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"It has been rewarding but extremely tiring!"

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Current Employee - Iraq Programs Coordinator in Erbil (Iraq)
Current Employee - Iraq Programs Coordinator in Erbil (Iraq)
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I have been working at Heartland Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

You feel you are really contributing to the work of human rights.

Cons

Pay is not great! And you can get overloaded with work

Advice to Management

Increase pay!

Other Employee Reviews for Heartland Alliance

  1. "No growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Many sites around the city, you get to move around and not stay in one place.

    Cons

    No place to go up. No cross training to help enhance your career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Heartland Alliance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work you do impacts young vulnerable lives directly. The reward of gratitude from kids although not often as you'd expect or want is amazing. This position allows you to interact directly and daily with kids from all over the world in a way you could never imagine. You get to see and help them to grow, it's really quite the unique experience. Some of them will never forget you- none will their stay in the program. Employees generally do care and want to help and try to. Great benefits. PTO accrues quickly, vacation time, sick time. You can move up/various positions open over time.

    Cons

    The work is difficult, heavy, and has you running around constantly doing everything possible ever (if you're a good worker actually trying to help your clients). The children's situations are stressful and quiet sad (it's your job to keep them hopeful despite the helplessness). Often times you can be seen as the enemy, when your team doesn't back you up or understand how to actually assist the kids best way for them. I was very passionate about this job until lack of appreciation, quality employees, and management burnt it straight into the ground. Also, lack of proper coverage also known as short handed..to the point it's scary. Management is a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Hold all employees equally responsible to their duties. Hire more employees and better qualified, or at least allow for proper training. Do not expect to throw everyone in the pit of this work and expect everyone to get it- they won't. Listen to your employees (the first time) about concerns and ideas then do your job by assisting them to implement important changes. Get on the same page so everyone isn't horribly confused. Respect all children and clients equally at all times. Stop favoritism. Stop covering up issues. Focus on what is best for the children and your employees. Don't ask your employees why they are calling in sick. Don't assume the worst of them, trust them. Don't keep them hours past you say you will. Don't corner them into missing their break. You work in social services... care a little more.

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