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"Struggling with an identity crisis"

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Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Pioneer Human Services full-time (More than a year)

Pros

I would say that there is a current movement that is healthy for the company to move through. They have reached a decision point where company's move from good to great. That also means that they have to formalize their processes and move away from people based knowledge and create institutional knowledge that lasts beyond the individual. This is a good thing. They are at that point and making choices that will have a long term benefit to mover beyond the $100mm mark. The mission is admirable and challenging. However, when you witness the results of a job well done within the company for the sake of one of the clients, it makes the effort meaningful and special.

Cons

Mirroring the statement above, Pioneer is a company in transition. They are laying the foundation for leaping to the next level of corporate greatness. The challenge is in transitioning a 50 year old company with long term tenured employees into an efficient machine. The end result of the transition will be beautiful, but the path getting there is ugly. New managers will struggle with balancing four competing entities: old employees with institutional knowledge, new management with sound management theory and performance based expectations, serving a difficult client as a non-profit, and a profit motive. It is a company with many moving parts that aren't quite yet in sync.

Advice to Management

Decentralize some decision making to improve the efficiency of the operating units. Directors, at the higher levels, are not given the authority to operate with the autonomy they need to succeed.

Other Employee Reviews for Pioneer Human Services

  1. "Going Places"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Human Services as a contractor

    Pros

    There is a renewed spirit of vitality and growth

    Cons

    Market uncertainties in this industry


  2. "Resident Monitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Residen Monitor
    Former Employee - Residen Monitor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pioneer Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job gave me relevant job experience in the Criminal Justice field.

    Cons

    I had no room for growth at the company and was never given an opportunity to advance (even with a BA degree).

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities for advancement

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