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The Kennedy Center Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Residential Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Kennedy Center full-time

    Pros

    Very Flexible Management, Great company to work with that provides services and help for the mental health population.

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees an increase in wages.


  2. "Requires Major Flexibility to Meet "Job Coaching" Needs, Work Expectations Were Unclear"

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    Former Employee - Community Placement Specialist
    Former Employee - Community Placement Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Kennedy Center full-time

    Pros

    - Learned plenty about people with disabilities
    - I became more compassionate towards people with disabilities and their search for employment
    - Challenging work expectations

    Cons

    - Requires flexibility with schedule, especially with "coverage" after hours
    - I was always working, but never seemed able to get everything that was expected of me completed
    - Being a job coach can be a little boring depending on the worksite
    - Developing jobs for people with disabilities can be challenging
    - Low salary for the amount of work that is expected of us

    Advice to Management

    - Show your employees the performance review when we start working at the company, that way we know your expectations and can meet them. Without telling us what you expect us to get completed, we will do poorly when you evaluate us, because we weren't fully informed of the expectations
    - Rather than yelling at us about our time management problems, you should guide us about how to go about this (if you have the answer to how to balance coverage along with all the other work responsibilities)
    - Increase salaries if possible

  3. Helpful (1)

    "assistant residential facilities manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Kennedy Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    family like environment, advancement for growth

    Cons

    low pay and benefits for the hard work and dedication employees put into the job

    Advice to Management

    your employees work very hard and some go above and beyond for the clients. The pay rate and recognition should equal that.


  4. "CEO Martin Schwartz HUGE Salary....versus pennies to dollars."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Kennedy Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Making big bucks off of the "Developmentally Disabled" is wonderful if you are the Director and CEO making $300,000Salary + Benefits, Retirement Account, Perks, free post its, office supplies, etc. etc. Yea, we been watching!

    Cons

    The above salary+ is afforded by "Slave Wages" earned by largely African American Women.

    ORGANIZE UNIONIZE. JOIN UP WITH ONE OF THE HOSPITAL UNIONS, OR OTHER UNIONS PROTECTING SERVICE WORKERS. SAME WORKERS WHO PROVIDE SIMILAR CARE TO PATIENTS, RESIDENTS, ETC.

    Advice to Management

    Stop your segregated foot dragging and get up to speed with equal pay for equal work. It's the 21st Century and the doors and windows are glass. Same as the ceiling and we need to shatter it into a million pieces.


  5. "There is a reason they are always hiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Kennedy Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients are wonderful to work with - only satisfaction is the impact you are in their lives

    Cons

    Company only cares about the bottom line - not their employees!


  6. "Support"

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

    I have been working at The Kennedy Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Staff is friendly and welcoming! Great health benefits at low rates.

    Cons

    Salaries are low like all Human Services jobs


  7. "Great work environment"

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

    I have been working at The Kennedy Center full-time

    Pros

    The people are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay and little to no raises.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Place to Call Home"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent time off and good cost share on health insurance. Experienced senior management team that really listens when people talk to them.

    Cons

    Reduced funding has led to lower salaries across the entire agency. Inconsistent funding leads to people worrying about job security and thus effects morale. Turnover rate higher than desired.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency. Increase amount of feedback sought and frequency of feedback.Increase and diversify employee recognition efforts. Improve internal mobility potential.


  9. "Residential Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The joy of seeing the smiles on the clients faces when they have achieved a task at hand, the family dynamics of working within the homes, my love for the clients I came in contact with.

    Cons

    There were no cons in hind sight they were by far an excellent job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Subpar career prospects"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Kennedy Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to get experience, but don't expect your career to grow here.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Upper management very removed from direct service realities. Most staffs have little cultural fit.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to understand your turnover rate.


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