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Work Opportunities Unlimited Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Counseling intern"

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    Former Employee - Career Consultant in Jamaica Plain, MA
    Former Employee - Career Consultant in Jamaica Plain, MA

    I worked at Work Opportunities Unlimited (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The safety of a very large company.

    Cons

    Very large company with all of the negative corporate variables that go along with one.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overworks employees and values money over client's needs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Concord, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The clients, the community, and the short work days

    Cons

    The company is more concerned with money than with the health and safety of their clients, placing individuals with high risk behaviors in the group setting and refusing to help them find one-on-one support. Career Resource Specialists/Business Developers (this is the same thing depending on which chapter of the company you are in) are sometimes expected to support as many as four people at one time, and gas mileage reimbursement is well below federal standard.

    Advice to Management

    Read that list of cons and change all of those things.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Career Resource Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Work Opportunities Unlimited part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people with good intentions toward the community.

    Cons

    Woefully underpaid and over worked for so much responsibility. I worked 30 hours weekly and never saw a company pack so much work into that time. No company phone, lap top or any of the normal tools.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about how the company works. Treat employees like business people not " volunteers"


  4. "Papetwork difficult to complete"

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    Former Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Work Opportunities Unlimited part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They tried to give a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Paperwork lack of direction and assistance. Expected to find own coverage. Lots of mileage on your own car. For profit company.

    Advice to Management

    Give the support needed to your employee to better serve the client.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Career resource specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Work Opportunities Unlimited (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team and energetic staff to make a difference

    Cons

    Commute time between sites can be dawnting

    Advice to Management

    More encouraging to front line staff


  6. "Quick turn around"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Career Resource Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Work Opportunities Unlimited full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some individuals receive necessary support.

    Cons

    Expectations exceed payout. There's a quick turn around.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to at least what competitors are offering.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "CRS"

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    Current Employee - CRS in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - CRS in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Clients and the other team members.

    Cons

    Mismanagement from Directors ---wrongful firing practices within a 30 day period-- due "Asking questions and limited mileage reimbursement...lack of leadership and professionalism. Extensive tests- webinars- lack of computer trainings. Poor Management direction.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Directors that care about the company, the clients and their team... instead of going to the beach and the dating game!

  8. "Plenty of freedom"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRS in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - CRS in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of freedom and excellent understanding management....management in the Woburn office with the two directors, EG and EF is above par, the team is friendly and outgoing.

    Cons

    No set schedule but extremely flexible. Alot of wear and tear on vehicles with no mileage or wear and tear reimbursement.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "probably the best company in this field"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Washington in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Washington in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Work Opportunities Unlimited full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Executive director and administrative staff really cares about the mission, the clients, and the employees which I discovered is quite rare in this field. My experience was that everybody valued teamwork, innovation, and creativity. The supervisors I had did not micro manage and they allowed me the freedom to work and get results how I saw fit while always being available for support and consulting. I don't want to put personal identifying information on here so I'll just say that all of the supervisors, employees, and clients I encountered in every department and in every office was awesome in their own way. It was a very difficult decision to leave.

    Cons

    It's hard to list a con, but if I had name anything it would be the pay and advancement opportunities. It's a relatively small company so the opportunities for promotions in to a supervisor position is fairly slim. The pay is on par with and maybe even a little higher than the industry standard, however the industry standard is pretty low to begin with. You don't get into the social service field to make money though, you get into it because it enriches your soul..... what can I say, I'm an Idealist.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Supportive and fun place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Work Opportunities Unlimited full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for Work Opportunities for almost six years now. The company is extremely supportive of the staff and the clients that we serve. Here is a highlight with just a few of the many pros to working for Work Opportunities Unlimited:
    -You get the opportunity to work autonomously in the community—Schedule can be very flexible.
    -The management team is supportive of professional growth.
    -The company truly cares about the success of our clients, and also our employees.
    -Extremely rewarding—The company is very passionate about their mission and core values. You leave work each day with a feeling of accomplishment.

    Cons

    This company continues to fit my personal and professional needs for job satisfaction. I have nothing negative to say. Working in the field of human services is not for everyone. If you enjoy sitting behind a desk, doing the same thing each day, this position is not for you. This position can be challenging at times, as most jobs are. I have found that with each challenge comes great rewards.

    Work Opportunities Unlimited Response

    Mar 31, 2015

    We're glad you are part of the team! It sounds like the role is a good fit for you and that your efforts are helping us create success in the workplace every day. Thanks for your input.


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