Special People In Northeast, Inc.

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Special People In Northeast, Inc. Reviews

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
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    No advancement for professional staff

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

    Pros

    SPIN gives me a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSP  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - DSP in Phila, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the supervisor from above comments!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Horrible, Horrible, Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings and not your pets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    It's a nice place to work if you can deal with the management and low pay.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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