Cayuga Centers Employee Reviews in United States

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Friendly
Program Manager Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 20, 2016
Small intimate friendly. Learned a lot to help at risk-youth. Paperwork can be overwhelming so you need to organize and focus on the details.
Pros
Excellent team
Cons
Have to order out lunch or bring lunch in. The stores are out of distance.
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Great place to work
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  NYC, NYJune 5, 2016
Fast pace environment. The company shows upmost respect for its employees. Growing really fast and it is company policy to promote from within.
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Supportive coworkers, fast paced environment with great benefits and recreational facilities.
SPWDD Care Provider (Former Employee) –  Auburn, NYJune 5, 2016
Typical day would include transporting individuals to and from program, working on individuals goals. Being out in the community supporting the individual to have a better quality of life.
Teaching individuals new skills that they want to learn.

Management has shown favoritism in the past and staff reviews never done weekly as was instructed.

The job was really not that difficult and it was a fun atmosphere to work in. Most of the time we were out in the community or playing a game outside. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the individuals and knowing that your making a difference.
Pros
good benefits and helpful staff.
Cons
no breaks and management not around much.
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Energetic growing agency that puts quality first!
Vice President, Monroe Based Programs (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYMarch 25, 2016
Cayuga Centers takes care to focus on the core competencies of its employees as the key resources to provide high quality care to the families and individuals served by the agency. The agency offers a learning culture where each employee grows in terms of knowledge, skills and abilities each day. Careful attention is paid to the services provided with a focus on achieving the best outcomes possible.
Pros
Atmosphere of continual growth and change.
Cons
This is not a place for those who are hesitant to change.
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Okay
Case Aide (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYDecember 21, 2015
It is a good agency. It is very flexible. Has potential of moving up. I enjoy working with the children. Intake is always expected.
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Awesome Work Ethic
Skills Trainer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 28, 2015
Enjoy working for Cayuga! Very aware of their staff and always observant of their needs. always growing on day at a time.
Pros
Comp Time
Cons
Late Shifts
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Run, dont walk away!!!!!!!
management (Former Employee) –  Palm Springs, FLOctober 13, 2015
Horrible CEO, verbally abusive, misuses funds, they speak alot about culture and climate and yet management is treated very poorly and accept character assassination.
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horrible
Case Aide (Former Employee) –  Auburn NYOctober 13, 2015
awful- unprofessional and unethical company would not recommend working for them. They hire within which is good for promotion. Employees work environment is always pressured and unhappy. make it known you are replaceable consistently .
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Great managers!
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee) –  Auburn, NYOctober 2, 2015
The managers you work with are very supportive. The pay is decent for what is expected of you. Your day consist of having fun with individuals with developmental disabilities. You need to have the capacity to handle bathing and toileting individuals when needed.
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Coworkers were supportive, management team worked had to accomplish goals of program.
Bilingual Teacher (Former Employee) –  Harlem, NYSeptember 7, 2015
A typical day in Cayuga’s Learning Center, a new program, consisted of implementing bilingual lessons using Common Core guidelines to newly arrived students to the U.S. We instructed students ages nine through seventeen in the areas of Language Arts, Math Social and Science.
While employed at Cayuga, I learned about the struggles my students’ endured in their country and what they expected to achieve here in the U.S. Their goal was to get an education and then get a job so that they could help their relatives back home.
The management team of the program worked long hours and trained staff to achieve the goals of the program.
The most difficult part for me was to come up with strategies and incentives to motivate my students as well as instilling structure for students that for unfortunate reasons did not attend school regularly while living in their country.
My coworkers were amazing, loving and very supportive. We assisted each other and truly worked as team to accomplish the company’s goal. For example, our mission was to give our students the confidence and knowledge to succeed in whatever they wanted to accomplish in life.
As a team we enjoyed attending staff meetings since it gave us the opportunity to analyze and reflect on how to improve the program and ultimately it was comforting to know as the program improved that we all participated in its continued success.
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Fear Based Environment
UC Program (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 28, 2015
-The NYC office is a complete mess.
-Unqualified Management team
-No job security-High Turn-over rates
-Little to no supervision
-No education needed
-Ghetto is the new fad
-Hectic schedule with lots of changes
-Unsupportive team
-Walking on Eggshells
-Policy and Procedures good on paper not in actuality
-Complete disconnect from other offices (auburn)
-Poor business practice
-Hypocrisy
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Pros
-Attitude and A-s-s Kissing will get you far. The kids are the only PRO
Cons
low pay, lots of complaints
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Challenging and Rewarding
Executive Administrator (Current Employee) –  Auburn, NYMay 21, 2015
The Agency is strongly rooted in their competencies and dedication to those served. Staff are hard working and change the lives of all individuals they serve.
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A good place to work. Interesting people to share the experience.
Teacher's Aide (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 9, 2015
One of the best experiences I have had in a very long time. The people I have met have been some of the most interesting I have had the chance to work with in a long time. You learn something new every day.
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Low wages, employees are expendible.
Clerical (Former Employee) –  Auburn, NYFebruary 20, 2015
Do whatever job someone else doesn't want to do.

Learned to not trust anything management said.

Management was so nice before the actual hire. Complete turn around once they placed employees.

Co-workers are always afraid of being terminated

Feeling any minute could be your last with no explanation or warning.

Deciding not to work for this agency.
Pros
sounded good initially.
Cons
trusting what they tell you, low pay while they make high profits from temp employees knowledge and talent.
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terribly managed
supervisor (Former Employee) –  nycFebruary 7, 2015
This agency has a terrible work culture, it supports a very dysfunctional work environment. Management does not support their staff, and will throw many under the bus, to save money, to create culture of instability, and at the whim of a power hungry big boss, who appears to enjoy utilizing his power over employees.
Cons
terrible work environment
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This place is run by heartless and brainless management. Also don't apply here if you want a place to retire. They are money hungry and don't invest.
community based services (Former Employee) –  East sideJanuary 21, 2015
They opened a clinic in Rochester....lost it due to poor management. Laid off and fired a lot of great people. They lay off anyone really save money. The management team is fake. They are rude to people behind their backs and let people off after they have given COA raises for a few years until they are not profiting off enough money off of them and then let them go. They are horrible. Don't work there if your looking for a place to retire.
Pros
some co-workers who eventually left or were let go
Cons
management
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Successful, Passionate Not-for-Profit Company Which Promotes Work/Life Balance and Truely Cares About What They Do!
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Auburn, NYOctober 3, 2013
If you are looking for a place to work that actually cares about their employees, as well as their consumers which they serve, then Cayuga Centers is where you want to work!

Cayuga Centers embraces a work/life balance, offering a great set of time off benefits, including vacation time, sick time, personal time, and 10 holidays. Employees are able to work in an environment that enables them to grow and change to become as successful as they can be in their jobs, with weekly supervisions and monthly all staff meetings to keep everyone in the loop and on the same page. Managers are easily approachable and support departments are amazing at what they do. Those who are not in the Residential Treatment Programs get an hour paid lunch, as well. Direct care staff are able to witness a rewarding transition from our consumers that can be truly heart warming!

Cayuga Centers prides itself on all of its employees' work to reflect its competencies, unifying the organization. Many fundraising events are held and employees from multiple different locations (Auburn, Monroe, Bronx, Syracuse, Oneida, Ontario, Oswego, and Seneca) are always eager to be involved! It is such a welcoming atmosphere!

If this review sounds like the environment in which you think you could excel in, please send your resume to Cayuga Centers! That is what I did and it has proved to be the most beneficial and wonderful decision that I have ever made!
Pros
work/life balance, benefits, management, hour paid lunch, among many others...
Cons
i have not experienced anything negative in my time at cayuga centers.
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Fast paced foster care agency
Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 5, 2013
A fast paced foster care agency providing home for teenagers.
Pros
benefits, flexible
Cons
rough group of youth to service
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Worth working here, if you don't have anything better going on...
Group Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Auburn, NYJanuary 14, 2013
CHC does a lot of entry-level hiring and is a great place to get your feet wet; however, CHC has a notoriously high turnover rate, including a reputation for firing employees without a reason or explanation. Also, there is a very long wait for benefit plans, which get more expensive yet cover less every year. A lot of passionate people work here, and change the lives of these families... if only upper management were as invested in its employees...
Pros
average wages, union workplace, time off for full-time workers
Cons
crummy schedule, wait for time off/benefits, unreliable benefit plan, high turnover
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Residential Treatment Center
Residential Recovery Therapist (Current Employee) –  Auburn, NYJuly 21, 2012
Complete connections notes, meet with residents, phone calls to parents, county contact, staff meetings, treatment team meetings, residential coordination meetings.
Pros
paid lunch, decent benefits, great place to start your social work career, diverse client population
Cons
supervision, reactive coworkers, non-consistency, upper management are friends with employees
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3.1
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