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St. Coletta of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "I've experienced my share of challenges, but overall I like my job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - DSP in Jefferson, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful clients, wise, practical, problem solving CEO, all DSPs were given a $3/hr raise, on site training, inspiring history -- the sisters were ahead of their time in their treatment of individuals with disabilities, maintenance is very responsive to work requests, and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites at times, catty coworkers, health insurance is quite pricey after paying premiums, deductibles, and co-pays, and a error laden, unreliable payroll system. Most importantly, for a humanistic organization, certain management and human resources personnel are consistently rude and unprofessional, yet for unknown reasons are allowed to behave this way.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all employees with poor attitudes and behavior that is not in line with the St. Coletta mission!Rude, condescending behavior has no place here! I won't single anyone out, but anyone with eyes and ears should know exactly which (2) employees I'm referring to. They do not discriminate, treating everyone from subordinates to management to clients poorly! If their behaviors indicate that they don't like working with people, they should be shown the door!


  2. "Ok until burnout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Working with the clients and coworkers

    Cons

    Restructuring of management has made the company less client focused.

    Advice to Management

    Look to employees for suggestions on how to become more client centered.


  3. "DSP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - DSP in Jefferson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients and my co-workers

    Cons

    The management and the advancement

    Advice to Management

    Get your facts straight before accusing staff


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    "Great Clents!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Jefferson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at St. Coletta of Wisconsin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The clients are great. Where else can you go to work and get hugs everyday!
    Benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. They turn a blind eye to some bad things going on here. Clients go to day programming in a falling apart basement. While management sits upstairs in nice comfy offices.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the real problems are in Excel and you might have better luck keeping staff.


  6. "DSP"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DSP in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - DSP in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GREAT clients, houses are clean and somewhat well maintained

    Cons

    Management is terrible, no consistency, poor communication, NO compassion.

    Advice to Management

    Learn mission statement and re-evaluate employee relations/actions. Consistency.


  7. "I wish I had never started there!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DSP
    Former Employee - DSP
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Coletta of Wisconsin (More than a year)

    Pros

    The training is great! I gained a lot in my training that I have been able to take with elsewhere.

    Cons

    1. The pay is not competitive enough for the kind of work we did.

    2. Managers hide things when State is due to come in for reviews.

    3. Saw documents falsified with incorrect data, but employee was kept on board. If State had seen what this employee had done, she would have been fired immediately!

    4. Manager was not very good at conflict resolution between employees, and talked about other employees behind their backs. Not very professional at all!

    5. Due to the high turnover at STC, the amount of overtime was insane! It was nothing for an employee who agreed to OT to work 80 to 90 hrs a week!! If you started turning down OT, you weren't as "favored" as those who accepted OT all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your pay to a minimum of $12/hr to make the job more competitive with like businesses in the area. This could also help keep employees on board and help reduce the huge turnover rate!

    Teach managers better skills in conflict resolution.

    Treat employees the same, whether they do OT or not!

    Keep up the awesome work in your training!!


  8. "St. Coletta"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients make everyday worthwhile. There are a lot of great employees that will bend over backwards to help anybody out.

    Cons

    The company has undergone many managerial changes. There is too much emphasis on getting things done now instead of getting things done the right way. The HR department is absurd. They don't answer phone calls or address any of the employees' concerns. They are more concerned with making themselves look good than supporting the organization or its employees. DSPs are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to listen to the staff that are there. Address their concerns.


  9. "You do it for the residents"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Care Coordinator in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Home Care Coordinator in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing residents, and flex time

    Cons

    Heavily based on fransican values, so even though the residents are all adults; they never get to be adults.

    Advice to Management

    Better hiring practices, more benefits, and stop talking about how it's just a job that pays the bills.


  10. "Direct Support Professional"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics in Jefferson, WI
    Former Employee - Logistics in Jefferson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding and important work that you could look forward to every day. I loved supporting my client's life as they strived for the best of their abilities

    Cons

    Poor pay, and the company was always willing to overwork you. It got to a point with me that they simply started to not ask because I was with such a stressful client that after 40 hrs per week, I was emotionally exhausted.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your pay rate and you might find better candidates and experience less turnover. I saw a lot of waste at the top of the organization.


  11. "Great experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - DSP in Jefferson, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. Coletta of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, great co-workers, leave work everyday feeling good about myself and the work I do! Aside from competitive health, dental and vision benefits they also offer 3 weeks of vacation right off the bat. There is also a lot of overtime available for weeks when I need some extra cash :)

    Cons

    Bad days can be stressful but the good days outweigh the bad days by far. Every so often I have to work with a co-worker that I don't really get along with but that's life and you'll run into that everywhere in this field. Compared to other DSP positions that I've had in the past, this company is one of the best!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of designating MLK day and Presidents day as holidays, maybe give two floating holidays for DSP who don't normally work on Mondays?



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