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Pioneer Center for Human Services Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "Good Starting Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Center for Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, they make going to work worth it.
    Fun co-workers.

    Cons

    Too high-school. How well you did your job didn't matter. If you were friends with the "right people" you didn't have to worry.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on.


  2. "I loved the clients"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I like it here"

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    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. "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.


  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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