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Autism Society of NC Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, good supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great experience to prepare me for my job as an OT
    supervisors are friendly and they really understand autism- I learned a LOT more than I did in classes about working with these amazing kids
    good job to have while in school, they work with your school schedule so you can keep working while going to school
    Everyone really cares about the kids and adults learning, it is not just a babysitting job so I liked that it was meaningful work
    Supervisors are really approachable and have an open door policy

    Cons

    mileage reimbursement is low and you have to transport
    some services pay at a lower rate, but less paperwork for those

    Advice to Management

    Increase mileage and other service rates


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Discriminatory Employment Practices"

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    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Society of NC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clients are great. Loved working with the families

    Cons

    To be experts in autism, ASNC does not provide the CSI with enough on the job training. Staff is not giving enough support to work with clients. Consistent training is needed to work with clients but in most often never provided. No opportunities to grow within the organization unless you meet the status que look at the website at leadership and clinical experts). Not a Representive of the population we work with.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work for them, get services from them staff are not trained.


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  5. "Amazing Kids, Terrible Company"

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    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The children are my only motivation to work here. The children are amazing and you get to learn from them while helping them learn from you.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, especially for high risk clients. Management is always changing and very disconnected. Paperwork is extremely demanding and so many unpaid hours go into the paperwork, transportation, and planning for clients.

    Advice to Management

    Amp up the communication. Pay higher gas reimbursement for longer drives. Protect the workers and don't shift the blame to them all the time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management, no training, and have fun documenting it all for free!"

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    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interaction with great kids that deserve to be supported by a better agency.

    Cons

    Part time csi workers are to complete all documentation within 24 hours, but they WILL NOT pay you. I was given an aggressive client with no behavior plan as a BRAND NEW employee. There is MINIMAL training, the supervisors are unorganized and do not have your best interest in mind. They don't even pay new employees for the orientation you attend! Never educated by a psychologist about a behavior plan, which they promised. Have fun driving kids all over, for little reimbursement. The parents and supervisors are never on the same page. Happiest day working for ASNC? The day I put in my two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Train your new employees, pay your employees for documentation, you are sending a message that documentation is not important and shouldn't require my time and effort. Don't treat your csi workers like expendable trash.


  7. "You get some great interaction with kids, but the supervisors seem disorganized and distracted. Training is minimal."

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    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interaction with kids is amazing. They are awesome and it is fun hanging out with them and learning from them.

    Cons

    Supervisors are very disorganized. Communication between workers and families seems nonexistent and often leaves the personal staff in the dark. Pay is small. Hard to get needed work hours as most of the kids are only available after school.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between your supervisors and their clients/staff. Any communication is better than it is right now.


  8. "Needs new management"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Instructor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers that give lots of support and help.

    Cons

    Management is very backstabbing. Will smile to your face while trying to get rid of different employees. Looking for ways to cut your pay, or not pay you at all. Certain managers will not help employees at all and very condescending.

    Advice to Management

    Better work environment, and management, Need to stop trying to go behind employees backs and make them turn one another.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great while being a student"

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    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Community Skills Instructor in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Compensation for gas, flexible hours, diverse environment, hands-on experience, never doing the same thing every day, kind supervisors, it's fun!

    Cons

    Poor benefits, low full time salary, difficult to work your way up in the company, unorganized leadership, miscommunication between families and workers.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like management is based on seniority, rather than competency, poor salary for management, lack of communication, they respond to concerns in a very timely manner, they are genuinely care for the employees


  10. "Too many changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great immediate and secondary supervisors, flexible hours. Most of the staff really believed in the mission and worked together for a common goal.

    Cons

    Mishandling of funds, major overhaul of upper management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the staff better - keep them in the loop when major changes are taking place. Take cuts yourself instead of passing them to the employees first through things like mileage reimbursement


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to help people with autism and their families. You can make great friends. Great beginner job.

    Cons

    Low wages. They don't offer FT for one on one workers anymore. Benefits suck. Can be very hard to deal with ASD daily. High burn out rate.

    Advice to Management

    Offer full time benefits. You get what you pay for.


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