Edgewood Center for Children and Families Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Apr 24, 2018

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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, more than 1 year

      Dog eat dog environment

      Apr 24, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Good people with genuine hearts working to help kids get better

      Cons

      Toxic environment where staff is largely unsupported and upper management is disconnected from the work that transforms lives of children

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Director

      Jun 12, 2016 - Director in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Some very committed people working very hard to change the culture and improve overall management. It's certainly an honor to work alongside these beautiful people.

      Cons

      Lots of politics at upper management.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Residential Counselor

      Apr 14, 2015 - Residential Counselor in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Some of the staff was nice, some of the kids were actually nice too. Got to explore the city, and had a fair amount of freedom for working in a group home.

      Cons

      Many things-- Many of the staff you work with don't actually do anything, ever, and try to put off as much work as they can on other people. Additionally, huge inconsistencies when working with the kids, resulting in terrible and often harmful situations. Also, upper management is awful, and so many make six figures AND get six figure bonuses.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Worst Teaching Job of My Life

      Oct 4, 2014 -  
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      Pros

      Great work hours. Good parking.

      Cons

      My supervisor was a woman who claimed to be a shamen who could see ghosts in the basement. My coworkers were frequently high on weed. Terrible upper management. They hold meetings to decide when to hold more meetings. High staff turnover. Treatment of staff is awful. Understaffed to where it is dangerous for children. Inappropriate use of restraints on children. No accountability for bad management. Most archaic broken system I have ever seen. Shameful after school program staff behavior & awful teachers in 1 of the day school classes (elementary) that I observed. Students would blow out in class just to be able to hang out with para professionals who had no education training. Reported problems to management & ignored.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people working there, poor support from higher ups

      Jul 16, 2014 - Clinician in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      The people who work directly with the kids (direct care staff, both in the cottages and schools, and clinicians) are extremely dedicated and caring. There is the inherent reward of working with some pretty cool kids, who despite their challenges, also have many wonderful characteristics that come through in working with them.

      Cons

      The upper management does very little to value and appreciate the employees. They seem to focus more on recruitment than retention of clients, which leads to extremely high turn over and creates a lot of instability. Benefits are also poor (high deductable, no mental health services covered, no paid holidays and few PTO days), and reinforce the feeling that, as employees, we are not valued and we are expendable. This is especially problematic in such a highly stressful field.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fulfilling but really difficult work experience.

      Sep 24, 2013 -  
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      Pros

      The work itself can be incredibly rewarding. The school and residential staff are very supportive, and try their best to make the work environment positive. Everyone there wants to be there and help people.

      Cons

      Upper management are so far removed from what goes on. Pay is not anywhere close to what it should be for how difficult the work is.

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