Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Reviews

Updated 17 Apr 2020

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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging President & CEO Holly Lange (no image)
Holly Lange
23 Ratings
  1. "Service Coordinator"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  2. "Assessment Worker"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Hit or Miss"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  4. Helpful (1)

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. Helpful (4)

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 you are contributing to their need for assistance. Expands one's knowledge of city driving. Being that it is a non-profit, pay is low, but still higher than most other social service agencies. Increase in pay the longer you stay with the company, as well as pension with 5 years+ at company. Getting to network with some great staff. Tuition reimbursement (although it is measly). Great mission statement for company, which some employees are very passionate about. You can excel with great writing, observation, & organizational skills. Stable company that should not be in trouble of going out of business, d/t its involvement with the entire city of Phila., as well as having over 700 employees.

    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 in one day in 3 separate regions of the city, leading you to not be able to write up any of the cases during regular business hrs. Incredibly unfriendly CEO. Certain Supervisors are very catty, rude, or micro-manage, making it feel like high school all over again. Low morale among employees. Consumers yelling, arguing, or being plain rude to you when you are trying to complete an assessment in their home. Having to go to dirty, bug ridden homes at times. Having to visit nursing homes with most nursing staff not wanting to provide assistance to you, or they give you attitude when you ask a simple question. Technology can be unreliable sometimes. Sometimes PCA does not close when there is a significant amount of snow on the ground, yet they expect you to be able to get your car out & if you can't, if comes out of your personal time (although they did improve this in the past winter).

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  6. "Assessment Worker I"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Do It!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 with talking down to his subordinates even when going to HR. The 6 month probationary period is too long. The CEO herself is not very friendly to her staff. She does not even bother to say hello when in the elevator. They also expected you to use an iPad to work on in the field but needs to use windows programs which would not function properly.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recertification Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You could make a difference to the residents if you put the work in.

    Cons

    The management was horrible. I was ridiculed, screamed at by management and residents. Overrun with bed bugs and brown roaches. Office was next to dumpster. Unbearable conditions.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "SC worker"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Options Department in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience for short term but stay permanent

    Cons

    They don't allow people to Grow or Transfer to another department. They work u like a dirt dog. I was told in orientation tht I could transfer after probation that was a lie. Good record on working skills but refuses to promote or transfer to another department. Also upper management have poor social skills and bully people to Stay at PCA

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "MDC Driver A waste of time."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time. Helping the Elderly and disadvantaged in The City Of Philadelphia.

    Cons

    You have to work double to get that Holiday. The upper management with whom have all been there for over 10 years act like they have no idea to handle Snow and bad weather. Everything is in turmoil. Also Sorry to have to throw this out there in this day and age but Hiring People of "NON COLOR" is a big issue at The Meal Distribution Center. The ratio is slanted.

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