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KRA Corporation Reviews

Updated May 2, 2019

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KRA Corporation CEO Knowlton R Atterbeary
Knowlton R Atterbeary
6 Ratings
  1. "clerical assistant"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KRA Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are able to be an listening ear to job seekers around the world. K.R. A employment help job seekers find the best job fit for them, the best part about helping them down the right path is that you as the job seekers helper was apart of there journey.

    Cons

    had no cons to me.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the amazing work.

    KRA Corporation2017-05-25
  2. "The bottom of the barrel for workforce contractors"

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    Former Employee - Career Advisor in Hartford, CT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KRA Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Black owned businesses that Promotes from within

    Cons

    This company has been investigated for sexual harassment continuously in CT I’m surprised boards want to touch them. They hire low quality staff.

    Advice to Management

    Fire and start fresh

    KRA Corporation2019-05-02
  3. "Feel Good Industry.. but Difficult"

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    Former Employee - CAFO in Fulton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KRA Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Industry...(Workforce Development) the company helps people get jobs by building them up (mentally), providing and/ or coordinating training, helping participants overcome numerous "barriers" (ie childcare, housing, education etc) to achieve long term employment. Which in my humble opinion is how you make a lasting impact on the participant, their children and their community. Most people work in the industry...

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    Cons

    Difficult industry... the great majority of $$$ is gov't based (ie Federal, State, County) so their is significant compliance requirements... and the $$$ is never enough. As noted in the Pro's... most people work in the industry because they love helping people... so it's not a 9-5pm job. As an industry, staff is underpaid comparative to other industry's... difficult to find and retain talent... Bottomline...

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    Advice to Management

    Mgmt understands the difficulties of the industry and for the most part is committed to the achieving the mission / vision of the organization.

    KRA Corporation2019-02-25
  4. "Career coach"

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      Former Employee - Career Coach in Chicago, IL

      I worked at KRA Corporation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Black owned company that offers solutions to work force

      Cons

      Not a lot of room for growth

      Advice to Management

      Hire better leadership staff

      KRA Corporation2018-12-17
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      "Career agent"

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      Current Employee - Career Agent in Hartford, CT
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at KRA Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Coworkers more like family . Salary . Helping people find jobs. Feel appreciated. Managers in company care about employees.

      Cons

      Benefits. More training for agents to improve on coaching. Don’t always feel safe at work.

      Advice to Management

      Listen and be patient. Work on staff morale. Continue making positive change in offices .

      KRA Corporation2018-10-20
    • "Career Agent"

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      Current Employee - Career Agent in New Britain, CT

      I have been working at KRA Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Supportive Management. Room for advancement and promotions. Working for a company that helps individuals with their career goals and benefitting the community. Salary is competitive and fair.

      Cons

      No flex time. 401k package could be better. Health benefits are expensive.

      Advice to Management

      Continue supporting staff and encouraging empowerment. More professional development needed for career agents for coaching and resumes.

      KRA Corporation2018-10-18
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      "thank you but:"

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      Former Employee - Career Agent in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at KRA Corporation for more than 3 years

      Pros

      there are really no Pros to working for this companey

      Cons

      case loads are 80% above the MAX

      Advice to Management

      Pay your employees better then you won’t lose good people. GOOD PAY BOOSTS THE MORALE OF THE EMPLOYEES.

      KRA Corporation2018-09-20
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      "I Don’t Recommend It"

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      Former Employee - Career Agent in Hartford, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at KRA Corporation full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      You meet some nice co workers who are in the same boat as you.

      Cons

      From day one KRA gave me a bad gut feeling. Day one was half “orientation” half day of sitting at a desk (if you call 1/4 of a normal sized cubicle a desk/workspace) where you do not have access to anything so you sit there for hours on end. That quickly changes though because you will not be given any training or be prepared for the program and be given over 100 cases. You will also be given a “mentor” who, depending...

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      Advice to Management

      -Quit picking favorites -Learn to communicate -Don’t promote from within when the person is not qualified (i.e. supervisors) -Stop micromanaging

      KRA Corporation2018-10-03
    • Helpful (2)

      "Career Agent"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at KRA Corporation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      On a daily basis you are dealing with multiple difficult personalities. Whether its customers or co workers you have to learn how to think outside the box and deal with all the difficult people You learn to deal in a hostile work environment and gain a thick skin. They do invest in some professional development. (Not always open to all staff) Some of the staff are the most amazing people you will ever meet Its a...

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      Cons

      The best way to describe this work environment is its like survivor the office edition. You have to form alliances and hope they don't turn on you, and break bread with everyone on occassion. The challenges consist of juggling a ridiculous case load without any training, trying to stay of of drama, avoiding the inappropriate director, juggling all the last minute projects, avoiding angry customers and coworkers, trying...

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      Advice to Management

      Value your staff a little more Give them flex time and other benefits Focus on the positive a little more Train your staff properly Practice a coaching method Try becoming knowledgeable so staff can turn to you when necessary Be present Be professional Treat everyone equally Stay out of gossip Smile more Treat your staff as adults Jump in and help instead of writing negative write ups or emails...that...

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      KRA Corporation2018-07-27
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      "Get it Together"

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      Current Employee - Hartford Career Agent in Hartford, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at KRA Corporation full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Working with the participant and coworkers.

      Cons

      Management doesn't care about their employees. Supervisors show favoritism. No room for growth.

      Advice to Management

      Corporate need to pay more attention to their employees. Its a hard environment to work in when the boss is sleeping with the supervisor. Supervisor don't know how to talk to people they are very disrespectful. No matter what you do its never good enough. You are never praised if your doing a good job but if you do something wrong your head is on the chopping block.

      KRA Corporation2018-01-23
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