ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

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ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services Reviews

Updated 26 October, 2014
Updated 26 October, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place if your direct supervisor is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (even if long time employees complain frequently!)
    Mission-driven work & dedicated coworkers
    Excellent place to network within the non-profit, metro-Detroit industry

    Cons

    New ideas are almost universally unsupported
    Quality in coordinators/managers is extremely inconsistent; most middle-managers are allowed to run their department in any way they want, even if it is a far cry from the values of the organization
    Good people are let go despite quality work; advancement, when possible, has very little to do with work performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more control of organizational culture by asking employees to review their managers/supervisors. There is some toxic middle-management in this organization that really runs counter to the direction the executive team is trying to move the organization in.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    I love it here!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I have been working at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse and friendly community
    Great opportunities for advancement
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Job experiences vary by department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct an audit of employee satisfaction across departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Poor management, no opportunity for advancement, doesn't encourage fresh ideas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I worked at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Lots of young passionate people to work next to. Depending on the position there is opportunity to gain unique experience for your resume.

    Cons

    Management/structure isn't efficient. Definitely doesn't encourage outside the box thinkers. Salary not worth the time and effort required with no advancement or appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the young passionate folks some more. Trust the talent you have before you discourage them to leave for another organization who values their input and efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Weak Leadership, Lack of Basic Systems, Fear of Change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I have been working at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    On the staff level, many people are devoted and committed to assisting those in need within the immediate community surrounding the organization.

    Cons

    Lack of identified organizational chart (who really makes the decisions) hired as a direct report but actually answered to many, at the top executive level conflicting ideas of what is the vision/mission, hostile work environment, lack of basic systems, employs motivated by fear, company rules and guidelines do not apply to all, subtle discriminatory attitude at the top level, lack of diversity at the management level. Very disappointing experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the organization's culture, mission and vision. Communicate clearly and effectively with employees, update systems, embrace change, address the organization's culture of cronyism, fear and ineffectiveness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Rampat cronyism and lack of transparency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

    Pros

    Many mid- and lower-level staff members are extremely dedicated to the important work of this organization but hampered by poor infrastructure and lack of respect.

    Cons

    Upper management is heirarchical -- dominated by special interests and huge egos that eclipse this organization's potential to do some really good work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage creative thinking; cultivate talent and develop a culture that appreciate and encourages staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience but there is also a great deal of cronisim to stay and get ahead with the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I worked at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services full-time

    Pros

    great opportunity to work and contribute to the company. Meet people from all over the metro-Detroit area and beyond.

    Cons

    With the Community Health & Research Center employment is very selective and often times plays favorites with who stays employed. Potential for growth is limited.

  8.  

    Professional non profit environment with a family atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I worked at ACCESS - Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

    Pros

    Warm passionate people, doing great work. Great reputation in the community and at the cutting edge of many programs and initiatives.

    Cons

    Each department has its own culture and some are less warm than others. Some programs receive less funding than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training and support for young talented staff that are willing to work hard and grow. It's important to retain young talent!

    Recommends

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