Child Care Worker (Current Employee) – Yonkers, NY – June 7, 2016
To get your feet wet great start. If you looking to better yourself good start as well the agency can teach you about being on time. It's sad how gossip carries but the great work you do or etc don't go but so far. Do your work and go home is the kind of attitude you need to have. Trust no one as you will be the only one to have your best interest regardless of how much great work you do!
Juvenile Corrections Counselor (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – August 12, 2016
Like any job, this job makes you very dependent on co-workers. Unfortunately, there was a bad working environment while I worked there. Management, was unaware of what was going on and didn't do a lot to find out.
Youth Counselor (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – February 28, 2016
This company makes their own rules. They can terminate you without any right up and HR does not ask directors or supervisors there reason. When you try to complain they dont do anything to support you. Medical sucks 2,000 dollar deductible
Coworkers help you make it each day
This company makes its own rules. no union no support
youth worker (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – January 4, 2016
In my years of working social service I have never seen an agency that because of their miguided paranoia lets go of their best employees who really connect with the youth, and holds onto the staff that have absolutely no idea how to relate to the youth that this agency serves.Also, if you go above and beyond for a resident, it is never recognized.
Agency not in tune with the realities of what the residents experience
youth counselor (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – December 26, 2015
This agency has absolutely no idea how to treat their workers. You're overworked and underappreciated. You're expected to go above and beyond your call of duty, put your entire life on the back burner, but you're treated like dirt by both the residents and administration. The money.... I mean the residents are most important to the administration than the workers and their well being and safety. You're often understaffed, overworked, exhausted, and burnt out. The overall morale is low and its a dreary place to work...
Somewhat decent coworkers
Low morale, no room for advancement, poor management, no support for staff, obvious staff favoritism...
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 27, 2015
Working for Leake and Watts was a pretty interesting. The children are amazing and fun. I learned that working with these students you have to have patience and understanding for what they go through on a daily basis.
Dsp (Former Employee) – Yonkers – October 16, 2015
Very useless company...have no compassionate or respect the time you invest into the company. They treat staff like you worthless . They don't care about the impact you made on an individual life or u always go above and beyond for the company....the company had a lot of fixing up 2 do.....I regret wasting my time and energy n this company
Poor management skills some managers r very unprofessional and liars
Direct Care (Former Employee) – Yonkers – March 19, 2014
If you want to feel like a nobody. Be treated like a slave. No room for growth Horrible benefits They put you and the consumer in danger. Staff training needs to be handled better no diversity among staff its either White or Jamaican Payroll always messed up the checks
Residence Manager (Current Employee) – Yonkers, NY – November 15, 2013
Overall a typical day at Leake & Watts could be unpredictable based on the needs of the individual served. I have learned to be patient and quick with problem resolution to serve the individuals. Leake & Watts has offered me many opportunties for advancement upon me finishing my degree. the hardest part of this job is balancing life and work due to being on call 24 hours or having to perform other duties unexpectantly. The most enjoyable part of this line of work is seeing your contributions and growth within the people you serve.
working with people and making a difference in their lives
Cafeteria Coordinator (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – October 9, 2012
Being productive. Work hard and adhere to angency policy. Displayed more interested in generating revenue from the in-take of students than staff moral and well being. Worked hard and exhibited genuine concern for the children we serviced while maintaining professionlism. Not being recongized for your hard work or supported by administration when you need them to be there surounding crisis situations. Giving back to the students we service and knowing your appreciated by them.
being off with paid holidays.
no incentives for advancement and limited pay increses.