Great Employees, great mission (in theory) lousy company
Employment Support Consultant (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – December 6, 2017
This company is in some weird netherland between a non-profit and a private enterprise employing nearly 1,000 EE's. I worked in the role of a job coach/employment specialist working one on one with adult individuals with developmental disabilities of varying degrees.As a parent/advocate, I was well qualified for this task. Unfortunately, it seems the organization has lost it connection with the founding principals that it was originally based on. They have several enterprises (Value Village) and state/federal programs that supposedly fund its mission of helping promote inclusion and independence for people with development disabilities, but as an advocate for the DD community, I experienced a lot of hypocrisy and misrepresentation regarding the true nature of its mission and vision. When it all comes out in the wash, Northwest Center is just another enterprise based on profit and and exploitation in the name of community service. This is simply my "opinion" but I am also a Certified Non-Profit Professional (CNP) so I have a valid amount of credibility when it come to making this kind of evaluation.
Great clients and Coworkers
Management does not support it's employees.