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Chinese-American Planning Council Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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David Chen
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  1. "Great entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council for more than a year

    Pros

    Great entry level job for high school students and recent college grads

    Cons

    Very little room for growth. Management is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Seek opportunities for employers to grow. Extremely static envorinment

    Chinese-American Planning Council2018-01-29
  2. "payroll manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Chinese-American Planning Council full-time

      Pros

      nice co worker and environment

      Cons

      not so competitive salary office politic

      Advice to Management

      less personal bias

      Chinese-American Planning Council2017-12-05
    • "Management needs improvement"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council

      Pros

      - Kids were great to work with

      Cons

      - Poor management - Lots of drama - Low pay and not enough work hours (usually only 3 hours a day)

      Chinese-American Planning Council2017-11-26
    • "Not bad"

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      Former Employee - Case Planner in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A lot of free training, friendly co-workers, can help a lot of families, every case is different, can keep growing at your position.

      Cons

      Flexible working hours, a lot of paper works so that you have to work over time without pay, a bit stressful to handle with tough cases.

      Advice to Management

      No problem

      Chinese-American Planning Council2017-11-13
    • "Teacher Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council

        Pros

        It was a fun job with minimal demands.

        Cons

        My superiors had unclear rules.

        Chinese-American Planning Council2017-09-29
      • "Loved it"

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        Former Employee - Part Time ESL Instructor in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great place to work. Lots of support & freedom. Organized faculty, good students

        Cons

        Shared classrooms with children (sometimes you get little desks and chairs)

        Chinese-American Planning Council2017-09-25
      • "Definitely learned a lot but definitely not all good"

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        Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Chinese-American Planning Council part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Get to experience and grow with children and share moments that almost make it seem like it's worth it...They might buy you or make you a small cake for your birthday (however my director only gets her favorite flavor for every single birthday: double fudged chocolate, unless, you point out you don't like chocolate or your allergic)

        Cons

        Disrespectful people keep they're jobs no matter how it interferes with work and children's emotional state because the union makes it really hard to fire people without evidence or a lot of written complaints. There's a chance this women might finally get removed from a 8page complaint however she's worked there for more than 10years already and the director herself couldn't even get her to corporate 98% of the time-it...

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        Advice to Management

        Directors Don't be disrespectful because your having a rough day. You want to discuss something then be professional and escort that person to your office instead of making a scene before bringing them to your office and leaving your door open so everyone can be reminded of who's in charge as you raise you voice for everyone to hear, including children or parents that could walk past your office at any time. Misunderstandings...

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        Chinese-American Planning Council2017-08-29
      • "OK start for those looking to gain experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        CPC is huge: it has many divisions and many staff so it really depends on the team. My team/division is great overall compared to others. Depending on the branch/team, sometimes you see really sloppy staff (i.e. not professional at all, way too chilled at work) or you see hardworking ones. It's definitely a decent place to start your nonprofit/public service career as the organization itself has been in the industry since...

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        Cons

        - Too crowded / Limited office space for staff and clients; noisy environment to work - Low pay - No room for growth in general since senior staff tends to stay in the same position for years/life, or they only promote those who are already in managerial positions - Not stable. Some (new) positions are grant-funded so people often come and go - Out of the 3 branches, only the Queens branch is suitable for work as...

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        Advice to Management

        - Needs better internal communication and training between different divisions and actually take action to improve things, not just talks. There are many people in the organization who still don't know what services their company offer to clients. - More opportunities for advancement

        Chinese-American Planning Council2017-07-17
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great for seasonal/temp but go somewhere else for long-term."

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        Former Employee - SYEP Worksite Monitor in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Chinese-American Planning Council part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        -Good for entry level positions and temp/seasonal positions, especially if you have a contact within CPC. -Likes to hire/promote from within before opening opportunities up to public. -Laid back and no micromanaging. (see cons) -Good relations with organizations that provide grants, thus, a lot of program expansion and agency growth. (see cons) -If you have good relations with someone in management, you will be in...

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        Cons

        -Likes to hire/promote from within... which leads to sometimes hiring based on seniority. Unqualified individuals are promoted, and do not lead/supervise well. -Promotions only exist if someone leaves their position, which is often rare. Or it occurs if a new position is created, which is also rare. -No overtime pay but you get compensated time for chaperoning trips longer than work hours or working on weekends. Also,...

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        Advice to Management

        -Needs to have more agency-wide mingling opportunities. Worked here for years but am unfamiliar with all of the divisions we have and the work they do. (New CEO seems to be doing a good job so far on this). -Management should show up to events and other locations from time to time. Usually, management would show up at big events like the annual gala (agency-wide gala, or branch galas). -Don't take your staff as assistants...

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        Chinese-American Planning Council2017-06-24
      • "Good entry level jobs"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Chinese-American Planning Council full-time

        Pros

        Great for those with little experience and are looking to gain more knowledge. Opportunity for growth

        Cons

        Facility/technology needs to be updated to keep up with growing demands. Salary is low compared to similar positions in other organizations

        Advice to Management

        Invest in updating facility and technolgy

        Chinese-American Planning Council2017-06-17
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