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Youth market Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 25, 2014
Cons: alot
i wasnt called in for weeks at a time. i wasnt getting paid and they stopped paying me the money i earned
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I ENJOYED MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS COMPANY AND I LEARNED ALOT
RESIDENTIAL AIDE (Former Employee), Queens, NYMarch 28, 2014
Pros: alot of over time
Cons: we did not get paid for lunch
EVERYONE WAS VERY NICE AND PROFESSIONAL...I HAD ALOT OF OVERTIME....THE GIRLS WERE VERY POLITE AND MOST WAS VERY PLEASANT TO HAVE THERE WHICH MADE IT EASIER TO DO MY JOB
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enjoyable and relaxed work atmosphere and helpful co-workers
Case Manager (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 25, 2014
Pros: employee continual education and training, great holiday parties
Cons: children removed from home and parents, residents evicted.
1st professional job out of college

Prepared residents for long-term housing

Individual and family case plans

Learned about the NYC homeless shelter system and services
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Excellent work environment to gain great knowledge in business management
Program Coordinator (Current Employee), New York, NYDecember 23, 2013
Pros: stablitly in your position
Cons: no area for growth
My typical day at work is supervising 20 or more staff with different personalities which can be challenging. I have learn through attending training how to deal with each individual differently. I learned through working at HenryStreet Settlement great management skill from my Director who train me daily on new skills that will help me in my current – more... position. I don't feel at any part of the day my job can become hard. I was train very way on what to expect and how to handle pressure when it occurs in the workplace. – less
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Community based organization in the Lower East Side for over a 100 years.
Crisis Counselor (Former Employee), New York, NYDecember 19, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: the program only last for a year
A typical day at work as a crisis counselor was to make sure there was enough tissues with you because you will hear stories of what people did to survive Hurricane Sandy some sad, some happy. What I learned being a crisis counselor is people will do anything in time of need. Management could be okay. Co-workers were okay, very supportive. The hardest – more... part of the job was really none. The most enjoyable part of the job was to make sure when we began the program and to have enough places to go and not the same place all the time. – less
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This was a great experience
Level II (Mental Health Affiliation) (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 11, 2013
I gained a variety of skills that i feel would help me become a great therapist
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Fun Environment
Senior Services (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 10, 2013
Co-workers were fun & mad me feel very comfortable. The hardest part of the job was staying there from 9-5 after you already completed all your task. I learned how to have patience with the elderly.
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Fun place to learn how to do new things
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), New York, NYOctober 7, 2013
Pros: very helpful and supportive in certain areas not in others
Cons: very tedious hiring process have to find someone to cover for you when you want time off
Excellent Training ground. A typical day at work revolved around conducting intakes dispensing medication or hunting clients down to take medication, Most enjoyable part of the job is actually talking to and interacting with the client population, co-workers can be rude undermining and shystie at times
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Focused learning and growing experience
Tutor (Current Employee), New York, NYSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: easy commute, friendly and helpful management
Cons: short hours, timings
I love working and helping out the kids with their questions.
I learned how to keep a class on track especially when the teacher is absent.
The hardest part of the job is to run class on an empty stomach.
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Social Work Internship
Social Work Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 18, 2013
In my position as a Social Work Intern I was allowed to learn as much as possible but meeting with all staff members.
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Great place to work
Workshop Facilitator (Former Employee), new york, NYAugust 12, 2013
Pros: great pay. friendly staff
Friendly laid back staff. all supplies and material always available.
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there are no hours
Assisted field work supervisor (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 1, 2013
Pros: did like working there
Cons: the supervisors are unfair
They don't allow people to grow professionally. There are not good to work for. Run if they offer you a job.
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Henry Street Settlement
Office Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 26, 2013
I assisted them with data entry, photo copying, front desk duties, filing. As a intern, I learned how to manage multiple tasks with clarity, flexibility and a resolve to get things done. I enjoyed working with co-workers, they all nice and patient with explain things with me.
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I enjoyed being with my co-workers and also being with the kids.
Group Aide (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 20, 2013
I've learned more about kids and how loving and caring they are. I would say their were not any hard parts because me and the kids clicked instantly
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educational and fun workplace with great opportunities for learning
Peer Educator (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 9, 2013
Pros: so many positive people and experiences
Cons: low pay, seasonal
it was a seasonal job in sex education i acquired after high school a great experience with great people
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A nightmare, back stabbing, dog eat dog atmosphere.
slave (Former Employee), NYJanuary 7, 2013
Pros: opportunity to appear like top dog with the boss.
Cons: everyone appears like top dog to the boss. that's what keeps us biting at each other.
Most of the staff runs,neck and neck, if not below shelter cmlients.
If you have prior criminal background and substance abuse, or need a green card, you will fit in here.
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Productive
Camp Counselor (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYDecember 1, 2012
This was my first job for SYEP so i really did not know what to expect, but in the end it was very fun.
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Henry Street Settelment was a very good lerning experiance
Intern (Former Employee), 301 Henry StreetOctober 22, 2012
Pros: when i was finished for the day i was able to go home, when all work was done for the day. i worked 4 days a week.i got an hour for lunch.
Cons: i work alone
I scaned  peoples persoal data and documents.  Icreated and named computerized files;Stored  as PDF files.                    
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Overall a great place to work. Lot of benifits for staff and residents.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 29, 2012
Pros: good benifits
Cons: low pay.
I worked for Henry Street Settlement for a couple years, a typical day at work for me; comming in at 9:30am setting up in the kitchen with coffee, etc. I would ans phones, do filing, update data base, order supplies and what ever the Director needed me to do for that day. There were only 6 co-workers in this department we all got along well. The most – more... enjoyable part of my work day was interacting with the clients, helping them with their paper work, The hardest part of this position was going back and fourth to the many locations of HSS, my work day was over at 5:30pm, M-F. I enjoyed the position and would work with Henry Street Settlement again. – less
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Unproductive, stressful and msileading
Senior Case Aide/Night Administrator (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 13, 2012
A typiccal day at work is a good day as far as being there to facilitate the needs of the residents/clients, however, I learned that working with Henry Street Settlement leaves nothing to be desired as far as working with the management. Management leaves you standing on your own and shows you know support, and instead of encouraging employees to work – more... together they "divide and conquer" which casuses stress and tension in the workplace, which in turn causes less productivity. Also, they could learn a lot, it they would lead by Management by Objectives, and not dictate. The hardest part of the job was going to work at 9am and working until the following day, and the relief person never arriving on time. Therefore, you would be working into a third shift and it would be covered up by you filling out two time cards. Nevertheless, I would be due to return to work in less than 7 hourrs and not get appropriate rest which resulted in an illness. The most enjoyable part of the job as I stated at the beginning is working with the clients.

I have tried to retun to Henry Street Settlement but they never return my calls and acknowledge my resumes and I am more experienced and educated now, than I was when I first gained employment with them. – less

– October 23, 2012

I'm a case manager at one of the shelters of Henry Street, and I have to say that I agree with what was said in "unproductive, stressful, and misleading" - management does use a "divide and conquer" method. Essentially management likes to pit it's employees against each other during meetings...someone is always held accountable and there is always a relentless search to find out who it was (fortunately hasn't been me...yet), and a lot of throwing others under the bus. The case managers are very overworked and not appreciated, despite working very long hours, some times weekends and over night shirts, AND holidays. Case Managers never get a pat on the back, feedback is always negative and not constructive. And I repeat - this is with ALL of the case managers - I don't they would ever find someone who actually meets their unrealistic expectations.