Community Technology Center Coordinator/Instructor (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – January 10, 2018
I really enjoyed my time at this non profit. I loved how the organization really made a difference in people's lives. It was great being a part of assisting people in achieving skills needed to get better jobs and even go on to college.
Residential Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 11, 2015
I enjoyed being the residential manager. Maintaining a household i looked forward to going to work every morning. I never had any days where i didnt want to return to work however I missed being a Medicaid Service Coordination and returned to what I am so passionate about.
Job Helping People with No Opportunity for Growth or Advancement
Personnel Consultant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 21, 2015
Only work here if you want to help people on welfare get jobs and help them succeed in life. The only thing that will keep you going is "helping people." Otherwise you will not grow professionally at all here.
Esperanza's EARN Center is managed by a team of people who have worked together at the same jobs - welfare to work programs - for 20+ years who don't care about employee growth and development. There's no respect for management because they don't work to develop direct reports at all.
Processes are unorganized, training is lacking. As a Job Developer you're expected to go on a couple trips with lead Job Developer to employers to build relationships with them and learn how to market the program to them and then you go out and do this everyday. The expectation is to go out almost everyday to new employers, make appointments, cold call and do whatever it takes to get job placements regardless of the quality of the job placements.
Management thinks they're the best because the Esperanza EARN Center gets more job placements than others but it's the best of the worst, that is, welfare to work programs are ineffective in getting to the root problem that people on welfare have and it doesn't break the cycle long-term.
Coworkers are great for the most part with some being political and some being downright incompetent. Some are on their phones all day and don't do anything. Management watches movies on iPad, takes personal calls all day, and pretends to work.
Stay away unless you have an urge to help people on welfare specifically. There are other companies doingmore... a better job with other populations in Philadelphia.less
Helping people get jobs and trying to empower them, chill coworkers
Typical day was doing a lot of data entry and phone calls. I learned a lot of computer skills and time management.Management was productive and constant communication with staff. Co-workers were very helpful; workplace felt like a family almost. Hardest part of the job was sometimes the amount of overtime that was required. Most enjoyable part of the job was the positive work environment.
Director of Operations (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – July 29, 2015
A typical day at work at Esperanza is monitoring program progress by doing site visits, reviewing data and meeting with Program Coordinators. I also met with various stakeholders to build partnerships that helped to advance the mission and scale programs.
I have learned a lot about collaboration and partnerships. Communication is a necessary ability to express and maintain in order to work.
Housing Counselor (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 17, 2014
I became a Certified Medical assistance for the sake of being able to look after my family and myself and thinking this is a field that will is in great need. After going to school and actually working in the field, I realized it wasn't for me. I don't have the guts for this type of field and didn't enjoy it.
Part-time Tutor for Court-Involved Youth (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 2, 2014
This was a fairly flexible job working with students either at the center or in their homes. The hardest part of the job was trying to build relationships with students who may not be interested in school. Much of my work was getting to know students and allowing them to work at their own pace, but the tricky part was trying to coordinate with their school teachers. It was still rewarding to get to know students in the context of their homes and families.
Sometimes the commute was tough(I worked in all boroughs of NY)
Instructor (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 27, 2013
* I really enjoyed my position as an instructor * I learned to listen and understand each and one of our clients, instruct them and also help them how to obtain their goals. * Management was good and always improving new techniques with our clients and also employees. * I believe when you like a job is never hard, you always make it work. * I enjoy each and every thing of what I used to do in my job.
Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 16, 2013
esperanza is a great company to work for. I would open and close the classroom. write daily lesson plans attend staff meetings. i worked with great women in this preschool. the hardest part was how physical it was. the most rewarding was building relationships with the parents and the children
Great volunteer experience and a very beneficial program.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – March 15, 2013
This was just an unpaid volunteer program once each week for about two hours helping second to fifth graders learn who are a grade level or two behind where they should be, and then also be active outdoors with them to teach them about working and playing together as well as playing a positive role model in their lives.
extremely rewarding to see them learn new things and be happy.
Real Estate Manager (Temp) (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – December 2, 2012
Marketing and analyzing vital information about government zoning rules and regulations, future property values, taxes, and traffic volume around the property. Help negotiate property sales contracts, scheduling its maintenance, managing building maintenance projects, compile all data for financial reports by regularly maintaining and updating all records and files. Resolving all client conflicts and complaints. Helps clients with all financial and operational aspects of their property collecting rent, paying property taxes and looking after the maintenance. Advertise for lease or rent on the property, selects tenants, make rental or lease agreements, collect deposits and rent, solve tenant issues, and oversee eviction in case of violation of rent and lease agreement. Update the owners about the physical condition of the property, any renovations and maintenance required and all financial arrangements. Plan all maintenance and repair works with vendors, and ensures that the property at all given time is being taken care of.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – October 18, 2012
A typical day we did chart, data, answering calls returning calls, running errands. I learned how to do data base and also bettered my skills in excel. Management was very good they were great to work with and knew how to keep me busy. Co workers were like family everyone helped each other love the work environment. I can honestly say there was no hard part of job. I enjoyed every moment of working there.
learned new things and bettered my skills and spanish