Syracuse Office known throughout NYS as negative and miserable
Rehabilitation Counselor (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – December 7, 2018
The Syracuse ACCES-VR Office is pitied by ACCES counselors throughout the state due to an extremely negative and punitive management system. The management team seems to have put little effort into becoming effective and respected leaders. The environment is immature and petty. There is an unnecessary cutthroat element that permeates the entire office.
In my 25 years in this field I have never seen a more miserable group of people. The management team literally makes fun of people with disabilities. How they got into this field I have absolutely no idea. There are multiple violations of state regulations regarding the protection of client data. The management team also makes fun of staff behind their back as if they were in fourth grade.
The caseloads are enormous and there is a little acknowledgement of the unrealistic expectations the state has from the management team. Instead a general discord can be felt from top to bottom.
I would suggest you only take this job if you are extremely desperate. Plan to get out of it as soon as possible; if you want to have some semblance of happiness and peace.