretending you care just because you have to show outsiders how great you are. You will get much more out of your employees if you treat them with genuine kindness and respect rather than leading with fear tactics. Wake up, there are a lot of unhappy employees here looking for the first opportunity to leave.

  3.  

    Deceitful, VERY unorganized.

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    Current Employee - Hha
    Current Employee - Hha

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above minimum wage payrate of $10/hourly, my patients were great people, they work with you through life situations.

    Cons

    They call last minute like the night before or day of for shifts to be covered, they lie about situations to get you to cover shifts, inadequate hours, pay rate is too low, you end up looking for other agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your staff more! Treat them with respect, stop hiring if you don't have adequate hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked there for two years, some people are nice others are abusers.

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    Former Employee - They Know in New York, NY
    Former Employee - They Know in New York, NY

    I worked at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learn a lot by visiting 50 different offices, if possible work for any department that doesn't include HQ they seems not to be so friendly, In various offices where I visited different personnel they were very nice.

    Cons

    Working with the Purchasing Department was hell, they don't give you break and it doesn't matter what you say or do, you must watch out for personnel, no one helps and HR will not back you up at all. When they say to speak to upper management HR steps back and doesn't help, you're on your own, to get you to lose your position all they need to do is write you up three times and you're out of their, they even walk you out like if you were just let out of jail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must let HR act like a real department, instead of running it like a there's only one rule and no opinions are aloud. It's a shame, please certain personnel need to be checked and try not to back them up so close, especially when they doing things that they shouldn't be doing like asking for tickets for shows, twice, remember.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    A waist of time. There's no real instruction only a lot of talk which means management is clueless.

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

    I worked at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    The benefits are decent and some of the co-workers were respectful.

    Cons

    No growth, salary increases are minimal and there's a huge lack of professionalism .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your staff and stop being cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    People are friendly but are not the brightest...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation package.

    Cons

    Poor management and no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunity for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Well Intentioned, Poorly Run

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    The mission is really meaningful with many people doing their best to serve clients, the staff is friendly overall and the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The senior leadership is too concerned with covering their own backs in front of the CEO to report any real issues and dissatisfaction within the organization. It's not in their interest to discuss real challenges and therefore frustration among the lower ranks continue. The hiring is uneven with many higher level positions being offered resulting in a very top-heavy organization but few "doers" and skilled support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, inspire and stop pretending as though everyone else is the problem...the issues always start at the top. It could be a good place to work with a little effort.

  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    Community work is good for helping others

    Cons

    Hours are difficult and long sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to workers more

  10.  

    Good Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good to learn, intern work

    Cons

    not for experienced, no payment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexibility required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

    Pros

    flexible schedule to work at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc

    Cons

    career development to work at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc

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