81% would recommend to a friend
(92 total reviews)
71% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 15, 2023
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- 5.0Mar 14, 2023Director of Residential ServicesCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsDecatur, GA
Values aligned work, a strong sense of community, meaningful contribution to the world, effective and efficient leadership, lots of humor and lightheartedness in the organization, beautiful locations (great homes in great neighborhoods), tremendous flexibility, frequent community celebrations, good food
It's a small organization, so it's not one that you would come to for career advancement.
- 5.0Jul 29, 2021Direct Support StaffCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Amazing and loving people. Great pay. Worthwhile work.
Sometimes a lack of communication.
- 5.0Jan 12, 2021Live In AssistantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
(Note: this is specific for the L'Arche Chicago community)L'Arche Chicago was a great step after college to meet others passionate about changing how we approach disability. It is more than a caregiving job, and more than just an "intentional community". It is real, hard, mundane at times, but in all these areas is focused on people: uplifting their gifts and coming alongside hardships (not in place of or in order to fix!). I had such a meaningful time in this community and learned so much about my self and biases. Pros: -Creative and kind coworkers, and transparent admin that made me feel welcome! -great benefits for an entry level job -admin pays great attention to rest, time off, and sustainably caring for employees -HR or staff development monthly and down to earth meetings -small organization so you never feel like a number -well connected nonprofit that truly cares about mission and individuals with IDD -Incredibly caring board, donors, and alum that are supporters of the mission -Fulfilling work and practical experience in Social Work, Medical care, ministry, justice, NGo or Nonprofit fields/areas
-Up close and personal, and can be a challenge for folks unfamiliar with realities of community with people who are different -pay isn't very high but I thought it was just fine coming out of college -Sometimes work life boundaries are difficult to maintain due to nature of work and challenge of sharing space with coworkers and adults with disabilities but admin knows that and takes good care of accompanying you in your live-in role! -non-traditional work hours compared to 9-5 can sometimes be hard if you have things on the weekends or weeknights1
- 5.0Dec 17, 2020Assistant ManagerFormer EmployeeJacksonville, FL
Great community Amazing work Incredible life experience
Administration does not always make good decisions Pay is lacking for the work
- 5.0Dec 20, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Outstanding culture with life-changing experiences! All of your basic needs are met by the benefits received.
Can be hard to balance work and personal life, often those lines can become blurred in this setting.
- 5.0Nov 3, 2015Business Operations ManagerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsPortland, OR
L'Arche Nehalem (now L'Arche Portland) is a small, low-key company with an extremely supportive community and lots of opportunity for collaboration, professional growth, and diverse challenges
You won't get rich working there.
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L'Arche has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 123 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at L'Arche to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.
81% of L'Arche employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated L'Arche 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.