St. Joseph Orphanage Employee Reviews

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Great benefits in an unstable industry
Director of Operations (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 20, 2017
Company talks about a culture of caring but doesn't put this into practice with managers and employees. Great, low-cost benefits. CEO is too close with some executives, blinds his perspective on what is truly going on. Company is in an unstable industry but is trying to stay ahead of the changes. Company faces stiff competition from competitors who provide similar services.
Pros
Low cost benefits, family-oriented culture
Cons
Industry is unstable, management skills are not in alignment with growth
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Great place to work
Support Services (Current Employee) –  AltercrestDecember 21, 2016
St. Joseph Orphanage is a great place to work. There are plenty of opportunities for those at various stages of their careers. As a nonprofit, the pay is competitive and the benefits are excellent. There is a lot of meaningful work going on each day and it is wonderful to see the impact that every employee has on the children we serve. St. Joes has gone through alot of changes the last few years, but is coming out on the right side, with plenty of opportunity for advancement and meaningful work for all. The culture that is being developed is exciting and it feels great to be a part of something meaningful.
Pros
opportunity, culture
Cons
maternity leave
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Run while you can!
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHOctober 5, 2016
This company starts off as a nice place to work but quickly becomes something else. Management is difficult. There are those who play favorites and are very biased. The pay is on the very low side and they haven't given raises in a long time. They don't tell you that when they hire you, but they have been on a raise freeze for a couple of years. When they fire people instead of hiring new people they pile more work onto those who are left. Then they complain when you can't get everything done. It's extremely stressful.
Pros
Most of the people are very nice, everyday is interesting
Cons
Management, pay, dangerous, stressful
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Unsafe work environment with incompetent management
Treatment/Education Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHDecember 22, 2015
Beginning August of 2015, the new management team of the Altercrest campus thought it prudent to remove consequences for the troubled youth, thinking only positive rewards would be sufficient to motivate the clients. This failed laughably. Clients there are mostly inner-city troubled youth with lengthy criminal records; the milieu quickly became unsafe as the clients became increasingly aggressive physically, attacking each other and staff on a nearly daily basis.

The new management team has been quick to blame everyone present except themselves for the mess, and has chewed out, written up, and demoted others when staff carried out their wishes to the letter. There are few staff there that aren't looking for other work; most of them are on this new management team, the rest are about to retire.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Violent, unsafe, management does not try to help
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I enjoy working at SJO
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHFebruary 20, 2013
Management at the Altercrest Campus has been supportive and open to suggestions, and have been open and supportive related to building on my skillset. My co-workers are enjoyable and supportive as well.
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Very positive culture.
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, Ohio AltercrestJuly 16, 2012
A typical day for us could be incredibly boring or exciting. You're always stretching your interpersonal skills, but the job continues to build your character everyday. I probably work for an extremely unique team with wonderful management.
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