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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.43
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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Reviews for Easter Seals Serving Dc/Md/ Va, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.43 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 20.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Headquarters includes two day care centers, one for children and another for adults. So the building is full of caring folks dedicated to giving it their all. The regional staff are likewise enthusiastic about their jobs.

Support from management

Goals are clear, but information is dictated down: very little staff involvment.

Teamwork

Good folks, good teamwork.

Freedom to work independently

Individual managers allow for different levels of autonomy. Personally, I've had lots of flexiblity, but others are micromanaged.

Internal Communication

The monthly employee newsletter is useful and the org's president sends out regular emails with company-wide goals/events.

Gender Equality

As caregiver roles are low paying at Easter Seals (as with most care centers), these roles Seals are mostly women (who traditionally accept lower wages.) Likewise, since non-profits pay less than for-profits, the Easter Seals' staff are mostly women. Same career opps, few of which are well-paid.

Attitude towards older colleagues

A wide range of ages and very supportive environment for all.

Career Development

No advancement criteria is established, no training is provided or financed, and no personal development is likely. It's pretty dismal.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is very low in all areas, from care givers to office workers.

Office / Work Environment

New building = professional surroundings.

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling containers abound.

Work-Life Balance

Very family friendly for office workers. Flex time is available and hours are reasonable.

Company Image

Easter Seals is a well-known brand name, and well-known in the DC area for its work. Its annual Advocacy Event is well-attended, its media coverage favorable, and its mission easy to love.

Job Security

Organization is stable, without likely restructerings. BUT the staff rollover is very high. Not clear why: maybe drama with executive staff or because of low pay. Lots of staff changes all of the time and entire departments (communications/marketing especially) have complete turnover.

Handicapped Accessibility

Since enabling disabled folks is part of our mission, yes, there are tools and resources handy. Elevators and power-assisted doors help folks get around.

Workplace Safety

Yep - the place is safe and security is good. We have monthly video training about safety.

Challenging Work

Yes.

Inclusive / Diverse

The staff in most departments is diverse, while the top executive staff is not as much.

What I like about the company

It's satisfying to see how our work translates to direct assistance for other people.

What I dislike about the company

A lot of money is concentrated at the top: well-paid executives, fat expense accounts, fancy fundraising dinners. But the folks earning $9/hr are barely scraping by, which is shameful.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) 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
    Easter Seals Serving Dc/Md/ Va, Inc.
  • City
    Silver Spring
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration
  • 18.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace senior management, allow employees to excel, don't micromanage.

What I like about the company

Their mission was what drew me there.

What I dislike about the company

Senior management is paranoid and takes personal offense at employee actions. This affects the entire organization from the top down. Also, HR does not keep confidences.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Easter Seals Serving Dc/Md/ Va, Inc.
  • City
    Silver Spring
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration
  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop micromanaging employees, stop back biting, stop being paranoid .

What I like about the company

Great services for people facing disabilities

What I dislike about the company

Management

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Easter Seals Serving Dc/Md/ Va, Inc.
  • City
    Silver Spring
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.43
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Easter Seals Serving Dc/Md/ Va, Inc.
2.43
3 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.59
55,847 reviews

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3.30
2,662,000 reviews