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Community Gatepath Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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  1. "community instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Gatepath full-time

    Pros

    -lots of free time to explore the peninsula with your participants
    -great staff to work with
    -if you love outdoors, this is great

    Cons

    rain or shine, you go outdoors
    participants can get kinda crazy and they don't train well to handle it
    low pay


  2. "Amazing Company"

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

    I have been working at Community Gatepath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A company full of caring people. You always feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Low pay, but expected in a non-profit.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all that you do.

  3. "Job Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Cause and the people were the best reason to work at Gatepath.

    Cons

    Lower pay but it is a non-profit, so kind of understood what I was getting into.

    Advice to Management

    Felt like there was a big divide between the front line workers and the Directors/Executives. Would be great for the managing team to be more in touch with the day-to-day, especially since they speak about it at fundraising events and so forth.

    Community Gatepath Response

    Oct 18, 2016 – VP of HR

    Thank you for your comments and input on how to promote leadership involvement with program services and our clients. There is a strong commitment from our management team to uphold our values and... More


  4. "Living Skills Coach and Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    this organization has been a leader in support of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Kind, knowledgeable, interested staff

    Cons

    state funding and charitable donations have remained flat while demand for services has increased. It makes it difficult for management to determine how to do more with less. They do a good job but the compensation and job requirements are not equal to the meaningful impact staff has with their client participants.

    Advice to Management

    I would make sure the skills and experience of the employees match the needs of the client participants to whom they are matched. Lots of appreciation will help with the lack of ability to highly compensate employees

    Community Gatepath Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – VP of HR

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We appreciate your feedback on employee appreciation and engagement. Gatepath values our employees and compensation is a priority in the area of staff support... More


  5. "Great Non-Profit that Keeps Getting Better"

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

    I have been working at Community Gatepath full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    > New CEO that is passionate, inspirational, and committed to continuing to make improvements to better the lives of participants, children, families, the community, and Gatepath employees
    > Working with people that are dedicated to their jobs and our mission
    > Affordable benefits
    >Training opportunities and managers that value and strive for the professional growth of their teams
    > Not a day has gone by where I haven't been inspired by the dedication of my co-workers or by interacting with the incredible participants that were serve

    Cons

    Working at a non-profit will always have it's challenges, especially regarding funding for programs and compensation. Within the past few months, I have already begun to see positive changes regarding these challenges and I am confident it will only get better from here.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "So Much Potential Not Met"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Gatepath (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my co-workers and the families we served. Fantastic mission idea. So much potential to do good.

    Cons

    My manager did not behave in a professional manner -- definite clique behavior with favorites being forgiven everything and those not in the inner circle being punished for very minor infractions.

    Advice to Management

    I wish this had been a different experience, but the wrong person was in a position of power and did not use it to better the company.

    Community Gatepath Response

    Jan 22, 2016 – VP of HR

    Thank you for your feedback and support of our mission. Our staff are amazing and the heart of our work!

    HR continues to develop our management team and we appreciate your comments.

    Thank you... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Instructor"

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

    Pros

    OK beginning experience working with Adults with needs.

    Cons

    Training is below minimum; program quality at its worst. Clients are basically "stuck" in program due to untrained staff in behavior modification. Lack of ethics. Low wage as expected in the non profit field. Some supervisors prioritized paperwork rather than quality assurance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training: basic behavior modification, ethics and HIPAA guidelines. The more your employees know, the better they'll appreciate their work in its importance, thus increasing morale and quality programs.

    Community Gatepath Response

    Jan 22, 2016 – VP of HR

    Thank you for your review - we greatly appreciate your feedback. We are committed to focus on staff development and program quality with the leadership of our new CEO Bryan Neider,

    As a former... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Wish it was different"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Gatepath full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The participants are amazingly fun and my colleagues were dedicated and passionate. The mission is admirable. I learned a lot working there.

    Cons

    There are not enough staff to achieve the aggressive goals we were given. Management expect staff to do way too much with the resources provided. Management have no idea what it is like in program and sit in their comfortable offices in a nice location while staff and participants are in uncomfortable, poorly maintained facilities. We are supposed to have a certain number of staff to participants (ratio) and staff who do not work in program are included in the ratio - I think that might even be illegal. I never met a Board Member either...

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a reality check. I suggest Management and the Board stop worrying about increasing the size of the organization and start focusing on improving the quality of services that are provided. After working there I would never recommend their services to family or friends.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Runs like a Startup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Gatepath full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, coworkers are supportive and helpful, great mission - purposeful, semi-casual work attire, Health benefits package vs cost of benefit package is great.

    Cons

    Overworked employees and it always seems like everyone is behind on something because there's too much work for the staff. Compensation is average for the job description but significantly under for what is actually expected. Company has a high turn over rate. Upper level management seems set in their ways, they don't seem to welcome change.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change. Suggest changing up the review process and raise reviews.

    Community Gatepath Response

    Jan 22, 2016 – VP of HR

    Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. HR has introduced a new performance review process and we have made changes to invest in direct care position salaries. We are committed to supporting our... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Love working with a purpose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Community Gatepath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workplace flexibility is excellent and I enjoy working with a team who are equally passionate about the mission of Gatepath. I have found my experience to be satisfying and rewarding.

    Cons

    Traffic is really heavy on the Peninsula during peak commute times, which is why I appreciate the work flexibility and telecommuting option.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent job at keeping up with the rapidly changing nonprofit sector.

    Community Gatepath Response

    May 24, 2015 – VP of HR

    Thank you for your comments! We are grateful for your contributions and appreciate your dedication to our mission.


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