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Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  1. "Cannot complain."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not bad pay and it is an easy shift for regular staff . Positive environment with room for training and career growth. Good working environment and provide training/orientation.

    Cons

    Paperwork*3times. As a manager too much paperwork which caused good staff turnover. I spend lot of time doing paperwork instead of spending time with the clients which is definitely not good. Regular staff and manager job hourly rate pay was not much different except for the fact that regular staff did not have to do paperwork like the manager did. I rather be the regular staff due to this different in pay rate and extra paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Provide extra help for supervisors to decrease our workload as we are working over 40 hours in a salaried position just to catch up with paperwork.

    Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your honest review! We're constantly working on ways to streamline processes and eliminate extra paperwork.


  2. ""JF&CS is a great place to be!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    JF&CS provides a wonderful work environment with fantastic, warm and dedicated colleagues. Their commitment to their clients' need is exceptional. I look forward to coming to work each day in this committed, compassionate environment. Management staff has been wonderfully encouraging and provide great guidance.

    Cons

    The workload can feel overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review!

  3. "Excellent company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Day Program Staff in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Day Program Staff in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive work environment and company culture, mission-driven programs, qualified personnel, excellent benefits for employees, wonderful clients

    Cons

    Depending on the department, there might not be much opportunity for career advancement.

    Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review, and your dedicated work for our Agency!


  4. "great agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Director in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Facilities Director in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good people. devoted staff who believe in the agency mission. decent benefits. management cares for staff, and went above and beyond to help assist staff from our former VNA program with the transition when the program was sold to another agency. in my time here, i have seen many changes in upper management and time after time, these changes are handled with care and professionalism. the agency has shown a significant commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all staff and visitors. very progressive and forward thinking approach to hiring and staff development.

    Cons

    the annual review process is time consuming and not beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    stop worrying about the staff acceptance of changes

    Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! We're working on improving the "review" process.


  5. "Flexible Hours a Plus at JF&CS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    JF&CS allows my job flexible hours which enables me to use my skill set to bring a needed service to those who cannot provide for themselves.

    Cons

    The Agency is such a focal point for so many people that it is often difficult to near impossible to find a parking spot in their lot.

    Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! We're working on a few different plans to address the parking issues as our agency continues to grow.


  6. "Going on five years!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    JF&CS is a phenomenal place to work. The people here are incredibly talented and driven to improve lives. I see examples of this everyday, and its one of the main reason I've enjoyed working here for so long. The administrative team does a great job of supporting the needs of the many programs we offer. it's an honor to continue to serve this agency.

    Cons

    Parking availability is an issue on some days.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your communication to lower level staff about changes that affect the whole agency.


  7. "Office Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, they offer great benefits and training. Learned alot during my time and the staff were all lovely and supportive.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A decent job. No real support from supervisors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A fair amount of independence in day to day work.

    Cons

    Hardly any raises
    bad communication from supervisors
    No support in offsite locations


  9. "Amazing Agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality of care for the people we serve is outstanding! Overall great place to work!

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth for low level staff

    Advice to Management

    Offer more management training


  10. "Great agency"

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

    I worked at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston full-time

    Pros

    Committed to serving the community and the staff. It was a pleasure working at JF&CS.

    Cons

    It was too far of a commute for me and telecommuting was not an option at the time


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