Helping Hand Center Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2020

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3.0
54%
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Helping Hand Center Chief Executive Officer Bill Dwyer (no image)
Bill Dwyer
3 Ratings
  1. "So much better"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helping Hand Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sr Leadership works hard at listening and putting staff first! The workspace is really nice! I can feel people wanting to work together!

    Cons

    Pay can always be better but the extra stuff makes up for it a little.

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  2. "Lots of longtime employees"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Direct Care Professional in Countryside, IL

    I have been working at Helping Hand Center part-time

    Pros

    There is an annual bonus

    Cons

    There is no annual pay increase unless it comes from the state


  3. "Hmmm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Helping Hand Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    wonderful clients and staff.

    Cons

    Management sucks a lot Not willing to listen

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  4. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administrative 

    I worked at Helping Hand Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working hours and you don’t take work home with you

    Cons

    None that I have experienced

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Could be better!"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helping Hand Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Clients, families, and coworkers. Great place for recent grads (stay 2years MAX)

    Cons

    Low chance of promotion. Little pay even WITH Degree. Management is STUBBORN with new ideas. Staff frequently call off adding stress to committed staff. Turn over is typical with population.

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  6. "Run!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Helping Hand Center full-time

    Pros

    Working with the clients and co-workers. Staff are bonded and support each other because management doesn't!

    Cons

    Management team is not qualified to lead people. They have no skills or talent other than being friends with each other. They are ridiculous. CEO walks around making comments that are rude and acts like we should be excited about making $10.50 an hour, get no raises, and pay through the nose for benefits. Like I said Run, you can do better than Helping Hand.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "It takes a special person to handle this population. A big heart is not enough."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - One-on-one Instructional Assistant in Countryside, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Helping Hand Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When you helped a child get that "lightbulb" moment.

    Cons

    Got beat up daily. I have pictures of bite marks. If a child's plan requires a 2 person pick up, it was hard to find another person on a moment's notice to help. Seriously consider how much patience you have before working with this population, it takes a special person to get beat up daily yet still help these students with profound autism. I have a big heart but that wasn't enough.

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  8. "Review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Helping Hand Center full-time

    Pros

    Watching the growth and progress of the students and the relationship with most of the families was positive and encouraging.

    Cons

    The rate of turnover was ridiculous. Individual teaching assistants were never consistent and there was always a shortage of them. The trust between staff and some upper management was negative at times. I felt at any moment I could be "thrown under the bus". The directors of the school never spent quality amounts of time within the classroom to understand how they function. While working with the students was fulfilling, the job was emotionally and physically draining. There was not a good balance between work and home life.

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  9. "Old School"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Helping Hand Center full-time

    Pros

    Working with the students during the day

    Cons

    Old school and not looking out for employees, favorites, HIGH turn over

  10. "QIDP"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Helping Hand Center full-time

    Pros

    Working with ID/DD patients is a passion of mine, and caring for others is the pathway to success.

    Cons

    Constantly busy via phone, email, home visits, etc. Can ultimately become mentally draining.

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