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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.56
  • 0 applicants say

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    Satisfactory (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Spurwink Institute

Reviews - What employees say

2.56 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Some get it, some don't

Internal Communication

There is a big lack of communication at each site.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They do hire older workers but the pay is very low.

Career Development

There are very few professional advancements here.

Overall compensation for your work

Very low pay. Increase in pay is every 5 years. Their benefits are good but health care deductibles are Huge.

Company Image

Most employees have a real passion for the services they provide but with the low wages, you get what you pay for.

Job Security

They eliminate positions putting people out of work with minimal notice. They're very secretive about it.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Raise your pay scale to a competitive rate and get rid of the 5 year step up. Limit personal usage of cell phones and internet on the job. Discipline those who break these rules. If you're going to eliminate positions or close schools due to lack of funds, you should inform employees and directors when their program is in the red to give them a chance to turn it around. Care more about the children you are providing a service to as much as you care about your bottom line and high tech gadgets.

What I like about the company

Flexible with family situations. Liked the people I worked with and the service we provided. Very self rewarding to know you made a difference in young lives.

What I dislike about the company

Low wages. Lack of communications and support. Women are not treated as well as men according the pay scale and job duties. Lack of discipline for employees who are on their cell phones and company internet instead of doing their job. They even have a saying "It's the Spurwink way" la-ti-da

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Spurwink Institute
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2011
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.56
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Spurwink Institute
2.56
1 review

Industry average (Civic & Social Organizations/Non-profits)
3.53
9,398 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,675,000 reviews