Senior Case Manager (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – December 4, 2016
KRA is an excellent company to work for and I am honor to work for them. Constant interaction with Clients, plenty of case load review and management.The hardest part is stretching 50 hours of work into an 8 hour work day.
Data Specialist (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 20, 2016
A typical day at work interviewed incoming clients from Welfare to work program. Facilitated orientation and assigned each client a Career Agent. Also assigned clients a work site. We were assisting clients in getting back into the workforce. Clients were given incentives for completing different phases of the program.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – March 5, 2016
Provide Technical and research support in the areas of Civil Rights Policy, Federal workforce development initiatives, and the implementation of skill standards-based curricula at the state and local level of government.
Supervisor /Training Coordinator (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 21, 2015
Organization provided services to clients in need, as an employee you had an opportunity to participate this practice. Most employees took pride in working with these individuals and extended services when needed.
Career Agent (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 7, 2015
Provided employment opportunities for individuals to assist in the goal of them becoming self-sufficient through the implementation of the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) Program.
Productive good working environment non-profit employemnt.
Case Manager / Employment Specialist (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 9, 2015
Daily work consisted of providing services to clients that were in work transition from welfare to work, ex-offender clients re-enter the workforce, and working with noncustodial parents with family court of Philadelphia PA. I learned the aspects of the working in an office structure with management as a team in effort to accomplish the goals on our clients and the program.
Working with the program the most difficult task was ensuring that all files, documentation, and case narratives were complete. The rewards were to witness a client completing the program by successfully improving his education level, his social-economic level, most all being able to work and provide for his family.
Career Advisor (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – February 21, 2015
To give you an idea how BAD this company is.. 10 of us resigned at THE SAME TIME in one of the three sites they operate. Everyone was hired with the idea that we were going to do one job but we end up performing many job titles for the same pay, we were treated like cr. p. Career Advisors beware! Upper Management is very unprofessional, disorganized, they make you work more than 40 hours without $$ compensation or any comp time. I am surprised they have survived as long as they have. More than 60% turnover rate within 6 months. The company is constantly is a state of chaos trying to make deadlines, they hire people for the management team that don't have a clue how to run government programs. If I had known this I would not have taken the job.
Advice: If you want to apply for this company do your homework, investigate, read complains and think twice or better yet don't apply. There are many many many other companies that you would NOT regret working for.
Case Manager/Career Agent (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – April 14, 2014
What I enjoyed about this job is working with a cliental that need assistance in becoming independent and self sufficient. However, when I was hired I was told I would have a case load of no more than 50 it turned out my case load was always between 75-90. How can you do proper case management with that high of a case load?? Case managers beware! Upper Management is very unprofessional and like another review stated if you kiss up to the project manager that is your only way up.
Over all this is a very disorganized and unprofessional company and I am surprised they have survived as long as they have. The company does not invest in its employees this is observed in their over 50% turnover rate within 6months. Also, for a company that has been working in workforce development for over 10 years you would think they would have generic established guidelines, this is not the case, the company is constantly is a state of chaos trying to make deadlines. To me this shows that 1. the CEO doesn't really care about hiring appropriate management to ensure organization within departments. 2. lack in investment in its employees. If I had known this I would not have taken the job.
Advice: If you want job security this is not the place for you, If you want to be treated with respect this is not the place for you, If you want to be part of an open minded organization this is not for you. if you want to move up kiss up to management then this is place for you.
Working with clients and assisting in barrier remediation
pay, unprofessional management and lack of organization.
Outreach Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – December 14, 2013
I learned so much in my time working with KRA. We were dedicated to truly making a difference in the life of others. Everyday in the office brought on a new beginning for one of our clients. I was very adamant about adding value to the lives of our customers, and helping them understand the importance in becoming independent.
Job Developer / Case Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 12, 2013
There is no such thing as a typical day at KRA. You must be able to adapt and be flexible, as our customers are engaged in lifestyles that epitomize constant change. I've learned a plethora of information regarding workforce development and public benefits. In addition, I've also learned about evolving socioeconomic trends that play giant roles in workforce development and job placements. Management can fluctuate due to the nature of contracted, for-profit, workforce development programs. I do enjoy working with everyone on a daily basis, including management. The hardest part about the job is having the hope or anticipation that customers will make the effort to change their lives in a positive manner. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping others succeed and sharing the joy.