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City of Industry, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
A leader in fiscal sponsorship since 1968, PHFE is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities across the nation through our support of public health officials, community-based organizations (CBOs) and principal investigators. PHFE has over 200 active public ... Read more

Mission: PHFE is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities across the nation.

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Dr. Blayne Cutler
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in City of Industry, CA
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    I have been working at PHFE full-time


    PHFE is a non-profit focused on both initiating and supporting public health programs (it is rewarding to be a part of this). For the most part PHFE staff are friendly warm people. Benefits are very good (salary mediocre).


    Salary (low for position type & low for hours worked). At times PHFE will work its employees like an investment bank or national accounting firm. It is great that PHFE is growing but it should make more of an effort to support its employees as it grows.

    CEO seems to support work-life balance but there is no oversight to ensure work life balance is actually protected. PHFE seems to jump into new systems and structures forcing many staff to consistently feel pressured to work 12-13 hour days and to work many holidays/days off. This issue is exacerbated by insufficient portfolio review and re-balancing of workload across available staff.

    Advice to Management

    1) Incentivize middle-management to actually support work-life balance for their team by tracking actual hours worked and setting up a bonus system for managers who do best at keeping their employees hours under 10-hours a day and with the fewest weekends worked (while still getting necessary work done). This promotes efficiency and should lead to better employee satisfaction and lower turnover. No one at PHFE would deny very high turnover the past year.

    Also, Most employees would like to feel they work for an organization that would like for them to be able to go home and eat dinner with their families at the end of the day. If you want to keep employees who you have made the investment to train, then try not to abuse them.

    2) Perform an annual assessment of all programs to determine which show promise and which consistently fail to show sustainability (there are some programs which consistently cost PHFE more from a labor and risk standpoint then others, these programs should be reduced while more promising programs expanded).

    There are many programs PHFE can support, we should make an effort to support the most worthy and should include Accounting/Admin team input when renewing or signing new contracts. (The Contract Management group may facilitate contracts but it is Accounting/HR that actually have to perform the support work for monthly operations. There should be an annual review with stakeholders from each department outlining which programs to target for expansion and which programs to transition out of PHFE management.)

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    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at PHFE.


    Had me come in for 2 interviews. Drive to a clinic to observe just to be told I was overqualified for this position. 3 days lost for nothing. Obviously they could tell from the beginning I would be "overqualified"

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PHFE Awards & Accolades

  • Top-Rated Nonprofit, Great Nonprofits, 2014

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