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Catholic Charities USA Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Catholic Charities USA President Sister Donna Markham
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Pros
  • because I love helping people and that is one of the main reasons that they exist (in 13 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment; Clearly defined roles and responsibilities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Lower wages (expected in non-profit) (in 21 reviews)

  • Low pay as are most non-profit organizations (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Social worker I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    Work from home. Our clients

    Cons

    Would like to get paid more. Hiring Salary is based on position and not on experience

    Advice to Management

    Pay on experience. Keep doing what you are doing. I really enjoy working here. The health benefits are pretty good too.


  2. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    team approach,flexibility, and nice people

    Cons

    difficult work for little pay

  3. "A good learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, good benefits, a lot of learning opportunities and providing a great service. Micro-management usually isn't an issue depending on which supervisor you are assigned to.

    Cons

    Compensation is not enough for the work you do. At times can feel unsupported by upper management. There is a variety of working styles and company makes changes constantly.


  4. "Great non profit agency to work"

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    Current Employee - Adm Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adm Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good co workers, excellent director

    Cons

    Was a part time job


  5. "Help homeless families find housing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    rewarding work, become knowledgeable with resources in the city

    Cons

    Living paycheck to paycheck, not sustainable wage.

    Advice to Management

    competitive salary.


  6. "Great Company to Work for."

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    Current Employee - Case Aide in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Case Aide in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone here is willing to help each other out. Am able to take time off when needed. Doing good work in local communities.

    Cons

    Lacking positions to advance in the organization.


  7. "Wasn't so bad"

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

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    It was a joy working with the children. The employees were understanding and made the environment to work in, a good one.

    Cons

    Not many cons, just the fact that as a camp counselor you'd have to be pretty active during the summer and sometimes you're just tired.

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, residents, opportunities,community outings, staff relations

    Cons

    Politics, other staff, poor upper management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Obsessed with numbers"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager Assistant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Case Manager Assistant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with who care about serving the mentally ill.

    Cons

    Management obsessed with getting your "numbers", the time you spend with your clients. Because of this, workers get behind in the paperwork. You cannot do 10 hours of work in 8 hours,
    I heard that last spring 2016, that the pressure on numbers were eased, and all employees were given a raise, the first in almost 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Let them solve their problems on their own, and don't be so quick to shoot them down. Give praise besides criticism.


  10. "Youth Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    the kids were awesome with lost of opportunities to engage with youth and build team capacity. Lots of resources and opportunities for the kids to expand and explore different interests.

    Cons

    The site was disorganized, there is not a clear chain of command to follow. Many times workers worked beyond their contractual time but were not compensated. Very uncomfortable environment. Limited opportunities to move up on site.

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers at your sites. Ones that are fair and just and care more about the youth rather than their personal agendas.


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