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Family Tree Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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  1. "Good Summer Experience"

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    Former Employee - Landscape Designer's Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Landscape Designer's Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Tree full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, outside labor, decent benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes I had to drive one of several of the company vans, which was a bit harrowing.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the van situation, outside of that I think it's a solid company with the right philosophy and structure


  2. "No Strategic Direction"

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

    Pros

    Very, very low paid individuals who really care about the people they serve.

    Cons

    CEO who is incapable of making decisions and trying micromanaging every little detail. No strategic direction. Floundering organization.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a competent Executive Director. Evaluate and analyze programs and develop strategies. Need the Board to step up.

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    "My Family Tree experience"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Tree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff if composed of some very dedicated, caring and successful workers. The overall feel of the work atmosphere is positive and supportive.

    Cons

    The leadership and management efforts are lacking which has had a tremendous impact on staff and clients. The organization and and protocols of programs are outdated and inefficient. Mismanagement of budgets is a regular occurrence--often time resulting in front-line workers having to tell clients "we said we could help but as it turns out we don't have the funds." Sometimes budget oversight responsibilities are delegated to case managers. Case managers are over-burdened and drastically underpaid. The employee benefits package seems to be decrease every year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Provide leadership, management and oversight of programs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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

    I worked at Family Tree full-time

    Pros

    Excellent mission
    Some incredible people working in programs

    Cons

    Suffocating management style from leadership
    Unrealistic fundraising goals
    Micromanaging supervisors
    Unclear company vision
    Poor allocation of resources/wasted funds
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Figure out why you have such a high turnover rate, and fix it.


  5. "Case Manager"

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

    I worked at Family Tree full-time

    Pros

    An incredible place to work- not only is the organization committed to serving in-need populations through a variety of supportive services- the company culture is inclusive and makes every effort to make the work atmosphere a "family" as well. A great company to work for! You can't find better people anywhere!

    Cons

    Salary- as this is a nonprofit job it is difficult to work for a competitive salary. However, FT does a lot in terms of benefits and vacation/time off packages that balance this somewhat.


  6. "Underfunded"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really good program staff who are very committed to serving clients.

    Cons

    The organization does not manage expenditures related to programs. No concept of sustainable programing. Facilities are in very poor condition. Employees are so underpaid they could qualify for Family Tree's programs. Inadequate staffing, so heavy work loads. Administrative staff have lofty titles, such as, Director, when they neither direct nor have management responsibilities. Under performance by administrative and fundraising staff is the norm. No accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Need better leadership. Senior management, primarily the CEO, is rarely visible. The organization has been struggling for 7-8 years.


  7. "Family Like at Family Tree"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Tree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The support and family like feel at Family Tree is what made my experience special. I came to trust in and appreciate fellow staff and program supervisors for their willingness to listen and support.

    Cons

    As with many nonprofits, the pay and benefits weren't the greatest. Beyond this, up to date systems and training always seemed to be a several years behind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the family like atmosphere and find ways to raise money for systems and training updates.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you have ANY Skill/Credentials GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Family Tree full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I you are into the Human Services field, there may be lots of opportunities for you to help children/women in crisis. SOMEtimes you are actually allowed to make a difference.

    Cons

    This company is a MESS! With state/federal funding cuts, this organization is so understaffed and so underfunded, the pay is meager at best unless you are one of the very enmeshed few who have worked for the company or in one of its programs for years--then you can get by with anything you can get your co-workers to cover for.
    This is not a boat to be rocked unless you go directly to supervising bodies outside of the organization, and then have all your documentation in order because the administration counts on longstanding relationships with people who would actually be in the position to investigate wrong doing.
    Don't count on breaks or lunches in any of there progrms, regardless of Federal law--they don't happen unless you are actually working in the administration office.
    There is so much chaos in some of the programs, sane people in crisis come in and just start literally losing there minds because of all the drama and undependable staff decisions. Its very sad.

    Advice to Management

    To the Administrators: you actually need to come OBSERVE what is happening in the different programs. Don't count on reports for Directors to be truthful without some inhouse oversight.


  9. "Great organization that provides critical services to victims and homeless."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Family Tree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family Tree is a great organization with a committed and creative staff that provides client-focused services. The organization has a lot of long-time community support.

    Cons

    Like most nonprofits, managers and supervisors have more than full-time jobs and facilities need upgrading. Never enough dollars to meet all needs.

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job.


  10. "Direct Retail Sales Executive, Online Sales and Marketing."

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    Current Employee - Direct Retail Sales Executive in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Direct Retail Sales Executive in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Tree full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Creative and Job cum business activities.

    Cons

    Do Every Activity related Products.

    Advice to Management

    Clear roles of a Employee with transparency and Focus on Personal Growth.


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