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Children’s Home Society of Florida Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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3.1
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50%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Michael J. Shaver
74 Ratings
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  • "There is a tremendous lack of support from upper management(in 16 reviews)

  • "low pay, long hours, little room to grow(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Place to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Head Start Home Visitor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Work from home Awesome place to network and grow within the company Frequent paid time off Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Driving from visit to visit can be exhausting. Case overloads. Underpaid Social worker

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-05-29
  2. "Amazing programs and colleagues-poor wage and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary in Cocoa Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I strongly believe in the work that we do at CHS, helping families to become stronger and healthier every day. My colleagues are so dedicated and true team members who support and encourage each other. The supervisors are always available to listen and assist in any way they can. They are understanding and also supportive. Also, the PTO benefits are pretty good (and supervisors encourage employees to use it) and one of...

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    Cons

    The pay is below par and the health benefits aren't great either. Employees across the state haven't received a pay increase in at least 3-4 years, management says it's because they can't afford it. CHS couldn't even afford to give workers a 2% raise this year which is just sad. CHS loses amazing employees every day because they leave for better paying jobs. That's frustrating because we need great people to continue...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a fair wage so that turnover decreases. It's just bad business to constantly have to hire and train new workers and it's demoralizing and frustrating to the employees who remain and have to pick up the slack.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-06-06
  3. "Good Starting Point"

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    Current Employee - Youth/Care Worker 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fair Pay, good hours, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Supervisor unavailability, long shifts, not enough staff

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-05-23
  4. "CHS is "The BEST" Place to Work!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Program Counselor in Palatka, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CHS Cares for "all" children. Very Supportive!!! Encouraging!!! Dedicated!!! Excellence!!!!! We Do GOOD!!!!!

    Cons

    I have thoroughly working for CHS over the years!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Support is "key" to a GREAT Team!!!!!

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-05-21
  5. "Na"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dependency Case Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There's a lot of benefits offered.

    Cons

    Dismissive, straightforward, and pushy management .

    Advice to Management

    None

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-06-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Home Office in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CHS is a family friendly company who values their employees.

    Cons

    There are none to share.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-05-01

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    May 20, 2019Chief Talent Officer

    Thanks for sharing your feedback! Your input is helping us to continue our work toward becoming the Employer of Choice in social services. We appreciate you and all the good you've done for the kids and families supported by CHS. Best wishes!

  7. "Overworked underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team and supervisor will make or break you.

    Cons

    Low pay, unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Lower case loads, better supervisors and better pay

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-05-14

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    May 20, 2019Chief Talent Officer

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're committed to creating an open, transparent and collaborative environment for our team members -- your input helps us continue our work toward becoming the Employer of Choice in social services. We appreciate you and all the good you've done ...

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  8. "Salary"

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      Current Employee - Home Visitor 

      I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good company to work for. They are very supportive.

      Cons

      Programs are still transitioning to something new

      Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-04-24

      Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

      May 20, 2019Chief Talent Officer

      Thanks for sharing your feedback! We appreciate you and all the good you've done for the kids and families supported by CHS. Best wishes!

    • "Underpaid"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Dependency Case Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Making a difference in children’s lives.

      Cons

      Underpaid, working off the clock many days beciase they don’t want to give you overtime. Work life balance is horrible.

      Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-05-08

      Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

      May 20, 2019Chief Talent Officer

      Thanks for sharing your feedback We're committed to creating an open, transparent and collaborative environment for our team members. No one should be working "off the clock." If you feel you are being asked to not report hours worked, we want to hear from you directly. Please ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Organization Great; Some Issues"

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

      I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The wonderful work of the people who are in the trenches. Those are the real hero's of CHS. Family Friendly environment, and the many opportunities to connect with some exceptional individuals both inside and outside of the agency.

      Cons

      Case management staff are overwhelmed and definitely underpaid. I understand the non-profit genre and the sacrifices you make when choosing to accept a career in that area. However I also understand Finance and the ability to redirect funds where they would make the most impact. Staff are so overwhelmed with work and underpaid (no raise for these people on years) yet upper management salaries are almost criminal in comparison...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to the cries of the employees, until then you will continue to experience significant turnover.

      Children’s Home Society of Florida2019-02-26

      Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

      May 20, 2019Chief Talent Officer

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're committed to creating an open, transparent and collaborative environment for our team members -- your input is importing in helping us work toward being the Employer of Choice in social services. Please know we truly appreciate you and all ...

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