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Easter Seals Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  • Essentially Easter Steals has no benefits on top of being extremely low pay (in 26 reviews)

  • There is a large lack of communication on the south team from upper management (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Case Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, room for advancement

    Cons

    salary but worked well over 40 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    This is a company to be considered due to the dynamics of assisting individuals with disabilities.


  2. "Medical support staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Easter Seals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lack opportunities for advancement , not good for minority.

    Cons

    No respect for staffs. Manager acts like God.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to minority staffs and give them equal opportunities. Easter Seal Midwest will give promotions to incompetent white males and leave black women , under them.


  3. "Registered Nurse"

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

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff and residents. Staff really care about residents

    Cons

    Management. 60 hours a week on salary. On call 24 hours a day every day during the week and every other weekend

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees, and stop treating them poor


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  5. "Corrupt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The kids you work with are tough but sweet and you feel lucky to be there for them. You learn a lot and it's a great way to start your career in SPED or social services. There are some truly dedicated people who work there for the love of the job.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and the benefits are worse. There are some staff members that work there that take advantage of the clients, are abusive and are not qualified. Also the CEO makes over 500,000 a year but we would have budget cuts that ment residential clients would go without real life skills programs and even winter clothing. There was a saying I found extremely true "it's all about who you know or who you blow"

    Advice to Management

    Train and pay your employees better. Create real therapeutic programs that will help the clients and not just warehouse them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Online application and they called me fir interview the next day."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Autism Behavior Interventionist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Autism Behavior Interventionist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Easter Seals part-time

    Pros

    Free training, benefit, college tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Driving using your own car and mileage.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees hard work so they can in turn represent your company well.


  7. "Medical Support Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Medical Support Instructor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Medical Support Instructor in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Easter Seals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful clients,co-workers,supervisors,managers. Work can be physically and emotionally exhausting.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with the level of work.


  8. "Outpatient Therapist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Outpatient Therapist in Mount Airy, NC
    Former Employee - Mental Health Outpatient Therapist in Mount Airy, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Easter Seals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company is strongly committed to providing high quality services for the individuals in the various communities they are in. Their primary source of reimbursement is Medicare, Medicaid,, NC Health Choice and BCBS. They are a non-profit and are working hard to balance their bottom line so as to be able to continue to provide services.

    Cons

    ESUCP of NC and VA has focused more so on community based services and personal care services. They do not have a history of offering pay raises. In recent years they moved their outpatient MH therapists from salaried positions to hourly paid positions, so unless a client was present for outpatient therapy the clinician was paid less, sometimes at minimum wage for clinical documentation or maintenance of the medical record as required by various payors.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee feels undervalued they are less likely to go above and beyond what is required. For a licensed clinician to be paid minimum wage for activities only they can do or provide is demeaning and has a negative effect on morale..If pay increases are not available or possible then other morale builders or supports for increasing the value of staff would be helpful


  9. "Revolving door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easter Seals Midwest has a good mission and provides a service that is needed in the region. Many families and individuals rely on their work.

    Cons

    All but one person who was on my team has either quit or been let go. The turn over in my former department is very high. The culture of the organization is toxic, meaning groups act as cliques and even bully and victimize staff people. Note at the end of every fiscal year, after the board has set unrealistic fund development goals, a hard working staff person is sacrificed to try to meet budget. Meeting budget is elusive to this organization, as is nurturing respect among the people who serve those in need of services.

    Advice to Management

    Be available. Calling in from home is not nearly as effective as being there. When the board suggests an unrealistic fund development plan, such as having three or four new events in areas with little to no volunteer structure, say no and explain why the organization would be setting itself up for failure. When staff is hateful, unfair and childish to one another, discipline them.


  10. "Loved working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There was no better job than this one!

    Cons

    I wish I could have stayed longer


  11. Helpful (2)

    "HR Dept"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    NONE TO SHARE!!! Atleast some employees try to do their job and care about clients but most have their hands tied due to lack of communication or resources.

    Cons

    Hostile working environment. Blame game is high. Minorities are frowned upon and even by VP's been called out on the lack of diversity in the company BUT BLAMES THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND THEIR LACK OF EDUCATION!! Have too much funding so they can waste a lot in order to keep grants. If parents knew what I saw, they would run. As a parent in one of their programs, luckily that location is on point and is FINALLY full staffed.

    Advice to Management

    REDO upper management and stop the hostile take over you have let reign for so long.. Even people that have been with Easterseals for years are planning an ESCAPE!! High turn over at central office is all due to ONE person!!! Expect to have a entire new staff at CO by 2018.. Fake "parties" and fake culture of teamwork only oppresses employees and make them want to leave quicker. There are 2-3 people that are loyal and stay but everyone else is going to leave soon. Check what you are doing wrong and NOT have HR do it and not thru a stupid survey monkey.



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