Grant Associates - Good environment, decent pay, poor benefits | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Grant Associates
There are newer employer reviews for Grant Associates

See Most Recent

"Good environment, decent pay, poor benefits"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

If you work hard and show initiative, there is room to grow and advance.
For the most part, the 8:30-5:00 PM hours are respected.

Cons

Senior personnel often stay/get promoted not based on performance.
The benefits package is really poor, which becomes even more apparent once you start to work there.

Advice to Management

While the wage isn't bad, the benefits package is very bad and actually makes the entire package not so great. Please consider being more generous with benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Grant Associates

  1. "It May Seem Bad at Times but It's WAAAY Better than Other Jobs Out there; Just Wish it Paid More"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grant Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    • I've experienced the greatest professional growth of my career here than in anywhere else
    • Entry level professionals can get a career start here
    • Potential to gain promotions
    • Your hard work may get noticed sooner or later
    • With the exception of a few people, extremely friendly and amiable coworkers
    • Values cultural diversity
    • You gain an opportunity to vastly and quickly expand your professional network
    • You get to help people obtain jobs and training opportunities
    • Competitive pay within the workforce development industry
    • Bonus potential according to performance
    • Not my thing but if you're into celebrations/parties/get-togethers/picnics,etc., they have lots of those
    • Anonymous system in place to report issues to senior management/executives
    • Very laid back atmosphere especially if you get your work done and you're not behind goals
    • You get to leave the office a lot
    • Being able to take time off isn't problematic
    • An overall good environment to be in whether you're an introvert or extrovert
    • A vast array of jobs available including career advisement, data entry, front desk, management, sourcing, business development, security, and many more
    • The company may try to switch you to another department if you're not functioning well
    • Very easy to make lateral moves
    • Company keeps winning new contracts and expanding their centers; they will be around for a long time
    • Company has good ethical standards overall
    • You can make your job into what you want it to be; there is room for individual creativity
    • I’ve witnessed numerous people quit only to come back; the problems here are pretty manageable for the most part

    Cons

    • Lots of meetings, most of which are unnecessary
    • Lots of trainings, most of which are unnecessary
    • You sometimes only find out pertinent information by accident
    • Tedious process in place to validate a job placement
    • Some polices are a bit overly formal and nitpicking (can't wear certain colors, must wear a tie, etc)
    • Some goals may be ambiguous or ever-changing; you may find out your goals after the fact
    • Some process flows may change often; what's true today may not be true next week
    • Very high turnover environment, especially if the center is falling behind anticipated benchmarks
    • You have to put customers through repetitive workshops
    • Lots of recruitment events are put on for show
    • There are limitations in finding a good job for every customer who walks in the door
    • Information sometimes doesn't trickle down from top to bottom
    • Better to work in one of their established offices; you may get annoyed and experience extensive confusion being in one of the new offices
     • Some people in upper management focus on very petty things and ignore more weighty concerns

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Most of my issues apply to many workplaces and are not exclusive to Grant. Living standards in NYC are a bit expensive and I just wish the company would pay more


  2. "Great mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fulfilling work and you can see the change you are making in the under-served populations that Grant Associates services

    Cons

    Managers are often promoted based on need to fulfill positions and not based on being best candidate for the position. Contracts are ALWAYS understaffed because of high turnover. Company focuses on growth without preparing to handle growth.

    Advice to Management

    Training staff! Having realistic plan before growing company.


There are newer employer reviews for Grant Associates
There are newer employer reviews for Grant Associates

See Most Recent

Work at Grant Associates? Share Your Experiences

Grant Associates
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or