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CAMBA Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Joanne M. Oplustil
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Pros
  • Great benefits, and work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a great stepping stone job to move forward in your career (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • need more job security than given (in 3 reviews)

  • No advancements, no raises, barely any overtime, promises unkept, demanding, some unprofessional staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Mission driven organization."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMBA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization. Most staff have a shared commitment to serve clients to the best of their ability. Good live / work balance.

    Cons

    1. Compensation depends on department funding, so people doing similar work but supporting different departments (ex. Affordable housing vs youth programming) have vastly different compensation. Also, employees who work for "city" funded programs gets annual cost of living salary bumps, while employees who work for programs funded by other sources do not.
    2. Many senior managers have been in their positions for 20+ years. They bring few new ideas to the table. Some have never worked outside of CAMBA, and have fear of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate talent, create advancement opportunities for best employees, question the status quo.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Activity Specialist Position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Activity Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Activity Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CAMBA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays moderately well for part-time positions

    Cons

    Very disorganized, offers difficult hours to coordinate with other part time employment


  3. "admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAMBA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    need more job security than given

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "CAMBA - Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good cause for individuals needing assistance in the program areas in which they serve.

    Cons

    Poor Management, managers have little experience in dealing with a diverse staff. Nepotism is extremely abused.


  6. "Program Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    CAMBA is a multi service organization and the CEO really cares about people. The company gives your a chance to make a difference

    Cons

    The salary at most intermediate positions are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Aim to build in more raises in your plan.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for Employees to grow if the Director of the facility is realistic.

    Cons

    Some facility Directors do not care about clients & look down upon those in need of more mental health assistance

    Advice to Management

    Directors of MICA facilities should take classes on the realism in society.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Care coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    Pros

    It's flexible and located in brooklyn

    Cons

    It's not well structured and high caseload. the turnover rate is constantly higher with staff


  9. "Program manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CAMBA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Promoting from within, but this needs to be looked at more closely.

    Cons

    Promote people who may not have the appropriate expertise, but have worked with the company for many years. Pay. No merit raises. Takes too long to terminate people. Too many staff abuse FMLA.

    Advice to Management

    Don't confuse longevity with competency.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beware or be square!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Specialist II in Ridgefield, NJ
    Former Employee - Support Specialist II in Ridgefield, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAMBA (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to start off out of College!

    Cons

    Unorganized, No space for growth and too much Bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not a nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAMBA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Holidays off sometimes you may have a 4 day weekend. There is Opportunity for advancement especially if you know someone in a higher position.

    Cons

    Way to much paperwork, management is not qualified so it makes the work three times as bad literally . They make you work over your shift WITHOUT PAYING YOU ( 2- 4 hours longer). It's a not a place you want to work at a case manager. Don't waste your time applying as a case manager you will be highly disappointed and miserable. The case manager position is underpaid and way over worked. Hope this helps

    Advice to Management

    Management need to get qualified and the appropriate training to run these programs. Once they learn how to properly manage staff, it can be a better workplace.


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