At Foundation for Blind Children, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 112 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.22. It was published on Feb 8, 2017. 4073 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
94%
 
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
93%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 
I feel I make a difference here.
92%
 
This is a fun place to work.
91%
 

What They Do

We asked Foundation for Blind Children to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

OUR MISSION: To provide education, tools and services that enable those with vision loss to achieve greater independence and satisfaction in life. OUR VISION: To have a world where vision loss is a diagnosis, not a disability.

About this Company

Website: www.seeitourway.org Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona, 85020 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Chandler, Arizona, 85224; Phoenix, Arizona, 85043 US Employees: 135
US Revenues: $14.3 million Worldwide Revenues: $14.3 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1952

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Perks and Programs

We asked Foundation for Blind Children to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • End of year bonuses: If the organization has done well financially, a bonus is awarded to all employees at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Star of the Month/Employee of the Year: Each month and at the end of the year, an employee is recognized for exemplary individual achievement, contribution and performance in their jobs beyond their regular duties.
  • Employee Referral Program: The FBC Employee Referral Program rewards employees who have referred top talent to FBC by way of a monetary bonus up to $300.
  • Vitality Program: Through the Vitality Program, employees receive a discount on their medical insurance premiums by participating in activities that promote health and wellness.
  • 35-hour work week: Most full-time positions at FBC are based on a 35-hour work week, promoting work life balance.
  • Fitness class/fitness room: FBC has an on-site fitness room available to employees, as well as fitness classes, such as Yoga, Zumba and hiking groups.
  • Employer paid Life and AD&D benefit: FBC pays for all full-time employees to have life insurance coverage in the amount of 1x their salary.
  • Employer paid disability benefits: FBC pays for all full-time employees to receive short-term and long-term disability.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
Holiday Fun!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
22 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 6 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

65 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)14 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
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DEMOGRAPHICS

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Foundation for Blind Children for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

The key characteristics that define a prospective employee include integrity, initiative, intelligence, optimism, along with knowledge and experience. Additionally, it is important for the prospective employee to be passionate about FBC's mission, as well as be aligned with our values.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

A prospective employee can stand out by having knowledge of FBC and our mission, by maintaining a professional, friendly persona, and by possessing the appropriate skill-set for position applying for.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

 The hiring focus for the upcoming year will be on highly qualified individuals, such as Certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists. We will also be focusing on building a bench of Substitute Teachers and Para-educators.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates are advised to visit the FBC website, or contact Human Resources for more information on employment opportunities. Interested candidates may also want to consider observing a classroom, volunteering, or scheduling a tour to obtain more first-hand knowledge of what it is like to be part of FBC.

hiring Outlook

3% Job Growth 4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
26% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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