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Opportunity Partners Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Gained friendships and valuable experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Coon Rapids, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent room for promotions and learning, wonderful atmosphere with coworkers and people served, everyone seems to be working towards the same goal with the same values.

    Cons

    The pay does not accurately reflect the work being done, but the atmosphere, relationships, and educational opportunities start to make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate job descriptions, base pay, and benefits to ensure employees are compensated well.


  2. "Site Sup. SET Look elsewhere, it's a disaster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and the people are great.

    Cons

    It's a mess, run by incompetent, hyper-sensitive middle management types that could never survive in private sector employment.

    Advice to Management

    Eventually, you have to wrong sometimes, and have the fortitude to admit it. Start by admitting you've made a bad investment in your SET management team. There's no veracity in your mission statement. It's just words!

  3. "Assistant Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, some Program Manager will work with your schedule and provide support if you need one

    Cons

    Some Program Manager don't follow the rule and regulation of the company, some P.M they will not you allow you to on vacation even though you have PTO to cover it, they will insist you find someone to work for you and if you can't find one, you can not go, further more if you have an emergency, the PM will insist you come to work or they will write you up because you don't give 24hrs notice how can you give notice when you don't know what is going to happen in 24hrs. Overall, is a wonderful place to work

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to caution their Program Manager.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Start to a Non-Profit career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Services in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Business Services in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, staff who are passionate about helping others, staff can bring dogs into work, a happily social environment

    Cons

    Being a non-profit, compensation is not very high; low PTO to start (10 days a year), Management has become increasingly metrics-driven and more distrustful.

    Advice to Management

    Let staff perform to their strengths and not be as overbearing.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fulfilling Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unique environments, small classroom sizes, best CEO of any company I've worked at. Very involved, very positive. Environments foster creativity. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Many hires don't care about the job and their condescending nature demeans the rest of the job.
    The pay isn't great, but the full time job prospect is nice for a young professional.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest management has more training for Learning Options Instructors, which will assist then and provide a standard for them to work up to. I see people who are doing worksheets get paid the same as the people who spend hours planning events and classes.


  6. "Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Development Instructor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Career Development Instructor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients, good values and person centered services.

    Cons

    A lot of staff turnover = constantly changing teams and more stress on long term employees. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Focus efforts on retention of employees.


  7. "Associate director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None- The harder you work the more likely you will get screwed in the end

    Cons

    Low pay, high turnover, people not caring about the mission , VP's and senior directors who care more about their job than the truth

    Advice to Management

    get rid of all the VPs and senior directors

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Strongly consider other possibilities before joining this company or field"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Options Instructor in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Learning Options Instructor in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, with excellent people as coworkers
    The people you serve can be amazing as well

    Cons

    Low pay with no structure for increasing pay. Tremendous level of responsibility, with a considerable amount of training for low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Consider finding a way to increase wages for lowest level employees, as they are not in line with the amount of responsibility or training necessary to succeed at working the position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Do not apply"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Partners (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the clients

    Cons

    the company has a "click"


  10. "Progressive Company"

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

    Pros

    The CEO is very committed to leadership development. Many people have great attitudes and are always looking for ways to make things better.

    Cons

    Some administrative departments are very disconnected from the programs and don't have a good understanding of how to serve people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and open to ideas for changes.


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