Upstate Cerebral Palsy Reviews

Updated March 16, 2014
Updated March 16, 2014
6 Reviews

2.7
6 Reviews
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Louis B. Tehan
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    Good job while I was there

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    Former Employee - Residential Manager  in  Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Manager in Utica, NY

    I worked at Upstate Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    working with the residents
    coworkers
    fast paced
    fun

    Cons

    difficult to take days off...
    clueless administration
    extremely high expectations
    lack of funding for programs such a rec for the kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expanding until you have coverage for the programs you already have...support your employees more.. actually work in one of the residences you operate to see how your obtuse decisions trickle down and effect everything from the staff to the kids..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Residence Counselor/AMAP  in  Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Residence Counselor/AMAP in Utica, NY

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

    Pros

    A job but that doesn't mean anything good. This joke is what is the difference between DDSO and UCP and the answer is about twenty thousand dollars a year less at UCP.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Poor Benefits, people fired or quit all the time..Injuries by clients. Forced overtime and taking lots of abuse from clients and other staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked for them as a teacher.

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    Former Employee - Preschool Special Education Teacher  in  Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Preschool Special Education Teacher in Utica, NY

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

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly administration and coworkers.

    Cons

    Funding for a private organization can be tricky in a volatile economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain good communication (this was something they clearly strove to do).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oh Well

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    Current Employee - Residence Manager  in  Barneveld, NY
    Current Employee - Residence Manager in Barneveld, NY

    I have been working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company has size enough to reach many consumers

    Cons

    Persons in positions of decision making that are just not qualified or capable of working with others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further explore any issues of personal conflict before more quality workers leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible would not recommend to anyone!

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    Current Employee - Residence Counselor/AMAP  in  Frankfort, NY
    Current Employee - Residence Counselor/AMAP in Frankfort, NY

    I have been working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Alright health benefits. Other than that I wouldn't recommend this place to my worse enemy!

    Cons

    Everything. The pay for what you do and have to go through on a day to day basis is terrible. We are SEVERELY under paid, management sucks and only cares about themselves. Its the only job I've ever worked at that you can and will get written up for just about ANYTHING they can find to do so. The turnover rate is through the roof for a reason. The pay is crap. If anyone gets abused its us workers. I spend more time working than I do with my own family and still don't make a paycheck that pays the bills. They don't like to give raises I know people who have worked here for over 5 years and still only makes a little over 10 dollars an hour! I've had concussions, have had my head split open, been punched, kicked spit on face and all and verbally abused by individuals and we don't get hazard pay or get a decent pay for that matter. This company certainly just does not care! I could go on for days with this company and their faults!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your workers with better pay and more respect if it wasn't for us this company wouldn't be here! That goes for lou tehan too! Look around lou the average pay is about 13.00 an hour and in fact we should make at least that regardless!!!! Pretty soon ill be able to go flip burgers for what you pay us!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Truth Through Jaded Eyes

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    Current Employee - Residence Counselor/AMAP  in  Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Residence Counselor/AMAP in Utica, NY

    I have been working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The biggest perk of working as a direct care professional is of course seeing the impact on the indivdual's that you work on a daily basis with. This is a kind of payment for doing your job that doesn't have a monetary value, but there is something to be said for the emotional value of it. This company does offer full-time employment to people that have little to no training or experience in this field, but only as a grunt worker. The benefits are decent and if you can handle the drama and stress, it's an okay place to work.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough money for what you actually do, especially if you are an AMAP (Approved Medication Administration Person). Management is terrible to work with, the only thing the worry about is if the documentation is getting done so the agency gets paid. Stress is a huge concern for the direct care workers but it never seems to make it to management who just compounds the issues instead of solving them. You can get written up for just about anything if a manager doesn't like you, and you can't even call them on it because they'll just terminate you for insubordination. It's a very stressful and drama-filled work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees and pay the people who do all the hard work, both physical and mental, the amount they actually deserve.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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