Youth Counselor (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 8, 2018
I really enjoyed my time at SaintA. I have nothing but great things to say about that place. I am forever grateful. The staff got along really well with each other. The experience i gained there i will take into my next journey. There was a very diverse group of staff which was awesome. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing you were making a difference in these kids lives everyday.
Leadership Team Member (Current Employee) – West Allis, WI – March 13, 2018
SaintA is an innovative agency that provides needed and critical services to the citizens of Milwaukee and within Wisconsin. The pace is very fast and every day is different. The workplace culture is supportive and strategic. The hardest part of the job is managing all of the competing agendas of external partners. The best part of the job is making a difference every day. The newly hired CEO has in depth knowledge of each program and the challenges faced each day. She is attuned to the needs of the community and encourages continued strong community partnerships. There is a strong commitment to strengthening leadership skills by offering mentoring and trainings.
Incredible PTO packages, commitment to work life balance, supportive leaders, dedicated staff
Case Manager (Current Employee) – West Allis, WI – November 30, 2017
Stressful work environment Expected to check emails and respond to phone calls after hours despite being told that caregiver capacity is important Inconsistency among supervisors High expectations despite having unmanageable case loads Unprofessionalism amongst leadership No room to grow within-often higher outside agency for supervisor positions Parking issues No safe guards in place for employees Staff unreachable during emergencies The pay is insulting Too top heavy Executive team gets bonuses when others do not
Ongoing Case Manager (Former Employee) – West Allis, WI – November 16, 2017
Some challenges were necessary to assist families properly Not everyone is suited for this type of work Not together on what was in the best interest of clients Click and unprofessional at times Not being supported when needed Assisting families in reuniting
Assisting families become whole again
Environment of click behavior, and not feeling apart of the team
Family Case Manager (Former Employee) – West Allis, WI – October 19, 2017
Lack of support or opportunities for growth. Stats and timelines are due daily and unable to satisfy the state requirements. High amount of out-of-control cases. Inconsistent. Excessive turnovers, no retention management techniques, equals disservice to youth. Brand new positions are developed but only for "fav" employees. Higher up inter-office gossip and job release process shows no compassion. Ongoing job role changes and liability. Financial issues resulting in raise freezes, bonus stops and the closing of several job positions and the resedential facillity. Ongoing complaints of unprofessional and supervisors who talk to you disrespectfully, demeaning your intelligence, creating more turnovers. Lack of ongoing training, set up for failure. Very stressful job and lack of organization. Culture of the agency could be much better. Diverse by force but not friendly agency. Low acknowledgment of hard workers.
Supervisor lunch appreciations/staffings and mileage reimbursement
Ample amount of responsibilites and lack of support
Residential unit Manager (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 23, 2017
SaintA is a great place to work for, starting with the CEO on down, everyone there are professionals and team players. The management team goes above and beyond to keep staff abreast of what is going on within the company.
On going Case Manager (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 20, 2017
This job is a great learning experience one learns a lot about time management and how to deal with different people and situations. The supervisors staff was an excellent support system and always easy to talk to.
Flexible hours being able to sometimes work remote
Residential Youth Counselor (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 5, 2017
Everyday you're required to deal with maximum of 15 male residents (can be lower depending on discharges and residents going on home-pass). Essentially the mood of the residents plays a huge role in how each workday will go. When the residents are receptive of your guidance then the day will generally go smooth with very few instances of needing to redirect the residents. However when residents are not at their best then this reflects the quality of the workday.
Residential Unit Manager (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – May 22, 2017
SaintA was a very good organization to work for! You really have to have a desire to work with kids and families. If you do, you'll enjoy being apart of the mission the organization strives to achieve on a daily basis. I was fortunate to work within a great team of people!
Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 21, 2017
I wouldn't suggest anyone seeking employment to apply at this agency. There are very unprofessional, and they have no organization within the company. As an new employee you will be left by yourself to figure things out and get punished and fired for not keeping up to there standards!
Administration (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – November 21, 2016
I have worked here less than a year but have already been impressed by how much they encourage a work/life balance by offering a minimum of 152 hours of PTO to full-time employees at the bottom level; hours increase significantly depending on your role or time with SaintA!
I also get a strong sense of purpose from my co-workers; many case managers and staff members advocating for the needs of the clients and figuring out what we can do to best meet the demand.
The agency is constantly working towards growth; possibly too quickly, but the need is great. They offer mandatory training to all staff, but the individual departments still feel a little disconnected from the overall purpose (and what other departments are doing to achieve goals).
Benefits/PTO, company laptop, mileage reimbursement, passionate co-workers
Case Manager (Former Employee) – West Allis, WI – April 28, 2016
SaintA is a fast paced work environment with many demands. SaintA focuses on ensuring the safety of children and advocating for the children and families served. Hardest part of job is building trusting relationships and having compassion for those individuals who have bad attitudes.