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Casa Pacifica Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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Casa Pacifica CEO Steven Elson
Steven Elson
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Casa is where it's at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica part-time

    Pros

    Communicative work environment Moral support from supervisors Rewarding job field

    Cons

    When working in mental health, it is going to be draining, but as long as you understand what you are going into and practice self-care it's manageable

    Casa Pacifica2017-09-17
  2. "Great first job out of college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Casa Pacifica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Changing lives of at risk youth and building rapport with staff.

    Cons

    Working long hours that is not worth the pay. High turn over rate.

    Casa Pacifica2019-08-13
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  4. "Full Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule; Parent friendly; good benefits

    Cons

    large divide between upper management and front line staff; flip flop on a lot of different topics; unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    communicate more; listen to staff more

    Casa Pacifica2018-08-07
  5. "Tbs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Casa Pacifica full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding when you help clients.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management sucks

    Casa Pacifica2018-08-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Direct care"

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    Current Employee - DCS in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff and the youth! What a great experience working with direct care staff who are committed to building supportive and caring relationships with the kids.

    Cons

    Upper management and leadership is all about the $ not caring for kids or direct care staff.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on the front line. Hang out with the kids and their staff so that you might witness first hand how amazing they are and you might treat them with more care and respect

    Casa Pacifica2018-02-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Youth Development Specialist at Casa Pacifica"

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    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Camarillo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are amazing. You literally change lives every time you come to work. The relationships with the kids will stick with you forever.

    Cons

    No room for moving up the company ladder. Happens few and far between. You may stay at the same position for years before something opens up.

    Casa Pacifica2017-10-27
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mental Health Clinician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time

    Pros

    It is very rewarding working with our youth. The location is absolutely gorgeous. Some of the staff are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    The focus has turned from doing what is best for the kids to making money. There are no efforts to keep good staff. Upper management is totally disconnected from the reality of working with the kids.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on one thing and do it right. Pay attention to what your employees are saying. Scrutinize upper management as much as middle management.

    Casa Pacifica2017-08-06
  9. "Ok company with huge focus on profit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time

    Pros

    Flexible position with the ability to disengage from the milieu

    Cons

    Significant burnout, low pay and not enough staff

    Casa Pacifica2017-06-27
  10. "Youth Development Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Casa Pacifica part-time

    Pros

    Casa has amazing employees, which makes for some great co-workers. If working with incredibly challenging adolescents is someone’s calling Casa is the place to test and work on that gift.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance at Casa. They stress the need for self care but expect so much time from their employees that there is never time for it.

    Casa Pacifica2017-05-30
  11. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive staff and supervisory team, constant opportunities to grow your professional knowledge

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities unless at the Masters Degree level

    Advice to Management

    Fight for higher wages for staff

    Casa Pacifica2017-02-02
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