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Action For Boston Community Development Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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3.5
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Action For Boston Community Development CEO John J. Drew (no image)
John J. Drew
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "ABCD does a lot of different things so there are many opportunities to join the team that most interests you(in 5 reviews)

  • "If you have a good boss (mine was amazing), you will have many opportunities to gain experience, network, and be promoted(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also, the low pay led to a mix in the level of professionalism in employees(in 5 reviews)

  • "Slightly disorganized, but it is a non-profit(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    I worked at Action For Boston Community Development

    Pros

    nice people, clean offices, great experience overall

    Cons

    tax season is really busy

    Action For Boston Community Development2018-09-20
  2. "Feel Stuck"

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    Current Employee - Early Head Start Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Action For Boston Community Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - good hours - fun and exciting day to day rountines -

    Cons

    - not much room for growth - limited supplies to work with - lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is needed. Teachers deserve to know what is going on with the children in their classrooms!

    Action For Boston Community Development2019-04-04
  3. "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Dorchester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Action For Boston Community Development full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they have an amazing benefits package

    Cons

    35hrs/wk max and never any overtime. Also some locations are really bad

    Action For Boston Community Development2019-04-03
  4. "Do Not Work Here If You Value Self-Care"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Action For Boston Community Development full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with the clients is fulfilling.

    Cons

    Everything else. You are expected to do too much in too little time, as you will have 40 hours of work to complete in 35. You are expected to perform the work of 2 people. You will not be heard if you express your concerns but instead scolded for poor time management. The environment is hostile and toxic. The pay is low and the status quo is to not get paid for overtime for some reason. You will be expected to open... at 9 and simultaneously already be seated with your client. At 5, you are supposed to close the office, but you will not be paid for this time. Training is insufficient. You are expected to learn on the job and will be heavily reprimanded for any mistakes. If you have a high tolerance for abuse, you may be able to survive. Otherwise, I would advise against it.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire. There is a reason turnover is high.

    Action For Boston Community Development2019-03-06
  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Action For Boston Community Development full-time

    Pros

    Kids were great and fun

    Cons

    Parents not active in their kids education

    Advice to Management

    Because of the policy, parents take advantage like not coming to school 50% of time. Very late pick up and arrival times. Revise attendance policy

    Action For Boston Community Development2018-08-22
  6. "Central Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Action For Boston Community Development full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great job for community involvement.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Low salary.

    Action For Boston Community Development2018-06-08
  7. "Head of Kitched"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Action For Boston Community Development full-time

    Pros

    Experience in a supervisory position

    Cons

    Unfortunately, not everyone you work with believes in working as a team

    Action For Boston Community Development2018-03-13
  8. "Needs Improvement in Employee Engagement and Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Action For Boston Community Development full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very diverse workforce (although not as much at the top level).

    Cons

    Little accountability, things move slow, resistant to change, doesn't value employee contributions appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable and help employees grow!

    Action For Boston Community Development2017-12-22
  9. "Tax Preparer"

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    I worked at Action For Boston Community Development

    Pros

    It is good to help others.

    Cons

    No cons, it is such a good experience.

    Action For Boston Community Development2017-12-06
  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Action For Boston Community Development full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good network around the city

    Cons

    Old school type environment, Long hiring process

    Action For Boston Community Development2017-10-31
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