The Arc Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Peter V. Berns
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Pros
  • Working close to my home allows me a better work/life balance and ARC of Rockland has been very flexible with my work schedule (in 2 reviews)

  • Co workers are great and supportive, great benefits, widened experience (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • More or less of how well you "sell yourself," or how well you know upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Rigid organization structure; little to no room for advancement; Low pay; inexperienced management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. High turnover rate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Residential Program Worker
    Former Employee - Residential Program Worker

    I worked at The Arc part-time

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

    Pros

    It was a nice experience that taught me a lot. Most of my coworkers were really nice.

    Cons

    Such a high turnover rate. I worked there for a year and a half and went through 3 supervisors. I was working with a completely different group of people between when I started and when I left. This high turnover caused us to be short staff so I ended up working 30 to 35 hour weeks (even though I was part time) as well as going to school. It made me miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Management was always bad at getting things done in a timely manner. They would constantly talk about things that needed to be done but would take forever to do anything about it.


  2. working at ARC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in East Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in East Macon, GA

    I have been working at The Arc full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a hood place to start working to help train you to be a home care giver or nursing career

    Cons

    at most homes you work 12 to 24hr shift and you have to change adult diapers . .so if you have a weak tummy or don't like the hours it might not be the job for you


  3. LPN

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Barnegat, NJ
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Barnegat, NJ

    I have been working at The Arc full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have great incentives and benefit time The upper management treats their staff with a lot of respect.

    Cons

    They don't offer many day shift schedules


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  5. Administrative Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westmoreland, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westmoreland, NY

    I have been working at The Arc (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management is understanding and it's rewarding to work with individuals with disabilities. Lots of time off and health benefits are okay!

    Cons

    Direct support positions are understaffed. High turnover in direct support staffing. Wages could be higher. The wellness program is a pain in the neck.

    Advice to Management

    To Upper management. Get to know direct support staff better. Do rounds to make yourself more present especially in Cortland. Many staff feel you are unapproachable.


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    ADT Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ADT in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - ADT in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at The Arc full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the enjoyment and love you get everyday from those you really work for ....the clients.

    Cons

    Low pay, management out of touch with who the good employees really are because the bad ones know how to cover themselves, toxic environment. Management gives themselves raises and promotions but ADT staff working 20 yrs are still making 8.50 p hr

    Advice to Management

    Dont pretend to value your employees by picking their names out of a bowl to win $ 5.00 gift cards to subway or walmart...how degrading


  7. They suck

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - Driver in Belcamp, MD

    I worked at The Arc part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The cause is noble, and women have positions of prominence.

    Cons

    Though women are in charge, they bring the same culture of manipulation, and condescension that one would experience in a male lead firm. The discrimination is palpable.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your small man's complex. Genuinely consider the input you so actively pursue. Coordinate more. Discriminate less.


  8. No support

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Former Employee - Case Manager

    I worked at The Arc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are really nice. It really is a necessary company for the people it serves.

    Cons

    They don't care about the high employee turnover, and if they do they don't really do anything about changing it. Being a case manager you get blamed by your clients when things don't go right, you don't get support or feel valued at agency, and to top it all off you're salary is horrible even though your program is what brings in the greatest bulk of the money.

    Advice to Management

    Change things.


  9. Working in the residents

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    Current Employee - Residential Assistant Manager in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant Manager in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    I have been working at The Arc

    Pros

    This is a rewarding career field

    Cons

    Emergencies arise quickly. High stress


  10. Still Making Adjustments

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at The Arc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cares about their clients, tries hard to be fair in management, limited (but some) room for growth if you work hard

    Cons

    Some managers don't know what their employees jobs are actually like, favoritism


  11. I loved working at ARC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist in New London, CT

    I worked at The Arc part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff were nice and very helpful with the training. The company paid training was top notch. The working atmosphere was positive and upbeat.

    Cons

    I dint encounter very many Cons. Working with the population is for everybody. The job will dictate whether you are the right person for the job.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to ask employees for their opinion on job related issues. The folks that are in the positions have the best insite to what is gong on.



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