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The Children's Home Society of New Jersey Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2019

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The Children's Home Society of New Jersey CEO Donna C. Pressma
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  1. "Social Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    Passionate, caring people, team atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, usually just lateral as promotions or changes in job position require grants

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2017-01-27
  2. "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and meaningful work

    Cons

    Pay is normal for Social Service Sector

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2019-03-25
  3. "Not worth the stress."

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

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey

    Pros

    Good stepping stone. Good benefits.

    Cons

    All I have to say is that, is a shame the agency has such poor leadership. Starting with the CEO, who have no idea how programs are run, who all she cares is to bring more money in without thinking of getting employees over work. The CEO rather have quantity over quality and it only makes sense when she makes close to 300k at a small local non-profit. The agency has VP,directors and supervisor who do not know the programs...

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    Advice to Management

    The board of trustees should make themselves available to talk to the staff. Since they are kept in the blind by the CEO

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2019-04-23
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The staff really care about the clients, and they are the reason that CHS of NJ has such a good reputation in the community. Most of the Supervisors and Directors care about their work and their staff, and they show it in their work ethic. Many put a lot into lifting the morale of their staff. Unfortunately, I can't say that for all.

    Cons

    The Board of Directors is kept very effectively in the dark by the CEO. No staff, supervisors or directors are allowed to speak to any board members. Staff and supervisors aren't even given their names. People have been told by the CEO that they will be walked out if they talk to board members. Given what has occurred with the CEO over the years, it is clear that the Board does nothing to stem the tide of unethical,...

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    Advice to Management

    Speak up for yourself. Take care of your staff. Do a good job for your community.

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2017-07-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level job in social work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ocean Grove, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey

    Pros

    Great benefits, family environment, steady work schedule, team work, awesome non profit experience, excellent vacation sick day package, human resources and upper management are easily accessible. My coworkers are amazing and hard working.

    Cons

    Poor training in place for new hires, hard to move up, depending on which branch you work in the moral can be quite low.

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2016-11-27
  6. "Good place to get experience but not make a career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Provide good services for families.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, poor work/life balance, low pay

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2016-11-15
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Major Misgivings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are several programs and opportunities to serve. Furthermore, the clients utilize the services well and are grateful for them.

    Cons

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey does not operate under best practices. There is corruption at the highest level down and whether one has worked there for a day or a decade. You find yourself feeling and being used by management and unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to revamp altogether. The insulation and cronyism that exists there leads to a willful blindness about the goings on that ultimately negatively impacts both the employees and the clients.

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2016-05-18
  8. "very good company"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the ability to help families.

    Cons

    to be overlooked for certain positions

    Advice to Management

    give the little people a chance

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2015-08-21
  9. "Good company culture"

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    Former Employee - Part B Writer 
    Recommends

    I worked at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    President of the organization seemed to genuinely care about the organization's mission and the children and families the organization served. She also reached out to show appreciation to entry level employees. I worked in a contract position for the company, and there was not a lot of oversight or micromanaging. Work expectations were also quite clear. Benefits were also good. Position also had very predicable hours.

    Cons

    Salary was low for Part B writers. I worked in a contracted position at a Division of Child Protection and Permanency office, and sometimes felt disrespected by DCP&P employees because I worked for CHS of NJ rather than DCP&P.

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2014-11-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "The agency is doing wonderful things for the families in the local communities."

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at The Children's Home Society of New Jersey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you're interested in social work and helping others, this agency will be a good match. They have grown tremendously in recent years.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit agency so the pay is not that great. Grants and other funding sources pay for most of the employees so if the funding source disappears, jobs disappear. Technically, they are a little behind the times. Internal politics are annoying to watch but are very present.

    Advice to Management

    Fairness to lower staff and consideration for their interests the same way upper staff gets.

    The Children's Home Society of New Jersey2014-09-11
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