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Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center Reviews

Updated October 3, 2016
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  1. "Good Entry Level Organisation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Generous paid leave policy (including holidays its over 5 weeks of paid time off per year)
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Great opportunities to work with a variety of populations (seniors, young adults, kids)
    - A diverse and multi cultural staff
    - Strong ties to the community that the organisation serves.
    - ample opportunities to work with other agencies and departments
    - relaxed work culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    - all supervisors and managers seem very over worked and spread too thin not leaving much time for direct supervision or performance feed back
    - despite regular and routine maintenance the building is very old and has many issues such as temp control, vermin, aging facilities
    - few opportunities for advancement and salary increases. When they are offered they are limited due to budgetary constraints.
    - High turnover. At least half a dozen employees left the company during employment.
    - Due to busy supervisors firing process can drag and take longer than it should

    Advice to Management

    Make up for an inability to offer salary increases by providing other types of benefits such as more time off or providing once a week catered lunch for employees or other creative options.

    Be attentive to individuals employees complaints or requests. Set aside time during the day or week so that employees can have access to management/ supervisors and feel listened too.

    Formalizing some form of work/performance review would be an excellent way to improve employee/management communications.


  2. "Great After School Program"

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    Former Intern - Group Leader/Program Aide in Bronx, NY
    Former Intern - Group Leader/Program Aide in Bronx, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was offered a job within 2 months working as a Social Work Intern. Great company, Staff and overall community services were excellent. This company offers room for individual growth.

    Cons

    There were no complaints


  3. "A intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Clerical Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Clerical Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love it there. People was so kind love working there as an internship.

    Cons

    I don't nothing bad to say about it.


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  5. "Office aide"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Aide in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great opportunity in meeting new people

    Cons

    I was listed as part time but made to work full time hours with no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better it goes a long way


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Program Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Program Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for building experience in youth and family services.

    Cons

    program needs better communication set up

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication skills need


  7. "New Hire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    The responded quickly to my application. After two interviews they offered me the position. The Interviews were very professional but not tense or stressful. They included a written assignment during the hiring process. The benefits package included med, dental, vision, life and 401k. Lots vacation time.

    Cons

    The hiring process seemed a little slow but overall not too bad. About 1 month from first contact to job offer.

    Advice to Management

    I just appreciate them giving me chance


  8. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best things about this organization is the line staff and the clients you work with on a daily basis. Great neighborhood for lunch and strolling.

    Cons

    Sometimes being in a management position one can forget what it's like to work in an entry or non-management position.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps things have changed, hopefully, my suggestion is to just connect with staff a little more.


  9. "Clients are wonderful, management is a mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Stanley Isaacs provides great services to the community
    - Some staff work really hard and care about clients tremendously

    Cons

    - Leadership and management are poorly trained, divisive, and ill-prepared for the challenges of the work. Everyone seems to be trying to do the bare minimum to maintain the position of power they've achieved
    - Few opportunities for growth -- there's a lot of absurd favoritism for poor performers who have a long relationship with the organization
    - Turnover is high, which sucks for the clients

    Advice to Management

    Conduct honest performance evaluations, let the people who are dragging the ship down go, and help to elevate, train, and cultivate the motivated front line staff


  10. "Time for a change"

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work environment can use a lot of improvement

    Cons

    Constant managerial changes, Incompetent communication, Staff


  11. "My time at the Isaacs Center was a blessing."

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    Former Employee - Youth Advocate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Youth Advocate in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The young people are awesome & the staff is truly dedicated to the growth and development of the youth they serve.

    Cons

    I had to deal with sloppy/incomplete records. This would affect my job the entire time I was there.

    Advice to Management

    when staff involvement was encouraged it felt overly political at times weather or not that was truly the case. build more trust between staff & management.