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Children’s Home Society of Florida Employee Reviews about "upper management"

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Michael J. Shaver
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  • "It can be difficult to feel effective as a "ground work" employee when a majority of the big decisions have to be made by upper management(in 16 reviews)

  • "low pay, long hours, little room to grow(in 13 reviews)

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  1. 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...

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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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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential. Poor Leadership."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization has great potential within the child welfare industry, as it is ever-growing with new programs and positions. The job hours are flexible, and you're able to make your own schedule. Very independent work - you are responsible for your own cases, tasks, and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Inexperienced leaders, managers, supervisors, and directors create an disorganized and chaotic work environment. There is a tremendous lack of support from upper management. No incentives offered (raises, bonuses, etc.), and most employees feel undervalued and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Increase accountability for program managers and directors. Develop opportunities for relevant and appropriate training for ALL staff and supervisors. Create incentives for staff, such as annual raises, annual/quarterly bonuses, mental health days, etc.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2018-12-03
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not Good for Employees"

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

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

    Pros

    CHS USED to do great work for kids and families. 1902-mid 2000's were the years when the heart of the company beat after the heart of the community. I once was very proud to say I worked for CHS and before it went political, we really did do great work.

    Cons

    At inception CHS' drive was to make sure kids and families had a chance at better lives with less poverty, abuse and neglect. Now CHS is motivated to be 'experts' in areas it is not qualified. Doing something once does not an expert make! Because of corporate greed CHS goes after the programs and projects they think will make the money but in the end they do not have the heart to ensure success. They put resources...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy and take care of all staff, ESPECIALLY front line and division/region staff. STOP creating jobs for ineffective friends! Rather look at your seasoned program and line staff and promote from within AND DIVERSIFY!!! Stop spending on innovations and pour resources into programs that work and those that have the potential for success. Stop trying to take over everything and learn to do a few things well...it...

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    Children’s Home Society of Florida2018-10-03

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    October 8, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to share your views regarding your time with CHS. We appreciate your opinion and invite you to contact our Chief Talent Officer, Heather Vogel, at heather.vogel@chsfl.org to provide more insight in a one-to-one conversation.

  4. "Case Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You definitely feel like you make an impact in the lives of the families you serve.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to feel effective as a "ground work" employee when a majority of the big decisions have to be made by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your case managers more freedom to make decisions regarding their cases.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2018-05-28

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    June 4, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thanks for your input; we appreciate the time you took to provide a review of your experience with CHS. If you'd like to share more about your experience, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at heather.vogel@chs.fl. Thank you too, for all you do for the children and families ...

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  5. "It was an experience that I will never forget"

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

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time

    Pros

    travel, experience working with people from all aspects of life

    Cons

    under paid, lack of understanding from upper management

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2018-03-06

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    March 12, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your openness. If you have any particular comments you'd like to share regarding your experience, please feel free to contact me at heather.vogel@chsfl.org.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Philanthropy"

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    Former Employee - Philanthropy in South Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and meeting great members of the community.

    Cons

    The Chief Development Officer has formed a clique within the upper management of the Philanthropic Department and is actively pushing out employees through falsified write-ups all throughout the organization and by assigning unattainable goals which they will also provide write-ups for when you don’t meet them. Numerous employees in this department have left within the last year...

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    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, they are targeting and ceasing local events which will undoubtedly cause philanthropic efforts to landslide as these kinds of decisions WILL most certainly cause a disconnect within communities across Florida and their beloved donors who they continuously attempt to milk for every last dollar, disregarding those smaller more grass-root donors. My advice is that they remove the CDO as soon as possible and...

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    Children’s Home Society of Florida2018-02-21

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    February 26, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for taking time to share your point of view. We’re committed to fostering open and transparent communication with our team members. We value your feedback, and we take the concerns you raised seriously. As you know and mentioned in your comments, we have a deep responsibility ...

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sad place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    I liked the small group of people I worked with but they’ve all been laid off

    Cons

    M. Shaver and his minions are sick. They cut the executive director who was there for 20 years and a pillar of the community because they OUT OF NO WHERE “eliminated the position”. Then they cut out an entire program that provides mental counseling to abused and neglected children and families. This laid off about 13-15 counselors out of no where! Counselors with families and bills, then they realized that they had a...

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    Children’s Home Society of Florida2018-01-31

    Children’s Home Society of Florida Response

    February 5, 2018Chief Talent Officer

    Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. We’re committed to creating a comfortable, transparent and collaborative environment for all our team members. We value your feedback, and we take the concerns you raised seriously. In that light, I want to address some of your concerns ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "CHS Review"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are lovely people who strive to make a difference. Management will make an effort to have some staff development activities where lunch is provided.

    Cons

    No resources, no support, no promotions and opportunity for advancement is very rare. This is typical of non-profit work though, so you really have to have the patience and dedication to work in this industry. I found there to be many issues from the top down, with upper management having virtually no idea what was going on and little to no involvement from upper...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees about resources, funding, and budget. Consider splitting branches up into even smaller divisions so that upper level management can be more closely involved and aware of issues going on. Focus on developing a more open culture - rather than a culture where only the people at the top know what is going on.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2017-08-02
  9. Helpful (4)

    "The instituion is great, but upper management is not supportive with Supervisors."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The agency's mission, working with families who truly need services, home visiting staff, supervising staff who are so committed as Family Support Workers, having supportive co-workers as other supervisors and the Program Managers for Healthy Families.

    Cons

    The low pay, political attitude of the upper management where they promotes their friends, blaming others during audits, low raises, upper management not caring enough for their employees, stressful job, micro-managing the supervisors and having them give accountability of every minute of their day, bringing on low employee morale, dissatisfaction...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, do not blame and take some ownership of the problem as a true leader, promote supervisors who have been loyal to the company and worked hard for over 10 years, supervisors who know the program best-promote them, give support to supervisors and Program managers, and most of all do not micro-manage.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2016-12-21
  10. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with good values and good benefits!

    Cons

    A little too top heavy. Too many upper management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employees who deal day to day with all the activities. They have a better idea what changes could help keep to keep happy a really devoted staff.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida2016-06-26
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