FEDERATION EMPLOYMENT AND GUIDANCE SERVICE INC

Rating: 4.82 stars   95 reviews

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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
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have worked for F∙E∙G∙S for over 12 years, and have been fortunate to work in different offices and different programs. For 7 years I worked for a wonderful woman, Gladys Siff, Senior Vice President, and one of the many things she was responsible for was being the Inspector General. In her capacity as Inspector General, she interacted with every division within the agency. During that time I was able to get to know most of what the agency does and how the different divisions work. The common denominator between all of F∙E∙G∙S is the goal to treat each person we serve with dignity and respect, while providing the services they need, no matter what service they need. On a daily basis, that goal is overwhelmingly met. I now work for another wonderful woman, Kathy Rosenthal, Vice President, Family Services and Long Island Regional Operations. Working with Kathy has given me the opportunity to see yet another side of F∙E∙G∙S. I have learned so much about the many different programs that are offered here. My co-workers often go above and beyond what is expected. If there is a need, they try to meet it and often come up with creative ways to do so. I can see the joy on the faces of those who are receiving assistance as well as on those who are giving it. It’s nice to know we make a difference. F∙E∙G∙S continues to look for ways to serve the community. New programs are introduced as the need arises. F∙E∙G∙S is in constant motion, changing when necessary and yet is a constant in the community.

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

seeing people achieve their goals,

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

compassionate

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I became aware of F∙E∙G∙S through a flyer posted in my library when I was searching for a job after having been laid off more than 14 years ago. The flyer was for the Displaced Homemaker program. After placing a call to them, I was accepted into the program where I was able to update my computer skills and gain the confidence to go out on interviews. Upon completion of the program I was very fortunate to be hired by F∙E∙G∙S as a per diem employee. Several months later I was hired as a part-time employee and eventually as a full-time employee. F∙E∙G∙S turned out to be a godsend in my time of need. I am now starting my 15th year with F∙E∙G∙S and have witnessed its tremendous growth. When you hear words of appreciation from people who have received help from F∙E∙G∙S you know we are definitely doing something right.

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

my connection with the Displaced Homemaker program. I was accepted into the program and re-trained to enter the workforce. Upon my completion of the training I was hired by FEGS.

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

their understanding in my time of need.

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

caring and helpful.

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

continue the programs in existence and expand into other areas in their quest to assist people in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I am employee of FEGS. Though there are many wonderful programs, my favorite is the Volunteer program in Syosset, NY. I see how dedicated the staff are in their pursuit to help individuals and families for their day to day needs, as well as making sure that they have what they need in order to celebrate holidays. They also make sure that children have school supplies at the beginning of the school year to ensure that they get off to a good start. Their projects are not limited to this, but are an everyday work in progress.

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

donating and seeing needy families in crisis helped

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

unselfish and very giving.

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

enhance their programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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12 people found this review helpful

We have only one very simple reason to admire and respect FEGS - our oldest daughter has devoted hereself to FEGS professionally and personally. She is a dedicated, smart, hard working and capable individual with many various opportunities for success. She has choosen FEGS as her career. FEGS is very lucky to have our daughter as a member of its staff.

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

education for kids.

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

Reduce the role played by the unions.

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

Our daughter is professionally happy with the challanges she deals with.

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

professionals.

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

provide a more aggressive compensation package for staff based on performance.

Ways to make it better...

FEGS paid our daughter a more competitive wage.

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

attracting and keeping great staff, like our daughter.

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

FEGS doesn't pay dedicated staff enough, compared to the for-profit sector.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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8 people found this review helpful

FEGS runs amazing programs for young adults and is an organization full of dedicated people whom genually care for the people in their programs!

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

Experiencing the joy of a family member involved with FEGS.

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

Watching it grow and seeing how many lives they touch.

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

Caring, giving, genuine and loving.

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

Make a difference in every young adults life that is willing. FEGS has done amazing things and with these resources would absolutely use them to their best ability to reimforce programming and extend this to every willing person in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I received career evaulation and counseling services from FEGS. The sessions were educational, provided new perspective, and helped me gain new insights into my skill set and desires. The evaluative exams given and the follow-up consultation was invaluable as I was re-evaluating my career track. FEGS staff were patient, professional and incredibly helpful.

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

Career counseling services

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

Everything

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

Courteous, professional, supportive and patient.

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

Help millions of additional people improve their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-11-01

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6 people found this review helpful

A lonely fifty five year old man, recently widowed and isolated from the community by virtue of a long-standing phobia, is visited by a case worker in his home. Unable to take advantage of social services or counseling because of his extreme anxiety in public places, Don can only be reached by an organization willing to go not only the extra mile, but all the way to his home. The life-line FEGS extended to this man, my neighbor and friend, holds the promise of restoring him to life.

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

competent, caring, and conscientious.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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