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The Children's Aid Society Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.

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The Children's Aid Society President/CEO Phoebe Boyer
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    I have been working at The Children's Aid Society full-time


    Salary was okay for bachelors and no experience, good benefits


    little flexibility in schedule, was not super accommodating for disabilities

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    I applied online. I interviewed at The Children's Aid Society in June 2017.


    I was very surprised when I got a phone call less than a day after I applied for the position. I applied online late Sunday night and I got a call before noon on Monday. They asked me to go in for a group interview later that week. When I arrived at the place for the interview, I couldn't even get in because no one had arrived to work in the reception. I know they open at 9 but usually employees have to arrive before then, especially the people at the front. But no big deal. The interview itself was my issue. Frankly, it couldn't even be called an interview. We got an overview of the position which was actually not the position i applied to or the position the other candidates had applied to and to top it off we were barely asked any questions during the "interview". It was also clear that they had not reviewed our resumes so why were we even called? Anyway, after we met the first person, the director met with us. The director was apparently not aware of what position we were applying for and started talking about an entire different position as well. So we heard about two different positions and none of them were the ones we applied to. Then they give us incredibly confusing instructions about how we needed to fill out an online application. This was right after they offered us the position. i was still confused as to which one exactly. Of course, we had already filled out an application online for the position we were interested in which was never discussed in the interview. Moving forward a couple of weeks, i got a call from someone there asking why I had not sent out my references for verification and completed the online application. At this point i had no interest in the job but was still unemployed so I gave the person my references. After my references were contacted i was officially offered the position which in title at least, turned out to be the position i applied to. I still had minimum interest but inquired over the salary which was a ridiculous low number for an organization that big. I was flabbergasted and downright oftended at the fact that that i was offered a position that would require so much work would pay so little. the number was less than what people with BAs can expect to make and way less than people with masters in my area and location make. I declined and quite frankly, I doubt i will apply to this organization again.

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