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Family Service of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Great people doing great things"

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

    I worked at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring staff, wonderful CEO, great time off allowance

    Cons

    You won't get rich working here, but you will help to change the world.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises, be consistent, don't burn out employees


  2. "Excellent Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    Excellent, visionary leadership always providing new opportunities to learn and grow. CEO Margaret Holland McDuff is a national leader and extremely approachable by all staff. She worked her way up through the ranks and often knows an employee's job better than they do--because she once did it.

    Cons

    The non-profit sector, since around the year 2000, has been extremely turbulent, due to government funding cuts in a lot of areas. This has reversed very little with the improved economy and the current federal leadership seems more than willing and able to cut funds that provide services to people in need. If you've never worked for a non-profit, be prepared to work very hard!

    Advice to Management

    Consolidating the Providence locations into one building would be helpful. Right now there are 3 locations (not counting the school) and traveling among them can be problematic, particularly during rush hour or when school lets out.

  3. "Visionary CEO, creative organization, mission driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    FSRI is a tremendously dynamic organization. FSRI constantly seeks creative and unique solutions to solve community needs, and it is extremely mission driven. Margaret Holland McDuff is a great leader and truly inspires staff to work hard, put the needs of clients first, and to achieve great things.

    Cons

    As in any non-profit, work can be complicated, stressful, and ever-changing. FSRI handles this well, but it is part of the job when you work in the non-profit field.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific.


  4. "TST Shift Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is an opportunity to make a difference with the clients. You do not have to dress business professional. You can plan groups and activities to keep the clients engaged.

    Cons

    The hours are unpredictable. Staff turnover is high. Residential doesn't seem to be a concern for the company as a whole.


  5. "Leadership Egos and issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    There are really none to list.

    Cons

    Toxic leadership.
    Pay is not fair for work.
    Micro management.
    Cell phones are not allowed. (unreasonable for a communication age.)
    People feel threatened if your better than them. Blend in before you get weeded out.
    You are considered as a animal rather than a human being.
    All project, process are miss managed. very poor management.
    Blood sucking company, long work hours, minimum pay.
    You need to pay from your pocket for official expenses. (office supplies ect,)
    Very Very gossipy, be vary careful who you make friends with.
    Everyone whistle blows here.
    This company is unethical from head to toe.

    This place will make you rethink your career or seek professional services.

    Advice to Management

    You would think when dealing with people in bad situations all day your office would be happy among est themselves but everyone is toxic here. You cant even request mass to talk to hire because they all scheme.


  6. "Innovative team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    Agency always has new programs. I have had 3 positions since I started here so there is always an opportunity to try something new and promotions. Great team work

    Cons

    None, I have a lot of fun at work and leaning a lot ...good pay but that could always improve

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring smart people who are really committed to clients


  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Service of Rhode Island part-time

    Pros

    You share/ build some great bonds with the work atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay is not worthy, they lack in keeping their staff

  8. "Family service coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there are many training opportunities

    Cons

    The pay is low for the amount of work you are doing


  9. "Care coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people and programs

    Cons

    The pay is not very good


  10. "Elementary Education Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Service of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    Great group of supportive teachers to work with. Most of the additional staff was helpful with any issues. Technology in every room.

    Cons

    Pay related to work was not up to par. Lack of support from management. Work overload due to constant change of students and goals. No training in new teaching techniques. Not a lot of communication. No substitutes to cover classes if teacher is ill or has emergencies.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with staff clearly about what is expected. Possibly look into building substitute to cover courses or help with classroom based needs. Adjust pay to equal that of public school.


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