VisionQuest

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VisionQuest Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
7 Reviews
3.0
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great on the job learning opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VisionQuest

    Pros

    Really driven to help kids

    Cons

    Can be xhaustive at times

  2.  

    Hired as a Receptionist but many job duties

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at VisionQuest

    Pros

    I liked the family feel within the office and the location proximity to my home.

    Cons

    There are not many ways to move up within the company without the back door politics. IHD is a joke and the City of Philadelphia should have shut that division down many years ago! Hopefully they at least go rid of Steve Harmon (hopefully) his throwing chairs antics, yelling, and manipulating stats and numbers should have been numbered! I didn't like accruing "paid time off". It was so difficult building time especially if you have children. 7 hours accrued each pay period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff policy could really use a revised handbook!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at VisionQuest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the kids you get to work with and the other staff members make the experience of working here bearable.

    Cons

    management is a mess...they spend money on irrelevant things, while cutting services and salaries and laying people off left and right. The CEO flies all over the country and has 'management meetings' at his beach house on the company dime, while the front line workers are being made to take furlough days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there are several good people in the corporate office, but their advice is generally ignored because it doesn't allow the rest of them to continue to spend money as they please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the company for me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VisionQuest

    Pros

    Loved working with youth, there are benefits to their programs

    Cons

    Not well organized, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on rules and integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience with troubled adolescent youth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Child Care Worker in New Lisbon, NJ
    Former Employee - Child Care Worker in New Lisbon, NJ

    I worked at VisionQuest

    Pros

    great experience working with troubled adolescents. Visionquest helped to prepare me for social service employment in the future with adolescents. You learn how to build relationships with the adolescents. As a staff of Visionquest, you also learn about some therapeutic interventsions used to treat the residnests. You also have the oppurtunity to conduct and facilitate groups.

    Cons

    Upper Management not understanding of Employees, Direct care staff under staffed (very little staff support in the field). the youth are manipulative and you must be strong enough to deal with the emotional rollercoaster that is imminent.
     The Youth are very unpredictatble. Therapuetic holds are utilized to control youths behaviors, which can be dangerous for the staff as well as the child being held.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more direct care staff members

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    VisionQuest, truly employee-owned!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at VisionQuest

    Pros

    VisionQuest's mission and purpose make it worth the stress and hassle.

    Cons

    The downside is part of what effects all agencies in the business, you are constrained by the lack of funding from city/county government. VisionQuest employees are some of the hardest working employees in the field because of their commitment to kids and they have bought into the VisionQuest "fabric". Sometimes this commitment can be exploited and the employees, especially the exempt ones are taken advantage of and overworked. Lastly, VisionQuest's long and sorted history sometimes comes back to bite current programs in the butt. Things that happened years ago effect current leadership and that impacts every aspect of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open-minded to your middle managers. They are the ones that have their finger on the pulse.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VisionQuest

    Pros

    Great people work there. The company does good work with a good mission.

    Cons

    The housing is poor if you live on-site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the same

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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