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  1. "PARC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NYSARC full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth, low pay


  2. "Typical ARC"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Brewster, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Brewster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYSARC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers. Good office environment.

    Cons

    Management not very interested in problem solving.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Processing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Head, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Head, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at NYSARC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The customer is treated like family as well as all staff. Time off and benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    To receive the great benefit of time off you have to wait 6 months. This wouldn't be a problem if you didn't start as a temp to hire. Most people had to wait at least 9-12 before they got to take time off without worrying about getting fired.


  4. "Public relations"

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    Current Employee - Public Relations in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Highly knowledgeable, long-term executive staff. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Over 90% Medicaid funded. low salaries for the job performed compared to for-profit organizations


  5. "Hope this helps"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NYSARC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    committed and friendly staff
    good team work
    positive approach to clients
    history
    community presence

    Cons

    Pay is low
    benefits are poor
    stressful pace
    would like training opportunities to be more available
    long-term staff not valued enough


  6. "Residential Assistant Manager/Senior Medical Person"

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    Former Employee - Residential Assistant Manager/Senior Medical Person in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Assistant Manager/Senior Medical Person in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Exceptional medical trainings/Customer Service. I will always be grateful and honored to AHRC for their trainings and exposer in the HumanService/Medical field. I would be remiss if I did not mention that sharpening of my negotiation skills .

    Cons

    There is no real Human Resources Department so no objectivity. Therefore more time is spent covering ones self instead of having a strong focus on the mission. Projects are taken on without structure and organizations. There is no respect for employees time off however employees are expected beyond forty hours weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Do not accept projects until first having the proper tools to manage and complete it. Second pick the right department and the proper staff do the project. Third and most importantly to multi-task is fine. Cross training is great especially for emergencies. Still yet supervisor is to supervisor and to lead. Staff is to do staff work and to not lead until they become promoted. Anything opposite causes chaos.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NYSARC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This agency provides a very supportive environment - they provide plenty of training (including annual refershers!). The employees are dedicated to their agency mission. The benefits are great, especially the paid time off!

    Cons

    The pay is low, but that is to be expected of working in any nonprofit organization. There are pros and cons to any job; most of them are subjective.

    Advice to Management

    This is a well-run agency; Always remember that your employees are your greatest capital.

  8. "Try other places first!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Batavia, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Batavia, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NYSARC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation each year. Chance to bond with some great people, individuals and staff. Free meals. Lots of overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    Low pay that is simply not worth it at many times. Health insurance is expensive and low quality. Benefits card contributions reduced to nothing over the last several years. Lack of staffing and hiring of new staff. Every location understaffed and unable to provide needed services to individuals way to often. There is a complete lack of proper training. For example, due to understaffing a video is shown on how to lift an individual instead of hands on training. Some houses are in bad condition and instead of replacing broken items they get poorly repaired or removed, never to be replaced. There is a divide between management and staff because many managers and directors simply do not care as they are so far removed from what goes on daily. Very little chance to advance in a career, not that those jobs are any better. I could keep going, but its pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    Visit you locations and check on your staff. Its like you have no clue what goes and really don't care to know. Staff do not respect you, make fun of you and have no understanding of what you do in your offices all day. Quit chasing money from the state and offer the individuals the services they deserve instead of taking things away because your CHEAP and giving bonuses to employees that don not work for them.


  9. "Imploding from the inside..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    When there is enough staffing it is fun to take individuals shopping, for coffee or a bite to eat. It is the type of job that can make you feel great about what your doing in life. Chance to meet new people and even make a few friends. No drug testing.

    Cons

    Terribly understaffed in the residential area to e point few activities outside of the houses can be done. Houses are becoming more and more run down as they are not properly taken care of. Staff and individuals are all aging adding new and more complicated tasks to daily care. Such as things maybe a nurse or specialist should be doing are placed on staff. Being switched out to different houses to cover short staffing gives less time to bond with individuals. No raises have been given out in about 4 years and each year there is a reduction in in health benefits and other incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! This could be a great place to work at and was at one time from what I have been told. Lack of raises, high turnaround and low moral are bringing this place down. At least try to care what goes on outside of your nice big offices.


  10. "Invigorating and exhausting at the same time"

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    Current Employee - DSP in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in Elmira, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NYSARC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working and helping individuals with developmental disabilities is a reward in itself. Get to take out people to dinner, concerts, parks, etc and have fun while you work. There is always a need at the houses because the turn over is high, so transfers within the system are available.

    Cons

    Hours can be hard, Often left alone with individuals while trying to pass meds, fix dinner, and oversee what is going on in a house full of people can be challenging. Pay is not great for the responsibilities you have. Management is not always for you, a lot of politics get played for moving up in the company. Not always what you know but who you know. Difficult to leave work behind when you go home, It is on your mind a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your residences run because of the employees you work with. Try helping them instead of throwing them under the bus and passing blame when you did not do your job. It is always a team that makes or breaks a place, not just the work of one person.


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