Catholic Guardian Services Employee Reviews

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Family Oreintanted
Child Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 18, 2017
Working here is pretty good. its a pleasure working with the youth to accomplish growth within a young adult is enlightening to them and yourself. Management is pretty open as well
Pros
Overtime, location, home setting, co workers
Cons
computers not available for staff in residential.
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Great organization
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 8, 2017
Great management support, not the best pay but the work is gratifying. Time off and benefits are good. Training is extensive, management is so supportive and guide you well.
Pros
Time off, insurance, management
Cons
Does not pay well
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Kids were made the job worth going to
Unaccompanied Children Program / Case Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 27, 2017
would not give it 5 stars due to managerial issues. Great flexibility with one schedule. Poor advancement incentives though. Great co-workers. Working with children makes your day better.
Pros
flexibility with one schedule
Cons
imbalance in managment
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The BAD outweights the good in this company
Case Plannner (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYJune 22, 2017
The work itself is very rewarding if you like working with people and reuniting families. But unfortunately upper management DO NOT appreciate the work done by case planners. There are some really amazing supervisors that would go the extra mile to help their employees while there are others that would do the absolute opposite.
There are no raises or bonuses given to the employees, they do not pay overtime. When you are hire you are told that you would be able to take time off when you accumulate comp time but due to the volume of work you can never do so.
There's such a high turn over of employees that all workers are over the LEGAL amount of cases.

I would NOT recommend anyone to work for this place. It's not worth your physical or mental health, peace of mind or even your time... this place will consume you.
Pros
Some workers truly enjoy working with families and help you grow as a social worker.
Cons
Long unappreciated hours. Not enough pay. Tons of people with issues of superiority
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Case Worker (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJune 14, 2017
Good place to work at no complaints.
Nice staff
Great opportunity to learn about yourself and to help others in need.
I enjoyed my time there and meeting new people
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fun and growth working with families.
Social Worker/ Case Planning (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 5, 2017
This agency offers a great opportunity to obtain child welfare experience. This agency offers good benefits, and incentives to work with families. Yes
Pros
Comp time hours are easy to earn due to long hours of work.
Cons
Excessive paperwork
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Busy workplace with different tasks
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 26, 2017
It was a good company to work for with different kinds of tasks to do such as dealing with paperwork, calls and emails. I learned a lot by working here
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Terrible Company
RN Assistant/Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hampton Bays, NYApril 21, 2017
A lot of racism and bigotry. Condescending higher ups. Severely stupid management, terrible staffing problems that will cause you to not leave on time, investigations and scandals like you wouldnt believe. I highly recommend not working for this company. It has however been recently unionized but the union is terrible with handling concerns and that can leave you in very awkwardly exposed compromising positions. Work for IGHL, AHRC, FREE or any other company stay away from Catholic Guardian Services.
Cons
Everything. Pay sucks, management sucks, union sucks
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Very relaxed job, not fast paced at all
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYApril 19, 2017
The job everall is great, working with the kids is fun and rewarding, it is a house environment so you pretty much do what you do at home while babysitting. theres games to play and stuff. THE BAD PART: MANAGEMENT SUCKS!!! they will pretend like you are a priority to them and follow up by throwing you under a bus. The environment is heavily unprofessional there is a lot of favoritism and be prepared for everyone to know all of your personal business because the managers gossip.
Pros
relaxed environment, working with kids, rewarding job
Cons
shift hours are unflexible, management, pay.
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never ending
Case Planner-Special Medical Unit (Current Employee) –  Washington Heights, NYApril 6, 2017
from day to night, job never ends. too many emergencies and too many people running away from their responsibilities.

In the plus side, is rewarding reuniting families.
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Fast paced
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYApril 5, 2017
Day to day is different, you must think logically and be informative to all parties involved. My team is mature, professional and responsible. Its rewarding to work with the population that I services. The hardest part of the job is to deal with management with the separation of power but in the end I always leave with knowledge of the company and understanding that we all are different
Pros
None
Cons
health insurance
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you learn something everyday
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYApril 3, 2017
its not just a job. you form relationships with individuals, co workers. and the management. it became a little family outside your own family. very job has ups and downs
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Relaxed place to work
BIlingual Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 28, 2017
Very relaxed place to work. Wonderful supervisors who are easily available to reach and any time.
Supportive groups are done on a weekly basis. Parents respond positively.
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Social Work Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 10, 2017
It is a good organization with plenty of holidays and good benefits. A typical day of work can be planned however there are sometimes fires that need to be quenched immediately which can happen at anytime of the day.
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Very busy and relaxed place to work. The days are long but rewarding. Must have a want to help people
Case Planner/Caseworker (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 2, 2017
Learned the importance of working together as a team. The job teaches you time management skills. The company is flexible with your schedule but can still be hectic and demanding for someone with a family. The job gives you the opportunity to help people in need.
Pros
Days Off
Cons
No overtime pay, No raises, No bonus, no support, high turnover
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Above expectation
Lead Clinician- UC Program (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYJanuary 5, 2017
CGS is an awesome company to work for; the time off is impeccable and worthy. They are extremely flexible as long as you perform and work hard to keep their employees. There is a lot of room for advancement and many retire from this agency after many years.
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unsupportive.
case planner (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 20, 2016
Management does not work well with their staff. They are unsupportive and demeaning to their co-workers. The site director and executive director of foster care are the rudest most unprofessional people I have ever come across in a field where it is hoped that people are caring and professional.
Pros
the families are willing to accept help in the re-unification of their families.
Cons
administration only cares about money and not people
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mediocre could be better
prefer not to say (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 4, 2016
It is a nice place to work and grow; learned a lot of leadership skills, however, it is very unorganized. There many inexperienced workers who are not very friendly; also very poor management.
Pros
growth and benefits
Cons
dynamics
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Just stay away and read the truth
Social Worker/ Family Foster Care (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 3, 2016
Interview/Training

So this company is like the worst ever. Rather work retail to be honest. So I got the interview and the next month I got started. They make you go to a 2 week training ( 9 days) . The training is common sense for the most part and it is no training that relates to what you will be doing in terms of (software, how to write notes, case load) Nothing whatsoever. They do have a day where you go to your location and you follow someone to see how the work is done which was somewhat helpful. The training is all day (9-5) where everyone is bored by 1 (Honestly). There are no raises. So whatever salary you agree to, it's stuck with you for literally the next 5-10 years. No bonuses.

On the job:

After the training I sat there for like 3 days without any logon information. When I finally got it, They threw case loads at me and starting demanding paperwork that we had no training on. (9 days for nothing). The co-workers usually help you but it is magically expected that you know how to do this work. 9-5 is not 9-5 with this place. You have to sometimes stay until 6 or even 7. No overtime, just BS comp time. They will tell you that you have to see someone at 4:45 right before you leave and screw your day. Better pray they don't tell you this on a Friday. Find another agency please please please. I understand the passion for children but not in this environment.
Pros
Only the benefits honestly
Cons
Everything except benefits honestly
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Was not a pleaent work place.
Care taker (Former Employee) –  Hampton Bays, NYApril 2, 2016
Were often under staffed and not paid enough for the work we did. They would constantly lie about raises and would hire from the bottom of the barrel.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Did n't consider the needs of the staff and miss treated them
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