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Catholic Charities USA Reviews

Updated March 22, 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 12 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are very helpful and compassionate. They are committed to their mission.

    Cons

    Nothing special to share with others


  2. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very rewarding

    Cons

    There is not cons on the job


  3. "Helping out those in need"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cook in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to help out those in need

    Cons

    Large organization. Employees easily get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the day to day operations and those who complete them


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  5. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    There is an onsite cafe so you don't have to go out for lunch if you do not want to; there are opportunities for growth due to turnover.

    Cons

    Senior management places unrealistic demands on staff, contributes hugely to dissension and back-biting among staff, creates an atmosphere of fear, not opposed to yelling at staff and talking about personnel issues in earshot of other staff members, low staff morale.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like human beings not robots or chess pieces.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mental health consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA part-time

    Pros

    Care about their clients and the community

    Cons

    Salary low. upper level management doesn't appear to know what's really happening


  7. "High-integrity, mission-driven; asset to community organization."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Serves those that others have given up on. Welcomes anyone, regardless of beliefs/ background. Services prevent homelessness. My staff and clients were a blessing. My manager deeply ethical and fair.

    Cons

    Safety was frighteningly lax and out of date, considering criminal element in client population. New position was unrealistic. The workload and responsibility, compared to pay rate, (annual pay freezes) was unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't minimize workload during interview to fill a position. Expect underappreciated employees to leave.


  8. "Great Place To Work For!"

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package. Excellent people and great office environment.

    Cons

    Has a lot of potential in terms of improving work life balance. But overall, an excellent organization to work for!


  9. "Great Mission, Chaotic Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Charities USA full-time

    Pros

    If you're ambitious there's great opportunity to jump in and grow by taking on new responsibilities (there is always more to be done). Organization appears to be shifting in positive directions, but change is slow.

    Cons

    Internal politics and siloed mentalities prevent strategic goal-setting and accomplishment. Priorities often shift on whims from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Expect managers to, and reward them for, managing and developing people, not just projects.


  10. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very very good experience overall

    Cons

    there are no cons that I can recall


  11. "Caregivers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To help Senior citizens

    Cons

    No benefits, no medical insurance, vacation paid

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor they are nice people



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