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Grant Associates Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Your hard work may get noticed sooner or later (in 5 reviews)

  • We have also had some tough times in which drastic changes have been made by senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grant Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great staff and company environment

    Cons

    Not a great fit for everyone


  2. "Intake/Career advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The purpose is great! Helping jobseekers land into a job and guide them is great!
    If you are a social worker this company is for you!
    Good benefits
    they easily transfer you to move you from one department to another from being a Career Advisor to an account manager...if they see potential they will make sure that that happens

    Cons

    All jobs are very repetitive going from account manager, intake specialist, trainer givin workshops on resumes, interviews all these jobs are very repetitive. If you are ambitious you can be quickly bored unless you in management.

    Account Managers objective is to place a maximum of candidates, their job is commission based and sometimes loose the focus on really helping people. They place a lot of candidates , but a lot of the candidates being places are not staying for a long period in their job because of the quality of jobs proposed. Account manager should talk with employers to offer more rewarding jobs (I have to admit, it note easy to have a rewarding job in retail)

    Intake specialist enters all applications in the internal system, which could automatized...very boring but if you love to work behind a computer and put data into the system than this job is for you

    Being a trainer is very repetitive as well as you are giving the same workshops week after week...for the trainer it can be boring after a while
    One way to diversify the jobs is to do some job rotation for example
    You can move up (in management) but only after years of working there.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make the job more interesting by having employees doing projects aside or more job rotation.
    Change the computers in the resource room and let's make sure that room has less computers falling apart. By having less problems in the resource room, the resource coordinator can help the intake specialist inputting applications for example or other projects. Let's make their time useful as well and more rewarding .

    Managers are good and they try their best to accommodate the employees! Keep up the good work Management!


  3. "Regular employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Grant Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow through professional development. People who work hard are promoted quickly compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Family medical coverage is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff


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  5. "Good place, needs improvements"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grant Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was truly Rewarding work
    Nice pay, can't complain
    Great people to work with daily

    Cons

    Upper Level management does not care about entry level employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's not what it appears to be."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Trainer in Queens Village, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid on time... I can't really find a lot of pros with this company I hated coming to work each day

    Cons

    HR is not on your side when it comes to staff vs unprofessional management
    Dishonest to clients they serve
    The company is very cliquey so you get in or get lost
    Shut up and kiss up and maybe you'll move up
    A lot of workplace gossip
    Very bias
    Directors sleeping with program managers
    Working there beware of the judgement zone.
    QA on focuses on appearance rather than doing what the funder wants
    No proper training

    Advice to Management

    Try being less bias


  7. "It May Seem Bad at Times but It's WAAAY Better than Other Jobs Out there; Just Wish it Paid More"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grant Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    • I've experienced the greatest professional growth of my career here than in anywhere else
    • Entry level professionals can get a career start here
    • Potential to gain promotions
    • Your hard work may get noticed sooner or later
    • With the exception of a few people, extremely friendly and amiable coworkers
    • Values cultural diversity
    • You gain an opportunity to vastly and quickly expand your professional network
    • You get to help people obtain jobs and training opportunities
    • Competitive pay within the workforce development industry
    • Bonus potential according to performance
    • Not my thing but if you're into celebrations/parties/get-togethers/picnics,etc., they have lots of those
    • Anonymous system in place to report issues to senior management/executives
    • Very laid back atmosphere especially if you get your work done and you're not behind goals
    • You get to leave the office a lot
    • Being able to take time off isn't problematic
    • An overall good environment to be in whether you're an introvert or extrovert
    • A vast array of jobs available including career advisement, data entry, front desk, management, sourcing, business development, security, and many more
    • The company may try to switch you to another department if you're not functioning well
    • Very easy to make lateral moves
    • Company keeps winning new contracts and expanding their centers; they will be around for a long time
    • Company has good ethical standards overall
    • You can make your job into what you want it to be; there is room for individual creativity
    • I’ve witnessed numerous people quit only to come back; the problems here are pretty manageable for the most part

    Cons

    • Lots of meetings, most of which are unnecessary
    • Lots of trainings, most of which are unnecessary
    • You sometimes only find out pertinent information by accident
    • Tedious process in place to validate a job placement
    • Some polices are a bit overly formal and nitpicking (can't wear certain colors, must wear a tie, etc)
    • Some goals may be ambiguous or ever-changing; you may find out your goals after the fact
    • Some process flows may change often; what's true today may not be true next week
    • Very high turnover environment, especially if the center is falling behind anticipated benchmarks
    • You have to put customers through repetitive workshops
    • Lots of recruitment events are put on for show
    • There are limitations in finding a good job for every customer who walks in the door
    • Information sometimes doesn't trickle down from top to bottom
    • Better to work in one of their established offices; you may get annoyed and experience extensive confusion being in one of the new offices
     • Some people in upper management focus on very petty things and ignore more weighty concerns

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Most of my issues apply to many workplaces and are not exclusive to Grant. Living standards in NYC are a bit expensive and I just wish the company would pay more


  8. "Great mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fulfilling work and you can see the change you are making in the under-served populations that Grant Associates services

    Cons

    Managers are often promoted based on need to fulfill positions and not based on being best candidate for the position. Contracts are ALWAYS understaffed because of high turnover. Company focuses on growth without preparing to handle growth.

    Advice to Management

    Training staff! Having realistic plan before growing company.


  9. "Training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trainer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Grant Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Witnessing the growth in clients always provides extra encouragement to keep going knowing your making difference.

    Cons

    Has become a place where promotions are granted based on personal relationship not actual experience and work ethic. Also some locations have a serious issue with embracing diversity among their staff. The type of racial comments, and stereo types that are made no wonder this company hasn't been sued yet. Management is very aware of the problem but has stated they didn't want to hear about this problem again they were tired of it coming up.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with reoccurring issues or you will continue to lose great people and talent


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Human Resource Assistant at Project Level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits was great. Co-workers, partners, and clients was rewarding to work with all around. Senior Management at a corporate level was always helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Managers at the project level need some human resource training and need to be monitored on how the treat staff and even each other. Majority of the time during my employment. Leadership was unethical, demoralizing and appalling.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest to have a human resource representative to be on site so there could be unbiased personnel for staff to be able to talk to and have support from. I believe senior management at corporate level is being blindsided on what managers are doing on a project level.


  11. "Very Ghetto!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grant Associates full-time

    Pros

    PTO is given without worry and every now and then you get to work a normal day.

    Cons

    You only work with low life criminals, people with ZERO skill or potential. The centers are dirty, run down and the team is a bunch of ghetto people who say horrible things about thier customers once they leave. One account manager even told a candidate that she should try being a stripper because she is too dumb for any real job. So sad that I wasted my time here at this scam of a company. Don't waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    Higher your standards.



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