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ACCESS (MI) Reviews

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

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    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. "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


  3. "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!


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  5. "Excellent org with a national impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    ACCESS is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization. ACCESS has a sterling reputation within the nonprofit community. It has both regional (Detroit) and national programs. There is ample room for creativity, big thinking, and innovation within this organization. Some say ACCESS feels like a family (perhaps some might consider this a con).

    Cons

    Due to rapid growth, the organization has some growing pains that are being worked out. However, the long-term outlook is good. Low salary and long hours. While the medical benefits are good, the retirement options are disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on internal communications. It's a big organization with many departments doing vastly different work (health to employment and even a museum). That makes it a challenge to keep all abreast of organizational strategies and priorities, as well as policies and procedures.


  6. "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.


  7. "Good place if your direct supervisor is good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (even if long time employees complain frequently!)
    Mission-driven work & dedicated coworkers
    Excellent place to network within the non-profit, metro-Detroit industry

    Cons

    New ideas are almost universally unsupported
    Quality in coordinators/managers is extremely inconsistent; most middle-managers are allowed to run their department in any way they want, even if it is a far cry from the values of the organization
    Good people are let go despite quality work; advancement, when possible, has very little to do with work performance

    Advice to Management

    Take more control of organizational culture by asking employees to review their managers/supervisors. There is some toxic middle-management in this organization that really runs counter to the direction the executive team is trying to move the organization in.


  8. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits package, great work atmosphere, compassionate employees

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities , minimum training provided

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees


  9. "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.


  10. "Rampat cronyism and lack of transparency"

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

    Pros

    Many mid- and lower-level staff members are extremely dedicated to the important work of this organization but hampered by poor infrastructure and lack of respect.

    Cons

    Upper management is heirarchical -- dominated by special interests and huge egos that eclipse this organization's potential to do some really good work

    Advice to Management

    Encourage creative thinking; cultivate talent and develop a culture that appreciate and encourages staff


  11. "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



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