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 Senior Management – Can not think of at the moment
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-09-24 14:50 PDT
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 Senior Management – 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 Things are done in such an outdated and inefficient way.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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-11-10 22:32 PST
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