Crystal Stairs Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crystal Stairs full-time

    Pros

    Being able to care for children

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides


  2. Case manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment supportive management teams

    Cons

    Caseloads seem to be the most challenging but still a job you need


  3. Good people but lack of upward mobility.

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    Current Employee - Claims Processor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Processor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed culture and friendly people.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of upward mobility.


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  5. The Most Stereotypical Unprofessional Ghetto Workplace Ever!

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    Former Employee - Family Services Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Family Services Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crystal Stairs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The offices surround a beautiful waterfall with trees; easy parking and constant air conditioning.

    Cons

    Everyone. Unfair workplace practices that include violations of federal anti discrimination laws. Basically its people of color who also attack people of color. Sorority atmosphere at the sake of professionalism. A culture surrounded by food and eating unhealthy food in groups; which is favored and preferred as opposed to good work. Also CC3 computer program is glitchy, the whole system is over complicated and out of control.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out your company and hire professionals before you get sued.


  6. Great place to work for if your just looking for a little money on the side.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crystal Stairs full-time

    Pros

    Great People, and a very relaxing environemnt to work in.

    Cons

    Gets kind of boring sometimes, and since it is a non-profit, they under pay their employees .


  7. Easy Going Fun Family oriented environment.

    Former Employee - Chidcare Provider in Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Chidcare Provider in Compton, CA

    I worked at Crystal Stairs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dealing with children and getting them to open up to try new things.

    Cons

    I try not to look at a downside. But I would say when a child was absent from child care.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (4)

    Worthy Cause... Big Disappointment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crystal Stairs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues who have worked at the company for a long period of time are passionate about the organization's mission. The company is funded to meet the educational needs of families in need in Los Angeles. Employees are encouraged to leave on-time(mostly so they do not violate labor laws but it does benefit someone looking for work-life balance).

    Cons

    Like big corporations, management is focused on meeting the bottom line and takes shortcuts at the expense of employees and programs. High levels of nepotism and politics prevail. It was a very different place under the former CEO. Entire HR department up and left one day -- says a lot right there. One day, I had had enough and handed in my resignation. Paranoid leaders scared of being upstaged and losing their place in the food chain managed people with an assembly line mentality, where seats should be filled at all times, but minds should be turned off to thinking. As a result, new ideas are not received and the organization rolls along like its 1972. Values including quality and responsibility are not fostered consistently. With such a great need for the services they are funded to provide, it is a shame. Today's challenges need big thinkers who can deliver creative solutions. To do that, organizational and cultural changes are needed. There is a lack of opportunities to grow and develop.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people for the right jobs. If you would like to be considered a corporation and secure funding from big contributors, invest in ongoing training and coaching for managers and leaders. Too many have been grandfathered into roles (along with bad habits), or hired through personal relationships, and do not have a clue about basic skills like goal-setting or people skills, never mind leading and developing people (which should be paramount for an educational organization). Also, if you are looking to fill roles with Master's or PhD candidates, you need to compensate candidates fairly, both financially and with work that challenges them so that they can actually contribute.



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