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Pillars Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pillars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great supervision, support and flexibility
    Agency committed to the wellbeing of clients and the community

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with similar agencies in the market

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention and increasing salaries comparable to other non for profit agencies


  2. "Great service to the community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pillars part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, and great staff.

    Cons

    Due to lack of funding, they don't provide some services that were very beneficial to the clients.

  3. "Clinical services and supervision of clinical staff"

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    Current Employee - Clinician in Berwyn, IL
    Current Employee - Clinician in Berwyn, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welcoming and driven environment; motivation to provide best services to the people in the communities served and beyond. Leadership team is driven to make systems efficient and promotes personal and professional growth opportunities. Commitment to provide clinical supervision and consultation groups for student interns and staff. Cultural sensitivity and awareness is openly addressed by CEO and members throughout various departments and programs, and across all ageny sites.

    Cons

    Salary is moderate in comparison to for profit work opportunities. At times it is possible one or few dissatisfied staff greatly impact overall staff satisfaction, which is unfortunate for the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to explore growth opportunities for clinical staff, in ways that do not necessarily require clinical staff to move into administrative roles. Evaluate leadership team dynamics and how they could be impacting overall staff satisfaction; across all departments and programs.


  4. "A good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Outpatient Therapist in Western Springs, IL
    Current Employee - Outpatient Therapist in Western Springs, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hires new graduates, friendly work environment, great work culture, supportive overall.

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation, some work outside of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Buy more lap top computers for clinicians to use, transition to fully electronic records.


  5. "Great Organization Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pillars part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules. Great communication between supervisor and workers.

    Cons

    No cons for Pillars at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "No room for advancement and terrible training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the work Pillars does helps the community

    Cons

    staff were not welcoming and created 'cliques'; micro managed; NO room to advance; terrible pay - not enough to survive; 'training' is a joke


  7. "Great NPO to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Care Service Individual in La Grange, IL
    Current Employee - Care Service Individual in La Grange, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pillars (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great bosses - Don & Jess are incredibly supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    HR took about 6 weeks to tell me I got the job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Respite Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Respite Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Respite Worker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pillars part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I get to work with troubled youth out in the community. I find that working with clients in their natural environment (home, park, recreational settings, mall, etc.) is very beneficial because they are more comfortable to be themselves and talk about their concerns. I also love that I get to create my own schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be hard to be in touch with the client's therapist, which can be very frustrating when you need to consult about the client's progress or best treatment.
    Another challenge is working with the parents. Some parents are great and involved, but most of them are dealing with depression or other problems themselves and is hard to get them on board.

    Advice to Management

    Make communication between respite workers and therapists easier.


  9. "Communication is key"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Classrooms are a pretty big size.

    Cons

    Very poor management and lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers input on how to better the school.


  10. "Respite Worker Community Support Individual (CSI)"

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    Current Employee - Respite Worker in Western Springs, IL
    Current Employee - Respite Worker in Western Springs, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pillars part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience in the field prior to receiving degree. Part-time position to supplement a stay-at home or to have side money. Work with an individual child or adolescent in the field. Collaborate with other Respite workers, families, and therapist to develop client's goals and provide interventions for treatment plan. Reimbursement for mileage, expenses, and time. opportunity for 1- 3 hours up to 10-20 hours weekly. Able to have multiple client case load. paid bi weekly. Monthly supervision. I select my schedule and work hours.

    Cons

    need to use my own car (but mileage is reimbursed)

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for supporting the Respite program!


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