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Updated December 21, 2017
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  1. "Great!"

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

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    5 weeks vacation and 11 Holidays (floating holidays if working in a residential). Supervisors were very friendly! Also great free trainings.

    Cons

    There are not many cons I can think of!


  2. "Clinician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    will get licensure hours fast

    Cons

    don't get compensated for work you do

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Director, HR Administration

    You WILL get your licensure hours quickly at CRF, and you will have a variety of programs to get the different kinds of hours needed. We make a lot of effort to provide different programs that... More

  3. "Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Community Research Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent clinical training and really help people suffering from mental illness.

    Cons

    Company cares more about saving a dollar than its employees. They pay their advanced degreed employees poverty level earnings in one of America's most expensive place to live!

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. Treat them with respect. Pay them a salary above poverty level.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Aug 16, 2017 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for your service to the community through CRF--10+ years is a lot of dedication! Since you were with us for so many years, you're aware of our County funding challenges, which directly... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great for mental health"

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    Former Employee - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team oriented, feels like a family.
    Great coworkers.
    Every day is different.

    Cons

    Average pay
    A lot of note taking
    Using your personal vehicle (reimbursed)

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the workload is crazy

    Community Research Foundation Response

    May 31, 2017 – Director, HR Administration

    We appreciate your feedback, thank you. Teamwork and collaboration are cornerstones to our approach to serving those who need support. We're always looking for other ways to provide value or... More


  5. "MFT"

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

    I worked at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Liked coworkers and liked the beach

    Cons

    Bad hours and bad management

    Community Research Foundation Response

    May 5, 2017 – Director, HR Administration

    CRF has many programs with a lot of different shifts, so we're often able to accommodate different hours for our staff when needed. We are always open to feedback. We wish you well!


  6. "Supportive management, difficult job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent support from upper management who attempt to help employees who are "on the front line" complete and conduct their jobs.

    Cons

    We are county funded, which means a high amount of accountability, which in turn means a lot of paperwork. Also, most of the clinics are understaffed due to the lack of funding, which means employees are over-worked. This isn't a slight on management, but just a fact of community-based healthcare and lack of access to funds.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the reality of the situation, management is doing an excellent job with what they have. They are supportive and understanding.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – Director, HR Administration

    We really appreciate your comments, thank you! We are always looking for ways to improve what we are doing to support our staff. You are giving your best to serve our community, and we will continue... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Much Better Companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Works for some employees.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, and most people don't stay long. Terrible health coverage compared to other companies, and no yearly wage increase.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Director, HR Administration

    Hi--thank you for your feedback. We're surprised that you are not satisfied with our health coverage, because CRF is widely known for taking excellent care of our employees. Our staff survey in... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Outstanding Company and Work Ethic"

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

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, strong work ethic, "can do" attitude and they do it right. Very client focused which is refreshing. Warm environments for employees and clients. Really can't say enough positive things about my experience.

    Cons

    Like any government contractor, they are under a lot of pressure to meet multiple standards and high volume of work. This unavoidably trickles down to the front line staff, but they advocate to improve those challenges constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Expand programs and the company footprint whenever possible. I know there are multiple considerations in making these decisions.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for your kind words! We do make every effort to support our staff who are so dedicated to our clients' needs. They are tremendous professionals who truly care about serving our community... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - MFT in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - MFT in Chula Vista, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are a ton of training opportunities at this agency for clinical staff. They have online training, classroom training, and individual and group supervision. It is a lot of work, but there is a lot of support and you can easily max out on intern hours each week. They also hire and promote from within.

    Cons

    It's hard work, but it is rewarding. There is always someone available to consult and it never gets boring.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – Director, HR Administration

    We're glad that you are taking advantage of the opportunities and the training that is offered. CRF is known for its collaborative environment and multi-disciplinary approach. We also make every... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Meaningful work, ethical management"

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

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at CRF. I find it to be an ethical caring company. Clients appreciate our care.

    Cons

    The work is hard in that the county of San Diego has high productivity standards and the pay could be higher. But their clinical training is excellent.

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries would be great, should funding become available. People dedicated to serving in the public behavioral health system should be paid more.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for your comments. CRF makes every effort to lobby for more funding for staff salaries. In the meantime, our PTO benefits, work-life balance, generous health insurance programs, and... More


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