Children's Home + Aid - Poor management, no advancement potential and extreme favoritism | Glassdoor
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"Poor management, no advancement potential and extreme favoritism"

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Current Employee - Teacher
Current Employee - Teacher
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I have met some great co-workers and have bonded with many families, I have learned a few things along the way

Cons

Administrators look the other way while people play the system. Breaks are inadequate. There are some teachers who have no concept of child development yet seem to run the place. Parents run the show, policies are not followed and "at-risk" or low income people should not drive luxury cars and have iphones.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff and don't let a few bully the rest. People may seem qualified on paper, but in reality have no business working with defenseless babies. Your next employee might be the one to finally call DCFS.

Other Employee Reviews for Children's Home + Aid

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate would be/should be appalled"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few, if any. Some great coworkers and rewarding relationships with the kids.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites from the top to the bottom, lack of discipline and accountability, a couple of verbally and emotionally abusive employees who are never held accountable that bully clients and fellow staff, unethical management, lack of organization, lack of training in company protocol, employees not allowed to voice concerns without repercussions, employees' safety frequently neglected by immediate and administrative supervisors, no room for professional growth, dangerous clients were transitioned back into the general population so as not to reflect negatively on institution's statistics and funding, etc, etc, etc, etc

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to clean house of all facility management and conduct extensive employee reviews on coworkers, management, and upper management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

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