Career Transition Specialist (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – April 25, 2018
I would not recommend working with DESI to anyone unless you enjoy being micromanaged and constantly put down by the management team. Quantity is more important that quality and the only ones who actually care about the participants are non-management. The age group is complex and expectations of the job are unrealistic.
Can take vacation after 6 months but only get one week per year
Unrealistic expectations, micromanaging, high turnover, lack of appreciation for line staff
Recruiting Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 9, 2017
it was a fun place to work for. The company has a contract with city of Chicago for WIA, which was to help Chicago people to get back to work. It was a non profit program and a challenged physical location to work at. It required a lot of patience and customized approaching when taking care of job seeker from different category. I learned a great deal from this opportunity
Outreach and Admissions Project Director (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 18, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job is that you work under supervision but it is not micro managed. Allows you the freedom to be creative and work at your own pace just as long as the monthly quotas are met.
Outreach Admissions & Career Transition (Former Employee) – Carville, LA – November 5, 2015
DESI is an organization that is goal oriented and strive to exceed productivity. DESI provided hands on mentorship and guidance during my tenure and ensured my personal goals for advancement were achieved.
Employee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 22, 2012
When management is great, employees have a favorable environment and when management is bad, employees have a not so favorable environment. It can be a great company if you can get managers who truly care about jobseekers and the employees who provide direct services to those jobseekers.
Site Manager/Chicago Career Center (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 22, 2012
Management control the culture of this company. When management is bad, employees will have a not so favorable experience. When management is great, it is a great company to work for. Unfortunately, the powers to be are not very selective in picking great leaders/managers.