The Arc Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

    very friendly and hard working individuals in a positive environment for staff and participants.

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at The Arc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, kind people, community activities

    Cons

    Need a good education on people with disabilities, must be willing to work outside and in community even in hot or cold weather, must deal with all walks of life and can be stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to tour the programs and really get an understanding of how diverse programs can be from city to city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My thoughts about the Arc

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    Current Employee - Employment Support Specialist  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Employment Support Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at The Arc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The flexibility is no doubt one of the best aspects to my job.
    The benefits are great!. now including employees who work 30 hours get benefits!.
    Everyone you work with have the same aspirations to help the individuals.
    This is a great organization to work for especially if you want to move further into the Human Service Field. You will gain the experience you need.

    Cons

    No raises
    The pay is really not the best. Especially for the work that I do, I think it is only fair to pay more money.
    No room for advancement may take years even with a degree.
    The ridiculous trainings we have to do at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to consider how hard people work and include raises.

    Recommends
  3.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Arc

    Pros

    the staff were very helpful at times

    Cons

    the staff the management was not helpful

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  5.  

    A fabulous organization to work for

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    Current Employee - Employment Specialist
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist

    I have been working at The Arc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Easy and friendly

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Arc

    Pros

    Just drive and tend to client

    Cons

    A lot of driving a lot of requirements

  7.  

    Great clients. Management sucks.

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Meriden, CT

    I have been working at The Arc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Act like you care about your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    ARC of Macomb

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Clinton Township, MI
    Current Employee - Administration in Clinton Township, MI

    I have been working at The Arc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nearly 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remember the reason Arc was created; keep the vision in mind when making decisions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Make a difference

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valhalla, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valhalla, NY

    I worked at The Arc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great vacation time, mediocre benefits

    Cons

    limited mobility, few opportunities to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Labor of Love

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Arc full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. Staff feel overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful experience

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    Former Employee - Abuse Prevention  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Abuse Prevention in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at The Arc as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Arc has a great cause.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure

    Recommends

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