Institute on Aging

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Institute on Aging Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Compassionate and caring....so that makes technology an afterthought.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people at all levels, and the mission of the organization is very important. The work space feels very new and is spotlessly clean, and its location on Geary is near the exact middle of San Francisco.

    Cons

    The organization is in a deep hole technology wise. Yes, it is a service organization, and that its primary mission and the vast majority of it employees are there to help seniors, but its must rely data technology. They will be state of controlled crisis at least thru the end of 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an experienced and reliable database systems expert to VALIDATE whatever technology plans you have. Have a WRITTEN technology plan that will stand up to critical scrutiny at each critical phase. You just might be able to save the organization a lot of money, and that way help a lot of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This work place tested my love for my job/career

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    Former Employee - Social Worker/Care Manager
    Former Employee - Social Worker/Care Manager

    I worked at Institute on Aging full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, adequate technology, agency provides supervision for LCSW license. Agency is expanding quickly and new programs are always in development. The building is great and workspace is nice.
    Working with individuals in need is extremely rewarding, and this agency is a good place to come right out of school.

    Cons

    It used to be the case that peers and colleagues were extremely talented, capable and dedicated people, unfortunately they all quit. Individuals hired to replace them don't meet the previous standards. The workload is unreasonably high and much of the work is extremely redundant. Limited access to employee development and educational opportunities. Beware of steep learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and participate in helping your employees gain confidence and knowledge. Trust your staff and encourage them while being supportive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad management ruined a fine professional experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Institute on Aging full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good clinical environment
    Some wonderful professionals
    Multiple important programs for seniors

    Cons

    Employees are seriously devalued: few raises, worsening health benefits, little interest in staff development or career advancement; financial concerns: Corporate Senior Management mindset (and not in a good way). Focused on the bottom line. managerial mean-spiritedness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thinking more like a business does not mean you have to sell your soul to the corporate mentality devil. Staff are stakeholders too, value them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A wonderful group of experts & always-learners, doing amazing work with few resources, helping people live at home.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - dynamic organization that is changing with the times
    - a staff with centuries of combined experience working with and for seniors
    - a great variety of services across the spectrum

    Cons

    - poor management and finances in the past have led to a wage freeze for many employees for several years, and put pressure on employees to work very hrd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't try, since I'm not in their position, other than to suggest they show more how much they value employees

  6.  

    Not what I thought

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    Current Employee - Social Worker/Care Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Social Worker/Care Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Autonomy, very flexible schedule

    Cons

    bad supervisor
    high work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Purpose Great Staff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Institute on Aging full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    IOA successfully serves an aging and disabled population in the San Francisco Bay Area with extremely professional and dedicated staff. Great programs for clients of all income levels.

    Cons

    Non-profit - continual reach for funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always maintain the humanity in every aspect of care giving, employee relations, and business processes.

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