FLC 2 (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – January 26, 2019
Great place to work however I haven’t had a raise in 3 years because we’re not in the union. I feel they are very flexible if you’re looking for a place to further your education and earn some money. It’s very relaxed lots of down time for studying depending on the house you’re sent to.
Medical service aide (Current Employee) – Getzville, NY – November 1, 2018
Very unorganized, poor management depending on which site you are assigned to. The agency does not look at our individuals as people, but as a profit to the agency. They hire just about anybody regardless of knowledge, and have very minimal trainings given to new employees.
Facilitator of life choices (Former Employee) – Fredonia, NY – October 18, 2018
I enjoyed working here, however it had its downfalls. It was very repetitive, same activities everyday. Some of the individuals were capable of so much more, but refused to do more than they wanted, due to their families not pushing them to do more.
Manager (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – November 5, 2018
Everyone was busy throughout the agency but if they only took the time to do what was necessary when the task was presented, they would not have to panic when presented with an issue. The school on Union is the 'Golden Child' and sucks up all the money from the agency. Non-union employees raises were very sparse and not given consistently, for a job well done, or longevity. Their mission is wonderful but if you didn't work at the school or main office, you were not appreciated.
Agency has a great purpose
pay, lack of recognition from management and upper management
Employment Specialist (Current Employee) – Fredonia, NY – September 29, 2018
I absolutely love this company and the work that I do. I have a opportunity on a regular basis to assist people with disabilities achieve their goal. I have worked in several different departments before settling where I am now. There are great opportunities to advance as well. This isn't work that just anyone can do, it takes special people, but if you love to help others you will find it very awarding.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – August 31, 2018
A company very stuck in there old ways. Great intentions, poor execution. Currently in the process of restructuring as of late 2018. I truly hope the restructuring works for the benefits of who Aspire serves and their employees -although the same CEO is in charge.
Facilitator of life choices (Current Employee) – Lakewood, NY – August 26, 2018
Working for Aspire has made me experience many opportunities of accomplishment. I was working with individuals with disabilities but not limitations. I would watch them complete goals in volunteering, in the community and self growth. A typical day would be completing goals of exercise, cooking and volunteering. Some enjoyed learning about their community and walking around the city and taking in the different businesses or the local art on the buildings. Some individuals need personal care, but are very independent in other areas. The best part of the day was when they stated they had a fun day and couldn't wait to do it again. What I learned from working at Aspire was patience, understanding, diversity and creating a bond with a individual.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – July 17, 2018
It wasn't always a bad place to work. When certain people left no one cared about the nursing department. For a while, we had an acting nursing supervisor who was not even a nurse. They finally hired a nursing supervisor. She was only interested in making herself look good to upper management. It wasn't always like this for years we had a great nursing supervisor too bad she retired.
could start early that is why I stayed. flexed schedule
poor communication between upper management and other staff
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – Lakewood, NY – July 1, 2018
Working at this job I was constantly beat up and getting harassed and when you make a report about it, no one bothers to correct the behavior, and when you go out in public with a resident and they have disruptive behavior it becomes your fault. The manager was never there,
Teacher Aide (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 15, 2018
Unorganized and unprofessional. Was offered a job face to face from my "supervisor" but he had no idea who I was and the job wasn't meant for me so it was promptly revoked (even though i accepted) and offered to my co-worked 30 seconds later. Never got an offer letter to stay on staff after summer and received a phone call asking why I wasn't coming into work (in September) when I wasn't made aware of my extended employment status. Teachers have low motivation and activities like music are the same two songs every time. Pay is unlivable.
students are awesome
pay, Hr, you are a set of hands to meet federal guidelines, they do not care about you