MidPen Housing Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
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  1. Providing affordable housing and a stimulating work environment

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

    I have been working at MidPen Housing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Promotes from within, collaborative culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Many meetings, conflicting priorities

  2. Great company, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MidPen Housing

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A lot of support from all my superiors and everyone was very capable at their jobs. The company sets out not only to provide great services for their residents but also to their employees. Although I was only part-time I still had vacation and sick days.

    Cons

    The ONLY con I can say is the traveling around the peninsula and South Bay for staff meetings. However, mileage was reimbursed.

  3. OKay but could be better

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

    I have been working at MidPen Housing full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    if working full time you get good benefits. Some employers are very friendly and approachable. Good working atmosphere unless you are working with picky or mean coworkers. initially, the atmosphere was great and working with other coworkers and the residents but it wears off due to high pressure to do a billion things in a 8 hour day. Good company values, get some free midpen stuff, and make friends.

    Cons

    Management sucks. They hire inexperience managers that don't know how to do there job. They have transitions very often and during these transitions, the company lay people off or force them to work at a different site so that they don't lose their jobs. Lots of turnover and always new faces. They put a lot of pressure on all staff to work hard because the company is understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your service department for they are the face of the company. Reduce pressure on staff members especially because they are trying hard to manage many properties and residents. Stop laying off people during transitions and only hire IF you are planning on keeping them

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  5. Not so great

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

    I have been working at MidPen Housing

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The peers, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Poor managers , don't know what they r doing, not knowledgeable , weak .No growth

    Advice to Management

    Change some of the managers

  6. Don't apply here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at MidPen Housing full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    May seem great in the beginning, everyone really nice and friendly, great rewarding work

    Cons

    Another restructuring, layoffs, hard work for little pay

    Advice to Management

    Value your services department, they are on the front lines making sure residents stay housed and the properties continue to bring in money, dont expect qualified people to transition to new lower positions for less pay

  7. Helpful (1)

    Work is great, management is terrible

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

    I worked at MidPen Housing (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work itself, not speaking to the corporate culture, is exciting, complicated, and challenging. You will find yourself swept up in the mission. Salaries is competitive with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management turnover created caucus in the corporation. No guidance or support from the top. Committed employees treated terribly. Difficult and unrewarding work environment.

    Advice to Management

    The asset of the company is your committed staff.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Non-Profit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at MidPen Housing full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Human Resource Department
    Excellent Benefits
    Very positive Colleagues
    Organized
    Creative

    Cons

    Traveling/Driving
    Data Base
    Program management

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Poor structure and chaos, constant changes, don't keep their promises.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager

    I have been working at MidPen Housing full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. They pay for your certification.

    Cons

    Training is poor. They are trying to improve the company but these constant changes drive people crazy. Unrealistic expectations and deadlines. Chaos in many areas. Company this old must have a solid structure where any new employee should get plugged into the system. Instead any new big boss starts changing things around. Very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees and really really really listen to what they say. And keep your promises.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at MidPen Housing part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere and co-workers. Good support from your supervisor. Amazing feeling when you can help others and make difference in someone's life.

    Cons

    Sometimes we are asked to achieve and do more than it was initially discussed in the time of employment. Not enough hands-on trainings during big changes in company.

  11. Unorganized Non Profit Housing Employer. Constant demands and high stress without support.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Property Management in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at MidPen Housing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Because it is an affordable housing org. which has rewards. Because you are able to help in some way, for those who really need it. Like the job and duties and I'm paid decent.

    Cons

    Poor training, poor management software, lack of morale, policies change a lot, so does everything else, leaders at corporate office come and go too much, then more changes. Way over 40 hour work week.

    Advice to Management

    Be satisfied once in awhile and try to keep the employees you still have left.

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