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Turning Point Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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Pros
  • The desire to do best for service users (in 7 reviews)

  • HQ staff get a far better deal than staff at the front line and if you had a good manager then you are sorted (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 20-30 as a "sufficient" pay rise (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor management who blame workers for their own mistakes (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Promotions, and enjoying yourself when boss not there

    Cons

    Management had stank attitude being watched to mucj

    Advice to Management

    Don't run your best workers off


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Aware but not caring."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to give clients another way to make better life decisions.

    Cons

    Upper management are bullies. They have created an atmosphere and culture of fear. If your not a part of the click it is s very unpleasant work experience.

    Advice to Management

    How do you advice people who believe they need no advice ?

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Never classed myself as working for Turning Point"

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    Former Employee - Support Worker
    Former Employee - Support Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turning Point full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supported some great people and worked alongside loving staff members.

    Cons

    Unless you're management or above, the c-suite at Turning Point does not care about you as a worker. By definition, to them, you are easily replaceable and not important.

    Advice to Management

    Work for your immediate staff, care for them as much as the people you support.


  4. "administrative assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    easy work no weekends on call easy hours nice staff friendly management nice coworkers always open to new ideas.

    Cons

    some bossy coworkers always given more work to do not enough training hung out too much just told to do stuff

    Advice to Management

    I don't think this job was run right when i worked here there was not enough training and people were just thrown into situations.


  5. "Good place to get your feet wet"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place for people just starting out. Growth can be achieved but it really depends on what department you work in.

    Cons

    Management needed to refocus their attention on getting the right people in positions where they could most benefit the organization.


  6. "Secretary"

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

    Pros

    It was a great experience that taught me a lot about community service, as well as, the rehabilitation process

    Cons

    There was not much vacation time, they did not have flexible hours or a good mentor program

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest they revamp their current HR program there are not many benefits available to employees at the moment


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Management"

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

    Pros

    Most employees were dedicated and worked hard for the company and mostly for the clients...

    Cons

    Poor management, not enough training, not professional, did not offer good support or management, benefits or anything to keep good employees. Poor reviews, poor management skills, untrained people moving up the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Offer stronger training, better perks to keep good employees, get rid of poor management and do not promote for longevity.

  8. "Giving back to Society"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    You are working for a non-profit organization that helps people to get back in their life and you are a part of this

    Cons

    There is alot of work at any given day

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Immoral and Bankrupt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    Few and far between
    Good soundbites
    If you're really incompetent just like most senior leaders then just sit tight till they make a redundance offer you cannot turned down.
    Good fake impression of success
    Good place for bullies and fake wannabe strategy managers to stay at and run the place to the ground.
    Good place for slackers to stay for life.

    Cons

    Bullying
    Good rewards for incompetence like not delivering on strategy, missing lease clause, harassing workers, lying,
    Yearly redundance, overspending, mismanagement, delusion and terrible treatment of staff.
    Bankrupted the company accounts to currently MINUS SIX MILLION all shown on Company check dot co dot uk public website.
    Next step for ex-staff is cleaning, shop assistant, delivery man, gardener and that's ex managers! Ruin many many lives.
    Hate being told the truth

    Advice to Management

    Minus six million in the coffers bank and still not worried? Probably not because you would keep playing bingo with customers and staff lives as Victor runs between the house of lords and occasional work to play at being a CEO who care about the place. CEO fake charisma won't save you from being bankrupt and one just hopes you all have the guts to quit so someone else can have a go. Feel so sorry for staff though and I bet you lot doesn't feel a thing just as long as you get paid.


  10. "Do not work for turning point"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recovery Worker in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recovery Worker in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Point full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Couple of really good friends made.

    Cons

    Poor management who blame workers for their own mistakes. No supervision. Back biting from the top down. The worst work experience in 45 in the work place. Became depressed from a bullying incompetent line manager. No point in reporting this as top man a worse bully. So relieved to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and take responsibility for your own failings.
    Support your staff, your unemployed without them.
    Dont claim to a person centred service and drive your staff to the brink.


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