Special People In Northeast, Inc.

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Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. TSS

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tss in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Tss in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc. (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits if you're a 30 hour employee. Also holiday pay is a plus and you will receive up to 40 hours leave time.

    Cons

    You're are mandated to call office if your client is out sick to cover for another client. They try to accommodate you to a close location from where you are. However, it depends on the coverage list and you may have to drive a bit far. Also, they make your schedule for you so it's not as flexible as other companies.

    Advice to Management

    To not micro mange your staff BHRS staff so much. It's pointless to send mundane emails regarding common sense logic regarding the job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Behavior analyst

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

    I worked at Special People In Northeast, Inc.

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Meet such great people and the individuals that you work for are so amazing. Really fufilling job

    Cons

    Doesn't have an open line of communication. No room to excel or growth


  3. Great job

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

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc. full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I really like the way the managers treat their employees in the employment department, they provide a listening ear and are respectful and try to work things out for you.

    Cons

    The flexible schedule can be difficult to adjust to depending on coverage needs.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to give new hires a realistic idea of what the work schedule may look like.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Love hate relationship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Special People In Northeast, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The individuals. Every one of them amazing. If not for anything else, this job will affect your life on ways you'll never forget.

    Cons

    Not enough accountability towards staff not doing their jobs correctly. Overnight staff sleeping, staff treating individuals money and house money like it is staff enrichment, staff treating adult individuals like children instead of adults, watching tv and or talking on phone for entire shifts... You get what you pay for. Crap help. Then the "good staff" either hang in and bare with it or leave to find better employment (at the expense of the individuals quality of life more than anything else). Managers not really managing. Cliques EVERYWHERE, whether you're in lower or upper position. Good luck finding the one that is best for the individuals AND gets you anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shmoozing with each other and look more critically at the people you hired to take care of your lost important people at SPIN. These are people's sons and daughters. I hope to god my children do not end up in the care of many like yours.


  6. Terrible Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The individuals that we support is the highlight of my days. Just going to events putting smiles on their faces is what keeps you going.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. I believe the company is going way down hill from the family it use to be. Once it changed hands and the new CEO and team took over...ur has gotten away from the joy of coming to work.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the mission....Remember your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    Reputation as one of the best agencies, but it's gone way down hill...just like all the others!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - DSP in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits halfway decent, overall clean place to work, half decent pay, and time off.

    Cons

    Cliques, not much room for advancement, controlling employee who think the client's home, food, and money belong to the workers, work times suck. Those put into leadership weren't meant to lead necessarily.

    Advice to Management

    Retrain them all in how to speak to others. Come to homes more often.


  8. As a longtime employee I have to agree with the comments above

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - DSP in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The individuals we serve are the most amazing people in the world!

    Cons

    All of the above...especially the supervisor's comments! You got it all right!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the supervisor from above comments!!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrible, Horrible, Horrible

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

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The individuals that reside at SPIN

    Cons

    The CEO and executive director. Both are heartless, especially the executive director. They do not care who you are, your opinions or how hard you work. Those in senior management have been there many years and are more or less stuck there. They have all been trained to keep their mouth shuts and do what they are told.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings and not your pets


  10. No advancement for professional staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc.

    Pros

    SPIN gives me a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Too many cliques in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Management should give praise for the good things instead of only acknowledging the bad.


  11. Helpful (2)

    It's a nice place to work if you can deal with the management and low pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Special People In Northeast, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They offer an innovative program for people who have special needs in a community center environment where members can engage in a variety of leisure activities such as music, movies, art, cooking, computers and gym activities. Additionally, the intent of the program is to integrate the center with the community so that non-disabled members can participate in activities alongside their neighbors with special needs.

    Cons

    The administration is extraordinarily top-heavy. Most of those in upper administration/executive positions began in direct care positions 35 years ago and have worked their way up. The problem with this is that practically everyone who stuck it out became a "Vice President." Additionally, for many of them this was their first work experience and they therefore have had no other exposure to management styles, nor had education in management. As a group they are very clanish and do not allow outsiders into their clique. As a group they use a management style that was popular in the 1970s. which suggests that constant change keeps emplyees off-balance and they are therefore less inclined to complain. At least every 6 months people are moved around to different offices and/or buildings. Programs are revamped so that the direct care employees are also kept in a constant state of change. It is a very unnerving way to manage and eventually results in frustration among employees below the upper echelon and they end up losing a LOT of really good employees.

    Advice to Management

    It would be really helpful if upper management would go out and experience other organizations so they can can see management / operations from another perspective. Additional education in management, personnel and training would also be helpful. The organization should be restructured to eliminate the top heavy structure. There should also be greater acknowledgement of good employees and real consequences for those who are not doing their jobs. More often than not, it is a small group of dedicated people who do the majority of the work, which those who fail to do their jobs are simply ignored. This is very damaging to the morale of those who work hard.



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