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"Great company to work for"

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Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Volunteers of America part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Work you can believe in, excellent support from supervisors and administrative staff.

Cons

Salary is very low, population in challenging

Other Employee Reviews for Volunteers of America

  1. "Really do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Volunteers of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nothing really honestly speaking, ok job stability

    Cons

    Unfair personal leave system, poor advancement opportunities, low salaries and they use protocols after a mistake or error is done

    Advice to Management

    Learn to compensate line staff better (case management , front desk, maintenance and support staff )


  2. Helpful (3)

    "VOA-Anchorage Alaska"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Volunteers of America full-time

    Pros

    It's a great entry level agency. VOA has a variety of programs, which varies by each individual VOA site.

    Cons

    1) Terrible pay. Yes, I am aware it is a non profit but its terrible. You can make more money working retail, no joke.
    2) Instead of having one combined leave bank, they separate vacation and sick leave into two banks. For those of us who actually come to work, it is unfair because we would prefer to have more vacation time. When you have separate sick leave, people will use it because they will lose it if they don't take it.
    3) Virtually no real retirement. A terrible 3% which VOA contributes after one year of employment. Moreover you have to stay 3 years (4 total) to keep any of it! Non profits typically offer better retirement because they are not trying to make a profit. Shouldn't VOA try to do more for its employees?
    4) Volunteers of America Alaska should take note that they run the risk of being perceived as anti-male. For instance, 10 out of the 11 people in leadership (CEO, CFO, and people with director in their title) are female. This pattern continues throughout the agency. Moreover, there is some nepotism at the agency. For example, one of the program directors is the daughter of the CEO. Another program director has her daughter as her assistant.
    5) The agency does not respond well to change.
    6) The agency is behind the times when it comes to technology.
    7) HR is not well managed.
    8) While senior management stays around for a long time, those on the "frontline" usually leave in 1-3 years. In short, the agency has a retention problem.

    Advice to Management

    For goodness sake, please listen to your staff. If you want to keep staff, look at how the agency spends its money. Take better care of your staff!

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