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Reviews for Chester County Intermediate Unit

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.87
Support from management
3.47
Teamwork
4.27
Freedom to work independently
3.67
Internal Communication
3.33
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.93
Challenging Work
3.53
Inclusive / Diverse
4.33

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.73
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.27
Career Development
3.67
Overall compensation for your work
3.47
Company Image
3.93
Job Security
3.87
Handicapped Accessibility
4.75
Workplace Safety
4.25
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 4 of 15 reviews Parking in 8 of 15 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 7 of 15 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 4 of 15 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 15 reviews Ability to work remotely in 3 of 15 reviews Desirable office location in 4 of 15 reviews Tuition assistance in 10 of 15 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 15 reviews 401(k) Match in 5 of 15 reviews Flexible spending account in 8 of 15 reviews Paid time off in 10 of 15 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 11 of 15 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 9 of 15 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 15 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 15 reviews Health and wellness programs in 9 of 15 reviews Employee discounts in 3 of 15 reviews Vehicle allowance in 4 of 15 reviews Employee events in 6 of 15 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 6 of 15 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 01.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Director has no leadership skills

Challenging Work

No direction

Suggestions for improvement

  • Leadership education for those hired into those positions who have no previous experience and are to stupid to realize their inadequacies.

What I like about the company

Overall good benefits including pension. Salary is competitive.

What I dislike about the company

My direct supervisor demonstrates poor leadership skills and is continually delegating her role on to others

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the team needs to be involved in the decisions that the team will have to deal with on a consistent basis, not just by one person.

What I like about the company

There is a very good team aspect to the company and everyone works with each other to accomplish the same goal.

What I dislike about the company

There are times that decisions are made that do not seem to make sense. The salary needs to be raised as well. Besides that, it is not a bad job to work for.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 10.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • more comfortable dress code as we are working with preschool aged children and are always on the floor playing with them

What I like about the company

I have great coworkers who always make going to work fun.

What I dislike about the company

more pay for IA's as we work very hard to maintain a classroom along side the teachers

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • symptomatic. Support staff, like me, seemed a bit removed from the regular/permanent staff.

What I like about the company

This was an experience I am grateful to have had. I saw teachers & management staff who worked together & seemingly always with each individual student in mind. I have no regrets & miss my time there.

What I dislike about the company

I did feel, after suggesting I may have symptoms of a serious illness, that I was pretty quickly shown the door. On the other hand, though I didn't end up with this potential illness, I take responsibility for being absent, when symtomatic.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Having to be here a full year before working remotely.

What I like about the company

Great place to work for and retire from!

What I dislike about the company

I do not disapprove of anything that this company has to offer.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 02.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to have a more flexible time off schedule.

What I like about the company

I like working there. I feel supported and that my job is very valuable to the company.

What I dislike about the company

I do not disapprove of anything.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The case managers could treat their TSSs and BSCs much better

What I like about the company

The job is a learned position. You can pick your own cases depending on your availability and comfort zone.

What I dislike about the company

There is an hour supervision that is mandatory to attend each week and it is only paid min wage. Our training's we need to take are also only paid minimum wage. We do not get reimbursed for clearances or shots needed. The case managers are not very nice. This job does not allow you to work over 40 hours and one of those hours must be the minimum wage supervision. There is never opportunity as a TSS for full time benefits

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Higher pay to compenatate for th workload level. Free collage education.

What I like about the company

There is a union that will readily answer questions for support staff.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes the higher ups discuss things thaf should be shared with everyone but is not which has led to rumors and mistrust.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Downingtown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Including the employees in changes rather than making us deal with the changes. They also need to stop getting caught up on the ridiculously long chain of command. There needs to be more trust in middle level managers to make decisions, with out that the position seems a bit pointless.

What I like about the company

My company has worked with me through some health issues. They were willing to flex my schedule to accommodate appointments.

What I dislike about the company

The upper management has lost sight of what happens day to day. There is little support and little attempt for feedback from those doing the work. They are continually trying to make "improvements" without knowing what will really benefit those doing the work.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Lancaster
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 20.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Encourage other staff to be more positive with new staff.

What I like about the company

All admin has been very open and supportive with the on-boarding process.

What I dislike about the company

I wish there was more formal training with admin before being expected to fly solo.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • City
    Coatesville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee