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Easterseals Bay Area Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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Pros
  • "The kids and families are great, flexible schedule, it is fun to be able to play with kids toys again" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The low-level employees are hard workers, friendly and communicative" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is not very communicative" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Hours vary if clients cancel and at 17 per hour it can get tight some months" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Supervisor
    Current Employee - Program Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Easterseals Bay Area full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Easterseals for over 3 years. They are so accommodating as I was in my Masters program. I was promoted after 2.5 years and promoted again after 3 years. There are so many career oppprtunities.

    Cons

    Behavior therapists position is not a full time position. This didn’t matter for me as I was in school and had to do an internship but for some people they need the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hear out the BIs


  2. "Field Operations Scheduling Department"

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    Current Employee - Client Placement in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Client Placement in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Easterseals Bay Area full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping Clients and Staff get all their hours and have progress with their lives and well being. Ability to relieve families of stressful situations to show their children how to adapt to their environment

    Cons

    Poor Management, lack of follow through upper management when reporting issues within department . Not firing poor staff who make continuous mistakes and bring department down. Not listening to staff when pointing out with documentation a frequented incident that keeps happening and not training the offender to stop making same mistakes. Promoting unqualified and not well experienced people to lead roles over seasoned employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do your research of why FOS has so much turnover within the last three years and start asking questions

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Unethical Leadership and Toxic Atmosphere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Easterseals Bay Area full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Conveinance, technologically savvy, and decent benefits.

    Cons

    I worked at this company full-time and let me tell you, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s definitely not a goose - there’s a reason why this company has such awful reviews and it’s not by chance.

    The leadership there can and will throw anyone under the bus to serve their own self-interests and the lack of training at this company was pathetic. People get hired there and don’t get any training or support but then get reprimanded for not knowing how to do the things they weren’t shown how to do. When a company’s leadership only values $ and not the people who work their tails off for them, it creates a toxic and conflictial environment.

     From the top down, the leadership uses deception to present its best face.

    Want an example? Read the lone positive review from the individual claiming to be a current employee who worked as a case manager for 5 years. Too bad that program didn’t exist 5 years ago, weird how that happens to be the only great review right?

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, listen to them and respect them. Your employees are part of your team, and they make you look good so it would be in your best interest to treat them better.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Only C-Level Employees are Valued and Fairly Compensated"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Easterseals Bay Area full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Good cause
    Easy commute
    Good technology
    Free coffee

    Cons

    Bonuses only for top management
    Constant turnover -- really good managers don't stick around
    Little respect or regard for support staff
    Slow decision-making and a lot of bureaucracy
    Backstabbing and little accountability
    Perks and benefits are on low end of spectrum for the Bay Area
    Little transparency or understanding of objectives
    Haves versus have-not culture

    Limited career opportunities and company often hires from outside rather promote from within
    Doesn't recycle
    Poor benefits
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    Difficult and elitist senior management, especially C-level

    Advice to Management

    Replace your CEO. Dysfunction and chaos comes from top down - especially at this company.


  5. "IT Specialist II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Easterseals Bay Area full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Expanding too fast. Need more staff


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Case manager the BHPN"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager the Bhpn
    Former Employee - Case Manager the Bhpn
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Easterseals Bay Area full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are kind, very nice patients to work with.

    Cons

    The training here completely sucks! Management is all about getting things done, they provide zero training whatsoever; it’s like you have to learn on your own. Unethical issues going on in here, with zero training. Most people that come to easterseals, they leave because the people lack honesty, training, they are unethical, uneducated people running this buisness.

    This is the worst job I have ever worked at. Avoid this company at all costs, they will throw you under the bus, I’m so happy that I found a permanent job. This was my first time being a temp and my last time.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to your employees about everything, deception is evil. Don’t talk down to someone who has a higher degree than you; because truly your uneducated. This is a very punitive environment.


  7. "Not easy to get hours"

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    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Easterseals Bay Area part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids were fun to get to know, families could be great.

    Cons

    Very exhausting job with not much training.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Behavior interventionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Easterseals Bay Area part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with clients and getting to see positive impact of treatment

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth or advancement

    Advice to Management

    Give more administrative time for BIs to execute and implement treatment plans effectively.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management and low recognitions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Easterseals Bay Area part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get the job

    Cons

    Unacurancy on scheduling department that results on loss of working hours.
    Despite the fact that many clients do not have therapist, the company manage the load case in a way that prevent BI to become full time employee.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EasterSeals Bay Area is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Easterseals Bay Area full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training & advancement opportunities
    Compensation
    Great Onboarding Experience
    Managers that care
    True to Mission and Values
    Flexible schedule, good work life balance
    Excellent communications during interviewing

    Cons

    Medical Benefits are pricey and options are limited

    Advice to Management

    Fix your benefits and charge employees less