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ACCESS (MI) Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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  1. "I love it here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACCESS (MI) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse and friendly community
    Great opportunities for advancement
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Job experiences vary by department

    Advice to Management

    Conduct an audit of employee satisfaction across departments


  2. "Access Is Cloying With Nepotism And Corruption"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ACCESS (MI) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are not a single pro to be found. Please check the cons.

    Cons

    Founder of ACCESS left 3 years ago because of the bad direction of the current director and the rubber stamp board. All board members and the director himself live outside the community and know nothing about the community. THe director pays himself a salary of $140K per year when he had done nothing for ACCESS or the community. He has been in charge for 30 years and piled thousands of dollars for himself. Not bad for a Communist Comrade. The hiring policy is a sham. They only hire those who belong to the communist party of Lebanon. The service is a farce. Customers wait for service hours on end and recieve no regard or respect from the abnoxious staff and then they have pay for the service to a supposedly non-profit organization that gets millions in donations. Just check with those poor customers and the previous borad members and founder of ACCESS.

    Advice to Management

    Resign your position along with your YES board before you get caught, and dedicate yourself instead to the C Party, and don't camouflage it and hide behind Access Executive Directorship.


  3. "Poor management, no opportunity for advancement, doesn't encourage fresh ideas."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ACCESS (MI) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Lots of young passionate people to work next to. Depending on the position there is opportunity to gain unique experience for your resume.

    Cons

    Management/structure isn't efficient. Definitely doesn't encourage outside the box thinkers. Salary not worth the time and effort required with no advancement or appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the young passionate folks some more. Trust the talent you have before you discourage them to leave for another organization who values their input and efforts.


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  5. "Weak Leadership, Lack of Basic Systems, Fear of Change"

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    Current Employee - Management in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ACCESS (MI) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    On the staff level, many people are devoted and committed to assisting those in need within the immediate community surrounding the organization.

    Cons

    Lack of identified organizational chart (who really makes the decisions) hired as a direct report but actually answered to many, at the top executive level conflicting ideas of what is the vision/mission, hostile work environment, lack of basic systems, employs motivated by fear, company rules and guidelines do not apply to all, subtle discriminatory attitude at the top level, lack of diversity at the management level. Very disappointing experience.

    Advice to Management

    Review the organization's culture, mission and vision. Communicate clearly and effectively with employees, update systems, embrace change, address the organization's culture of cronyism, fear and ineffectiveness.


  6. "Great experience but there is also a great deal of cronisim to stay and get ahead with the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at ACCESS (MI) full-time

    Pros

    great opportunity to work and contribute to the company. Meet people from all over the metro-Detroit area and beyond.

    Cons

    With the Community Health & Research Center employment is very selective and often times plays favorites with who stays employed. Potential for growth is limited.


  7. "Professional non profit environment with a family atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Warm passionate people, doing great work. Great reputation in the community and at the cutting edge of many programs and initiatives.

    Cons

    Each department has its own culture and some are less warm than others. Some programs receive less funding than others.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and support for young talented staff that are willing to work hard and grow. It's important to retain young talent!


  8. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at ACCESS (MI) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as a PT tutor. Didn't engage much with the people in their office as I was placed in a high school to report to for tutoring. But the encounters I had with the organization went well every time. The people there, esp in the HR Dept, were very chill and were awesome!

    Cons

    Not much to report. Maybe offer the PT employees bit of a higher pay but I know that as a non-profit they are under budget restraints.


  9. "Not the place to be if you actually want to make things better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ACCESS (MI) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of people performing a large number of services

    Cons

    Organization seems stubbornly set in their ways. Unwilling to listen to new ideas. Organization seems to somehow micromanage and not manage at all simultaneously.

    Advice to Management

    You folks can do so much better! Develop your talent instead of chase it away


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ACCESS (MI) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good opportunities to network

    Cons

    Terrible management and no lack of structure in decision making. Top management runs it like a family business .

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together- focus on better systems and more transparency.


  11. "I am not sure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people so far seem friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is low, but hours may be flexible


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