The Arc of San Diego

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The Arc of San Diego Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
2 Reviews
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2 Reviews

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David W. Schneider
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    Frustrating / Mixed Feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego (Costa Rica)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego (Costa Rica)

    I have been working at The Arc of San Diego full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rewarding job helping others in need, Health package is pretty decent, can be flexible with schedule changes -- i.e. day/night options.

    Cons

    no overtime, no raises in past few years due to budget cuts, lack of oversight, hardest work == lowest paid positions (group homes), high turn-over rate (likely due to low pay), lateral movement (don't expect to move up in company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    being open and honest about budget cuts, finding ways to appreciate workers if cant give raises (i.e., gift certificates, additional hrs pto, discounts at stores, etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Direct Support Professional I

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional I in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional I in El Cajon, CA

    I worked at The Arc of San Diego full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good training when hired. You get CPR, First Aid and Pro Act training. Training is about a week long. You also find out about the company and make some new friends. At the end you get certificates and an ARC shirt.

    Cons

    Clients are very physically challenging. I found it to be unsafe because it was hard sometimes to know when a consumer would have a behaviors. When they have a behaviors they can get violent and throw items or try to hurt a worker or other consumer. For the pay it is not worth getting hurt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a long shadow period where a person that has more experience helps the experienced. A long time goes by at times when the consumers are just sitting around waiting for the day to begin or end. This is the time when the behaviors occur because they are board. Have staff pay attention to the clients during this period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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