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"Office Staff Beware"

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Evanston, IL
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Evanston, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There were many pleasant, dedicated people who looked out for children and families.

Cons

Management played favorites among individuals and programs. Communication and cooperation between programs did not happen easily. There were a lot of internal "us vs. them" conflicts between programs. Consideration of employees' safety, especially regarding dealing with clients, was not always done.

Advice to Management

Create an environment where employees feel safe and comfortable to express their views. When employees express concerns, do not play them down, thus creating a constant reactionary atmosphere by dealing with those concerns only after they have long become out of hand. Respect the office staff people, the IT techs, the accounting staff, maintenance/custodial staff, and food service staff -- they are no less important than the social workers, and are needed just as much to keep the office running.

Other Employee Reviews for Children's Home + Aid

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Varied company depending on where you work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The mission of children's home + aid is to support disadvantaged children and their families so being able to be a part of that is rewarding
    -They provide a lot of different kinds of services to at need families

    Cons

    -Working in a preschool that is understaffed is one of the most stressful things you can do ever

    Advice to Management

    -Ensure classrooms are properly staffed considering how difficult the students are and be more involved in the classrooms even if that means hiring someone to cover whatever is taking up time in the office. Not saying they should micro manage but employees appreciate helpful direction.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awful."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granite City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management in other sections is very knoweldgeable and nice. There is many nice and helpful employees that work at Children's Home and Aid.

    Cons

    Managment has favorites with a few employees. Management says one thing one day and another thing a different day or even after a few hours when they catch you doing what they asked the first time. They forget what they said, so then you are in trouble when you are doing what they asked in the first place! There is NO training when you are hired, so you either sink or swim. The main manager makes horible comments to employees about everything - what they buy, what they bring to lunch... It is a miserable place to work and I am currently looking for something else at this time. They have already made 3 great employees so miserable they quit. When there has been important meetings or trainings their employees needed to attend, several times the managers have forgotten about them until it was too late for their employees to go. Unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge all of your employees, treat them all fairly. Make and enforce rules consistantly to all employees. Play an active role in employees jobs. Have enough backbone to stand up when people are coming to you and saying things are wrong - do something about it instead of passing the buck to someone else. Have a strong training for new employees from someone that knows how to train the person. Get rid of employees who hurt other employees by making the office a battleground of gossip and back stabbing.

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