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Community Renewal Team Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Youth Counselor Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Community Renewal Team full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location with ample parking; Decent pay rate per position

    Cons

    Lack of good employee retention

    Advice to Management

    Create more retention programs or incentives


  2. ""Not an employee friendly place""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Community Renewal Team full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good number of paid holidays. 35 hour week work and an hour lunch.

    Cons

    Very few departments have good leadership. They have an extremely high turn over rate. In 2016, 261 new employees were hired. About 200 were either terminated or left the company for other reasons. Management starting at the CEO level are very unprofessional and condescending. The salaries are not competitive when compared to other non-profits. The health and dental benefits keep increasing. Staff moral is down. Many employees have not received a merit increase ( a pay raise) in several years and the work load continues to pile up. Employees receive no incentives for performing above and beyond. As a matter of fact, CRT provides no incentives to keep good employees!

     **Do not be fooled by some of the positive reviews. Staff are asked to write positive reviews in order to help boost the overall rating of the company.**

    Advice to Management

    Both the CEO and the Board need to be replaced.

  3. "ECE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Community Renewal Team full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching and support staff are hardworking and dedicated professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of respect and common courtesy from higher ups; poor communication. The staff is overworked and underappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and enjoy.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A sinking ship...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Community Renewal Team full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some departments have excellent leadership, but it is few and really luck of the draw. Generous number of paid holidays for most departments. Some of the clients are genuinely appreciative and a pleasure to work with. Management can sometimes work from home during bad weather (sorry worker bees). 35 hour week work and an hour lunch.

    Cons

    Extremely high turn over. Benefits keep getting reduced. CRT used to give 7 hours of paid leave a week for educational purposes, but that was cut two years ago. Yearly health insurance increases, usually shouldered by the employees. Unprofessionalism, even at the management level, is common place. Unprofessional, aka ghetto.

    HR is very difficult to work with. Interview process can take months. Some employees are given lots of freedom, while others, none. When I left the company I was misinformed about the last day of my health insurance coverage, which cost me over $200. Exit paperwork with time sensitive forms were signed and dated by HR Generalist, but postmarked 15 days later, with information still missing. Cobra paperwork was two months late and HR couldn't say why and seem half hearted about following up. But, they still sent me a holiday card and I wasn't even on the payroll on that point.

    Advice to Management

    CLEAN HOUSE, top to bottom, every nook and cranny. Pay a livable wage so quality professionals stop abandoning ship. Sort of the federal investigations in a way that doesn't erase all employee benefits, morale is already in the negative numbers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Corruption abound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Community Renewal Team (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get off at 4pm, you work 35 hours/week.

    Cons

    You had to show up at 8AM. There was no flexibility, at least for me. There was no investment in managerial training. The good managers were overworked and underpaid. The bad managers were bullies and didn't know how to talk to people. The good people that were assets to the organization were not taken care of and forced out.
    It was also very corrupt. Disclaimer: this can all be verified by The Hartford Courant if you do a search. it isn't a secret. The main offices were raided by federal agents because funds were misused. The whistleblower was fired. They were paying a person a 5 or 6 figure salary while he lived in Miami and did no work. It isn't a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your CEO.


  6. "Starting place"

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    Current Employee - Account Payable Clerk in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Account Payable Clerk in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company will help build your resume for college graduates

    Cons

    There is little chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate better


  7. "Chaotic and unchallenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Community Renewal Team full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of down time, flexibility within daily schedule. Great co-worker relationships.

    Cons

    Management is less than solid, lack of cohesiveness within the program. Most staff are underpaid and have case loads much to large for their time. Staff moral is bad and getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Do not run the department like a tyranny. Take specific departments' advice on things you are not an expert in.

  8. "Community Renewal focuses on one neighbor, one community, having their best interest at heart."

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    Current Employee - Haven House Leader in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Haven House Leader in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Community Renewal Team part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Community Renewal's model is to touch your neighbor, one at a time. Making your neighborhood a safer place for you and your kids to live. Most neighbors now a days don't even know one another. Community Renewal helps fund block parties, Plant neighborhood gardens, and have (Haven Leaders) on every block, so that neighbors will stay in touch with one another.This is truly an awesome thing and I love it.

    Cons

    Some neighbors don't want to be bothered, which leaves a break in the link. This is on a voluntary basis therefore there is no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice that I can possibly give Management is that, with all the bad neighborhoods in Shreveport, we're going to need a lot more people getting on board.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Ghetto, unprofessional and reverse racism. Don't even bother trying to work here if you are an educated white person."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Community Renewal Team full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    35 hour work week, good benefits.

    Cons

    You can slack off and get away with it. But if you aren't part of the 'in-crowd' you will be mistreated and eventually fired for nonsense. Naive liberals are the prey of the CRT HR Department.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees who are actually contributing to the "mission" of the organization and spend less time in court defending this "community action agency".


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Community Renewal Team full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits not including compensation such as medical, 401k, etc. Really great people dedicated to mission of company.

    Cons

    Low pay & overworked in multiple departments. Many people do not feel appreciated and are looking for other work, both because of pay, being given more and more work, and lack of management support.

    Advice to Management

    Do skip level meeting to see how each level of management is really doing. Really evaluate how much work can be done in a week before giving more work.


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