Great oppurtunity for individuals to gain experience with this company
Maintenance Worker (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – February 25, 2014
Pros: they pay the difference on hourly wages for lack of healthcare
Cons: lack of healthcare
A typical day at work consist of sweeping, mopping, disposing of refuse, dusting and assuring customer satisfaction. I learned that no matter how difficult a job or task is when you devise a system the job becomes all the more easier. I have a great management crew that I learn from on a regular basis Co workers are just as hardworking as I am and i – more... learn from them as well. The hardest part of my job is leaving at the end of the day.. Hours are part time and at times I feel that although my tasks are complete at the end of the day I feel there is always something else I can do. The most enjoyable thing about my job is the clients that I maintain the floor for are very nice.. We have a great bond and I enjoy talking with them. – less
The Osborne Association makes a difference to the Criminal Justice system.
Court Advocacy Services (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – October 22, 2013
My experience with the Osborne Association was great. I love how they work closely with the formerly incarcerated and their families to transform their lives in many ways. They believe in change. They are devoted to reducing crime and reducing poverty. I gained knowledge of the Criminal Justice System. This job motivated me to want to pursue a career – more... with them and make a difference in someones life. – less
Maintenance Worker (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – August 19, 2013
quick and easy new skills in a different field management works very well with their employees good group of people driving from location to location in a way being your own boss and having trust from management.
Building Maintenance Employee (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – June 18, 2013
I loved working at Osborne as Maintenance, I'm great with communicating and following rules so I never had a problem what so ever. Through working I've excelled in my ability to network and use sources and that life isn't based on the quote "It's not what u know, it's who u know'.....because no matter who I may know, it wont benefit if i dont anything. – more... A typical day at work was real easy going...come in and start my rounds throughout the building that consist of sweeping and mopping bathrooms & changing the trash..then I take my 15 min break...then it's back to the drawing board until I clock out of work. The hardest part was knowing I was being gossiped about and not paying it any attention..but I did it so I guess it wasnt that hard..The most enjoyable part of work to me personally was knowing my work is getting acknowledged.. – less
Development Assistant (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – July 10, 2012
Since last November, I have been working as Development Assistant at the Osborne Association in the South Bronx. This has been an incredibly rewarding experience that stretches beyond the tangible skills and day-to-day tasks. The friends I’ve made in co-workers and participants provides the most satisfaction. A most recent memory which will last a lifetime – more... was visiting Riker's island for two concerts by a quartet of Carnegie Hall musicians (pictured above). The fact that such an esteemed institution, like Carnegie Hall, came to perform for those who often feel invisible, demeaned and like second-class citizens, was especially meaningful to me. As we all know, sometimes music can inspire in ways that words cannot. I’m looking forward to returning to Riker’s in a couple weeks to attend a graduation for women in one of our parenting programs (graduation ceremony pictured above).
Many people are unaware of the extraordinary work the Osborne Association does in New York State for individuals and families. We serve more than 6,500 people each year through programs that, among many other things, offer parenting programs for incarcerated parents and alternatives to incarceration, such as alcohol and drug treatment. Let me know if you’d like to visit our Bronx or Brooklyn office, or any upcoming events at Riker’s Island. – less