middle man (Former Employee) – Hartford, CT – April 13, 2018
The HR director is cut throat; not for the employees whatsoever. Management is weak and lacks actual leadership skills. The turnover is ridiculously high, leaving the people who actually do the real work stressed and often not able to manage their workload. Culture is toxic.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Hartford, CT – February 22, 2018
Typical day is 8 am until 4 pm Team environment Commitment to employees as well as community. Hardest part of the job is working long hours Most enjoyable part of the job is seeing families strive and succeed.
Overall, CRT was not an enjoyable place to work (as a teacher/teacher assistant). Management was not understanding or supportive. We were often reprimanded when other people made mistakes, but never actually commended for the great work we did individually. The pay was not great considering the amount of work and stress put on you.
I learned a lot from working at CRT, but overall the experience was a mediocre one. Horrible upper management with a few exceptions. The CEO could care less about the employees that actually do the important work. People work there to get experience and leave to go somewhere they are actually appreciated and will pay them a decent wage.
Clerical (Former Employee) – Hartford, CT – January 17, 2018
A typical day at work was something fast paste and something lower. I learned how to fax, how to answer the phone calls. The management was good. The workplace was good no complains. The hardest part of the job was learning how to deal with customer with bad attitude. I enjoyed working in this company.
Front Staff (Current Employee) – Hartford, CT – January 15, 2018
Too many changes on staff. CEO is never involved. Nutrition Department have 5 directors in less than a year. New people every month. HR Director is after the employees not for them. Its just a place to get hired and do your shift. Staff doesn't run the extra mile. Day Care Home Program and ECE are a total mess! Can't believe how they run this place!
Love working with youths. Was able to bring along family when there was any community activities or events. Duties included creating and organizing summer programs which consisted of weekly themes, scheduled activities and field-trips and the supervision of staff. Created and developed a teen center for teens within the program
Was able to bring my kids to work when there was activities or events for youths
Analyst (Current Employee) – Hartford, CT – August 29, 2017
CRT's mission as an agency is admirable, and the people on the front lines work very hard and are dedicated to that mission. The biggest problem at this organization is that management is out of touch with community needs and is more concerned with expanding programs than running existing programs efficiently and effectively. With the exception of management, staff salaries are below industry average, benefits are lackluster, and morale throughout the organization is generally low. Most people take jobs here because they want to do good for the community and help those who need it, but CRT is run like a corporate entity that is entirely focused on its bottom line rather than its mission.
lack of support, poor higher up managment, high stress
social worker, teacher (Former Employee) – Hartford, CT – August 14, 2017
while the staff was great, we were treated like objects easily replaceable. when I started the company had so many people that had 10, 15, 20 plus years. every one of those people has left because of how there were treated, stress of work load, and lack of support. until upper management changes this is not a place to thrive. I miss the kids and families. When I left the turn over was intense. Funding was lost, jobs were terminated and the union is a waste of time and money.
uppermanagment, treatment, stress, workload, high turn over
Customer service, microsoft (Former Employee) – Bristol, CT – July 5, 2017
There was no such thing as a 'typical' day at CRT, every day was different. The children really knew how to brighten your day. The management was outstanding, you could go to them with any problem you had and it would be fixed immediately. The hardest part of the job was being able to give each child the same amount of individual attention, but, the children were the most enjoyable part of the job.
My job title was not just one thing I was very versatile in helping everyone even though my job title was admin. asst. to always be available to pitch in, management team was good they were always available to help in any way and my co-workers were like family. The hardest part was seeing a client get in trouble.