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Family Residential Essential Enterprises Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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Family Residential Essential Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Budd
Robert S. Budd
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, decent pay, good benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Love for the job, given the chance to make a difference in people's life (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Agency is too top heavy-- layers upon layers of upper management get highly paid at the top (in 3 reviews)

  • They have extremely high turnover rates which leads to a lot of issues and major problems with business continuation (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Direct Support Professional"

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    Former Employee - DSP in Old Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - DSP in Old Bethpage, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Residential Essential Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Clients we serve there are like family they were wonderful. FREE makes it like a family setting, spending holidays with my clients, making them happy.

    Cons

    The Home i worked at didnt have outside lighting which was dangerous to all of the staff and Clients.


  2. "Peer specialists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Old Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Old Bethpage, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work with a dedicated and professional staff

    Cons

    No cons for this job

  3. "Resident Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Middle Island, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Middle Island, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Residential Essential Enterprises (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working with clients and staff.

    Cons

    Apply to a position work close to home.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy working keep phone on incase of emergency.


  4. "Direct Support Support"

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    Current Employee - DSP in Nassau, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in Nassau, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Flexible shifts. Can be a good learning experience, if provided with the right setting. Good job to have while in college do to down times

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming due to incompetent management. Also, there is alot of favoritism and politics that play into how staff relates to supervisors/HR which can cause distrust

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like you would want to be treated


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Oversee individual we serve and team members"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in East Setauket, NY
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in East Setauket, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and education opportunities to advance your human capital. As well as many benefits including health and financial.

    Cons

    Salary is close to market value but can be lower because the benefits are usually more then what other companies over.

    Advice to Management

    Complete job audits to see what each employee completes day to day in order to determine adequate compensation for each employee and to update job descriptions and duties.


  6. "Administrative assistance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    no proper support given or information shared when a change is being made

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable to your team


  7. Helpful (1)

    "assistant supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Bethpage, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for so rewarding i love it a lot all the people are great and fantastic I really recommend

    Cons

    low salaries and no real job security those are the main two issues but overall a really great job for everyone

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to figure out a way to get New York State to give more money so we can increase everyones salaries fairly

  8. "Positivity Rules Here"

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    Current Employee - Advocate in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Advocate in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent, Kind Staff that is thoroughly concerned about the well being of their community

    Cons

    As of now I do not see any negatiives

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good Work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Smithtown, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Smithtown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Family Residential Essential Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    extensive training. opportunities to switch roles and locations. christmas bonus. discounts on things like gyms and phone companies. good health insurance. nice coworkers. overtime opportunities if you desire.

    Cons

    i disliked residential. the older population needed a lot of support which was tiring. administering medication was stressful. bosses were on your back about every little thing. had to work long shifts if people didnt show up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "DSP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Islip, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Central Islip, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Family Residential Essential Enterprises (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. No other comment

    Cons

    Short staffed, poor management. Too young

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with your HOUSE. Treat it likes it's your own


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