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ACCESS (MI) Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


  11. "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


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