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  1. "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Employment & Education Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Employment & Education Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Special Service For Groups (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked at the Bacup division for over 7 years there was a culture of harmony about the place. Management was very flexible and always listened. Nurtured initiative delegating projects that were interesting . The Benefit package was awesome

    Cons

    The pay period tended to be a little confusing at times. Sometimes the commute was a little hard. Could have had a better coffee pot


  2. "Company doesn't care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Nurse in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None the management only cares for the upper management

    Cons

    There is nothing good about this company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to their employees


  3. "Review"

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    Former Employee - NEPA Area Labor Federation in North East, PA
    Former Employee - NEPA Area Labor Federation in North East, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Special Service For Groups (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company. Good People. Easy to Learn. Fun to do.

    Cons

    None The Job is the Job. The only cons are the ones you create.

    Advice to Management

    Needed better leadership. I was under utilized. There were no Thank You, for a Great Job Accomplishment.


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  5. "prefer not to say"

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    Former Employee - Not Saying in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Not Saying in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Special Service For Groups full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's great to see the clients come in and have such a great outcome.

    Cons

    Wish they weren't a non-profit organization because you might be let go of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep conversations professional.


  6. "Not great, not bad"

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    Former Employee - Community Outreach in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Community Outreach in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Special Service For Groups full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Considerable big social service company. SSG has plenty different programs in Los Angeles Area.

    Cons

    No health benefits at start, do not see job advancement oppotunity. Lack of career growth, training to the new employees. Poor management for the program.

    Advice to Management

    Can not think of at the moment


  7. "Career placement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great motivational atmosphere with knowledge of critical situations in desperate help to overcome.

    Cons

    Being tough and understanding that you may not succeed in helping everyone ypu encounter with a disease.

    Advice to Management

    Most people without certifications/ degrees in addiction and recovery, are most the time recovering addicts themselves and should be given the opportunity to share there "past interaction" with struggle. No one knows how vicious this disease truly is unless they can say THEY HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE. That, to me, is the most ignored thing in this field being that recovering addicts have the most impartial techniques to cure ir help.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Non profit run like a corporation without the benefit of a corporate salary."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good job stability. Organization has been around a long time and is financially stable with funding. Always hiring.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits - Horrible salaries
    It is not the worst place to work and many of the programs do good work but there is little room for advancement and in general the environment is stale and offers little to no room for creative or intellectual growth as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the organization as if it was still 1965. Things are done in such an outdated and inefficient way. Update the medical benefits, offer work at home or flex time, offer more PTO, bring the salaries up to date, motivate the employees, bring in new blood and innovative ideas. There is such a wealth of potential with a non profit of this size and stature, it's a shame that you don't value employees and reward them for the dedication they have for the work. There is little to no oversight of the Program Directors therefore each program is like a rogue nation doing it's own thing with sometimes horribly inept directors. The younger, brighter and more creative workers get discouraged and eventually leave. Those who stay are stuck for whatever reason with no chance to advance and eventually become stale. Many programs are doing sub par work. I am sorry to say this but the reputation of SSG in the community is diminishing. The structure of the organization needs to change as does the environment for the employees.