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Woods Services Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Woods Services President & CEO Tine Hansen-Turton
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  1. "Teachers Aide / residential Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Woods Services full-time

    Pros

    You have great support from co-workers when you run into difficult situations, everyone lends a hand to the best of their abilities.

    Cons

    At times things get physical and it takes a toll on your body if you do not use the proper Methods.

    Advice to Management

    Find more ways to show staff that they are appreciated!


  2. "LPN Evening"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Unit Nurse in Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse Unit Nurse in Langhorne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woods Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Transparency...Management allows me to perform my functions with minimum supervision. Beautiful grounds.

    Cons

    Very lax with Staff. They are more authority figures than caring staff. They do not engage in a healthy continuum of care

    Advice to Management

    To actually visit the different residences unannounced so they can see first hand the operations of the facility

  3. "caring for people with special needs"

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

    I have been working at Woods Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    room to advance, lots of work locations

    Cons

    more education is needed for employees

    Advice to Management

    hire people who can do quality individual and team work as well actually care for the people being cared for here


  4. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Program Supervisor
    Current Employee - Program Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Woods Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Feel like you're helping provide a stable environment for people that need it
    *Coworkers are very friendly once you prove you'll stick around
    *Competence is noticed and can lead to opportunities in the long term

    Cons

    *Most direct-care staff are underappreciated and unsupported
    *Pay is low
    *No one checks to make sure what is supposed to be done is actually done
    *Organization and communication is shockingly poor

    Advice to Management

    Planning, organization and follow through need to be emphasized through leadership


  5. "Special Education Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Langhorne, PA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Langhorne, PA

    I worked at Woods Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    The administration are wonderful to work with.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Residential Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Woods Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, paid time off, promote from within,

    Cons

    No pension, low salary compared to how much work/stress it is, hardly any tuition reimbursement, not enough room for advancement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Residential Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good staff and clients and the environment was clean.

    Cons

    managers engage in sexual harrassment and are not professional.

    Advice to Management

    stop being perverts

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hell Hole"

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

    I worked at Woods Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy helping people, you will enjoy the client's

    Cons

    Very little support from upper management. I not only had to take care of clients, but also was expected to babysit staff. As a teacher, it was somehow my fault if an aide went off to talk to a friend for 20 minutes instead of going to the bathroom and immediately returning to class. I didn't have time to teach my class and manage adults who should have been able to at least sit there and be in the right place.
    High turnover. As a teacher, I received a class that hadn't had a teacher for months. My students spent months coloring all day prior to my arrival, as did the staff. The staff resisted having to do any actual work and made my life difficult in general when coloring time got put to a stop.
    Ineffective behavior management. At the time I was there, the behavior plans were written by someone without appropriate qualifications. It was more about putting out fires then preventing and teaching students what to do. Their silly insistence on what they thought was positive only procedures, until things go too far and you had to restrain, was a detriment to the clients.
    The pay was very low in comparison to rates in other area schools, and the benefits didn't make up for it.


  9. "Great company!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing company! Wonderful opportunities and care about the people they provide services for.

    Cons

    One week orientation. Long but thorough.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Woods Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work itself was easy and it was a joy to make a difference in the kids lives. It's extremely fulfilling when one of the clients achieved their goals with your assistance and move on to better and bigger things.

    Cons

    Management politics and the gossips were a lot to deal with at times. One would think it was middle or high school sometimes because of the way some of the staffs acted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the politics to a minimum. Look more at someone's qualifications rather than whether or not you like them.


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