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
Wonderful People to work with, Upper management in need of perspective
Manager (Current Employee) – Amherst, NY – April 3, 2018
Working with people with developmental disabilities has been an absolute joy. The culture is team-oriented for the most part, and Aspire is a big agency, so there is room to move up or try new positions. That being said, Aspire is one of the lowest paying agencies that service people with disabilities in this area. Upper management don't seem to have an understanding of the day-to-day work, and don't offer the support to their managers that they deserve.
Great Benefits, Fulfilling work, on the job training
a job that just made you feel good for helping people
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Former Employee) – Getzville, NY – March 6, 2018
The work load was pretty steady and large. We all interacted with almost everyone in the accounting department, on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job, the volume of invoices that come in, but once you got rhythm going it was easier Management was always approachable, and around when you needed them. All around a great company to work for. I worked for them form 1988-1998, and the again from 2007-2008. .
Assisting Individuals (Former Employee) – Lakewood, NY 14750 – February 6, 2018
loved working with co-workers and individuals. You make lifetime friends working there. To be able to motivate people to convince them they can do anything they put their mind to and see them succeed is the best.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Silver Creek, NY – January 23, 2018
aspire isnt the easiest job to work, not saying its difficult or bad hours or anything like that it just takes a certian type of person to be able to care for special needs. lots of patience is needed. pay should be better but cant blame the company for it
Day Habilitation Coordinator (Former Employee) – Getzville, NY – January 10, 2018
The management staff is not sensitive to their staff. If your not kissing up to them, you will get a lot of finger pointing and write ups. They let good employees go with barely paper trail and do not justify the reason for their firing.