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Do not work here
CNA (Former Employee) –  Nazareth, PAFebruary 14, 2019
Constantly short-staffed. Underpaid for the responsibilities as an aide and a nurse. There are only a few long time nurses and aides that haven't resigned, retired, or just left. You make more (if you are an aide) working at Amazon, Pet Fresh, Stitch Fix, etc. If you are a nurse, the long time nurses do not make enough money. They are paid less than a graduate nurse anywhere else. There is a lot of agency nurses and aides that show up to do a job, make tons more money, and obviously do not care about the residents. If you are an aide on the second shift, you will be responsible for providing care to 25 residents including serving and feeding pretty many of them their meals. You will be mandated to stay because of staffing and you will not be allowed to leave. If you do, you will be fired. It doesn't matter if you do not have anyone to watch your kids, you have to stay. You will work like a dog but at least a dog gets treated better. You will be overworked and underpaid no matter what job you apply for.
Pros
The residents
Cons
Everything
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Not a bad place to start.
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Easton, PASeptember 15, 2018
Good place to get experience if you want to be in law Enforcement. The academy is only 5 weeks long. Too short to properly learn what you need in my opinion. Impossible to fail, anyone can do it because they basically give you the answers. The mandates are not fun. Sometimes you work back to back 16 hour shifts including into your days off. Most of the time you don’t find out you’re mandated until the end of shift. The union is garbage. Haven’t had a decent raise in years. Lowest paying department around. Can only work middle or nights (most likely stuck on nights) for at least 3-5 years.
Pros
Free food. DECENT benifits. Overtime is always available
Cons
Hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. The mandates. The pay
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Huge regret
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Easton, PAJune 20, 2018
One of the worst jobs ive EVER had. First of all, you DO NOT get paid enough for the things that you deal with here. They do not abide by their own mission statement, inordinate amountof workplace drama, supervisors have no integrity, and please expect that if they do not like you as a person or if you ever make them feel a kind of way they will penalize you one way or another by putting you in a compromising position, or making you do their dirty work. They treat the residents unfairly, they will leave you on a unit off ratio, and they have such a hard time keeping staff that you are guaranteed to be mandated at least 3-4 days a week. If you have a family or children expect to see them alot less once you accept a position here. They do not provide any kind of programs, or activities for the youths instead they’re passive aggressive toward them and are quick to restrain them *off camera* and send them into isolation even denying them the opportunity to use the restroom as punishment. I would not recommend this job to anyone and the reason they have such a high turnover rate is due to the mandations, no lunch breaks, supervisors, drama, low pay, and the politics not the residents which is sad. Definitely not worth 15$ an hour.
Pros
A job is better then no job
Cons
No breaks, low pay, supervisors, mandations
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4.0
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Very Good
Director of Court Services (Former Employee) –  Easton, PAApril 16, 2018
Responsible for the daily court system for the county Common Pleas Court. Responsible for the criminal division, civil division, wills, archives, protection from abuse and orphans court.
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Stressful workplace with poor pay for stress level
Telecommunicator (Former Employee) –  Nazareth, PAJanuary 30, 2018
Training in the classroom here does not prepare you for what this highly stressful job actually entails. The on the job trainers are nice but their skills and styles and personalities vary highly and you can't really choose your own trainer. You have an entire year before you are offered union protection for the job/aka an entire probationary year. The wage is poor for the responsibility involved. There is a reason the turnover at this place is so high and they are constantly hiring for telecommunicators. Some supervisors are great and some are not, it really varies between the shifts.
Pros
No low "training wage, " benefits early on
Cons
Management indifferent, low pay for responsibilities, inadequate training
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Biggest regret
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Easton, PAFebruary 26, 2017
This was the worst job I have ever had. They do not care about the employees. You will work so many mandations (16 hour shifts). This is not a good job for people with families because you cannot make any plans because of all the mandations. Also not good if you like to take any days off. You are expected to work through your breaks (if you even get one). If they decide they do not like you, they will make your life terrible.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Can't get days off, mandations
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Job was indoors, not weather dependant
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Easton, PAJuly 8, 2014
Supervised inmates in a correctional facility. Got to meet interesting people of all cultures, religions, races and orientations.
Pros
great pay
Cons
long hours
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5.0
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Great!
District Justice Technician (Former Employee) –  Easton, PAMay 15, 2013
I loved this job, however when a new District Justice is voted in, you have no job security. He/She can bring in their own staff and after all the years you have accumulated you are no longer employed.
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Very stable company
MDJ Technician - District Court 03-3-03 (Former Employee) –  Bangor, PAApril 18, 2012
Diverse work load. Fast-paced enviornment and good people to work with.
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