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Rosalie Whitlock
6 Ratings
  1. "Enjoyed working at the Esther B. Clark School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time

    Pros

    -Great mission; really focused on helping the kids and focused on change rather than just maintaining status quo. -Very multi-disciplinary: if you are an open-minded person, you can learn so much from your colleagues. The multi-disciplinary also applies in terms of support. You will get OT/SLP support for kids that need it in the classroom and can check in with therapists if you have concerns about therapeutic issues....

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    Cons

    -Sharp learning curve in the beginning to learn the policies/system -Some growing pains (quick increase in new student intake than the gradual increase that older staff are more used to) as the school has recently expanded to two campuses but that is to be expected and should slow down.

    Advice to Management

    -You have some great people working for you. The learning curve is high in the beginning due to the challenging population and us having unique policies/programs to support them. Help us develop that confidence and focus on the positive mission and impact we make each day!

    Children's Health Council2018-06-08
  2. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Little perks, free meals & snacks, good health benefits

    Cons

    Very poor management specifically the EBC site director, cliquey environment, lacks cultural sensitivity and diversity, shady business practice, poor communication from leadership team, disorganized and low moral

    Children's Health Council2018-07-23
  3. "A Rewarding Job and Awesome Company!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company is growing and leadership is very supportive

    Cons

    Long term managers and employees here are closed off with dramatic changes and learning new things. There are outdated processes and technologies that need updating.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get comfortable with status quo. Allow ideas and new ways of doing things. Be open to new technologies. These are good for the long term as the company grows.

    Children's Health Council2018-05-30
  4. "Behavior specialist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time

      Pros

      population, coworkers, summers off, hours

      Cons

      management, pay, can't take PTO

      Children's Health Council2018-06-11
    • "I love working at CHC"

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      Current Employee - Development Officer in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A kind, compassionate and supportive environment, CHC is a great place to work and grow!

      Cons

      Traffic in Palo Alto can be challenging, but not too bad ever!

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work!

      Children's Health Council2017-03-06
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great people, management needs better training on running a business"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Children's Health Council full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The people doing the work are awesome. Really great people. Everyone working towards the same mission. Great alignment on values. Nice location and facilities for the most part. Good support staff. Everyone is really friendly, nice, and willing to help each other out. Great place to grow.

      Cons

      Biggest issues have to do with the business side. Folks in charge don't really know how to run a business and it becomes obvious to employees and clients/parents/students/donors. They say "growing the business" is a key goal but they don't have the skills or knowledge of how to do that effectively. Turn over is a huge problem and it killed morale. Seems to happen every 3 years in cycles. They try to address it but...

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      Advice to Management

      You guys have so much great potential and resources available to you! The most important of which are your employees and the people who give their time and spirit to the cause. It's underappreciated and underutilized. People are afraid to talk or they are jaded and don't believe things will change. And in truth they haven't in a long time. Cycles keep happening because core issues aren't being addressed. Some tough talks...

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      Children's Health Council2016-09-22
    • "I LOVE working here"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Children's Health Council

      Pros

      I loved working at CHC because of the amazing colleagues and the emphasis on professional development. I truly grew as a professional at CHC and was given opportunities to take on more responsibilities in accordance with my growth. The work that CHC does has such a positive impact on the kids and families they serve. All members (teachers, aids, clinicians, support staff, and management) are truly committed to serving...

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      Cons

      Every workplace goes through changes and has its challenges - CHC has made massive improvements in the way it manages changes in staffing and its implementation of new programs.

      Advice to Management

      Keep focusing on creating a more cohesive environment across division/departments.

      Children's Health Council2016-07-06
    • "Wonderful!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Children's Health Council for more than 20 years

      Pros

      I have been employed at CHC for over 10 years. The agency is in such a great place now, doing incredible work with talented and collaborative people. Current management and staff have really worked hard to create business and staffing models that are stable and sustainable and the organization has never been in better shape financially. Staff are respected and recognized. There is flexibility to allow for work/life...

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      Cons

      I can't think of anything negative. The current management addressed former budgetary issues that earlier reviewers referred to in the past. We do receive annual increases now, and salaries are benchmarked regularly to remain competitive in each field.

      Children's Health Council2016-07-06
    • Helpful (3)

      "No Respect"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time

      Pros

      This review is specifically for the Esther B Clark School. The mission is great and the impact for some children can be very noticeable and very rewarding, despite the horribly ineffective work environment created by managements lack of experience and fear of personal growth.

      Cons

      Employees are not respected and treated like the students. There is no trust, loyalty or recognition for hard work. Management hides important facts from employees and operates as if there are two different tiers of employees leading to suboptimal outcomes for the children due to a hostile and reactive workplace for all teachers and staff.

      Advice to Management

      Trust the people you hire. Don't withhold information from your staff. Don't engage in inappropriate with specific employees (favoritism).

      Children's Health Council2016-07-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Children's Health Council full-time

      Pros

      Great mission, culture, colleagues, management & benefits. Good salary and annual increases for the past four years or so. Big on employee recognition, feel appreciated, many little perks, all a plus

      Cons

      Layoffs about 4-5 years ago lowered morale, but things have really turned around since then and we've received annual increases and lots of nice little extras that make us feel appreciated

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work, the change is noticeable from several years ago to today

      Children's Health Council2016-03-29
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