Toolworks

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Toolworks Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company for those with a humanitarian orientation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Integration Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Community Integration Instructor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Toolworks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Good pay and benefits in relation to similar organizations.
    -Rewarding work.

    Cons

    Very limited growth potential. There is no emphasis on career development. For the more ambitious individual it can be very frustrating.
    There is not enough training for the nature of the work. The trainings that are offered are online, and there is scarce time for employees to access it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training. Strive for innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Job Coach in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Job Coach in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Toolworks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Chance to help people
    Co-workers are cool people.
    Flexible with personal needs

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult
    Pay increase seems impossible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work while also being Rewarding!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in UC Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Toolworks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Clients, Staff, the pay and the benefits. This is a very caring work environment, and I love working for this company.

    Cons

    There is a lot of paperwork to complete for everything you do in this company, and sometimes it is quite time consuming, the upside is it can be done from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Great Work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The capacity for learning tapered off quickly

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Support Facilitator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Community Support Facilitator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Toolworks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You really get to impact specific people's lives for the better. As your job is simply to help clients, there is some room for creativity as the criteria is simply that what you do provides benefit in some way. One perk is the ability to work on other things or read while working with clients.

    Cons

    There is no room for career advancement at this job. The status quo is what other employees are comfortable with, and the is not likely to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not share with me how bad my peers are at their jobs. That is never okay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    fantastic support of community, not of staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Toolworks full-time

    Pros

    Toolworks truly values and respects its clients, and takes a holistic approach to community support and services to people with disabilities.

    Cons

    Community support staff are overworked, underpaid, and the hours are crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure department to allow for better organization, hours, and staff appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Why not Toolworks?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Toolworks

    Pros

    Good place to start a career, since many positions are open to folks with a strong interest in the file, of not direct personal experience. Competitive salary and good benefits. Centrally located in downtown San Francisco, but many opoortunities to work directly with clients in their homes.

    Cons

    Very quirky people and occasionally difficult client base. Having a strong background in working with persons with disabilties is essential in order to thrive. ASL or bilingual skills will give you an inside edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in your actions and don't be afraid to hold people accountable for their actions.

    Recommends

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