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The Bair Foundation Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Dr. Susan J. Miklos
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Pros
  • I was able to make my own schedule and work for some great children and families (in 10 reviews)

  • The Bair Foundation provides a great deal of training opportunities for both foster parents and staff (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Struggle with work-life balance and boundaries with foster parents balance due to use of personal cell phones (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management does not know what goes on in individual offices (Texas) (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Love Working Here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff support each other. Friendly work environment. Staff work hard for children and families.

    Cons

    My commute from home to office.


  2. "secretary"

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Secretary in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    benefits, PTO, 401K, treated life family

    Cons

    my commute to and from the office

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Loved my Job!"

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    Former Employee - PQI in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - PQI in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Bair Foundation provides a great deal of training opportunities for both foster parents and staff. Office is in a great location. My immediate supervisor was very fair and friendly. My work hours were reasonable and the company allowed for flexible schedules. Peers treat each other with fairness and respect.

    Cons

    Field has high turn over.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    Worst management I have every experienced in a company. Especially one that claims to be a christian company.


  5. "Social Service Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with great coworker. Loved getting to know the families and children we serve.

    Cons

    Long work hours and a lot more work than one person can accomplish.


  6. "Things must change... your system is broken"

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    Former Employee - Foster Family in West Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Foster Family in West Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The children were awesome and I enjoyed trying to help them they don't have a choice.

    Cons

    Workers changed their minds and policies with whichever way the wind blows. The job is so stessful they can't keep the same workers and they're or for themselves. No support, too much paperwork, and no Jesus in anything. Need to rethink your way of working with families and children.

    Advice to Management

    Yiu need to thank your foster families for what they do and great then with respect. You expect it, why shouldn't we? You lay blame where it doesn't belong and from CEO to locals, you need too re vamp. Worst agency I have ever been involved with!!!! You need ALL new people in Asheville and fire Susan Miklos!


  7. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Secretary in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, great work environment. No complaints here

    Cons

    The commute I had to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and you will go far

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Grrat mission but needs work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    The heart and mission are great.

    Cons

    Lower pay with higher caseloads.
    Lack of initial training.
    You may not even get so much a birthday card to say "we like that you work here".
    Work/life balance not encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    In a high turnover field, reward those who have stayed. Treating them like a human being who is valuable retains employees.
    Employees have a multitude of ideas that could and should be considered.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Positve review for Social Services Worker"

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    Current Employee - Social Services Worker in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Social Services Worker in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been full time for 3 years at Bair. Our team is amazing and works hard, really caring about the kids and the community. Our office has a great reputation in our town and we all support each other.

    Cons

    The biggest thing I didn't like is that the SSW's are required to regularly present curriculum to foster parents, but we are given powerpoints so it's not that bad. I'm just a perfectionist and feel I need to be an expert on the topic I'm presenting.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer support to the staff, by whatever means possible.


  10. "Great Family Oriented Place to Work - Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Wilmington, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Wilmington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time greatly at the Bair Foundation. It was a great environment to work at and management truly cared about it's employees and not just the job you were doing. It was great to see the difference we were making in the lives of Foster Children. Work load was manageable (worked in the Admin Office). Caring people who were all very dedicated to the mission of the organization

    Cons

    High Health Insurance costs. Some micromanaging among coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a wonderful job with your employees, foster kids and families. :) Keep up the good work!


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