Volunteers of America
2.8 of 5 88 reviews
www.VolunteersofAmerica.org Alexandria, VA 5000+ Employees

Volunteers of America Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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2.8 88 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Volunteers of America President & CEO Michael King

Michael King

(18 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
88 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great entry level work in the human services, mental health, chemical dependency counseling fields"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Veterans are great people as well as coworkers"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "ever changing upper management who would change the focus as soon as they entered position"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Non profit does not pay werll but salaries were low even compared to other non profits"
    in 5 reviews
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Great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Volunteers of America

ProsThe training is very beneficial

ConsThe cons are few. This is a great company.

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Overall my experience was good, experience with Corporate staff could've been better

Human Resources (Former Employee)

I worked at Volunteers of America full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people that you get to work with. Making a difference in people's lives. The mission of the company to help people in need.Regulations made policies easy to follow. Benefits were exceptional.

ConsMission to help those in need but their own employees were a lot of those in need as well. Pay was low, no raises, morale was low. Difficult to recruit staff that would stay long term. Difficult to work on initiatives because everything takes money and there was none to work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to at least give small increases occasionally-cut some upper management somewhere if need be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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unorganized

CNA (Former Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO

I worked at Volunteers of America full-time for less than a year

ProsThe residents were the best part of that job, and I loved what I did for them, and they were very appreciative.

ConsThey did not care about the employees ( CNAs, Cooks, anybody who was not a department manager). They would not give any bonuses to employees who have been there past 1 year, especially those who have been there 5+ years

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe you should be careful who you hire! Just because you're short staffed doesn't mean you hire ANYBODY.

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

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Street Outreach Worker (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Volunteers of America full-time for more than a year

ProsMake a difference every day, love what you do, decent health care and 401k, work with amazing people

Conslow pay, you will get sick all the time, you are exposed to some of lives worst situations

Advice to Senior Managementif you offered a slightly better salary you would keep employees longer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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active

Program Adiminstrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Trenton, NJ

I worked at Volunteers of America full-time

ProsIt was never a dull day working there

Consit took time for promotions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at a non-profit company ensures the quality of patient care is protected and upheld

Occupational Therapist (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Volunteers of America part-time for more than a year

ProsThis company has excellent values and is supportive of its staff. I have a flexible schedule working part time and this allows me to have more freedom in my life. This company also works hard to ensure its clients receive great care.

ConsThe pay rate is lower than other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider looking at pay rates at other companies to determine how much to pay people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ehh

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Volunteers of America

ProsPayday is every other Friday

Conslow pay, poor senior management that is disrespectful to employees

Advice to Senior ManagementCharity starts at home. Treat your people with dignity and respect and you will get much more out of them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Starting Job

Front Desk Supervisor (Current Employee)
Bronx, NY

I have been working at Volunteers of America full-time for less than a year

ProsIf you are starting this job is a fine way to start

Consno real salary increase unless you take a higher position
no communication between admin and front desk

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to communicate better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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this positions requires confidentiality . this is a key point in administering therapeutic services

Detox Counselor (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Volunteers of America part-time for more than 5 years

Prosthis service is truly needed

Consthere are not enough services available for this population(homelessness) and Alcoholic.

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to encourage others to participate and join the struggle

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work life balance

Case Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Volunteers of America full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCare about employees and clients. Staff are given many opportunities to advance skills and there is tuition reimbursement to finance one's education. My supervisor really commmunicated well with the staff.

ConsModerate pay. Non profit does not pay werll but salaries were low even compared to other non profits. Also the funding was often tied to outdated objectives. This started to change but not enough.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek more funding to support administrative costs

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

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