Edgewood Center for Children and Families Employee Reviews about "non profits"

Updated Mar 12, 2016

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Edgewood Center for Children and Families CEO Lynn Dolce
Lynn Dolce
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Pros
  • "Edgewood does great work with kids and families who would otherwise be lost in the system and end up on the streets or without mental health care(in 4 reviews)

  • "More stable and organized than most non-profits(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ridiculously low pay for comparative positions and high turnover because of it(in 6 reviews)

  • "Toxic environment where staff is largely unsupported and upper management is disconnected from the work that transforms lives of children(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Relief Counselor

      Mar 12, 2016 -  in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great experience Dedicated people - for the most part (burn out was sometimes an issue) Incredible opportunity to really make a difference in client wellbeing

      Cons

      - Pay is ridiculously low for comparative positions (slightly above minimum wage) - Some coworker politics, like all non profits - Actively try to keep people as part time to avoid higher pay/benefits (I.e. I was working 40+ hours a week at part time wage, after a year of advocating to be hired full time was constantly told there were no open positions. This may change though now that they are unionizing) - Management actively campaigned against the union vote when it came about, lots of propaganda - This didn't happen to me personally, but I did see a lot of people fired without reason or explanation. Again, this may change now with the union. - LONG hours. It is the nature of a 24 hour residential center though so it is understandable. If we never close, someone is going to be there. Still was a con though. This alone should have justified far more than just a dollar above minimum wage.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great stepping stone.

      Feb 22, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      A lot of good hearted people that believed in me worked here. Seeing as it is a children's non-profit it has a great cause and almost all of my co-workers really work for this cause. There is a high turnover rate, but I view it as a positive over a negative. Negative employees seem to leave much quicker, and if you show up on time with a good attitude you will progress and be promoted rather quickly.

      Cons

      Lots of turnover. I had an ineffective manager, but they were laid off fairly quickly. There can be worker murmors against managers/directors.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Working for Edgewood Center

      Jan 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      One of the best non profits to work for in the field of mental health.

      Cons

      Glad that the previous CEO was shown the door, he was taking the organization away from the mission.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Love the mission, don't love the administration

      Jan 24, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I work with great, caring, funny, hard working, conscientious people in my department. Edgewood does great work with kids and families who would otherwise be lost in the system and end up on the streets or without mental health care. Moving to other positions is possible within the organization.

      Cons

      This type of non-profit is less likely to be funded than others, which means low pay - which then means poor worker retention, poor morale, and distrust between direct care staff and executive management. As anywhere there are great, caring managers and there are managers with no soul who don't understand work/life balance.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      relief residential counselor

      May 21, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      excellent trainings upon hire, great supportive staff/team, friendly colleagues, well-organized non-profit.

      Cons

      challenging work environment with highly traumatize children/youth. having to use restraining method (putting hands on child/youth) to de-escalate child/youth.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Not great from mental health

      Mar 11, 2015 - Mental Health Clinician 
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      Pros

      Flexible, can have good trainings.

      Cons

      Low pay, only OK benefits. Work/life balance is less valued than other non-profits. Poor supervision/program management due to lack of retention. Bleeding both upper level management and general (admin/hr) positions, Used to focus more on cultural humility but that's less important now.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A leader in family and child services. Good support and great experience.

      Aug 15, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      There's a long history of growth and services in the communities. A lot of opportunity for career advancement or connecting to different inter-agency jobs. Beautiful campus. True wrap around services and resources. More stable and organized than most non-profits. Really good training and management. Employees given opportunity to give feedback and shape management.

      Cons

      A lot of turn-over. Corporate-like non-profit structure. Can be very oriented towards productivity versus quality.

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