Representative Payee (Former Employee), Janesville, WI – October 25, 2012
Pros: excellent staff/co-workers
Cons: sudden permanent layoff with minimum warning.
Compensation is low but not bad. Raises infrequent, little or no benefits of value to lower wage earners. They hire great people so it's a joy to work with them. Flexible schedule was great. but the program was ended abruptly. There was no hint of it until they gave us the minimum notice. We lost our jobs with very little severance pay if we stayed – more... til the end. – less
Anoymous (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – October 23, 2012
If you are looking for a decent job with good wages stay away from Maple Creek. They do nothing but work their workers into the ground. The dietary department has a horrible manager, Laura, and she will do anything to destroy your reputation if you are a great worker. Loved it before they came in and left shortly after.
AmeriCorps Member (Current Employee), Frederiksted, VI – October 19, 2012
Pros: free lunches, free insurance coverage
Cons: receiving just a stipend
A typical day at the job is very rewarding to work with individuals who are often overlooked in our community.I enjoy giving back and providing service to the individuals with various types of disabilities. I have learned how to care for such persons and earn their trust.
Good people doing Great work with the underprivileged
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Worcester, MA – October 14, 2012
LSS is not a bad place to work. You have people there that are willing to help you and teach you new things. Depending on your department, your coworkers are very friendly and have a team oriented approach, other departments not so much. I enjoy working with my team and helping the people out in the field, getting our clients the things that they need.
Medical Assurance Coordinator (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 24, 2012
Pros: trainings, diversified work experience
Cons: health benefit package
A typical day inclede checking messagesa via email and phone. returning messages with detailed answers, alerting everuone of what took place. Co-workers and management try to impliment various polices but at times if there is no cooperation then polices in place did not always work. the most enjoyable part of the job was the trainings and the reunification – more... of the foster children with their families. – less
Environmental Services Aide (Current Employee), Bloomfield hills, MI – September 4, 2012
Cons: no benefits, no hours.
I love working for this company, I just don't agree on their employment wages and benefits. I have been contingent for 3 almost 4 months now and I only get 12 hours a week, they hire too many people and don't have enough hours to give each employee. The management group is fun and very nice, they always have activities to do with the residents and employees.
Case Assistant (Current Employee), Mount Vernon, IL – August 24, 2012
Pros: great people
Very friendly office but very demanding in the field. Unless you turn your phone off you will be contacted by either clients or co-workers. The kids are great, alot of drama with parents. need to be thick skined to do this job.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Roslyn, PA – August 24, 2012
Pros: lots to do to help make the agency a better place.
Cons: program was split between two agencies making it difficult to supervise.
This social service agency strives to help families, children and seniors live a happy life. The staff shows true dedication to its mission. The after adoption program was well thought out. The benefits were great but salaries were well below standard.
Family oriented work environment which assisted with basic care of adolescent females.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – August 14, 2012
Assisted with basic care needs of adolescent females in shelter setting. Conferred with casemanagers and other professional staff by phone, email or in person to ensure needs were met. Perforemd clerical and houskeeping duties as needed.
used to be a nice place to work but went down hill quickly
Nursing Secretary (Former Employee), Gettysburg, PA – August 8, 2012
Pros: i met some nice people
Cons: hardly ever got to take a meal break, back stabbing
I did the staff scheduling for a 100 bed skilled facility. The management would tell me how something should be done but when a co-worker went to them complaining because they couldn't have the day off, then the management would do the opposite of what they told me to do. My co-wokers (most of them) are hard to get along with they are very unhappy because – more... they don't like to work holidays or weekends and I had to put them on the schedule. The hardest part of my job was trying to please everyone. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting to see the residents everyday. – less
Social work is a hard business-LSI tries to support their workers but between physical distance and changes in the "system" it is a challange
Licensing caseworker (Former Employee), Denison, IA – August 8, 2012
Pros: set your own schedule-be able to work from home-great company to work for
Cons: lack of co-worker contact-not being supervised by the company you work for
A great deal of writing of reports-allowed to work at home and your own schedule-(Not a good working environment for social workers). Management was usually available when needed. Travel to potential foster/adoptive parents. Limited contact with co-workers. It was wonderful to meet families that are willing to step up and help others. It was a struggle – more... to be so isolated from co-workers. Everyone is always so busy doing their part of the job that "getting together" was a challenge – less