The Kennedy Center

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The Kennedy Center Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
The Kennedy Center – US – “SunsetKC”

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4.0 6 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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Martin D. Schwartz

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It is very interesting working with the Kennedy Center.

    Residential Counselor (Current Employee) Trumbull, CT

    ProsThe benefits are a plus.

    ConsThe pay isn't really good.

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    The Cutting Edge of its Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery rewarding
    Work with excellent people
    Seem to be open to promoting from within
    Low stress
    A great place which allows less fortunate to live with dignity and self respect.

    ConsSalaries need to be bought in line to the going rate in the NY Metro area
    Sometimes there is a lack of communication between departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to do what you are doing in the industry. Try to broaden the areas of funding so you are not dependent on the State

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

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    Overall potentially good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Trumbull, CT

    ProsI Enjoyed the position overall.

    ConsNo medical benefits provided for part-time positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe considerate of unforeseen circumstances.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding, but low-paying

    Community Inclusion Counselor (Current Employee) Trumbull, CT

    ProsWork with excellent people
    Have fun at work
    Trainings are rarely boring
    Highly rewarding work assignments
    Easy to advance quickly
    Lots of benefits

    ConsThe pay is very low for the type of work you do, not enough to live off of.
    Can be very stressful, especially with difficult clients or families.
    The company is underfunded and understaffed, so employees are spread thin.
    Employees can gossip and criticize each other's performance in unhelpful ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote kindness in the workplace, as well as flexible attitudes.
    And if possible, try to get more funding. (I know money is tight.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Better off some place else

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Trumbull, CT

    ProsGood company with a good mission. Laid back atmophere

    ConsGood if you are looking to gain experience dealing with the developmentally disable, however most people stay there a few years to get experience and then move on to State jobs. The wages are embarassing and there hasn't been raises in years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more funding from the state to raise wages, they are a joke

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Nation's performing arts center

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- High quality of work
    - Great contacts
    - Well-known

    Cons- Learn and leave type of atmosphere in certain departments
    - Lots of resources, but very conservative.
    - Lack off communication at times, departments are very siloed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the entry/mid-level employee base better. Provide opportunities for continued growth and professional development.

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