Direct Support Staff (Current Employee) – Wayne, NE – May 25, 2016
I enjoy working closely with both my coworkers and the different individuals. The management is easy to work with. The most enjoyable part of my job is no 2 days are ever the same. The duties are but your experiences are not. you grown very close to both the individuals and the staff quickly.
great learning experiences
no room for advancement and limited full time positions
Mover (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – November 15, 2015
Would move people out of their old home's and move them into their new homes. We would protect their furniture and appliances with shrink wrap and blankets so they wouldn't get damaged. Working with fun co-workers. The hard part of this job was the lifting depending on what was what we were lifting. Sometimes would lift office conference tables which was very heavy required at least of 5 guys to carry. What would make this job enjoyable was that we would work in different locations everyday.
Great for part time or a side position, horrible as a sole job.
Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Merrillville, IN – September 30, 2015
This position was wonderful when I started as part time and took cases where I could see clients a few evenings per week. If you want to carry a full time caseload you may expect to work long days and long weeks. I loved meeting with clients, but the paperwork was not compensated for and very time consuming. You only get paid for the time you spend with clients. There were no benefits, no vacation, no sick days.
Dryer Vent Cleaner (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 14, 2015
Easy but tedious, must acquire your own customer base. Seasonal work. Self employed - tool kit and training are giving, then you must do your own canvassing for customers. Basically, you're self employed. The amount of work depends on the size of the area you want to cover.
i would wake up early and would go to work and i would pick up my routes and go deliver food to them sometimes it would take all day so i wouldn't get to take a break so i kept on working until i went home the hardest part of work was that i had to work all day without a break
For a typical day i would go in at 4pm clock in time wise i would have a shift meal which was a free meal before or after any shift if you choose. After that i go and put my chef coat on then i go and see my list of duties i would have to get done that day or night. I have learned that a team is only as good as its members and if the member aren't making you feel like you don't want to be at the job anymore then nine times out of ten you're not going to be. Management had its strong people and its weak there were some managers that didn't care if you sank or swam and then there were those who didn't know what they were doing. My Co-workers were really all mexican so it was hard to understand them sometimes which in some aspects made the job harder some days. There was never anything really hard about northstar it was just all a learning process. The most enjoyable thing about that job was the fact that if you were sick or called of because you had life problems the management and my Co-workers felt the need to always welcome you back.
Money, hours, morning shifts
Didnt work with schedule, team work, the team under pressure, helping a person when they are overwhelmed.
Respite care provider (Former Employee) – Malone, NY – March 16, 2012
It was a very comfortable working environment. The staff was friendly and considerate. My favorite part was not only getting to work with the children but make a difference. As a respite care provider you choose your own hours and it really is an amazing field to work in, I absolutely enjoyed it. You get to be outside of an office and interacting with the people of the community. Now honestly, I cannot comment on any other department within North Star because I only interacted with this specific department for meetings and that was all.
NorthStar had an incentive for everyone to make bonus
Bill Collector (Former Employee) – Cheektowaga, NY – December 28, 2012
I would come into work and there would always be a new prize on the bored for wever made over $500 in cash form a debt. I know how to multitask better. I didn't really pa attenion to the management unless I was getting a payment which they were good with helping get the payment. I didn't associate with my co-workers. I don't belive that there was a hard part to this job. Most enjoyable rt was helping people with there debt.
Student Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – September 16, 2013
There was very little management intervention during working hours. This meant that the job was very focused on self motivation which was nice. There was also very few people who actually came to this store so there was frequently little to no work and plenty of time to do other things.
only avaliable to university of michigan students, closed
The work days are Mon-Fri and you leave work at 5 or 6. The children there really need people who care about them to be active in their lives. The students I taught had my personal number. you will definitely get attached to the students. The job requires a lot of patience.
Bill Collector (Former Employee) – Cheektowaga, NY – September 12, 2012
good paper to collect on, good benefits, good human resources, holiday ,k vacation and sick pay, just hard to move up in position unless you worked for them in the past or notin the friends and family plan