Intern Student (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 30, 2016
I honestly believe that this organization helps you build your character. The employees there help when asked or once they see that you need assistance. I do believe that if you want to increase your time management, creativity and interpersonal skills working in Henry Street Settlement is the best opinion.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – February 22, 2016
My job was to be sure all the youth was participating and behaving themselves in all classes. During Lunch my job was to ensure that all youth had lunch whether it was packed or free lunch. I also had to participate with the youth during all classes, field trips, etc. My job was to keep count with the youth and make sure my whole group was there. Especially when a co-worker was on their lunch break, I was to participate and watch my youth group. The co-workers were very friendly and helpful. I didn't have no problems with any of them. When children get picked up we make sure its the right person picking them up and signing a sheet saying they picked up the child up at what ever time. They have till 6 to pick up a child or we took matters into our hands. It was a great experience working with a group of children knowing they are happy and comfortable around you.
Plant Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 28, 2016
A typical day at work consisted of prioritizing daily maintenance, daily cleaning and emergencies. Learning was phenomenal. Communicating with the homeless mothers of NYC to learn and try to understand their daily struggles while balancing a home. I also learned a great deal about multitasking and patience as their are so many mothers with maintenance issues. Management was the finest that I have ever encountered at any position that I acquired. Coworkers were very resourceful and helpful. They were a family there. The hardest part of the job was leaving. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping everyone.
Created a rigid corporate environment in what used to be exciting place to be
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 4, 2015
Organization is well connected with a solid mission. Outstanding, talented, and diverse colleagues committed to helping people. There is good work being done if you look past all the things you don't agree with.
passionate colleagues and helping participants
lack of clear direction and communication, favoritism, Unequal pay, no support, high turnover, constant program changes without proper planning, unethical practices
Peer Educator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 20, 2015
This was my first job out of high school. It wasn't a great paying job but the experience I gained was awesome. I had great trainers who were fun as well as responsible. It was only seasonal but a great way to get into the workforce.
After School Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – June 29, 2015
I love working with kids, and children here were great but they had their moments of when they misbehaved but all children do. The manager in charge of the after school program was strict but she was great, very motherly and understanding. The most enjoyable thing about this job was learning new things from the children and the outdoor activities.
Teaching children, learning new things from the children
Lifeguard/Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 1, 2015
A typical day was very tiring but it wasn't a boring job, I always had fun. I learned that patience is a virtue and that you will face situations where you just want to scream but you just breathe and everything will be fine. The staff was always as friendly as they could be. The hardest part of the job and the most enjoyable part of the job was working with kids. Kids are so innocent and they made the job much more enjoyable for me.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 9, 2014
A typical day at work was managing documents, sending them to HR. Calculating intern hours and staying on contact with their supervisors. Management was a little shaky at first but it ended well. I had a great team and the staff was amazing, always willing to help.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 28, 2014
A typical day was very tiring but it wasn't a boring job, I always had fun. I learned that patience is a virtue and that you will face situations where you just want to scream but you just breathe and everything will be fine. The staff was always as friendly as they could be. The hardest part of the job and the most enjoyable part of the job was working with kids. Kids are so innocent and they made the job much more enjoyable for me, but they always would have tantrums and that made the job harder than it needed to be.
Driver (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 9, 2014
My day started out by getting the company truck out the parking lot. Then I would head to the job site to obtain my route sheet for the day. After that im on my way to the caters to pick up meals for the senior citizens .
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 30, 2014
Not advised for millennials seeking innovative and creative approach to human services. very encumbered by government mandates and beholden to grant provider whims. it's very difficult to advance as policies don't allow advancement for at least one year. pay is moderate but not exceptional compared to the work/life balance that is lacking.
reputable company with great reputation in the city.
Cut throat in reality, middle management runs the show and senior management is usually out to lunch. Line personnel work well with each other and try to achieve for all the participants. As far as quality of life balance, expect to work late and not be recognized for it, except for maybe the clientele which will be very appreciative- but never internally. Honestly, I had high expectations and was very disappointed in the overall experience