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Apprisen Financial Advocates CEO Michael S. Kappas
Michael S. Kappas
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  1. Customer Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates

    Pros

    Great people and meaningful work and the benefits were good for a nonprofit. Work environment was okay. Special events and fundraising was always nice.

    Cons

    Industry was shrinking which means downsizing . Communication between staff and upper management was not great. Middle management worked hard.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Helpful (1)

    Soul sucking environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The pay was fair and benefits were adequate. The company mission is very admirable, which is what attracted me to the company.

    Cons

    Once you're on the inside and you observe how the executive team operates, that's when the veil drops and they show their true colors. The CEO and COO are the most unethical individuals I have ever worked with. They misappropriate government funds and fudge audits to cover their tracks. If you question their decisions, you have a target on your back, and it doesn't take them long to sink a knife in to that target. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Step 1 - the board needs to wake up and take a hard look under the covers. Step 2 - Once you've completed Step 1, terminate The CEO and COO and get some ethical leaders in place.

  3. Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gahanna, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Apprisen Financial Advocates full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Great people. low turnover. Variety of work

    Cons

    one late night required a week until 8pm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek employee's advice and input.

  4. review from a long time employee

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates

      Pros

      Great benefits and flexible hours

      Cons

      management expects you to do the job of 4-5 people and fires you when you don't perform as expected.

      Advice to Management

      none

    • A very negative company culture, and micro management. They don't even provide water at the work place.

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
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      I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Decent benefit but the pay is very low.

      Cons

      No chance for personal growth or promotions.

    • Helpful (3)

      Promises made, promises broken

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
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      I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Benefits are great. Counseling team and middle management team are dedicated and committed to good client services. Unfortunately, the exec. Management group is only looking for huge profits and completely undermines the hard work and community services provided by the remainder of the staff.

      Cons

      Working conditions, inconsistent management and no support from executive team- especially HR. I have known the management team for more than 15 years, and before I began working for them I considered them all friends and professional colleagues. However, after the ink is dry, things change (not for the better) dramatically. This organizations preaches one thing to the public and the non-profit credit/financial counseling...

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      Advice to Management

      Advice to Board of Directors: take a good, hard look at your two top leaders in this agency and remember that at the end of the day, YOU are accountable.

    • Helpful (1)

      Corporate takeovers and deplorable downsizing tactics is their MO. Non profit is questionable???

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      Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in North Bend, OR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great benefits and competitive wage. Nice retirement package.

      Cons

      As a financial literacy educator, and counselor, they made me a debt management program pusher. I worked an average of 10 hours a day and got paid for 7 1/2 straight time. I was rated on how many DMP's I was able to set up rather than the financial education I was able to provide.

      Advice to Management

      If my Executive Director had known what you had planned for our local agency, she would never have agreed to the merger. Our board members are appalled at your tactics for closing us down after taking our bank accounts, our clients and finally firing our last counselor using unethical tactics. I know the truth, and so does the EOUST....Shame on all of you.

    • Good job, decent wage, great benefits

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      Current Employee - Credit Counselor in San Francisco, CA

      I have been working at Apprisen Financial Advocates

      Pros

      management is great and the job is straight foward. no micromanaging which is the best

      Cons

      work hours are a little tricky and very structured work schedule is a drag, but hey, its a job

      Advice to Management

      develop better recognition for the average workers

    • Helpful (1)

      Good for the community or the bottom line??

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      Former Employee - Credit Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

      I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates

      Pros

      You are helping clients start thinking about a plan for their financial future. You can also help them out of debt if a Debt Management Plan would be beneficial to their situations. The company also has a very good benefits package and gives 403b without requiring a contribution from the employee. Also a great health package for the whole family.

      Cons

      Management is not supportive to it's employees. They are driven to increase revenue at the risk of hurting their clients. Decisions are not made with the best interest of the community in mind. They are proclaiming to help clients but may actually hurt them if it means increasing revenue. They are a nonprofit company who considers profits above everything.

      Advice to Management

      You can not threaten employees and expect them to respect you or stay in your organization. If it is revenue that drives the business is it fair to pretend your a nonprofit?

    • It is ok but has low pay

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in [location]

        I worked at Apprisen Financial Advocates full-time

        Pros

        It is nice helping individuals and families. The work environment is nice since you generally will have your own office.

        Cons

        They have good benefits but low pay. Advancement is unlikely.

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