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Starr Commonwealth Employer Reviews

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Great place to work with Awesome kids
Youth Specialist (Current Employee), Albion, MIMarch 11, 2014
Pros: it is a family environment
Cons: not good paying
I love being able to work with my kids, they are autistic and aspergers, each day they go to school and they teach me so much. It can be hard watching them struggle and sometimes they do not know why they are struggling.Watching them meet different milestones has got to be one of the most rewarding parts to my job.
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building a repore
Switchboard Operator (Former Employee), Albion, MIFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: working with the children and being able to help them
Cons: rather not say
I really enjoyed working with the kids learning about them while doing their intake or yearly annual. I worked as a weekend key holder and switchboard operator, signing in and out keys to the cottages or to over night guest visiting their child. Help desk for FleetCommand which allows Youth Careworkers to check out vehicles. Triage (taking vital signs) – more... for sick call. – less
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Great place to learn
MSW Intern- Evaluation (Current Employee), Albion, MIDecember 20, 2013
I learned a lot during my internship appreciate their commitment to diversity.
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Extremely fast paced non profit organization that provided me with multiple sources of experience and growth.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Charter Township of Clinton, MIDecember 2, 2013
Pros: flexibility and job security
Cons: no additional support staff or advancement opportunities.
Extremely fast paced non profit organization that provided me with multiple sources of experience and growth. Worked in a remote location with one additional co-worker. Was responsible for planning and coordinating trainings, distribution and maintenance of certification and continuing education credits. Managed inventory and worked closely with the – more... Fulfillment house. Invoiced and processed orders daily, including orders via PayPal and Purchase Orders. Responsible for customer Tax Exempt Forms and Sole Sources. Maintained Vendor Listings. Responsible for all Administrative and Clerical Duties. – less
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Care for troubled children in a group home basis.
Youth Specialist- Community-based program (Former Employee), Albion, MIAugust 31, 2013
Pros: building healthy relationships
Cons: cummunication between administative and staff needed much improvement
Starr Commonwealth is an environment where children are assured safety and respect from all staff and peers on campus. A day at Starr Commonwealth is never the same as the last. Children "are placed in homes with a group of children for reassurance of overcoming their life crisis. Staff are trained for medication passing as well as crisis management. – more... The hardest but most rewarding part of working at Starr Commonwealth is working and growing with children that become involved in their lives, just enough to get them started on their journeys home to their families and watching them leave. Staff at Starr commonwealth are trained and work together daily. Once a week Staff meet to discuss individual children and crisis management for each student. – less
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family environment
School Based worker (Former Employee), Battle Creek, MIAugust 20, 2013
Enjoyed working there and had a family like atmosphere. Learned a lot working in different positions.
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Fun workplace where I learned many skills to becoming a professional and effective team member.
Finance Assistant/ Collections Bookkeeper (Current Employee), Albion, MIJune 18, 2013
The hardest part of my job is knowing that they are eliminating my position.
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helping youth is rewarding
Youth Specialist (Current Employee), Albion, MIJune 3, 2013
Pros: free food, overtime when wanted, working in a beautiful enviornment, opportunities to do awesome activities with youth, also learning for personal growth
Cons: rotating schedules, limited advancement without a masters degree, no raises in years, hign insurance deductables
The job can be rewarding working with youth. Everyday is an opportunity for new experiences. I have had great training and have learned alot. If you are on a competent team then management typically has minimal involvement on a daily basis. You can typically have access to managment also on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job at times is dealing – more... with other staff who may not hold themselves to a high ethical standard. at times working with youth can be challenging, for instance, youth who become physically and verbally aggressive. The most rewarding part of the job is helping youth to reach a higher potential and seeing them transform into more positive citizens when they complete the program. – less
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It was rough in the beginning but it has gotton better I can see the impovments coming.
Clinic Support (Former Employee), Albion, MIApril 10, 2013
I enjoyed my job, my job was not hard. I loved doing the intakes because it gave me a chance to talk to the boys and it gave us a minute to get to know each other. Even though it was for a brief second that second went a long way.
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Poorly ran
Youth Specialist II (Current Employee), Columbus, OHMarch 27, 2013
No raises long stressful hours unfair compensation, vaction time is your responsiblity to find coverage
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Not a good place to work
Night Staff (Former Employee), Albion, MIMarch 18, 2013
Pros: developing positive relationships and inspiring the youth there to change negative behavior.
Cons: extremely low wages, min. benefits, rigid management practices, lack of supportive/quality staff.
Staying awake and alert for 10 hr shifts was not easy.
Management was very unrealistic about scheduling meetings for the night staff.
Most co-workers were unsupportive.
Management was even more unsupportive than co-workers.
Restraining youth using proper techniques.
Stressful environment
Biased promotion process
Being able witness a youths positive – more... growth was most enjoyable part of the job.
Some co-workers were inspirational to work with. – less
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steady work
Night Specialist II (Current Employee), Albion, MIMarch 6, 2013
Cons: to far from home and very low pay
working with spectrum girls, work third shift like the shift but not enough pay
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Postive work environment
Transporter (Current Employee), Albion, MIDecember 11, 2012
Good place to work especially if you are planning on advancing since relationships are key to obtaining and keeping a position here.
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Mission driven organization with a solid foundation and core values.
Assistant Director of Clinical Services (Current Employee), Columbus, OHNovember 9, 2012
The most enjoyable part of the job is working in a team focused environment that embraces team primacy. I also enjoy the numerous opportunities I have to work directly with youth and families in the residential setting.
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Fun and productive workplace.
Secretary/Customer Service (Former Employee), Detroit, MIAugust 30, 2012
Pros: supervisors, location, working environment.
Cons: trainings, breaks, communication relationship with clients and agencies.
I truly enjoyed working at Starr Commonwealth. The colleagues and I had a wonderful relationship as well as management. We were ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. The work days was always enjoyable as well as productive. There were no hard parts to the job. We always had ongoing training in different areas to make our jobs easier. The most enjoyable part of the – more... job was the supervisors. My supervisors was awesome they were wonderful to work with and always available when needed. After being on the job for several months I learned what a working family could be like in helping others and putting kids back on the right track. We were an agency that worked with trouble family and youth in the community. A typical day at work was productive and challenge but resolvable. – less
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Good place to begin your career
information technology (Former Employee), Albion, MIJune 23, 2012
Pros: healing of racism classes, excellent time off, great medical benefits
Cons: n
Enjoyed working there. Honest co-workers. Management is not always honest with employees, but it is like anywhere else.
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Starr Commonwealth is a great place to work if you wantg to make a career of working with troubled teens.
Night Youth Specialist (Current Employee), Albion, MIMay 28, 2012
The greatest place to nurture the teenage heart, mind and soul.
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exercise equipment
Program Supervisor (Former Employee), Detroit, MIMay 18, 2012
Pros: free time
Cons: healthcare and school fees
starr has been a good agency to work for in the past. I do not know about now. If they have an opening I would not mind working for them again. Please correct my history. I had worked for them from 1995 to 2003.