Birch Family Services - Disorganized, bureaucratic, but one of the largest & oldest NGOs in NYC | Glassdoor
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"Disorganized, bureaucratic, but one of the largest & oldest NGOs in NYC"

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Former Contractor - Coordinator in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Coordinator in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

I worked at Birch Family Services as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

BFS has passionate employees at their school and community sites. Many of the co-workers at the main office were very kind. The location of the main office central and less than a few blocks from Penn Station; making the commute for people who lived outside the city easier.

Cons

All departments seemed extremely disorganized and very reactive instead of proactive. There seemed to be no method of healthy conflict resolution and several of the executive management used yelling as a way to communicate to their staff members.

Advice to Management

Hire HR staff that is more proactive and doesn't just throw parties once a month and shows more appreciation for the hard work of the teachers, community managers and the administrators.

Other Employee Reviews for Birch Family Services

  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Birch Family Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great students, administrative support, positive climate, many days off, great hours, growth potential, excellent training, fun and warm atmosphere, cohesive staff

    Cons

    None -it's a great place to work -salary could be better but it is competitive for a not for profit organization

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "No Professionalism"

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

    I have been working at Birch Family Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Hours, Holidays (Jewish & School), In Service, Participation in meetings, Parents are very nice.

    Cons

    Low Salary, No Raises, Poor Communication, Disrespect, Poor Leadership, No Professionalism, Talking Down To Staff, No Incentive or Acknowledgement

    Advice to Management

    Staff who have been working 20 years or more, compensate them for their loyalty and dedication.

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