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Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "I love my job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the work we do. I have a great team, supervisor, and director. I go home at night and rest well knowing that I have made a positive contribution to my community. For some people this job is just a paycheck but many people here actually care about our clients and the work that we do. The benefits and health insurance are good. It's a great place to start a career in social services/ aging and a great place to grow if that's what you decide to do.

    Cons

    I wish people would be compensated based on their skills and qualifications. You get a raise over the years as you stay with the company, but I also feel that people should be compensated based on higher degrees or certain skills (I.e. Being bilingual--a skill that's highly sought in the company). This would reduce turnover.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. PCA employees do believe in the company’s mission statement. As a nonprofit corporation, PCA strives to maintain competitive benefits and salaries. Unfortunately as a... More


  2. "so-so"

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    Former Employee - Assessment Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assessment Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule. They provide you an opportunity to gain experience in the field. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    arrogant leadership, they are bullies

    Advice to Management

    lighten up

  3. "Nice working environment, but the pay needs to be raised."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Pension
    Excellent hours
    Paid Holidays
    Benefits
    Knowledgeable Management

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Little room for advancement
    No bonus

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Response

    Dec 11, 2017 – Recruiter

    It is always nice to see so many things our employees are happy about. We continue to strive to make PCA a positive environment where the employees have opportunities to grow both personally and... More


  4. "program manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Benefits benefits benefits benefits pension

    Cons

    Upward mobility hard without an advanced degree


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's a livin'"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally helpful supervisors and above average pay for what the job is. Benefits are really affordable. If you put up with a lot you will be rewarded

    Cons

    They tend to promote young attractive women over more experienced males. Very biased toward women, as mostly women work there. Sometimes dangerous situations with clients and management overlooks the risk factors. Clients are allowed to be lazy and abusive and continue to receive assistance

    Advice to Management

    Get some younger people in management. Get with the times, leadership is awful if any exists. Need a new CEO and far fewer upper level people making big money. It's lost its focus

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you do not feel that you have been able to move ahead in your career. PCA is very interested in providing advancement opportunities to all of our... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but crippled by bureaucracy."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    PTO may be the BEST in the city, after 5yrs you receive 4wks of vacation on top of Sick and Personal time. Also not to mention 13 paid holidays. Very progressive organization with tons of really great people who want nothing more than to help Senior Citizens.

    Cons

    There may not be a PCA in 5years. Between competition and cuts in Medicaid, I can't imagine them being able to pay over 700 people's salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Too many "Chiefs" and not enough "Indians" so to speak. Please allow younger talent to be promoted and force the older and jaded upper mgmt out.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. We do understand your concern for the future of PCA which has been in existence since 1973. Throughout those 40+ years, PCA has evolved and grown as the industry has... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of LTCO"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator I in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator I in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a wonderful supervisor, director, and team. Telecommuting was a big plus. My supervisor gave a lot of freedom but this isn't the norm. Great name on paper.

    Cons

    A lot of bad supervisors and directors. Expected to bill for time which takes away from social service. A lot of supervisors don't care about personal comfort ie how you feel in dangerous situations. Company has an extremely high turn over rate - you're considered a veteran at 1 year. Very poor pay for work load expected.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your supervisors and directors.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. We understand that social workers would much rather be able to practice their social work skills rather than work on a computer to enter information. Unfortunately... More

  8. "upgraded salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Salaries have been increased to stay competitive

    Cons

    Unfortunately health care cost keep going up


  9. "Service coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Vacation and sick time. Able to set own schedule with clients. Able to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Discourge reporting MA fraudio due to procedures. Family of client abuses program and treats it as an employment program. SC are often gives in to family demands and doesn't reduce unnesscary hours. Billing of units are not monitored. It doesn't take 8 units to do a annual evaluation and then anothere 18 units to write it up.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor units and how they are used. Provide and encourage reporting fraud and reducing unnesscary hours.


  10. "Service coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Paid time off package includes personal, sick, and vacation
    Advancement within the company is encouraged and opportunities are available
    Excellent company paid for trainings

    Cons

    Pressure to achieve unrealistic quotas leads to high turnover
    Pay is very low
    Advancement at times seems to be tied to who you know


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