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Worst place to work
HR Recruiting Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 20, 2017
I worked at Fraser for almost two years and it was not a good experience. Poor management even in a professional setting, low pay for the amount of work you do, bad benefits, not diverse, not progressive at all.
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Fun and productive work environment
Outside Sales Representative - NY Metro Market (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTSeptember 3, 2017
Fraser Papers was headquartered in Stamford Connecticut. The organization manufactured various uncoated papers for various print applications. The organization no longer exists. The text and cover division was sold and the light weight division is know known as Twin Rivers.
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Great place to work
Human Resources Representative (Former Employee) –  Richfield, MNAugust 26, 2017
This is the the best HR group I have worked for thus far. The organization is able to recognize strengths of individual divisions and employees which made it great when solving problems and moving the organization forward.
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Program Assistant (Former Employee) –  Coon Rapids, MNJuly 19, 2017
boring place to work. if you like fast paced dont work here. clients treat you horrible and management does nothing other than call police gross hated it
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Great team but low pay
Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MNJune 22, 2017
Great training to staff and communication between PCAs and supervisors. PCAs can take on as many or as few clients as wanted. However, at the time I was employed the pay was low and there was no health insurance.
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Rewarding work in a stressful environment
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMay 11, 2017
As a program coordinator you are given a multitude of responsibilities. There will always be more work than you are capable of doing and open shifts you might not be able to fill. Since there is an industry-wide shortage of direct care support employees, this job ends up focusing on scheduling and filling shifts with a lot of paperwork on the side. Working with the clients is very rewarding but with the stress and the fairly low compensation, the turnover rate is very high, about 2 years on average for program coordinators.
Pros
Rewarding client interaction
Cons
Chaotic the majority of the time due to the nature of the work
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Friendly place to work
Developmental Trainee (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 11, 2017
- A typical day is a half hour of prep time to plan activities before the clients arrive on their buses, parent drop off, etc. When the clients arrive they put their things away and each room jumps into their daily routine of scheduled tasks the focus on improving each child'd gross motor, fine motor, speech, and emotional regulatory skills.
- hardest part of the job is the physical strain the kids put on the employees, at times causing physical injuries.
- The most enjoyable part is how rewarding it is to see a child learning from what you're teaching them and the big smile on their face when theyre happy.
Pros
great coworkers and managers
Cons
clients can be very physical; biting, scratching, punching, etc.
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Professional but stressful environment
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Richfield, MNMay 1, 2017
Position itself was great; however, the lack direct care employees and high turnover required managers to work a lot of unpaid overtime covering open direct care shifts. 80 hour weeks were not uncommon. Senior management was great. Training and advancement opportunities were available. best part of the job were the clients served and the professional environment.
Pros
Making a difference for the clients served.
Cons
Work life balance
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Wonderful clients
Program Assistant (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 14, 2017
It's like a home away from home. You do what you would typically for yourself within your own home however, You just add 3-4 people to your typical routine.
Pros
great clients, great coworkers, great environment
Cons
poor communication with supervisors and or higher ranking
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High productivity, low pay, nice co-workers
Mental Health Practitioner II (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 1, 2017
Co-workers and immediate supervisors are kind, but the overall organization is inflexible to both client and clinician needs. It's a BIG organization, which has led to focusing on overall money-intake rather than clients or employees as individuals.

Working hours are regularly 50+ hours per week, with relatively low compensation.

The clients are great and the work would be fun if it weren't for all of the dysfunctional systems in place. Upper management minimizes complaints and refuses alternative viewpoints.
Pros
Great clients and co-workes
Cons
Inflexible upper management, over-scheduling
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Developmental Trainer (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 16, 2017
its a fun job but not too many PTO opportunities.
they could provide more physical training to their employees so previous experience and training is almost a must.
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Great mission, horrible management
Client Services Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 7, 2017
I'm approaching my three year mark at Fraser. I was more than excited to start my Fraser journey two years ago but sadly things have fallen downhill fast. Client services is falling apart. Poor training, poor management. There is a huge turn over so things are constantly going wrong with new staff who are untrained being thrown in the mix. Everyone on my team constantly complains about everything to each other and management but nothing changes. Befriending the management team is the only way for advancement. This place has just become a very toxic environment.
Pros
Flexible scheudle
Cons
Management, too much work gossip, departments are divided, over worked and under paid, the list could go on and on.
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Great work environment
Developmental Trainee (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNJanuary 11, 2017
The job is very rewarding knowing that you are making a difference in the children's and parent's life. The work environment is warm and very welcoming. The employees are kind and always willing to help out their co-workers.
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A worthwhile social services agency that does a lot of good for a lot of people.
Mental Health (Former Employee) –  Twin Cities, MNDecember 10, 2016
Another social service agency with low pay expecting great results. For many of the employees it is a stepping stone for something else, poor compensation and the health insurance is a joke. Hopefully a client receiving services would rate it well.
Pros
Generous paid time off.
Cons
Poor compensation with salary and health insurance.
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making a difference one day at a time
developmental trainee (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 1, 2016
working as a DT is very fulfilling. work with kids on the autism spectrum and help them learn different skills. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you make a difference, hands down.
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Enjoyable agency
Client Services Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Richfield, MNNovember 28, 2016
Fraser offers great services in the mental health field. I enjoy knowing that I have helped a family with the first steps in their time at Fraser.
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flexibale
Full Time Employee (Current Employee) –  toddler roomSeptember 7, 2016
management sucked let people who no-show no-called stay after multiple repeats no consequence terrible pay no reviews no pay advancement
Pros
free lunch
Cons
short to no brakes
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Unrealistic expectations, poor pay
Mental Health Practitioner (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJuly 26, 2016
Employees are extremely overworked and underpaid as in most non-profits of this size. Their day treatment program lacks structure. Poor training of staff members. Paperwork and productivity are stressed over everything else. Management is really out of touch with those in the trenches... You are better off looking elsewhere.
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Great mission.
Client Services (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MNJuly 20, 2016
Fraser has a great mission, great passion for its clients and is working very hard to create awareness around autism and mental health.
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Fraser values its employees!
Senior Program Assist (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMay 19, 2016
I have been working with Fraser for 2 years. I was offered a promotion after the first year. Fraser values its employee by sending birthday cards and yearly online gifts. Its very easy to grow within fraser!
Pros
No micro managing
Cons
Dealing with escalating client behaviors
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