FEDERATION EMPLOYMENT AND GUIDANCE SERVICE INC

Rating: 4.82 stars   95 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 315 Hudson St Fl 9 New York NY 10013 USA

Mission: F E G S has assisted more than three million people since its founding in 1934 As one of the largest and most diversified not-for-profit Health and Human Services Organizations in the United States, F E G S meets the needs of the Jewish and broader community through a diverse netw ork of high quality, cost efficient health and human services that help each person achieve greater independence at work, at home, at F E G S touches the lives of over 100,000 people
Geographic areas served: Greater New York Metropolitan Area
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-1624000
212-366-8400 TT
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have provided training to the FEGS education division and have always been impressed with the professionalism of their staff, the commitment to students, and the high quality of services provided in their programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my role as an independent educatoin consultant

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they are open to pushing their thinking, always interested in growing the field

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

smart, engaged, and curious about becoming better professionals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Develop more schools using their model

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with FEGS for three years. I am always impressed by how they deal with their volunteers.... You are always told how much you are appreciated and given the proper amount of back up for the job you are doing for them. My only criticism is that they are a little too bureaucratic.....you have to go through too many layers to get a decision about anything. Too much red tape for a non profit org.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very dedicated and enthusiastic. They get the most out of everyone....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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12 people found this review helpful

The competent and dedicated staff at F.E.G.S. provide a variety of services for individuals with all kinds of disadvantages. These services are easily accessible for consumers through the organization's various branches in the Greater New York area. In my experience, F.E.G.S. adheres to high work ethics and discipline, thus it is a great atmosphere to volunteer or work in. It is also dedicated to train student interns and strives to make the internship a valuable learning experience for them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

clients' improved mental status.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Coming from the profit world I became an employee of FEGS 15 years ago. As a member of the management team I have had the opportunity to observe the wonderful services FEGS provides. Not to simplify but if i was asked to briefly describe what FEGS provides I would say that they "help people in need". In good times and bad they are there to serve. FEGS truly exemplifies a Health and Human Services organization. Be it health concerns, job training & assistance, counseling or assisting the challanged population, FEGS has a program available to assist. On a personal level the same assistance is there for employees in time of need. FEGS has become a huge organziation that has not forgoten its core values and goals, to assist people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My role as a member of the management team

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Same as stated above. Provide services for veterans.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

To particiate in and observe the positive changes in peoples lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All types all levels over 15 years

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand their services to other states within the United States adn eventually on an international basis.

Ways to make it better...

I would like to become more involved in certain types of programs such as assistance to returning war veterans.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Functioning in the new world economy and becoming involved on more of an international level. With a new and progressive political climate in this country and world FEGS has a lot to offer.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Just continue what you are doing. Expand the services to a greater community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I am a private consultant (fee-for-service) and have provided social work services for many organizations in NYC, and after almost of five years of association with F.E.G.S., am still regularly impressed with the various services provided and the quality. When I meet with a client and wish that a program existed to assist with his/her particular needs, I inevitably learn that F.E.G.S. has such a program. For example, I have a client on Disability who would like to work, but is afraid of history repeating itself and losing everything if he becomes psychiatrically unstable again, and knows he cannot manage the stress of long hours and little flexibility. Two e-mails later he was off to an orientation for others with the same issue. Another client of mine mentioned that she wished we had some sort of health-related group at the clinic to minimize issues related to metabolic syndrome, exacerbated by some of the medications our Clinic clients are on. One meeting with my supervisor and we started a Wellness Group right here a few weeks later. It's wonderful to be associated with such a client-centered organization such as F.E.G.S.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always responding in a professional manner with respect for confidentiality and treating clients and colleagues respectfully.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been proud to be involved with FEGS and the wonderful work they do.Their Partners In Dignity Program has provided services to people at the end of life and the chronically ill.This program provides services in the home by doing counseling, bringing food from the FEGS pantry,and friendly volunteers. This is a unique program that has brought smiles to many home bound people struggling to survive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more services to the many who are in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved in the FEGS "Suited for Work" program. We have provided appropriate interview outfits for a number of people who are trying to enter or reenter the job market. The look on their face when they are able to go home with a wonderful outfit, and the way they stand taller and prouder when wearing the cloths is amazing. The program is great and it is so rewarding

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching people leave our facility with new clothing with a big smile on their face and standing taller than when they walked in

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increasing the space and getting feedback on how the interviews went

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching people realize how they can actually dress for succes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many more people

Ways to make it better...

we had more space to display wares

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Helping all the people who need help

One thing I'd also say is that...

It has been a real pleasure working with the people in the organization and the clientele they serve

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have worked for FEGS for over 10 years and have worked for various capacities. I can truly say that this has truly been a most rewarding life experience. FEGS is committed to helping individuals attain self-sufficiency by assisting the hard-to-serve population with skills training and employment services. FEGS has afforded me the opportunity to extend its agency mission through the meaningful work that I and so many contribute day-to-day. The measure of its success is witnessed everyday when individuals report to work and are able to provide for their families. FEGS could benefit from engaging in more professional development trainings and strongly encouraging employees to obtain higher education.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the before and after when servicing various consumers from all walks of life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

require individuals to obtain higher education degrees. It would truly benefit the individual, the consumers, and the agency as a whole.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Making a positive impact in the lives of so many by simply offering to listen and provide guidance in dealing with life and coping.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

some of the nicest individuals I have ever met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide much needed additional staff and consumer needs through continued program support.

Ways to make it better...

more emphasis is placed on employee development.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of qualified people in the right positions to handle the level of consumers' needs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I cannot imagine new york without an FEGS...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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7 people found this review helpful

The "Suited for Work" program provides much needed support for the clients seeking employment. It is most gratifying to be able to "outfit" men and women and witness the change in attitude that comes with looking good.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the change in peoples demeanor as a result of the service provided.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

As a newly hired AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, I seem to be continually amazed at all of the absolutely amazing programs and people within the greater FEGS Health and Human Services system. The number and diversity of people that FEGS helps is truly astounding and I am proud to be part of the team here at FEGS!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

allievate a large majority of the poverty in NYC. I believe that FEGS is personally responsible for getting thousands and thousands of clients back towards independence, in whatever capacity that may be. More money would certainly increase efficiency.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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