Larkin Street Youth Services

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Larkin Street Youth Services Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    LSYS review

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    Former Employee - Case Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Larkin Street Youth Services

    Pros

    Working with the young people is simply amazing. They are challenging, inspiring and fun.

    Cons

    Employee burnout is very high and the organization just doesn't do an adequate job of letting employees know they are important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to make your employees top priority. Compensation and ability for advancement need to increase in order for Larkin Street to be more appealing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Try working for them in 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Case Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Larkin Street Youth Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful youth. My immediate co-workers were awesome. Newly formed union and current contract negotiations gives this place great potential in the future. Workers who try very hard.

    Cons

    There is currently high tension between management and the workers due to a new voted in union. Management has brought in union busting lawyers and tactics. The contract should be complete soon and I have hope that it will be a good organization to work for in the future. The reason there was a union voted in was due to management very poor treatment of their workers. Very high turn over rate. The organization is too big and it has trouble unifying it's goals across all their various houses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work kindly with the union. Accept that the union is what the workers wants. Accept that if you work with the workers with respect the organization will grow and help so many more homeless youth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    not a good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Larkin Street Youth Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -youth are amazing
    -diverse facilties
    -good location

    Cons

    -no training provided
    -management continually makes questionable, and detrimental decisions for youth and employees
    -staff overworked
    -no possibilities to move up within the organization
    -upper management is most concerned with grant money and not knowing youth or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at the rates of retention!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pure Evil

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    Current Employee - Case Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Larkin Street Youth Services

    Pros

    the name looks good on a resume and working with the young people is inspiring. many of the other staff are inspiring as well.

    Cons

    horrible communication, staff fired for little to no reason at all, management and senior management only care about their paychecks, we tried to unionize and they union busted us, the youth tend to hate larkin street, the level of support isnt adequate enough for the clients to move on, serious ethical problems, self-gratifying upper management, pay clients less than minimum wage 'internships' that get them nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire yourself and let the next generation make its own decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Work Here

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Larkin Street Youth Services

    Pros

    Larkin Street has good name recognition

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics when it comes to promotion
    No respect for staff safety
    No work/life balance
    No respect for hard work of staff
    Management only cares about their high salaries and making the program look good to funders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's only a matter of time before a staff member winds up dead due to poor safety practices. Watch out for that lawsuit!

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    I wish senior management cared as much about their employees as the employees care about the clients.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Larkin Street Youth Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're a homeless youth, you'll find a vast vault of resources and support at Larkin Street. The direct service staff is dedicated until they burnout and more and more, services are linked in to create a seamless experience for the client.

    Cons

    -Crappy pay, crappier benefits
    -0 Appreciation from upper management
    -High burnout, massive turnover rates
    -You'll never get promoted...ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people well and tell them they are doing a good job at least once a year. Your job is to focus on your employees. Their job is to focus on your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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