Jewish Family Services of San Diego

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Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Company with a heart and focus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Family Services of San Diego full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are kind and dedicated.

    Cons

    Top down structure which can cause uneasiness to some

  2. Good Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive management, learned a lot

    Cons

    People shouldn't pick favorites because it disturbs work flow.

  3. Work atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Agency is a community social service organization which positive impacts those less fortunate. They offer diverse programs aimed at helping all people, regardless of background or spiritual beliefs

    Cons

    Agency is 'top heavy' regarding upper level management and their salaries, compared to other agency staff

    Advice to Management

    Level the field regarding salaries of all agency staff

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  5. Worked from 2005 to 2010, great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - HIV Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - HIV Counselor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company values, to help the community every way possible.

    Cons

    I can not think of any disadvantages to work at JFSSD

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  6. Social Service Done Well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was proud to work here. The culture was generally friendly and relaxed. This is by far the best run social service agency in San Diego. When I was here there were many highly qualified employees.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of management changes in the past 5 years. It created a feeling of instability among staff. Some of the best employees left because there was a significant focus shift to be more income conscious.

  7. They have forgotten what Jewish values are all about.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Family Services of San Diego part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are AMAZING! You get Jewish holidays off so that is an amazing incentive as well.

    Cons

    Corporate mentality too rigid, no room for common sense and personal initiative In this company. Limited opportunity for growth, Health benefits too expensive for new employees and family plans. Long hours needed often. Be careful with upper management...

    Advice to Management

    Your own people should really come first... Not last.

  8. Helpful (1)

    This organization's leadership is arrogantly unconcerned about legal repercussions for ignoring basic HR standards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are a great deal of programs that can help a variety of people, including low income families, seniors, refugees, persons with disabilities, and children. A person who wants to be of service to his/her community could find many opportunities to do this.

    Cons

    The HR department does not exist to provide support to the staff. In many situations of myself and peers, when complaints arose, the HR director simply supported management's position, even when it was clearly against state and federal labor laws. Managers had become so used to this expected support that they gave casual responses to legitimate requests. There is a general, "You can go work somewhere else" attitude from any grumble (some were pretty serious payroll, discrimination, and overtime issues). No work environment is perfect, so there are always going to be complaints, but this organization's leaders seem to harbor personal resentment against any employee who suggests that there is something wrong. This is also evidenced by the quick turnover of higher level company officers in the last several years, some of whom came in and seemed to start trying to clean things up, and were pushed to resign or fired within just months of starting the job.

    Advice to Management

    Do some research and get an HR consultant from the private for-profit sector to take complaints or HR requests.

  9. Working with JFS staff was very enriching and rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrative Assistant in Encinitas, CA
    Former Employee - Office Administrative Assistant in Encinitas, CA

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The level of commitment by the organization to the community is memorable.

    Cons

    I would have liked to continue with the organization in a similar capacity when the grant ended.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to be considered for a similar position.

  10. It was a pleasant experience to work here but it is nothing stellar.

    Former Intern - Refugee Resettlement Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Refugee Resettlement Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Jewish Family Services of San Diego as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work here really care about what they're doing but some of them do get caught up and forget that it's about helping others.

    Cons

    The training provided to volunteers was not sufficient.

    Advice to Management

    If provided more resources to each branch, perhaps this organization would run even better.

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