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Updated Jun 10, 2014

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2.9 41 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Peter V. Berns

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A fabulous organization to work for

    Employment Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a family atmosphere in the office. The goal of serving those with disabilities, helping them to reach their life goals is so fulfilling.

    ConsFinancial needs are always an issue when working for a small non profit

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Easy and friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJust drive and tend to client

    ConsA lot of driving a lot of requirements

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    ARC of Macomb

    Administration (Current Employee) Clinton Township, MI

    ProsHelping individuals with disabilities. Flexible hours. Friendly staff (at least more are).

    ConsNearly all of the currently employees in administration are friends or family members. Wages in admin. fluctuate greatly (upward of $14 an hour +/- of each other); not based upon years of service, knowledge, or even degree type. More or less of how well you "sell yourself," or how well you know upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the reason Arc was created; keep the vision in mind when making decisions!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great clients. Management sucks.

    Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) Meriden, CT

    ProsWorking with the clients is probably the best thing about the job.

    ConsManagement is rude, they're all friends and talk about staff. The pay is very low and men are paid more than women. Women get started at 12 and men 14.20. They're horrible when it comes to taking time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct like you care about your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Make a difference

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Valhalla, NY

    ProsGreat vacation time, mediocre benefits

    Conslimited mobility, few opportunities to advance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Labor of Love

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-worker are great and the people that you support are a joy to be around as you watch them grow.

    ConsLots of turnover. Staff feel overworked

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore support for employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful experience

    Abuse Prevention (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsArc has a great cause.

    ConsI did not have clear direction; was not sure what was expected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay experience for entry level human services

    Job Coach (Current Employee) Pearl River, NY

    ProsCo workers are great and supportive, great benefits, widened experience

    Consterrible salary, director is terrible and unsupportive of those beneath him

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding work

    Support (Current Employee)

    ProsI love the job. Anyone in the industry of service to people with special needs is usually in it for something more than the money, and the daily rewards of seeing clients develop in their confidence, independence, and health are incredible.
    the focus of the company on the welfare of clients and training staff thoroughly for their jobs is phenomenal

    ConsThe turnover in case managers (or whatever the position is now called) is fairly frustrating. The consistent change in supervisors makes it difficult to report concerns and makes employees occasionally more hesitant to share.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the supervisor turnover issue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best

    QIDP (Current Employee) Rock Island, IL

    ProsFlexible schedule and holidays off

    ConsUpper management is unprofessional, more concerned with revenue than care of the clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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