Productive, friendly atmosphere but fast paced environment
Career Services Recruiting Advisor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 25, 2017
The typical work day was hectic and I learned a lot about workforce development. The management was supportive of junior staff and the culture was very relaxed and friendly. The hardest part of the job was trying to help the clients but they did not want to help themselves. The most enjoyable part was seeing a client succeed.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Staten Island, NY – May 25, 2017
I wore many different hats at Grant because I was eager to learn more than just my role. I enjoyed working with my boss and co workers as every one had a positive attitude. the work is very easy, common sense and at times could be very fast paced.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – March 17, 2017
If you do well with functioning in ambiguity, nepotism and poor management well hop on-board. While your day to day may seem like pretty much the average office environment, there-in lie the challenges of working in a bureaucratic regulations. The immaturity of mid-management often lends to poor moral on the work-floor as they aren't experienced or equipped to handle certain issues.
Work here because you believe in the mission to place a workforce
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 26, 2017
Grant Associates is a company that operates under their funders' expectations. It changes direction as instructed and may not always be transparent. Grant is a good company to work for and is making strides in the care of their employees. The mission is really awesome and a great place for someone to start their career.
Can make a difference serving the NY population
Constant change in direction and policies because it is a contracted organization
Youth Services Manager (Current Employee) – Tulsa County, OK – March 16, 2016
Nice group of people to work with and their are opportunities for advancement. At this time they are grant funded. However they work to help people get jobs and short term training. There services are at no cost to the public.
Grant Associates is a very comfortable place to work at. The entire staff has the same goal in mind which is to find employment for our clients. The managers aren't just managing you they are teaching you as well.
Career Advisor / Retention Specialist (Former Employee) – Atlanta Georgia – June 23, 2015
A typical day at work would be empowering clients to return to the work world, becoming productive citizens and be self sufficient. People really want to work they only have different barriers that prevent them from returning to work. I've managed up to 25 clients per caseload. My co-worker and I worked hand and hand as a team to help motivate and inspire ours clients into working. Finding resources that was available to meet my clients needs such as available housing, food, clothing etc. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeming results helping people to become self sufficient.
Mart accessible, Monday - Friday work week, excellent benifits.
Intake Specialist (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 13, 2015
Great company to work for. The Detroit team is very amazing, and everyone works extremely well together. The only con is the job security, the irony of working to secure employment for individuals all while worrying about your own.
Resource Coordinator/Counselor (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – January 23, 2015
I like working with the clientele we see. I provide assessments, advising & counseling services to members, which is the best part of my job. The hardest part of my job is, honestly, not making a livable wage. For other parts of the world, my salary would be manageable, but living & trying to survive in NYC it is quite difficult. I am a master's degree holder with experience in my field & am looking to fully embrace my career without worrying about money so much. I won't even get started on my student loan payments. Grant does offer free medical insurance, which is nice & a small amount to be paid for dental insurance each month. The management staff is open & willing to listen to any concerns employees may have. Not too much room for advancement for someone in my field of counseling. Overall, the company is a decent place to work, if for only, a short amount of time to build skill level.
Free medical insurance, Flexible schedule, Good amount of PTO days
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – June 17, 2014
Priorities are very unclear: Managers would say one thing but do another. Processes are always changing and can cause stress at times, Always playing catch up. Very little opportunity for staff to voice their ideas and concerns - they do not seem to be a part of the decision making process. No clear company direction and very poor confidence in the company vision.
Definitely not a place for a career. If you're looking for a job to make ends meet, go for it; just know what you're getting into, otherwise avoid working there at all cost.
The team was great, very rewarding place to work as far as mission, training opportunities, lots of experiences to try, opportunities for lateral moves
Management was terrible, poor communication, lots of turnover, very stressful environment, compensation packages kept changing, little to no recognition for performers, they do not treat their staff well