Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Employee Reviews

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Great Place to work
Family Wellness Worker Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 May 2019
Great place to work with lots of room for growth and learning. I would recommend to others as a starting place for those that want to get in the social work field.
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Poor management but good cause
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton24 March 2019
The company had good culture and management before one of the founders passed. Unfortunately management went downhill quickly.
No cause terminations and poor organization became the norm and from what I understand is still rampant there. Positions granted through nepotism rather than ability and anyone who speaks out gets the boot.
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Nothing worth mentioning
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Too many to list.
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when i worked there my father was ceo and creator of this society
Handyman (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 February 2019
was a great place to work im not sure how it is now if you like the first nation religion and dealing with natives and a problem solver and just overall a great human being who likes to help people than this is a good company to work for i do not approve of the management who runs bent arrow today
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Culture became more important than helping families
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 February 2019
The agency is more focused on dancing around and broadcasting their teachings, staff also get written up for not taking part of the cultural events even if you have tons of work. They are more focused on culture than helping families and children.I have yet to see any successful files of children returning back to parents. I have no clue what the agenda of this agency is, but my experience is so far terrible, Thank God I found another job. Also no direction or proper training for a new role, as a new worker dealing with children and families..the supervisors were inexperienced and ignorant. They get annoyed for asking questions when their job is to help staff, jeeez they should stop hiring cousins and family members who are illiterate and unprofessional to manage people who actually went to school for their career. It’s always the overweight obese supervisors who give people hard time, perhaps they should replace some of the countless of traditional stuff with healthy eating and body and involve management to take part of it…that way these supervisors and managers wouldn’t be bitter and angry at the world instead will work on their issues and insecurities. To give this agency a rating, I had no choice but to give it 1, 0 wasn't available
Pros
great co-wrokers who are also in fear of losing their job.
Cons
lack of training and cattiness from superviors
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Humiliation and bullying
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 February 2019
Supervisors and management have 0 people skills, if you want to be humiliated and bullied every day this is the environment to work. Managers refuse to allow workers to have a voice, forget being written up or verbal warning if they personally do not like you..you are gone! this agency doesn't follow the book! The turnover is extremely high ( no wonder)

Doesn't matter if you have masters or a degree someone with a high education will supervise you, if you dare question them, you are threat and they will humiliate you till the end. Majority of these reviews, despite of being harsh...is telling the truth. These are people who witnessed and faced it, and unfortunately just like someone mentioned previously, for a marginalized group of people who have been brutally oppressed, now they are oppressing workers.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Bullying/management/supervisors
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Very unhealthy and toxic
fww (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 January 2019
Everyday is like walking into the unknown, not knowing if your next to be gone. If supervisors don't like you, and the dislike is personal you best bet your job is on the line or your randomly called to the office for dismissal “without a cause”. This is the most uncivilized agency, for people who were systemically oppressed they target the non native/aboriginals workers. Some of these supervisors are very miserable and depressed, in return make the environment very uncomfortable and toxic. Basically, it’s people who have elementary education that got power.
Pros
frontline workers and helping families
Cons
supervisors and managers as well as their puppets
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Well Balanced, laid back environment
Home Visitation Practitioner (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 January 2019
Good management, although not always punctual.
Lots of diverse learning opportunities and training.
Enjoy the workplace culture and flexibility surrounding the job.
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Good
Family Wellness Worker / Lodge Keeper (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 May 2018
A good place to work. Community. Many opportunities in different departments. Positive people. Focused on the families that are being served. Strong and positive leaders.
Pros
Work Family
Cons
gas prices
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Great members of staff
Family Wellness Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 January 2018
The team at Bent Arrow is very supportive and fun loving. The directors are people persons who value relationships and embrace multiculturalism. The time for work is also very flexible.
Pros
Cultural sensitivity and awareness
Cons
management staff dynamic is sometimes toxic
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Supervisors need Management skills
FWW (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 November 2017
Management really needs to learn some people skills along with actually being able to 'supervise' and provide constructive support vs criticism. One month, you're a valuable team member and the next, you're let go within your probationary period with no explanation. Lateral violence, gossiping, no cohesiveness at all. No direction at all for a new role.
Pros
a few good ppl actually care and good hours
Cons
poor management, no supervision experience yet a supervisor
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Great Salary
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 November 2017
No guarantee of keeping your job no job security. Management is not supportive. Turnover is high. The weekly hours are great and the amount of programs offered.
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exceptional work place
Senior Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 July 2017
working with aboriginal employees created a healthy environment to embrace your culture without any worries of being harassed or made fun of. Excellent workplace.
Pros
great CEO
Cons
salary needs slight improvement
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Good Place to Work
Family Wellness Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 March 2017
-Develop standard policies and procedures, have greater transparency, and ask for more feedback from workers. This company has a very high turn over. There is a lot of change and they are trying for the positive but the disconnect between management and staff is not good. Poor Communication between workers and supervisors.
Pros
-Flexible Schedule -Work from home
Cons
-Health Benefits aren't great.Shared work space, the program is growing so there are a lot of changes are growth
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Volunteer gift warpping
Volunteer Work- (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2017
It was a very rewarding experience for me this christmas; having volunteered sorting and gift wrapping presents for the little ones for christmas 2016.
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Poor Managers ruined Good Work
Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 February 2017
If you enjoy culture, there's plenty of learning and respect given to this area. You can really help others in need.
Work days had you thrown in there with little outline of what you are supposed to do and lots of complaining when you don't get it right. There are program guidelines staff need to adhere to, then agency lunches, ceremonies and events you must attend and work.
If you are not related to anyone or party with staff, you are treated as an outsider and not given much respect. Managers are gossipy and blame things on their staff regularly, write them up and if you don't quit, they keep writing you up.
The building is old and and the management style, older. No wonder turnover is high.
Pros
decent wage
Cons
incompetent managers
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Hard Job
Family Wellness Worker (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 January 2017
This company has a very high turn over. There is a lot of change and they are trying for the positive but the disconnect between management and staff is not good. However, salary and benefits are very good.
Pros
salary
Cons
long hours
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Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 July 2016
awesome youth work. no room for advancement. expeienced bullying from management. very gossipie and jealousy within the worl place but all depends on the program. coworkers are awesome all the front line staff are wicked to work with. the executive director and management dont allow workers to excel or become more.
Pros
free lunches smoke breaks
Cons
management
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Comfortable and welcoming environment. Team experience was well-balanced. Work load and support from management was flexible.
Family Wellness Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 June 2016
Typical day at work began with a team meeting and debrief of previous with smudging and prayer. I learned that family support is priority and that many families requiring intervention lack resources to assist with meeting their needs. Advocating for families to help agency understand and develop services around the families needs.
My co-workers were very well educated and dedicated to helping families overcome adversaries.
The hardest part of the job was being on call.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to practice and feel supported in my spirituality and to be able to help Aboriginal families understand the importance of culture while advocating for their rights.
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Very unprofessional and too much gossip
Journey to Success (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 May 2016
Very unprofessional. Too much gossip going on with staff. If you don't party with staff your excluded from conversations. They claim to help people with an employment program and the manager sits in her office all day not even acknowledging her staff unless it's to gossip about other staff. Team leader is a joke and fires people for no legitimate reason, now I know why of the high turnover rate. The lady that helps with resumes is so unprofessional with young men I wonder how she even stays employed there. The facilitator looks like hes under the influence half the time and just rolled out of bed. Overall this organization is a joke and should be warned to all people coming in. The pros is the pay is ok for the most part.
Pros
Ok pay
Cons
Too much internal gossip. High turnover rate
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Program experience.
Applicant. (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 March 2016
As a.new applicant to the employment program I was very impressed with their client walk in service. I met with one of the employment Counsellor who gave me great advice on how to improve my resume and allowed access to their computers.
Pros
Centrally located.
Cons
Building may need upgrading.
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