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Opportunity Village Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "Clients are Awesome, Leadership Not"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to make a difference and get swept up in the clients' enthusiasm. It's a job that will put a smile on your face every day! If you make it past 90 days, you will be okay.

    Cons

    Little to no support from leadership. Chances are you will be blind sided by being let go just before you hit 90 days, without being coached or guided as to what you can do to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    Coach and develop your employees. Take responsibility for your recruits and guide them when it looks like they might be off course. Don't be so quick to dismiss people who really want to be there.


  2. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the clients and some of the staff were great.

    Cons

    They want you to have to many assignments for one person to keep up with. Salary pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises and bonuses. Get your management team on the same page. Stop trying to have your management team do everything.


  3. "Psp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Village full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for, rated one of the top employers in Iowa.

    Cons

    Compensation of pay is low compared to national and state averages.

    Advice to Management

    To consider pay raise to be able to afford to live.


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  5. "Has potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You bond with your coients and potentially your coworkers, which is great.

    Cons

    There are maybe three good management teams, and you're not likely to be placed under them.

    Advice to Management

    Retrain the TL's to know how to communicate with the PSPs. Half the time, they leave us to find for ourselves off-campus, and don't encourage cooperation among staff members.


  6. "Help the cents and stop being so greedy, Opportunity Village!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opportunity Village full-time

    Pros

    The OVIPS are great and the premise of the company is admirable.

    Cons

    Corrupt executive board and management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and do the right thing!


  7. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company does a lot of tangible good helping the community. The Las Vegas economy definitely benefits from having OV around.

    Cons

    A lot of the people in charge are a bit racist. Their recent correspondence dinner left a bad taste in my mouth after some comments regarding Ferguson.

    Advice to Management

    Take a smaller salary and let that money finish some of your current projects, like Sean's Park or the North campus.


  8. "its awesome"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Direct Support Staff On Call in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Direct Support Staff On Call in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the clients is good

    Cons

    None i can think of, i just started so i will update after ive been there awhile

    Advice to Management

    They're nice real understanding about my disability, and also understanding about social security disability payments


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Cause but No Raise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization is fun to work for and has a lot of motivated people to help a great cause. The hiring process runs smooth and seems organized. Very friendly....

    Cons

    No raises for employees since I started and even after I left....they push volunteering big time and raise more money every year but yet still haven't put anything towards the employees for years. Politics play a big role in this organization so, beware.

    Advice to Management

    You could keep your good loyal employees if you really at least once a year give them the raise they deserve. Raise the bar for yourself and your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the clients helping them

    Cons

    Staff, management, gossiping, and the company just sucks

    Advice to Management

    get better management, the current management staff sucks from HR


  11. "I was able to get job training quickly when I moved here."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custodial Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Custodial Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid training which helps when you have to travel by bus, they help with ANY concerns, and have LOTS of activities to engage in like Magical forest & UNLVino events.

    Cons

    Very limited areas for work. Only custodial jobs are job connected. I wanted to go into culinary but no training was available at the time.

    Advice to Management

    If they can open culinary training for those who want to try to expand in their job training or cross training it would be great as I have cooking & baking skills.



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