Institute on Aging

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Institute on Aging Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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J. Thomas Briody
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2.  

    Bad management ruined a fine professional experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Not what I thought

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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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