The Children's Aid Society

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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.1 18 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Aid Society President & CEO Richard R. Buery, Jr

Richard R. Buery, Jr

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work if you love kids.

    Group Leader/Office Worker (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAt The Children's Aid Society there is an opportunity for growth where you can experience different career opportunities

    Consnot for profit organization, funding is very limited.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized. CS 211 site

    Facilitator (Current Employee) Bronx, NY

    ProsThe only reason why I've worked at my site for 2 years is because of the kids, though some of them are challenging everyday is an opportunity to make a difference in their lives and show them that not everyone is temporary- that despite the circumstances people will stay because of them.
    -I loved that I was given the chance to grow and experience being a specialist.
    -Employees are fun to be around despite our circumstances.

    Cons-Although I was given the chance to be specialist my pay rate didn't reflect. I felt under appreciated and over worked. The level of disorganization was beyond belief, schedules were constantly changing or not given out. Supplies were hard to come and if paid for out of pocket it wasn't reimbursed.
    -My director was a jerk, to say the least, constantly throwing our lack of education in our faces, though most of us were in the process of obtaining our degrees. He's condescending, arrogant, and just a crap person, one of his lines at a staff meeting was "If this ship sinks I'm making sure I'm taking everyone down with me".
    -No real chance for team building

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your stuff together. Communicate with your employees more. Show appreciation, thank your staff every once in a while. Stop throwing lack of education in your employees' faces, instead give them the opportunity to learn more and grow. Implement things with time, don't change things last minute and expect things to run smoothly.

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

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    These people are wonderful and look to help everyone, God Bless them.

    Assistant Music Teacher (Current Employee) Bronx, NY

    ProsI currently work for their School system in the Bronx where I'm an Assistant Music Teacher and enjoy working with kids teaching them on to play musical instruments in their Marching Band. I enjoy teaching them and watching them play with their uniforms in various functions, it's an honor working with the Children's Aid society. org.

    ConsThe kids have a lot of classes and sometimes they can't come to practice with us, but some how they do it and they really try hard to learn, if they had more time they could play better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess basketball and more music classes where they can learn to play better songs, but I'm happy that they even have a music class. The kids enjoy it and so does the Principal, continue helping these kids and schools, so that they can learn how to play music.

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

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    MDFT Therapist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood place for start off for new social workers out of college.

    ConsThe pay is despicable, no recognition for the amount of work you do; paper work is exhausting and overwhelming.

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

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    Terrible place to work. They do not take care of their employees

    FFT Therapist (Current Employee)

    ProsMy coworkers were so miserable, that we all bonded and I made some great friends.

    ConsThe workload could easily be 80 hours/week, but the pay is despicable, and there is no appreciation from management. Terrible, terrible job, with no rewards or recognition. It's impossible to help clients because the paperwork and red tape takes precedence. Very sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease morale. For social work appreciation month, don't expect the social workers to pay for their own celebrations. It's embarassing. And it actually makes us feel LESS appreciated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible Schedule, benifits are good considering that is a non-profit

    Consno growth, pay is low, no real support from managment

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your employees so that they feel valued. there is a mayor low moral at the agency and a feeling of insecurity. It doesnt matter how much you try to do to make things better as an employee, it seems everyone is looking out for themselves in the managemnt level not caring much for the ones that work underneath them. The word "team" work is used, but, working as a team is not something they do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing

    Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) Bronx, NY

    ProsCaring individuals, Loving and great to be around. I worked at the Next Generation Center located in the Bronx. I received my chance to work with them when I became a member. I still visit the center from time to time. This job was my stepping stone to all the other jobs I've ever had. They work with your schedule and accommodate you accordingly.

    ConsI had no problems with this job. This was one of the best job I've had. I was said when it was time for me to move on

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. You're doing a awesome job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery talented and committed people working there

    ConsIn the thick of internal restructuring

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep including staff's ideas & input

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Company to Work For

    Budget Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOther employees are friendly and welcoming, relaxed office environment

    ConsCAS is way TOO political and the systems are extremely antiquated, they don't reward individuals who want to work hard (only fire them); you basically have to stay in your lane or you'll get the boot. The salary here is extremely low - but then again it is a non-profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to do all the work yourselves and have the employees help out also, not just sitting for 8 hours doing nothing. Don't be so afraid that an entry level employee will take your job - maybe that just means you aren't working hard enough.

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

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    Group Leader (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIts always rewarding working with children. My co-workers were cool to work with and my partner and I worked really well together.

    ConsI hated that we weren't supported by our senior management. Also, because I don't speak Spanish, I didn't get much support by my management, who were all Hispanic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStaff development and more training. There needs to be more diversity, especially in inner-city schools that are predominantly black and Hispanic. There is almost always division in these cases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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