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Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Habilitation Technician in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Habilitation Technician in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Society of NC part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management staff and a functional organization

    Cons

    Choice of clients and shifts is not very high, nor are real career opportunities readily available.

    Advice to Management

    None, really, other than to fight for greater market share


  2. "Missing The Forest for Trees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Society of NC full-time

    Pros

    Individuals and Families Receiving Services

    Cons

    Lack of skills in key management positions. Lack of people skills in key management positions in a human services organization. Lack of interest in local communities. Focus on raising money instead of providing quality services.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit feedback from staff doing the work and use it to improve services to persons with Autism and to improve processes for staff training and retention.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Autism Support Professional in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Autism Support Professional in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Autism Society of NC part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ASNC is a great place to work. You don't have to worry about your supervisors looking over your shoulders all the time because they entrust that you will do your job. Also the pay is great once you get in.

    Cons

    If you dont have a vehicle its going to be hard to work at ASNC.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Fine part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love the kids and the families I work with

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Communication issues with previous supervisors.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I can't help you with your troubles, if you won't help with mine."

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    Former Employee - Professional Ninja Trainer in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Professional Ninja Trainer in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Society of NC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ASNC has a good reputation in the community, but that has been declining quickly. Most families have terminated services due to Management turnover. Best advice : Just "pass" the participant on the goals and draw no attention from management. Ask no questions, they will tell you no lies. Participants who wanted to actually work their goals were appreciated. Supportive families who recognize quality services were always appreciated as well.

    Cons

    Poor management. I went through 3 CEOs and 5 Qualified Professionals in less than 3 years. Most of the good hearted people have dissolved their roles at ASNC. I was hired on for $15, took a "voluntary" paycut, and the latest training class was hired at $8. Obviously, they just want "warm bodies" to babysit while the company draws over $40/hour from Medicaid. They don't care about quality and consistency of services anymore. Just "pass" the participant on the goals and draw no attention from management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it ethical. Make sure no one has conflicts of interest. Do not let supported employers exploit the participants. Recognize hard work and dedication. One does not get better rewarded from doing a superior job, than sitting on a couch for 6 hours. Hire CEOs that have a Management background in Non-profits. Social Workers have no training on Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling an organization.


  6. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Autism Society of NC part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great family to work with in Greenville. Set schedule which makes it great for work/school balance. Everyone is very nice and welcoming

    Cons

    Not much bad to say. Better communication between skills instructors and office.


  7. "Really great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Autism Society of NC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work on goals with individuals, this could vary based on the individual. Got to experience a different way of seeing the world.

    Cons

    Not many other than sometimes scheduling could get thrown off.

  8. "Excellent!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture and mission.

    Cons

    No cons to note at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. "Entry level position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Can be a rewarding job, offers opportunities to bond with those with autism and develop friendships.

    Cons

    inconsistent hours, poor communication from management, low pay, little room for career advancement


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Pay & Horrible Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Client Services in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Client Services in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Autism Society of NC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule - that's about it.

    Cons

    The compensation and salary are below average for nonprofits. I never got a raise in 4 years, and when I finally did I was still paid undermarker and they took away my comp time so I didn't come out ahead. I wish I had left sooner but I didn't want to leave the clients hanging, I knew things would fall apart for them after I left. The parents still call me instead of their assigned client services rep they are so frustrated.

    They lowered my car allowance which was already below the IRS amount. The health insurance sucks, it's basically a high deductible plan. It took a year for me to get a personal email address, I had to give clients my personal email. I never got cards with my name on it, I had to write my name on the generic cards every time I handed it out.

    They are mismanaged and things are a mess. They don't care if you work 7 days a week. I had to help clients on evenings and weekends every week and never got comp time or over time. I paid for things out of my pocket for clients and should have been reimbursed, but they could never get their act together to get me the money.

    The paperwork is overwhelming and cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from the CFO on down and start over. Pay your employees market rate and get a decent health insurance plan. So many of management are not qualified, they don't have the skills to get things done or properly train people. The parent's of client complain and it falls on deaf ears.


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