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Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    31.818181818182%
    Good (5)
    22.727272727273%
    Satisfactory (4)
    18.181818181818%
    Subpar (6)
    27.272727272727%
    2.96
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Community Options Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.96 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 24.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

Direct managers are very helpful. Administration is completely helpless.

Freedom to work independently

Everything you do is independently. They rarely over see your work.

Gender Equality

Although it’s a woman dominated agency there is gender equality across all levels

Attitude towards older colleagues

Veteran staff are well noted and often end up teaching new staff- because trainings don’t happen.

Overall compensation for your work

Low low low pay.

Job Security

Nothing can get you fired

Workplace Safety

Internal maintenance but he’s always busy.... yes there’s one guy

Inclusive / Diverse

They are very diverse people of all differ t background cultures and creeds are employed here at all different levels. They are completely colorblind and I appreciated that!

Suggestions for improvement

  • More inservices and trainings

What I like about the company

Diversity and they always have shifts open
Also you can grown fast if you are independent and driven

What I dislike about the company

There is no upward support

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Community Options
  • City
    Brooklyn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Policies are often broken to suit management needs

Support from management

Bottom line, even though this is a not for profit, is $$$.

Teamwork

Teamwork is key, in order to help the individuals in various aspects of their lives

Freedom to work independently

In my position, I had a lot of freedom with no one looking over my shoulder

Career Development

They often had opportunities for "lunch and learn" type of activities, but unless you were in management, you really didn't get to go. Only upper management went to the corporate get togethers and conferences.

Overall compensation for your work

They pay very poorly, which causes high turnover. Generous paid time off.

Office / Work Environment

Cramped offices if not in upper management. Upper management did very little work.

Environmental Friendliness

The offices were either cold or hot, no in-between. Made working difficult. The group homes were comfortable.

Work-Life Balance

In my position, it was a very good work/life balance, not so in staff who weren't in any type of management.

Job Security

If you do things their way, your job will be pretty secure - try not to have a mind of your own.

Challenging Work

Working with folks with disabilities, is always challenging.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make rules applicable to all employees, stop playing favorites.

What I like about the company

In my position, the freedom to work independently

What I dislike about the company

Poor tolerance for those whose opinions differ from theirs.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Community Options Inc.
  • City
    East Syracuse
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered
  • 07.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Too many employee's are young and in perhaps their 1st employment situation and have never learned to be responsible and do their assigned work! The young employee' s do not finish or even complete their work in a timely manner!

Support from management

Upper management sets unreasonable goals and says make it work!

Teamwork

Teamwork means that the head of the residential house and a few committed workers do most of the work! The rest of the staff are slackers that leave work they are assigned to do for the next staff person in the next shift to do or finish!

Freedom to work independently

There is ample freedom to work independently, but you have to be a mind reader of upper management! The work done has to meet assigned goals which if done correctly upper management gets the benefit of!

Internal Communication

It is the old story, management has no idea what really goes on in a day to day situation in the residential houses! Management has no idea what is going on in the houses because management never worked on a day to day level in the houses!

Gender Equality

If you make it through the vetting process there is work for anyone!

Attitude towards older colleagues

The young workers think they know how the job should be done, but they have only book learning or have never done the job before!

Career Development

There is not much chance for individual growth to a higher position in the company! There is too much favoritism in the upper management! Each year to keep your individual position you must have 24 hours of outside job related education!

Overall compensation for your work

Company compensation is low, a little better than flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant!

Office / Work Environment

The company has a thrifty attitude, if it can be done for less, let's do it that way!

Environmental Friendliness

The residential house's have lights on, fans on, TV's on 24/7/365 even when the residents are sleeping or not in the house!

Work-Life Balance

There is no work life balance unless you are upper management! Staff members do not show up for their shifts and the work schedule is all but unworkable! Staff members will not work nights, holidays, weekends, in emergency call offs and etc!

Company Image

The company is a nationally known company in the growing sector of the handicapped residential market!

Job Security

There is no job security! There is company health insurance, but no other real timely benefits! Make a big enough mistake or offend the wrong person and you are out the door!

Handicapped Accessibility

For a company based on helping the handicapped, they could do better!There is a budget, and all the houses and clients have to be served! Some requests have to wait month's or year's to be full filled!

Workplace Safety

The general environment is safe, but you are dealing with a handicapped person who has specific needs to be addressed usually right now!

Challenging Work

The work is challenging! The work has federal and state mandates to be followed! There are suggestions on how to get the work done on the individual level but the same idea or suggestion seldom works twice! Experience is the best teacher in this situation!

Inclusive / Diverse

The workforce is mainly young with little or no real world work experience! The average employee age is mid 20's to late 40's or early 50's!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Timely concise communication that is open and helpfull in needed situation!

What I like about the company

It is a local branch of the company!

What I dislike about the company

I do not know if the company will continue or if it will end or be bought up by another company wanting a bigger market share!

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Community Options, Inc.
  • City
    New Jersey
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

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Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    31.818181818182%
    Good (5)
    22.727272727273%
    Satisfactory (4)
    18.181818181818%
    Subpar (6)
    27.272727272727%
    2.96
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Community Options Inc.
2.96
22 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.65
76,000 reviews

kununu average
3.35
3,117,000 reviews