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Firman Community Services Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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  1. "Case Manager Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Firman Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Allowed to give input and participate in company meetings, and lots of informative trainings.

    Cons

    Scheduled weekend work activities sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, very hands on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work"

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

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time

    Pros

    You get to help people.

    Cons

    Unstable place to work at

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Bad CEO Devil is the name. Lies! Lies! Lies!"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Firman Community Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RUN and RUN........ The Agency is built on Lies and conspiracy. Abusing staff and threatening people unjustifiable. DHS need to look deep and move the great program away from Firman Community Services.

    Cons

    Bully staffs and continue to destroy their morales. The clients are just the reason why we come to work. Bad Management. The fish rotten from the head and the head of firman is the CEO Young

    Advice to Management

    Run. The fish rotten from the head and the head of firman Community Services is the CEO Young.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The Buffoon is the CEO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees genuinely care for others and the clients.

    Cons

    The CEO is the devil incarnate.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself.


  5. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Great work in the community and positive impact.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance


  6. "Good Paid"

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

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid
    Benefits
    Co-Workers
    Networking Opportunities
    Helping at risk people

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Long Meetings
    Management
    Work Caseload
    Unrealistic Expectations


  7. Helpful (1)

    "RUN!"

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

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Higher than average salary for nonprofits.

    Cons

    Abusive CEO - uses verbal and constantly tells people she will fire them.
    Long meetings that have no purpose other than the CEO's word salad!

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "RUN!"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good for a non-profit

    Cons

    A good day was a day when the CEO didn't yell at you.
    Overtime with no overtime pay.
    Staff meetings last hours.
    CEO will make threats. Very emotionally/psychologically abusive ("You won't find a job like this anywhere else).
    There was a stool pigeon. If you complain about your job, he/she will tell the CEO, who will turn around and yell at you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans.


  9. "not a good place to work for. Benefits and pay are good but the CEO curses people out. unprofessional and demeaning"

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    Former Employee - Case Worker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Case Worker in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay very well but not worth the stress.

    Cons

    Demeaning and controlling. Does not know how to treat employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to ideas and be less controlling.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "MSW Case Manager"

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    Former Employee - MSW Case Manager
    Former Employee - MSW Case Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Firman Community Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were really wonderful people. Loved working with the clients; they were receptive and usually pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    The work atmosphere is fear-driven. It makes for a real unproductive environment. It is also run unprofessionally: the constant, disempowerment of employees and late meetings. No amount of money would have been enough for me to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Firman is a non-profit claimed to be run by a God-fearing woman. Let's act like it.


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