United Cerebral Palsy

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United Cerebral Palsy Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
34 Reviews
3.1
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy

    Pros

    I can help people who need it.
    I can inspire.

    Cons

    I love what i do, therefore no challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Saying goodbye

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    Former Employee - Attendant Care  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Attendant Care in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The clients are wonderful. The Christmas parties are getting better. F/t has benefits.

    Cons

    Everyone makes 10.00 hr. To avoid letting people go, they knocked everyone down to 10.00. I lost almost 3.00 hr. P/T lost all benefits. Don't expect a raise. Hours were taken from workers. Some had to let clients they had for years, go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the benetits back to P/T. Begin giving raises. Christmas parties are Rawhide were great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    DO NOT WORK HERE

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Besides the clients and their families.....NOTHING

    Cons

    Very bad management style. Employees are not treated with respect. They expect you to get everything done without any proper training. The RN supervisor is a joke!. It is really sad the conditions some of the patients are in, all they care about is money. Patient goes around with dirty diaper and feces under nails....very poor conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of them ad hire COMPASSIONATE and COMPETENT people. THE WHOLE BUSINESS IS A JOKE!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Dead end job

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    Current Employee - Direct Care Provider  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Direct Care Provider in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Helping clients that can't care for themselves.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Poor communication. Bad pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok First Job.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Assisting clients and learning the non-profit world. Learning more about fundraising, non-profit boards, networking with a host of professionals from a range of fields.

    Cons

    Very low pay and super high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try building a team and paying people who want to be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working at this organization was like bootcamp.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff is very, very dedicated and focused on doing good work. I made a great deal of friends while employed with this organization. The directors are good about work/life balance and having a nice work environment. The annual conferences are awesome! There's so much to learn and the volunteers are great to work with as well.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up in the organization unless you are hired as a director forget about getting a decent raise or moving up. It feels like a rat race and the only way one can get promoted is to leave which is what most of the staff did. Professional development is not encouraged. When you're hired, you hit the ground running. If you don't know how to do something you better learn it on your own quick. It's a bit unorganized and the managers are not skilled at managing a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do an internal evaluation, bring in a team to coach the manages on how to supervise staff and work on making the office a pleasant place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible Experience. Run by unqualified inept managers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Watertown, MA

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my clients. They were awesome and taught me new things.

    Cons

    The company is so poorly run that they can't keep workers very long. Management disrespects its good workers and are oblivious of all the hard work the good workers do who truly care. They really don't care or respect their workers or the clients they serve. They are all talk no action. There is blatant favoritism. forget about being promoted or even respected if you are not friends with them. Its a hostile environment and they take sides with the bullies who harass everyone. If you try to adress serious concerns you will be ignored or berated. There are people placed in high up management positions who do not belong there at all. They only got the job because they are friends with someone, They are bringing the company down due to their lack of leadership and responsibilty and incompetence. They make so many mistakes and try to cover them up or blame others. They are very dishonest and inconsiderate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect to the workers there who work hard and care.. Don't belittle your workers and treat them like losers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a comfortable job.

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    Current Employee - LVN  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Chatsworth, CA

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing is working with the client's and making sure the are well maintained.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have an employee who is doing a great job for you; reward them by giving a salary increase at least after the first year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Teacher's Aide

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy full-time

    Pros

    diverse group of individuals
    flexibility with schedule
    very rewarding job

    Cons

    as company grows, there is a lof of unorganization going on

  11.  

    Nice managers, feel good job, little pay.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy full-time

    Pros

    Managers and co-workers are all very friendly. You feel good about what you are giving back to society. You get to help people who normally do not get help from others. Good health insurance is offered, 401K plan, nice community to work in, beautiful building to work in. Freedom of getting out in the community.

    Cons

    Working for a non-profit, the pay is not great. It requires a lot of driving in your car, they have a handful of company cars but they are rarely available for use.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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