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Center for Disability Rights Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in Concord, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people who are very dedicated

    Cons

    small agency with limited growth


  2. "Toxic Environment -- Leadership is Non-Existent"

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

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Other than the mission statement, nothing.

    Cons

    CEO does not manage the business and his Directors are vicious and brow-beaters who attack employees verbally. Employees are told to work time they cannot submit to be paid. No personal conversations during work hours. Technology is 40-years old; processes are slow and there is not one ounce of improvement in the "how". Attrition is exponential. Overall, an awful place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the Board -- check "under the hood" of what is going on.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great mission but toxic culture and extremely poor leadership"

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

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights full-time

    Pros

    The mission of the organization along with the staff who support it.

    Cons

    CDR is the embodiment of a toxic culture which starts at the top. The president/CEO and most of his directors are extremely insecure people with very low emotional intelligence. Employees are micromanaged and treated like children based upon the paranoia and insecurities of the president/CEO. If a new leader comes to the organization to try and improve on the antiquated policies and processes, they are ostracized and blamed for the problems with the company by the president/CEO and his yes-women directors. Communication is extremely poor throughout the organization and there is no teamwork. All of these problems lead to high turnover - the good people who want to make things better either quit or are walked out.

    Advice to Management

    To the Board of Directors: complete turnover of management - especially the president/CEO


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Center for Disability Rights full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are the only good thing there

    Cons

    Everything is wrong in that company, the CEO the worst person ever, he "fight" for people rights on the street and make his employees life absolutely miserable, he doesn't care about anything, he only wants to use people money, (people with disabilities) in his benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy now because soon or later somebody is going to watching you, and see what you doing with people money


  5. Helpful (4)

    "HORRIBLE CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing really maybe the concept.

    Cons

    CEO Bruce Darling. Oppressive work environment. CEO harasses employees. Force employees to write false statements against those who quit.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO Bruce Darling.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There really are not any, maybe the fact that occasionally they help the disability community

    Cons

    CEO is a tyrant who rules by fear. His minions in HR fire people with out real reason when they don't bow down to the almighty CEO. HR is also totally bias and plays favorite constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all upper level managment get new people


  7. "Good for someone without an education"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Geneva, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Geneva, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked being able to make own hours and work at my own pace (sometimes)

    Cons

    Next aid doesn't show up for their shift alot. Consumers can be bossy.

    Advice to Management

    Check in on employee and consumer

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Opressive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Center for Disability Rights full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    M-F 9-5 hrs providing direct services to help people with disabilities and older adults.

    Cons

    CEO is chaotic and employees are not treated well or valued. They are not very well respected company. No future there. Very little communication from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to people and show some decency to people. Compensate people better. If the CEO left CDR could be an awesome company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Organization"

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

    I have been working at Center for Disability Rights (More than a year)

    Pros

    CDR has a great mission and passionate employees who care about the rights of disabled people. They do great work in the community and across the state. The CEO and management reward staff who are dedicated and perform well.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, CDR has some bad apples who are lazy, complain, and don't do their jobs. It's frustrating to see these employees keep their jobs. Many of us who are passionate and love it here can occasionally get frustrated by these people.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't be afraid to get rid of the lazy complainers - they only bring us down. Thank you for recognizing those of us who are dedicated.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Advocacy opportunities are plentiful and rewarding.

    Cons

    The CEO is a bully and manipulates his board and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO


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