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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Reviews

Updated 20 May 2019

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Holly Lange
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  1. "It could be a great place but.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pto and benefits. You will need them.

    Cons

    Where do they find some of these supervisors?you will be a social work assembly line.

    Advice to Management

    I would say a lot but they do not read these posts.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2019-05-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unhealthy Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Option to telecommute, good PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    PCA can harbor a toxic work culture. I experienced sexual harassment in the office, as well in the field but was never supported by management. The organization has little care for employee's safety, and often places employees in unsafe situations, particularly for women. Management was ineffective and instead of focusing on creating a healthy and positive culture, they focused on putting employees down. They put...

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    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2019-05-15
  3. "Service Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    PTO and medical benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not paid enough for the amount of work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-10-20
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Didn't try to retain service coordinators, but kept unecessary management"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator I 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some good supervisors. Slightly more days off than most places. Parking is ample.

    Cons

    When they learned about managed care coming in 2019 they had two choices. Keep the masters level, licensed SCs and attract contracts from the MCO's, or be secretive, petty, and focus on protecting the jobs of the higher level management and hope for the best. Well, guess which one they picked. The board of directors needs to get involved here and determine why this was done.

    Advice to Management

    Director of LTCO stood in front of us at a meeting last year answering questions. An SC asked about wages and what will happen if PCA isn't contracted with the MCO. She chuckled and said "Maybe you can go work for them." This is the disconnected, "I've got mine" attitude that will sink PCA. As I walked by the 50 thousand dollar cars of the directors, vice presidents, etc. in the parking lot, I wondered how it would all...

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    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-10-28
  5. "Assessment Worker"

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    Current Employee - Assessment Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pick your own appointment schedule, meet new people everyday

    Cons

    High work level quota, a lot of employees take home work

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-10-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hit or Miss"

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for one largest SCE companies in Philadelphia looks good on your resume. A lot of skill building.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work you are required to complete. Job requires you to work harder than you are compensated for. Note enough support from management and supervisors. It can be a stressful environment. Career advancement takes a lot of time put into the company.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-10-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former Driver at The Meal Distribution Center on N 17th street."

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good starting wage. Medical Benefits/Sick/Personal/Vacation Days are good and the agency is very transparent. The CEO is on target and so is upper management. A rewarding job with many benefits. You feel good about what you are doing.

    Cons

    The lower management located "onsite" can be unprofessional and as another reviewer wrote appears to be "one-sided" Yes! when it comes to hiring Whites. Unfortunately, I too experienced this and had vehicles assigned to me given to friends of the manager who live or may have lived on his street. This along with a "Street" mentality was a deciding factor on leaving. I miss the job but did not forget.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a diverse staff. Just because your primary client base are people of color and or minorities don't discount the fact that whites can come do this job too. Unfair advantages when friends are hired and given more and doing less. Sorry for the negative portion I truly believe in what the agency does. Please look into your methods of hiring and take a better look at whats going on @ 17th street.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-05-23
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Overworked staff causes high turnover for what could be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Assessment Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    12 paid holidays, benefits package that is decent for a non-profit, & vacation time is great. Ability to telecommute after 1 year of being employed. Independent work. Supportive supervisor. Employee events & activities. Given an i-Pad and i-Phone for field work. Gas reimbursement for using own car. Large parking lot for field workers. Ability to meet kind, interesting consumers in the community & feel as if...

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    Cons

    High quota leading to high turnover, as many employees become so over-stressed. There is so much paperwork to write up, that often times employees are working late nights and weekends at home trying to finish their cases within 24 hr deadline. Lots of wear & tear on personal car. Having to go to unsafe neighborhoods alone, and sometimes having to walk blocks d/t limited parking or bad weather. Having to see 3 clients...

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    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your staff complaints more, b/c it will decrease your high turnover rate. If more focus was placed on reducing employee stress, staff would stay way longer than they do. All anyone wants is a happy place to work, where they feel supported, with more of a life/work balance. That should not be too much to ask for.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-05-12
  9. "Assessment Worker I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Remote working, monthly meetings provide transparency, lots of committees to join and be a part of

    Cons

    Little room for movement within the company.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-05-13
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Do It!"

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    Former Employee - Assessment Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On-site office parking, paid federal holidays, vacation time, and sick time, pension after 5 years of employment

    Cons

    No paid overtime, PCA is a scam, unrealistic deadlines. Company makes money off of completing assessments, the more an assessments that an Assessment Worker completes, the more money they get paid. If you want to grow within the company, you have to know someone in management. If you speak up for yourself or question anything, management will retaliate against you. I had a male supervisor who was racist and got away...

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    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter the advice that is given, as HR obviously checks these reviews, and I see no prior advice has been implemented.

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging2018-05-09
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