Native American Health Center
2.1 of 5 7 reviews
www.nativehealth.org Oakland, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Native American Health Center Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Martin Waukazoo


14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Organization that met the needs of the San Francisco Bay Area Native American Community

    Director of HIV Services (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe clientele and patients reflected a diverse population and culture in a rich and heavily populated urban metropolitian area with unique needs that the organization strived to meet directly or collaboratively.

    ConsLocal was sometimes cumbersome to get to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Toxic environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsA few caring co-workers who are supportive and hardworking. A few helpful employees who want to make a difference. Caters to the poor community.

    ConsContradictory messages to staff. Doesn't value employee opinions and input. Lacks support from management. Favoritism apparent throughout organization. Unsafe practices throughout organization and swept under the rug. Lack of leadership skills and untrained staff. Lack of accountability for decisions made by upper management. Disorganized, chaotic and hostile environment. Workers stealing from the company and taking advantage of the system. Payroll issues -- employees not getting paid on time and accurately. Lack of access to patients -- hard for patients to get through phones, get referrals or medications or appointments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be accountable for their actions. Also need to be fair with everyone. Needs to outline plans and be more organized. Need to communicate and be supportive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extremely sickening dysfunctional environment, horrific experience. Employees are made to feel worthless & of no value.

    Medical (Former Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsThey're union. You may find a good person or two who actually care for the community and the true mission of the clinic.

    ConsNon-competitive salary, absolute minimum pay in the industry. Clinic is in a high crime rate area, no staff parking, very little public parking, mostly metered, no security. Nepotism is rampant. Micro-management. Favoritism is obvious, seniority is useless. Policies not applied fairly. Policy is unclear and they make access to the policies and procedures manual difficult. Information not shared across departments. Extremely high staff turnover. Constant payroll issues and errors, not being paid properly or on time is common. Poor staff training. No regard for seniority. Employees are given no respect as a human being. A lot of company and community politics, inside turmoil, problems amongst staff, total toxic environment. Entire staff is voiceless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHumble yourselves. Listen openly and honestly to what people have to say, positive and negative. The mission of the center would be attainable if the employees were able to focus on the community and not the toxic internal politics of the company. Let people who want to help, help. Don't allow people to be terminated because you or someone else just doesn't like them. Pay living wages.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized, blaming and shaming staff, over burdened admin leaves staff abandoned

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrives to meet the needs of community, client and community centered, caring staff.

    ConsThere is favoritism and rules change depending on who you are and who you know. Unclear and unreasonable expectations, poor leadership and no organizational training or team building. A lot of pointing fingers and shaming staff goes on here. There is no uniform process and channels for dealing with problems are tainted with nepotism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to get to know your staff. Develop a uniform process for dealing with problems and actually hold yourselves accountable to following it. Stop blaming individuals and learn how to approach issues from a systems framework.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Infighting, animosity, strife

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsThere are some very well intending staff on board. They get work life balance and will work with you if you are sick or injured.

    ConsVery disorganized and there is a lot of infighting and constant tension in the Wellness department and in medical. The chain of command is vague and there are constant power struggles. Most meetings are just long arguments with accusations all over the place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe hire someone everyone talk about Native and non-native problems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized internal conflicts

    Health Care Provider (Current Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsGenuine and caring coworkers. We have a strong sense of purpose and community. Fun community events all year.

    ConsRampant nepotism. Destructive gossip presides over policy and procedure. Promotions not based on skill, seniority or merit. Health related business and professional codes are flouted.
    Internal organization and task flow is redundant and cumbersome. Constant internal fighting and conflict. Revolving door for employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease use of policy and procedure. Increase number of human resource personnel. Promote from within based on seniority, education and skill level rather than race or familial relation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's just OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscommitted staff, community engagement, admirable values

    Consendemic inconsistency, epidemic instability, unnecessary beauracracry, lack of formalized administrative structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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