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The Arc Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Low pay and almost no pay raises, very little room for upward growth (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management tends to give workers a lot of false hope for being moved up to a higher paying job to keep them hanging on (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Life Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Arc full-time

    Pros

    Good training and supervision, respectful staff and good environment . This is a place were clients come first. Agency's vehicles are available for work related transportation.

    Cons

    To much paperwork that may burn you out.


  2. "Residential Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Arc full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, and room for career advancement,

    Cons

    You will love the work you do and the people you provide service too

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Hands off but great values!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Arc part-time

    Pros

    They have great programs and are a very ethical company!

    Cons

    You never truly know who your true supervisor is! I had at least 3 or 4 people I would go to about different things!


  4. "Service Supervisor"

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

    I worked at The Arc full-time

    Pros

    Loved working with clients and staff. The Adult Day Health staff were truly dedicated and passionate about providing services to clients. Great opportunity to learn about client population if you are new to the field.

    Cons

    Pay was not the best


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hawthorne, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hawthorne, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Arc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with great people and adorable preschool children. Very affordable health, dental and disability insurance offered.

    Cons

    Hourly pay is low and never get a raise.


  6. "Arc Seniors Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fulton, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fulton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Arc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The individuals are wonderful and sweet. The boss, Michelle, is a sweetheart and i may say that she is the best boss ever to have.

    Cons

    Downside--- the pay. Definitely not enough pay compensated for the amount and gravity of work done.

    Advice to Management

    Increase in pay would lead to greater staff retention


  7. "directors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Arc full-time

    Pros

    when I get to clock out and go home

    Cons

    the directors act like they are better than everybody else to many meetings and nothing gets done, they only talk about how much money they can line their pockets with use the people that work there and throw them away like trash when they are done with them and talk down to them

    Advice to Management

    look at some of your directors they are worthless

  8. "Residential Staff"

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    Current Employee - Residential Staff
    Current Employee - Residential Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Arc part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding.
    Overtime opportunity.
    2 weeks paid training - First Aid/ CPR/ CMT.

    Cons

    Hard to make training schedule and school schedule work together.


  9. "SC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Arc full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to help others

    Cons

    Unorganized management, too much work, no balance


  10. "The managers in the office lack professional communication and don't follow up on the information given in a timely mann"

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    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Arc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you have an compassion heart for others this is your place.

    Cons

    Team work not their strong suit and again lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    If your their caring for intellectual disabled please listen to the Support Specialist, their the first to know what's going on with the individuals. Do your paper work and research so everything will work for the individuals.


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