Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska - Nice place to work, rewarding in the community, low salaries | Glassdoor
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"Nice place to work, rewarding in the community, low salaries"

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Current Employee - Social Worker (Not Actual Title)
Current Employee - Social Worker (Not Actual Title)
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Pros

Rewarding in the community.
Fun.
Family friendly

Cons

LOW SALARIES.
LOW SALARIES.
LOW SALARIES.
Low salaries compared to other non-profits.
LFS receives several large grants to which they could increase salaries but choose not to.

Advice to Management

Increase salaries or good workers will leave your agency.

Other Employee Reviews for Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Moving in the right direction, but very slowly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The majority of people who work in the programs are some of the kindest and most caring people you will ever meet.
    - Opportunity to help our community's most vulnerable persons.
    - Great place to gain experience and launch a career in the non-profit world.
    - Leadership is trying to move the company to be more innovative.
    - The CEO and Vice President were both social workers, so have a better understanding than leaders in other organizations about front line social work.

    Cons

    - Technology is horrible. The computer network is the single greatest hindrance to productivity. You'll likely be using software that is a decade old.
    - Meetings can go on for hours and often end with little or no decision making.
    - Extreme micromanagement in some departments.
    - Workaholic culture that discourages employees who work 40 hours a week, especially the closer you get to the top.
    - Talented people leave due to being overworked and sometimes underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop sending double messages to staff about work life balance. For example, leadership publicly praises staff for putting in hours at night and on the weekends and makes snide remarks about people who leave after eight hours. At the same time, they advise staff to maintain a work life balance.
    - Take the advice of employees and consultants to improve company culture.
    - Don't bite off more than you can chew just to grow bigger.
    - Allow employees to implement best practices without putting up roadblocks to progress.
    - More action, less talk.
    - Sometimes the smallest and least costly changes result in increased morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Change is desperately needed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    Ability to help others who have high needs and few resources; Hard workers dedicated to the people they serve; Teams pull together to provide great services in spite of major organizational concerns

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not in line with comparable agencies; High turnover at all levels, but particularly the Administrative level due to lack of change in highest positions; Negative culture with high stress, long hours and little respect for work-life balance; Board is not engaged with anyone besides CEO and therefore does not act on staff concerns

    Advice to Management

    Change is desperately needed or the turnover issues will not stop. If leaders are not willing to change how they perceive and address concerns/issues, then the leaders should be changed. The Board needs to take time to talk to staff and CEO needs to communicate more effectively. Employee engagement issues should be addressed immediately with staff, who need to be given the opportunity to share feedback and have it responded to appropriately without fear of negative consequences or inaction on the part of administration. The mission and values of the organization are not being met internally and need to be re-evaluated to ensure commitment from staff at all levels.

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