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Pioneer Center for Human Services Reviews

Updated January 15, 2017
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  1. "Direct Support Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great interaction with clients.
    Good hours.

    Cons

    Slow paced.
    Rude staff.
    Low pay.


  2. "DSP"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "ADSP"

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    Current Employee - ADSP in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - ADSP in McHenry, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the clients and group home settings. I've meet some pretty cool co-workers. I've worked on strong teams.

    Cons

    The amount of pay, lack of communication from upper management/ supervisors, short staffed too often, no advancement, concrete ceiling job.

    Advice to Management

    pay more money and maybe the company can keep employee's longer than 90 days.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Direct service professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The clients are amazing to work for, and there are lots of opportunities to get overtime. They also offer benefits which is great.

    Cons

    There is not enough staff and we are often overworked. Management is also lackin in communication and concern for their employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Micro Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers that care for the clients they work with each day. opportunity for first job out of college experience in social service field,

    Cons

    Management needs to have more confidence in the staff they hire instead of hanging over them. Not always getting supplies you need to do your job properly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good qualified people, let them do their work without having to worry about being micro managed. Have confidence in your employees, you hired them. Most of all Remember you work with/for people not machines so start acting like you care.


  7. "Admissions Registat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and lots of training

    Cons

    Very political and non-profit

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate good employees and help them grow with the company instead of forcing them out.


  8. "Should they stay or should they grow?"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant/Training Coordinator in Woodstock, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant/Training Coordinator in Woodstock, IL

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The clients are the best reason for working at Pioneer.

    Cons

    They can't decide if they should expand or minimize - 3 separate layoffs in the 6 years I was there.


  9. "Could be better, but could be worse."

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

    I have been working at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good manager in my program, rewarding work, interim CEO is promising, though has to deal with a lot of past mess-ups approved by the board.

    Cons

    Doesn't listen to lower level employees at satellite locations. It's like we don't exist sometimes. Changes are happening with limited communication with staff. Management makes decisions about programs they have no practical knowledge of.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you have employees that don't work 9-5 at the main building and so have different needs when it comes to meeting times, training, and so-called staff appreciation.


  10. "Community case manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great health insurance
    Great experience
    Tuition reimbursement
    Moderate pay

    Cons

    Overburdened staff
    Poor management from the top trickles down
    When I was a staff the people in charge would cut from the middle to save money then rehire at lower pay

    Advice to Management

    You are a human services organization if you aren't providing great servoces you are failing. Yes keep the doors open. But no one should be making 6 figures


  11. "Grant writer"

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    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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