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"Good company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Professional Caregiver (DSP) in Moorhead, MN
Current Employee - Professional Caregiver (DSP) in Moorhead, MN
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Pros

Extensive training
Good supervisors
Good pay for having little previous experience
Truly seem to care about the clients and their successes

Cons

Some staff are very caught up in their own worlds. Can often be a gossipy place to work. Staff will occassionally be reprimanded for talking badly about a particular client, then no one wants to work with that client. High staff turnover which leads to problems of inconsistency with clients.

Advice to Management

It should be more of a priority to fit the appropriate staff with the appropriate client. I've been at sites where the staff doesn't even want to be training in at the new site, and the clients can tell. It doesn't help anyone to have a new staff if the staff is going to be negative and rude.

Other Employee Reviews for CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence)

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work through college, not a lifetime gig for most."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Moorhead, MN
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Moorhead, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    The pay was excellent compared to other jobs many college students that I knew had. The work was gratifying and didn't take much higher level thinking so it balanced out well with going to school. Working with people with disabilities helps to keep your life in perspective as well. The office staff was great for me.

    Cons

    The meetings were ridiculously simple and repetetive. Most of the time it seemed like the office staff just needed to be sure they were justifying there positions in a non-profit organization. Due to lack of staff and high turnover, the employment standards seemed really low at times. There seemed to be some behavior that was strictly prohibited in the policy manuals that was overlooked by the supervisors. Usually not a huge deal but we are dealing with vulnerable adults here.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining your good leaders and eliminating the bad ones. You could pay the good empoyees more to do the added work by terminating the bad employees. Listen to the DSP staff, as they will tell you who to keep and who to drop if you listen.


  2. "Best place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    CCRI is like a family. This organization is an amazing place to work. It is fun, it is flexible, the management and leadership are outstanding. It's an award-winning organization and I would highly recommend it to anybody who is looking to make a difference in their own lives as well as that of others.

    Cons

    This is a not for profit, so you have to be willing to trade in high wages for other benefits (which are in abundance).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to make the agency great. Keep moving towards helping workloads feel manageable.


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