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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Compassion, Service, and Justice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and core values. Real grass roots work done with communities.

    Cons

    Budget and staffing cuts are hard for moral.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County full-time

    Pros

    People a great. The staff is committed to their job.

    Cons

    Low compensation for the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Understand who makes your "numbers".

  3. "Working in Sterile Processing"

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    Former Employee - Sterile Processing Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sterile Processing Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think that a man has some of the better better better benefits since I've been working there been going to Kaiser and it's always a good experience there seems to be an opportunity for growth as well there are many jobs available when working for the county of Santa Clara

    Cons

    What departments like Sterile Processing they just simply don't pay enough according to the pay scales of other hospitals would you do just as much or in some cases less work the workers seem to be overworked and there's never enough staff to handle the load and they're constantly talking and working on ways to increase the workload to Sterile Processing

    Advice to Management

    I think management should continue to hire the best people and continue to work on realigning the wages with something that's realistic and work for the Sterile Processing working at Works in Silicon Valley


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management lack of communication in all areas stay away from here

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Contact Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Contact Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, professional, motivating, educational, caring

    Cons

    Not enough money, inconsistent, boring, dull, flat

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well established
    Beautiful Mission
    Caring and welcoming staff

    Cons

    Going through many transitions now which is taking a toll on all departments. Need leadership willing to incorporate staff feedback and learn the parameters of certain departments before making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a day on the front lines with a staff person. Then make your decisions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Working for a cause, knowing that I am contributing to a social change
    -There's autonomy in the work environment, as long as you do your job and get the job done.
    -Many passionate people who genuinely care about making changes.

    Cons

    -No career growth
    -No support from management
    -Lack of management.
    -Pay is not high but that is sort of a given
    -Not very cooperative

    Advice to Management

    More managerial training, more support to staff, keep staff informed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized and inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker (Refugee Foster Care) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Social Worker (Refugee Foster Care) in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some flexibility in social worker position, a lot of great direct care staff who are hard-working, dedicated, and committed to clients-working overtime, weekends, and after hours

    Cons

    Management takes everything personally. I felt that management (supervisors and directors) were being deceptive and were untrustworthy. They were very concerned about how the program "would look", without thinking about the staff and their achievements. A lot of lip service about finding ways to improve morale and supporting direct line staff. I felt like supervisors and management did not know what they were doing, it felt very haphazard, even when making very serious decisions. Management was unable to take any responsibility for their actions. I also observed inconsistencies in hiring, stating that certain requirements were mandatory, but ultimately hiring someone who did not meet those requirements, while disqualifying others for not meeting those requirements. I ultimately left this job because of management. I did not find upper management or HR to be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Provide support to direct care staff and treat everyone with respect.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "One of the many"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can make a difference in someone's life.

    Cons

    You're not there for the money

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to help other - great benefits.

    Cons

    People get fired just for speaking up - management has no idea how to treat staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your donors and let them know you treat your employees like slaves!


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