Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Reviews

Updated 4 Jan 2021

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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging CEO and President Najja Orr
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  • "Also upper management have poor social skills and bully people to Stay at PCA(in 5 reviews)

  • "Very poor pay for work load expected(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A dehumanizing abyss."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Assessment Worker/Case Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair employment and benefits package.

    Cons

    PCA was a disorganized circus of a workplace that I wouldn't even recommend to a 1st year Intern. With laughable excuses for leadership and an approach to operations that literally changed hourly sometimes, it is abundantly clear that the Agency relies too heavily on its reputation as one of the oldest (but not best) entities in Philadelphia. Employees are treated simply like cogs in a redundant machine with no dependability or example from what should be Supervisors and the Assistant Director (I will not name either woman, out of true professionalism). The aim and ethics of professional Social Work are mocked here, automatons are what Mgmt truly wants, and I only wish someone had warned me to expand my experience elsewhere.

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  2. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None at this time .

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  3. "Avoid"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping people in a vulnerable population

    Cons

    Horrible work culture. Billable hour system

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  4. "Overworked Underpaid"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Older Adult Protective Services in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Teamwork on the floor is huge and people help with problem solving

    Cons

    Case-load is very high and there were not enough investigators.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Only Care About the big people"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting, parking and benefits are benefits

    Cons

    PCA is only concerned about upper management. They are extremely top heavy for absolutely no reason at all. Half of management don't even know and understand the job but continue to receive a big fat check but on the other hand laid off so many of the "little people". So interesting how so many SC were laid off (to cut back) but not one upper management staff. Too top heavy! Also no room for growth.

  6. "Amazing Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work environment.. Great benefits

    Cons

    There is no con at this PCA

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  7. "Great Company but no real room for growth"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assessment Worker 

    I have been working at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome co-workers, leadership

    Cons

    Pay is low and is not based upon degrees or experience and drastic changes that are made suddenly

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    "Poorly managed"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension, ample holidays off, occasional raises, telecommuting.

    Cons

    Top heavy management that doesn't respect or appreciate their employees. Poorly ran and managed long term care department, chaotic/hectic environment, high levels of multitasking required causing clients and their service coordinators to suffer, very high turn over of employees, long hours and no overtime pay despite work load requiring past 8hrs of work, unrealistic expectations, high caseloads that are very difficult to manage, non- supportive environment, notorious for overworking and overwhelming good staff members causing them to leave, listed as non profit but operates as for profit. Corporate greed.

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  9. "It could be a great place but.."

    2.0
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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.

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    "Unhealthy Work Culture"

    2.0
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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 no effort into helping employees develop their skills and talents, and at times bullied employees. It was clear racism and sexism was a part of the culture that kept many employees from advancing.

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