Thresholds Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Great Organization!

    Current Employee - Supported Employment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supported Employment Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thresholds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working at Thresholds and I enjoy my team.

    Cons

    The pay is not sufficient.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more!


  2. Flexible but poor pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist II in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty Flexible Hours Helping people work towards recovery

    Cons

    Can be emotionally draining terrible pay depending on your site poor management Daily notes can be time consuming


  3. Community Support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    great co workers valuable mission not boring

    Cons

    very low pay safety concerns long hours


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  5. friendly environment and great purpose

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - people are really nice and its a friendly environment to work in - got good experience and had an opportunity to work on various tasks - a great mission that helps to make a change and great organization

    Cons

    - pay is not that great being that it is not a big huge corporation


  6. ....

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    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty cool place. Helps a lot of people!

    Cons

    Could pay more money to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and patient with staff


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great NPO

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thresholds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very person-centered approach to mental health recovery, excellent mission, and a lot of opportunity for growth within the agency.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to the demands of the job, often asked to do more than is feasible within a typical work day.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to compensate your employees in a way that reflects the demands of the work, invest more in your staff, and focus more on training your leadership staff.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Terrible pay and lack of supervision for very hard work

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    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist II in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thresholds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of experience and knowledge working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness at Thresholds. For those working toward licensure, you can accrue hours (but more on that in the cons). The new employee orientation was very thorough and benefits were decent. Schedule can be somewhat flexible (if you finish all your visits for the day before 5 pm you can head home and type up case notes remotely).

    Cons

    Okay, about those licensing hours...as a member of a CSS team, I was told that Team Leaders were too busy to provide individual supervision for those working toward their LCSW and that group supervision was not offered to anyone whose Team Leader was an LCSW. I was told to count the morning team meetings as supervision, which under Illinois does technically count but it's not sufficient, particularly for new grads. This is difficult work and if Thresholds wants to support its staff, they need to offer actual supervision. They also need to compensate fairly. Again, this job is grueling. You're driving around all day, often without time to eat, trying to see members and hit your quota (which is next to impossible) and the starting pay is $32K? That's crap. I took the job because I was desperate but left very quickly. It's just not worth it. Also, the CSS teams need to work on a more streamlined new staff training and operating with better communication as things were constantly falling through the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they're worth. Recognize that this is difficult work and support them. Offer actual supervision.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Would Not Recommend Working Here

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thresholds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    That I was employed. Some of the staff were nice. I liked being outside of the office, but not all day long.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Expectations are ridiculous and interfere with quality service delivery.. Supervisors don't effectively supervise. Management is top heavy and makes the big bucks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and train competent supervisors. Demonstrate appreciation for staff through increasing pay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The clients and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  11. Helpful (2)

    leadership?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have some excellent staff dedicated to behavioral health and quality of life to the clients

    Cons

    Salary is terrible and department heads vision of what they believe is the right path is a joke. The lack of consistency with duties and goals come across as someone suffering with undiagnosed multiple personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Go back for training



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