Children's Home + Aid - Office Staff Beware | Glassdoor
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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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    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 (1)

    "Better than most, but still not the best place to teach..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The location is good, the facility is better than most, decent benefits, small class sizes.

    Cons

    Management lacks flexibility and communication skills. Not much support, inadequate breaks and very understaffed. Management does not listen to teaching staff.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff and listen to them.

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