Special Service For Groups

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Special Service For Groups Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
3 Reviews
2.6
3 Reviews

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John M. Eckman, MBA
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  1.  

    prefer not to say

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Not Saying  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Not Saying in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Special Service For Groups full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's great to see the clients come in and have such a great outcome.

    Cons

    Wish they weren't a non-profit organization because you might be let go of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep conversations professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not great, not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Outreach  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Community Outreach in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Special Service For Groups full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Considerable big social service company. SSG has plenty different programs in Los Angeles Area.

    Cons

    No health benefits at start, do not see job advancement oppotunity. Lack of career growth, training to the new employees. Poor management for the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can not think of at the moment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Non profit run like a corporation without the benefit of a corporate salary.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Special Service For Groups

    Pros

    Good job stability. Organization has been around a long time and is financially stable with funding. Always hiring.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits - Horrible salaries
    It is not the worst place to work and many of the programs do good work but there is little room for advancement and in general the environment is stale and offers little to no room for creative or intellectual growth as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running the organization as if it was still 1965. Things are done in such an outdated and inefficient way. Update the medical benefits, offer work at home or flex time, offer more PTO, bring the salaries up to date, motivate the employees, bring in new blood and innovative ideas. There is such a wealth of potential with a non profit of this size and stature, it's a shame that you don't value employees and reward them for the dedication they have for the work. There is little to no oversight of the Program Directors therefore each program is like a rogue nation doing it's own thing with sometimes horribly inept directors. The younger, brighter and more creative workers get discouraged and eventually leave. Those who stay are stuck for whatever reason with no chance to advance and eventually become stale. Many programs are doing sub par work. I am sorry to say this but the reputation of SSG in the community is diminishing. The structure of the organization needs to change as does the environment for the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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