Jewish Community Services Reviews

Updated Oct 29, 2019

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Jewish Community Services Executive Director Barbara Levy Gradet (no image)
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5 Ratings
  1. "Statistical Bookkeeper"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Community Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Great work-life balance. Flexible work schedule. Amazing vacation, sick and holiday package. It is a feel-good work place.

    Cons

    People stay in their positions for a long, long time which makes it hard for the newcomer to move up.

  2. "Employee"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Jewish Community Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of PTO, that is all!

    Cons

    Management, Political Executive Upper Management, They pay very little $ for professional employees. PLEASE AVOID THIS AGENCY LIKE THE PLAGUE!! The Executive Director makes $225,000 and the previous Executive Director made $300,000 per year. Yet the employees in the special needs department made slightly over minimum wage. Many of the management staff are RUDE AS HELL. AGAIN - PLEASE DO NOT EVER APPLY TO THIS AGENCY !! They are definitely sexist, as 85+% of the employees are female and they just do not know how to listen to their employees!!!! DO NOT APPLY HERE !!! When some employees leave - they have actually asked them to leave through the back door so others would not see them leave - as they (The agency knew they were wrong in their decision) let them go. An ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL AGENCY to work for.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best Avoided"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Community Services part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, clean work environment

    Cons

    Alot of work for a little pay, employee dedication and loyalty always taken for granted, management out of touch with employee's needs, hidden discrimination, two faced supervisors

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Community Services part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great holidays! Good flexible work schedule for a mom. Amazing support from direct supervisor. A diverse workplace considering it's a Jewish organization and employees felt like family.

    Cons

    There seemed to come a point where there were many levels and layers within the company organization. It seemed to get too political and difficult to get a simple task completed without several eyes looking it over.

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  5. "Employment Specialist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jewish Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Pros are Flexibility and Staff

    Cons

    The only con is the Pay

  6. "Laborer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Jewish Community Services

    Pros

    temp agency helping people get back on there feet.

    Cons

    not enough work, very little temp to hire and the wages is minimal

  7. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Community Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of holidays and the staff was supportive

    Cons

    struggled navigating race relationships in greater baltimore

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  8. "High Class Nonprofit With Underlying Faults"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Community Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very open and welcoming work environment, career services provides services for all levels of job seekers and has a small but solid program for individuals with various disabilities from physical and developmental. JCS encourages continuing education, most training and workshops are paid for. Career Services allows staff to be creative when working with clients and pairs clients with which career counselor best matches clients needs. Staff is able to build relationships with individuals they may have never had a chance to meet in life. Those experiences make a lasting impression.

    Cons

    Even though the number of clients with disabilities is low the clients needs are very demanding and tend to do add additional work with coordinating with other providers. Educational trainings are provided but there are limited resources to learn how to deal with some of the clients behavior issues. Days are long, forward progress is slow and sometimes the work is heavy on the heart. On the low end of the nonprofit salary end and does not compensate for work load. Health benefits are limited. Plans only offer in-network providers and the mental health coverage SUCKS...basically nonexistent. Not the best for employees with preexisting conditions.

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  9. "Clinical Graduate Intern"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Clinical Social Work Graduate in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Jewish Community Services for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent supervision. Both consistent and constructive during allocated time and outside of scheduled time

    Cons

    Some staff members did not appear to welcome graduate interns as well as others

  10. "Pleasant work environment with a feel-good attitude"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Community Services

    Pros

    It's nice coming into a working environment where everyone is inviting and makes you feel at home. I like how I have my own office and my own space to work. Additionally, the benefits are great and we get off for all of the Jewish holidays.

    Cons

    Limited advancement and limited resources for staff

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