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Pioneer Center for Human Services Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "excellent company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This organization has grown to help serve all in the McHenry County Community

    Cons

    Nothing particular, They have started to clean house and the future looks awesome

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hear your employees.


  2. "DSP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Great interaction with clients! Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to spend with clients

  3. "I like it here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pleasant co-workers, approachable management (mine, I've heard not all), interesting job, teamwork stressed, company tries to please staff.
    Small town atmosphere, everyone knows everyone, CEOs are on a first name basis with all staff and greet everyone, very friendly.

    Cons

    Money is tight as it is with many human service nonprofit agencies, have had some issues with poor management in the past which are being dealt with but have left not only a bad taste is many people's mouth, but a "deep hole in the pocket" as well. It will take time and effort to get past this but current management is working hard to overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too tight - fisted with the money and cut any more benefits; even though the pay has never been the greatest, the benefits have been terrific which made up for the lower pay.


  4. "I loved the clients"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CDPT in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - CDPT in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great bunch of people to work with

    Cons

    not enough workers to cover clientele


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pioneer is an amazing organization that helps many people who really need help."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Job Placement Specialist
    Current Employee - Job Placement Specialist
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is a great place to work because of the satisfaction that comes with helping people. Everyone that works here has a great attitude and kind personality.

    Cons

    There is not much downside to working at Pioneer except for the fact that it is a non-profit and is funded by the State.


  6. "Awesome team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisory in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule, supportive management, decent pay for not-for-profit, clients make you smile, lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Coordinating schedules & having too many cooks in the kitchen at times. Lack of policies for guidance

    Advice to Management

    Work on clear procedures/guidelines for admits & discharges


  7. "Behavioral Health Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being able to work with the clients and having them feel like they are receiving the serivces that they need and want
    Advancement opportunities
    Ability to take on extra work/projects

    Cons

    Relying on the state to receive funding to provide continued care for clients
    While pay may feel low, it is in line with other non-profits. Keep this in mind when applying.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Truth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time

    Pros

    I currently work at Pioneer. The Pros: We are fortunate to work with wonderful clients. A NEW CEO is in place. This is refreshing and he is proving to be what Pioneer needs. The clients and staff are being put first. The distribution of work loads and expectations of staff are reasonable. The client needs are a priority. The culture is starting to change.

    Cons

    There is a mess to clean up. The lack of a state budget has impacted Pioneer as well as other agencies in the state. Pioneer battles negative press because of decisions, directions and actions made in the past. Some negative people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward in this direction. Learn from past mistakes and don't repeat them. Ask the staff for input and listen to their responses. Be proactive. Be fair. Be honest. Be smart and most of all be at Pioneer for the client's benefit.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is meaningful. The management team is supportive of their staff and committed to solving the problems that have come about in recent months and are transparent with staff. Despite issues arising and lack of a state budget, staff manage to keep a positive outlook and are focused on providing great services to our clients.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes occurring and there is work to be done within the company to keep it running successfully, thankfully issues have been identified and are being dealt with thanks to the new CEO and management teams working together.


  10. "Grant writer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, organized, and great environment

    Cons

    state slashing budgets for mental health and other important services

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good fight!


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