DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – February 10, 2018
This is for people who have other jobs and want some extra cash. Do not make this your sole and only job. You’ll regret it quickly. Sorry to say but they only want money and the individuals are not in their best interest. Management is often unqualified and hired from the inside. Long hours and you get mandated to stay if your relief does not show up for the next shift. RUN.
Yoga Instructor (Current Employee) – Brookville, Plainview and Wantagh – August 26, 2018
I absolutely love my job teaching yoga in the Recreation Dept. It's my favorite time of day! The clients I work with are extremely kind and dedicated to their practice. They are so appreciative of the work I do with them; I know they look forward to seeing me too! My upper management also appreciates me and the progress that we make. They give back to me what I give to them!
Citizens Options Unlimited is a fantastic company to work for.
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – Plainview, NY – August 24, 2018
Citizens is a company that empowers people with developmental and other cognitive disabilities to live the way they choose to. Citizens employees hold themselves to a very high standard of professionalism. I am proud to be a part of the organization and it's initiatives to be the best it can be.
benefits, health care, vacation time, group discounts, excellent leadership
very difficult and specialized work due to the population that is served
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – July 1, 2018
Management covers for each other and covers up incidences. They dont care for their individuals, staff is not respected, parents who have $ run the place with no advocacy for those with no family. Management is atrocious all the way up the company. Tolerance of intolerable acts, expect way too much from staff. You'll get mandated to stay for the next shift and if you have another job to go to or kids to go home to they dont care, you'll still get written up. Any concerns from staff falls on deaf ears along with hypocrisy from management to staff. Theres been many injuries that they "dont know what happen" to their individual ms and things get swept under the rug. Never in my life have I been so disgusted by a company or group of workers. Slackers and hard workers are treated the same. If this was the last place in the world to work, I'd still rather be broke. JOIN ANY COMPANY but this one.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Commack, NY – April 30, 2018
Citizens is just the worst place to work. The higher ups are ungrateful and they expect so much from you. They barely care about the individuals there. All they worried about is the money and their bonuses !
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Long Island, NY – May 17, 2017
Citizens is not a desirable place to work because they expect too much for too little pay and there is a lot of nepotism and cronyism going on in the hiring process. It also takes too long to advance even when you are painfully overqualified.On the other hand, you have the benefit of flexibility, depending on your position, and the benefits package is always a plus.