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The New York Foundling Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Being able to help those who are in need (in 2 reviews)

  • Good benefits (Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days, Health Insurance, Union, etc) Good company values (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management is horrible and hr sides with them no matter if there is proof or not (in 6 reviews)

  • Lack of support from management to employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Child Care Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The New York Foundling part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The children are what keep me coming back. Very flexible and some nice coworkers.I love that I'm able to help a child that maybe broken put the peices back together.

    Cons

    The children are what make me come back all the time, but I have worked there 6 years and it was and still is horrible experience. but I need a job, u are only promoted if you know somebody that know somebody, not on seniority or work ethic, many people only give u hours if they prefer you to be around them. People are investigated and nothing comes of it because they didn't see it on the one camera they have in nursery and you are fired at will, and u don't get a raise if u are a perdiem so u stay at that rate, meanwhile CEO making a half a million dollars, yet most of us have to find second jobs in order to care for our families, There is a lot of unfair things that happen and that are taken from like breaks and hours and u have to smile and bear it. Something is very wrong.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that people who work within the company should not have family in H.R.when u have a complaint, nothing is really solved, also give your employees a more of a thank you, great job, we appreciate u, one way to make that happen is to stop giving yourselves bonuses every time u fire someone and these little company parties that most of the workers don't want to and don't attend, waste of money that can go back to saying this may not happen every year but thank you this year for your hard work, employees don't have a high morale because they don't feel respected or thanked for a job well done and we work hard everyday.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Caseworker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The New York Foundling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Of the better paying social welfare agencies, and I was lucky to have some great team members.

    Cons

    Too big for their britches! Could stand to focus on existing programs rather than new initiatives that are not fully thought out.

    Advice to Management

    Slow things down and really communicate with frontline workers. New initiatives are a great way to increase funding streams, but when they consistently fail/close, its time to look inward for the issue.


  3. ""All That Glitters Isn't Gold""

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The New York Foundling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission is relevant. (Unfortunately management justifies their self-serving practices with the mission)

    Cons

    Senior Leadership (VP and up) work every day to protect their jobs and salaries. The Human Resources department lacks actual talent and powerless against DD and EBP departments. Turnover is the highest among similar child welfare nonprofits. The leadership lie to their funders with false data. Salaries are kept low for most of the organization to pay for Senior Leadership's salaries. The CPO and COO are powerless and being forced out. Layoffs and closing programs are not discussed with staff to hide bad business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that your company is a "burning platform". Look it up!


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  5. "Director of Finnce"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at The New York Foundling (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was a long term employee .The organization been going thru many changes in the last three years .

    Cons

    Budget cuts ,low employee moral.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The New York Foundling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Trainings. They try to train and keep people who are burned out or not doing well in their current positions

    Cons

    Like any other non profit - it is run like a corporate enterprise. Meaning that upper management focuses on numbers to the point that they are so out of touch with actual issues that they are trying to address that they often can't keep new direct workers longer than 8 months. That and the CEO makes half a million dollars annually per year while an entry level therapist with a masters' degree starts at $45,000 with no increase for duration of employment or earning a license. Only people who are promoted are given raises. This may seem decent in comparison with other agencies, but it's pretty deplorable given that they can more than afford to pay better wages for some of hardest jobs in social services in some of the worst and dangerous neighborhoods in NYC. The CEO does not need to make that much money.

    Advice to Management

    List to your employees when they say they are exhausted and burning out. Adjust your expectations so that they are more realistic otherwise you will continue to have extremely high turnover.


  7. "Case Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at The New York Foundling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good people. Very relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not stable. I was laid off after 4 months due to "cut backs" I had left another job for this one. No I have no job

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice


  8. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The New York Foundling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Have nothing good to say

    Cons

    Not honest, poor work conditions

    Advice to Management

    BE HONEST about the RESIDENTS they are dangerous


  9. "Case Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Work in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Social Work in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The New York Foundling (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employer is good at giving increases based on cost of living.

    Cons

    Employer has high demands and often do not empathize with staff.

    Advice to Management

    Should be supportive and empathize with staff


  10. "Don't do it to yourself"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Therapist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Therapist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The New York Foundling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Raises given yearly, 4 week of vacation, 12 days of sick, work phone and laptop issued to worker.

    Cons

    The upper management is horrible and hr sides with them no matter if there is proof or not. Management is allowed to document you for months without notice and submit it to hr in a write up without even talking to you about the issues before hand.

    Advice to Management

    Training people in how to manage instead of simply appointing people to full a vacancy. the management is the cause of your high turn over rates.


  11. "its ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The New York Foundling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to help those who are in need.

    Cons

    The pay doesn't match the workload. management is unorganized and rude. Co workers barely work and gossip about people.


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