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Morrison Child and Family Services Reviews

Updated 14 May 2019

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Morrison Child and Family Services CEO Drew Henrie-McWilliams
Drew Henrie-McWilliams
6 Ratings
  1. "Good work experience, terrible pay, high stress."

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the laid back environment with supportive coworkers along with generous schedule flexibility. The work with the families was rewarding and it was good work experience. The CEO is outstanding!

    Cons

    There is little to no room for career advancement. There are erratic budget and program cuts- I never felt my job was secure. Positions were cut to save money at the expense of overworking remaining staff. Some locations are in unsafe neighborhoods. The pay is insulting- seriously, most starting pay here is what HUD would classify as low income or very close to it, but the positions require bachelors or masters degrees...

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    Advice to Management

    Rather than looking to the Sanctuary Model to address turn over issues, pay your staff an actual living wage. No one should have the qualifications that they're required to have at Morrison and be struggling to make ends meet.

    Morrison Child and Family Services2019-05-15
  2. "Fair Working place"

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    Former Employee - Youth Worker in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They offered a lot of hours, thus could rack up a good amount of overtime. Nice people to work around, enjoyable culture.

    Cons

    At times they’d hire people that really didn’t help the team at all.

    Advice to Management

    Not much really, possibly hire better personnel.

    Morrison Child and Family Services2019-04-30
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and positive environment. They really work to build their leadership and listen to make improvements

    Cons

    A lot of turn over, but its a large organization

    Morrison Child and Family Services2019-04-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Organization to Work For!"

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    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker/Milieu Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked at Morrison for nearly 6 years and held a range of positions and I must say all my time there was extremely enjoyable. I thought all my supervisors listened and really sought to create a quality work environment. I also felt as though upper management really cared about the mission, which was helping youth within the ORR programs. Fellow coworkers were also a pleasure to work with. Lastly, the benefits, such...

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    Cons

    Though my overall experience with co-workers/teammates was a positive one, I must say that as a Youth Care Worker, co-workers can be difficult. It is the recurring issue of a large team, where a small percentage of that team ends up doing most of the work. Then, it is those who don't work as hard did the most complaining. Ultimately, those employees tend to leave. Again, this is seen most often, almost solely, at the...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing; supporting the leadership in the ORR programs, providing opportunities for people to move up and around in the programs, communicating as transparently as is possible, keeping up with pay, and providing quality services to the youth in the programs!

    Morrison Child and Family Services2019-03-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds but quality leadership is severely lacking."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    I worked at downtown shelter and left in good standing but fed up. The thing I enjoyed most was working and learning with the youth. Many demonstrate resilience, patience, grit, compassion and strength. They're teenagers so some were cruel to eachother, petty, and demanding sometimes but most we're great kids. They have a lot of rules they need to follow so it can be rough. You'll get your creative abilities callenged...

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    Cons

    Cons: It's an entry level job that can provide good experience but... Expect to be under trained, under valued, under paid and under mined. Milue admin frequently jumps to conclusions and asks loaded questions to start disciplinary  conversations. They constantly ask too much without giving workers the tools to make it happen. I frequently saw staff getting reprimanded in front of other  staff and youth for...

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    Advice to Management

    Advice: I'm sure you're spread thin, but please listen to feed back you get from those you manage and work to treat them as valued parts of the organization rather than subordinates that need constant oversight. Invest in good quality training and once the staff knows what they're doing back off and trust them to do their job.

    Morrison Child and Family Services2018-07-28
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Improvements have been made"

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    Current Employee - Milieu Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff reflects the diverse client base at the ORR programs and works hard to provide the kids staff who can speak their language or understand their culture. Teens are sweet and overall a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Management can really make or break the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management who will be strong advocates for the youth and employees, otherwise expect high turnover.

    Morrison Child and Family Services2018-06-21
  7. "Parent. Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Parent Mentor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible chance for advancement good management

    Cons

    Poor pay original director left

    Advice to Management

    More training for supervisors

    Morrison Child and Family Services2018-04-04
  8. "Youth Care Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and team work. Opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Not many. Overall is a good place to work

    Morrison Child and Family Services2017-12-14
  9. "Youth Care Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good foot in the door for social work

    Cons

    Unfair promotion practices (very bias and not professional)

    Morrison Child and Family Services2017-10-12
  10. "Morrison's Parent Mentor Program is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morrison Child and Family Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Parent Mentor Program is a great place to work. They cultivate a nurturing work environment where staff can develop their professional skills. Supervisors provide regular one-on-one time with staff in order to support them in the difficult work of mentoring Child Welfare involved parents. Staff are encouraged to prioritize their recovery, self care, health and family needs in order to do their best work. Morrison...

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    Cons

    Morrison has over 20 separate programs, so work environments and supervision practices may vary at different worksites.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with Sanctuary implementation, look more closely at employee retention as related to equity and inclusion.

    Morrison Child and Family Services2017-08-19
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