Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Employee Reviews

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Holy smoke blown up you bum
Clinical Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Far Rockaway, NYApril 10, 2018
Catholic Charities has decent management but I found that the work load was incredibly unbearable. Most days I spent working beyond my assigned hours. I worked at one of the clinics and let me tell you, it was like working in a factory. I felt more like an overqualified data entry clerk than a qualified professional. I had no life during the weekdays. In fact, it felt like my tiny brain would explode many times, along with high stress.

If you have ADD or are prone to stress, this is NOT the job for you because you will get tons of cases dumped on you on a regular basis. It's like holding an unbrella in sunami conditons. I could not make it on this job to save my life. However, if you like a fast moving environment and tons of paperwork, checking countless emails, and having long working hours, this would probably be a good fit for you.
Pros
Competitive salary. Polite and professional staff. Excellent supervision.
Cons
Loads of paperwork. Long (unofficial) hours. Quick burnout rate and high stress.
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Nice place to work
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYApril 9, 2018
Maintain professional approach and be able to relate in their language. Case notes and home visits are the main core of those positions. Help the community is rewarding experience
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The worst management place ever!
Clinician (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYMarch 20, 2018
This is not a good place to work.. Management does not care or respect employees, use of bullying tactics.The work for clients is a'factory' line, has unrealistic delivery expectation and overwhelming paper work. The work environment is extremely oppressive and unhappy.
Pros
Client work
Cons
Management is Micro-Managed & Extremely Oppressive.
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Do not work here
Case Manager II (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYFebruary 13, 2018
The company is only interested in numbers, not actually helping people. Management has unrealistic expectations, the caseloads are ridiculously high. Save yourself.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Everything else
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poor
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJanuary 9, 2018
Poor management. No morals. You cannot expect to perform your job when management does not know how to perform their job. A lot of blaming and pointing the finger at the workers. Management never takes responsibility for their lack of management. Low morales, too many "clicks." Management is always plotting and scheming.
Pros
Paid vacation
Cons
No trainings related to developing the worker to the work that they do.
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Would recommend
Clinical Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Corona, NYJanuary 3, 2018
Full time salary social work position with benefits and obtaining my clinical hours. High expectations of all workers on every level. Management is great and supportive and I am able to provide treatment to those in need.
Pros
Colleagues
Cons
Lot of paperwork
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Pleasant work environment. Rewarding to see company reaching out to the most needy.
Contractor-Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYDecember 18, 2017
This was a temporary job. There were no benefits.
General Ledger account analysis, payroll tax analysis,
reconciling billings to receivables, ad hoc assignments.
Management was fair. Workplace culture was collaborative and supportive.
Enjoyed reconciling and cleaning up accounts.
Pros
Supportive and collaborative workplace culture
Cons
No benefits because this was a temporary position. Corporate restructuring in 2016.
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Employed But Looking
Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Jamaica, NYDecember 12, 2017
No organization in management. And in order to do your job you have to be supported. There is a lot of pointing fingers but no solutions. But if you are looking for experience, and to get on your feet, then apply. But do not get caught up here. Some people do stay in the company for YEAR, because they get settled. And those individuals get away with murder. What i have noticed is in some positions the turn over rate is high. The pay is not good, fairly low Health Insurance is pretty high.
Pros
Many Paid Days Off
Cons
Low Pay Rate
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Portential to be a very relaxed environment.
Direct Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYOctober 25, 2017
Depends where you work and what department. Overall HR is very professional, timely and helpful. Some staff are courteous and easy going as well.
Managers having to handle situations ( they need some more training).
Pros
Making a difference in the clients life.
Cons
Management handling incidents
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no game
Handyman/Porter (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYOctober 12, 2017
Nice Place to work learned how to work close to tenants and family and others contractors vendors, co-workers and pop Manager, have fune in the community room.
Pros
one hour lunch
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the schooll was located in east new york brooklyn
Activity Specialist (Former Employee) –  site monitorSeptember 7, 2017
The children at this school were very effective in the ELA subject. But when the children found out the school was going to shut down the students stop paying attention and started doing there own thing.
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Great place to work and help people in need
Senior Housing Support/Data Entry/ Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYSeptember 6, 2017
A great place to work and help people in need, I was in the pop development, senior housing support, and I also did and still doing volunteer work for them.
Pros
free coffee and water
Cons
it was a temp.
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Devisive, agenda driven managers, a club for themselves
Staff (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYSeptember 2, 2017
A terrible place to work. Program DIrector, including the overall Program Manager (multiple sites) has a decided agenda. Managers have no skills in leadership, producing a devisive and disrespectful environment. Should have known from the unprofessional HR generalist with an attitude. Makes you think that CCBQ is so caring. VS just a nasty place to work. Stay away.
Pros
A job
Cons
Unprofessional and devisive staa
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Okay environment
Residence Counselor/ Medical Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 25, 2017
Job Work/Life Balance is okay.
Compensation/Benefits are okay.
Job Security/Advancement depends on what residence you're placed in.
Management depends on the residence
Job Culture, slow paced.
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Terribly disrespectful culture.
Staff (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 22, 2017
Worked part-time at a center in Brooklyn. From an unprofessional Human Resources generalist, to staff at the Center and the program manager (of multiple centers) a terribly divisive and disrespectful environment. The NYC funded program is a waste of tax payer dollars.
Pros
None
Cons
Staff`s lack of profrssionalism.
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Productive Environment
Intern (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJuly 30, 2017
Working here was a eye opening experience, the organization helps expand your skills and offers you many different options of worksites. You get to learn to learn a lot through their summer youth program.
Cons
Late payments
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Do Not Recommend Catholic Charities
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYJuly 18, 2017
Upon hiring, was given double the number of clients with no training and minimal supervision. Supervisors asked workers to come in on weekends and work through lunch. Overtime was mandatory but they do not pay because of exempt title. Benefits were too expensive. Management was constantly reprimanding workers to do more work and did not ever give praise or assist with the overwhelming workload. Many new workers left after weeks or two months because they realized the workload and stress was too much.
Pros
Higher salary than most FT social work jobs
Cons
Terrible supervision, too many clients, overworked and no support
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Great culture
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  NYJune 12, 2017
It is a generally fast paced setting.
Learned how to work with different personalities and work effectively in teams.
Management is very supportive and helpful.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Low compensation
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Learning Experience
Peer Counselor (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJune 2, 2017
Mostly working outside with agencies and young fathers. My supervisor was very reasonable to work with. Meeting new people was the past part. The really wasn't any hard parts to this job.
Pros
Being able to work independently
Cons
No health benifits, paid vacation or sick days
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Supprted housing case manager
Case manager (Former Employee) –  BrooklynMarch 8, 2017
This is one of the most dysfunctional agencies I've worked for. The entire upper management are unprofessional. I left due to being harassed by a supervisor in another department and the DOFO. The DOFO would make sexually inappropriate comments all the time and no disciplinary actions were taken. I call this place satanic charities because it's full of devils.
Pros
Serving the client population
Cons
Unhealthy work environment and low pay.
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