The Children's Village Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Use as a platform then move on

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    Current Employee - Transitions Specialist in Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Current Employee - Transitions Specialist in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    I have been working at The Children's Village full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're fortunate to have good co-workers, that makes all the difference in your shift.

    Cons

    The politics completely hide the fact that these are human beings. They treat these kids like they only matter because of the pay day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should make yourselves privy to what's happening in these cottages, not via e-mail though.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Please Take My Advice: Don't Work Here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Village full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping Children and Families, Company Vehicles

    Cons

    Lack of consistency and support from management, poor supervision from unqualified "supervisors", sketchy and unprofessional display of unethical instruction from upper-management, did not feel safe in the work place due to supervisors and managers creating an unstable environment, poorly run HR department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CV will always have a high employee turn-over rate until some of these major foundation issues are fixed. CV needs some major restructuring, starting from the top down. I only wish I read the negative reviews before accepting employment. Have your managers and supervisors treat employees with respect and give appropriate/ETHICAL support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Never again

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    I worked at The Children's Village

    Pros

    Great to work with the kids

    Cons

    Only care about money not what's best for the child. Staff are not supported by the management team. Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and support them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Management in Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Current Employee - Management in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    I have been working at The Children's Village full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training opportunities. options to learn and grow within the agency, personal growth and development.

    Cons

    Minimal raises for work in the last few years. Some programs are taken more seriously than others-ie residential versus community based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to say-try to be as eclectic as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Children's Village Response

    Oct 29, 2014Human Resources Employment Manager

    We are glad to see that you have taken advantage of our training opportunities!

  6. Very unpleasant place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    I worked at The Children's Village full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Facility was clean and comfortable. Benefits were decent. Large convenient parking lot.

    Cons

    Everyone was generally miserable. A most unhappy place. I once heard the Executive Director, when faced with a problem, respond "Who can we blame for this?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Children's Village Response

    Oct 29, 2014Human Resources Employment Manager

    The Children's Village campus is a beautiful place to work at and we are glad to hear you felt the same. We work hard to keep the campus and buildings clean, comfortable and safe for all staff ... More

  7. The Company is not at all how they portray themselves to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at The Children's Village full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet some wonderful Children and Families.

    Cons

    The Management is very inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of your so called leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. I worked at The Children's Village

    Pros

    You work with great children and families. You will receive a lot of information about the child welfare system depending on what department you work in on the campus.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload with no support or proper supervision. Social work supervisors at the residential level run from crisis and are not held accountable for their turnover or bad attitudes when it comes to working with children and families. Social work practice is not taken seriously as a respected field of therapy. Social workers are utilized to do case management more than the therapy that is advertised on the website alongside case workers who carry cases with no clinical experience to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp your entire administration team. There are people who have been there too long so they are incapable of being impartial which leads to a hostile work environment. Management is not held accountable for poor decision making and instead make the people who are doing the day-to-day work with children and families suffer.

  9. Remarkable

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Former Employee - Counselor in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    I worked at The Children's Village

    Pros

    every day is a new experiencie, and learn self control

    Cons

    Support attitude from young children’s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Star working as a youth counselor and understood day by day attitudes of children’s

    The Children's Village Response

    Oct 29, 2014Human Resources Employment Manager

    Thank you for your response! We really appreciate it.

  10. Overwhelming

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Village

    Pros

    Clinical Supervision was very detailed and much time was devoted to it. Team support was also very encouraging and the families that participated in the community base programs were wonderful.

    Cons

    The paperwork load was at best horrible and at its worst unmanageable. There was a pretty high turnover rate which leads to very low workplace moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take staff suggestions to heart. It is important to listen to the staff that does the hard in the trenches work. Really listen to what they have to say and take action based on their recommendations.

    Doesn't Recommend

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