United Cerebral Palsy
2.9 of 5 32 reviews
www.ucp.org Washington, DC 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated Jun 16, 2014

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Stephen Bennett

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Dead end job

    Direct Care Provider (Current Employee)
    Johnstown, PA

    ProsHelping clients that can't care for themselves.

    ConsTerrible management. Poor communication. Bad pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok First Job.

    Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Pensacola, FL

    ProsAssisting 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.

    ConsVery low pay and super high turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry building a team and paying people who want to be there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at this organization was like bootcamp.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Experience. Run by unqualified inept managers.

    Direct Support Professional (Former Employee)
    Watertown, MA

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

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

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

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    It's a comfortable job.

    LVN (Current Employee)
    Chatsworth, CA

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

    ConsThe pay is not that great!

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf 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.

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

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    Bad supervisors and management

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsThe only pro's are getting a paycheck

    ConsUnprofessional place to work. You will only move up in the company if your friends with the right people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will most likely be stuck in the same position for years and years (with no raise's).. If your not buddy buddy with your supervisor, you will never get any chances to grown within the company. They also secretly hire people (never telling employees that a position is open) without giving any existing employees a chance to move up. They say they cant give out any raises because the company isn't doing so great. Lies! When it comes down to privacy, there is none. I've heard employees business being put out there for the whole office to hear. I've heard things that I just couldn't believe where being spoken about without closing their office doors so they could keep the employees info confidential. Supervisors here usually through you under the bus and never have your back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Teacher's Aide

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    Prosdiverse group of individuals
    flexibility with schedule
    very rewarding job

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

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    Nice managers, feel good job, little pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagers 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.

    ConsWorking 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it was a job that helped me learn about the mentally disabled

    Community Living Coach (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    Prosyou learned something everyday about educating the mentally disabled

    Consneeds some more organization skills on the behalf of the office staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementSend the office staff to some management skills

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

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    low staff morale, low pay for hard physical work with children with disabilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a close commute.

    Consmicromanagement style of Director; low hourly rate for OTR/L with MS degree and very experienced. Terrible medical health plan and PTO horrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter job for a new graduate at entry level.

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