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Community Research Foundation Reviews

Updated February 24, 2018
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  1. "Therapist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management team. Great benefits! Very supportive work environment. Ability to attend trainings and get hours for licensure quickly.

    Cons

    Due to it being a non profit the pay is not excellent however the benefits and cheap insurance assist with this.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees more about opportunities to move up in the company to increase pay.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Mar 1, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for commenting on our "cheap" insurance -- it's the first time we've earned that comment, but we've been working hard to reduce the cost burden of our insurance for our employees without... More


  2. "PSR Specialist"

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    Current Employee - PSR Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - PSR Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    5 weeks vacation
    benefits are on the cheaper side

    Cons

    Low pay - under 20.00/hr for Master's level.
    Trainings are not as good as they market to you (better suited more non-masters level)
    Work tons of un paid paid overtime due to "not having it in the budget" but pressure from management to get the work done/not leave clients

    Advice to Management

    pay more or lose qualified employees :/

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Mar 1, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    We're glad you're happy with our benefits and PTO - we have worked hard to improve our benefits to allow our employees to have a good work-life balance.

     It is CRF policy to pay for all overtime... More

  3. "Opportunities to grow"

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

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    CRF genuinely cares about the population served and the opportunities for employees to grow and advance in their profession and career. Many of our executives started as interns. While CRF is a non-profit, it strives to provide exceptional benefit coverage, lots of time off, and training that allows for career advancement. The workforce is very diverse and supportive, with a collaborative mindset in all things.

    Cons

    San Diego has a lot of people who need these services and supports; the County can be stretched a bit thin to meet the needs of everyone.


  4. "Great benefits and supervision"

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    Former Employee - PSR Specialist in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - PSR Specialist in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: Health insurance, awesome PTO, paid holidays
    Supervision: Amazing. You will get your hours in no-time. High quality supervisors as well
    Opportunity for growth: Since there's so many locations, it's easy to move from clinic to clinic if you want a new challenge, different position, different location, etc.
    Family feel: The staff are awesome and supportive and FUN
    Training: They make sure that you get adequate training on important things in the field.
    Experience: You will see every diagnosis and learn everything you need to know about mental health from this job. Great experience for moving forward in your career

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. They pretty much keep you at one rate and you can't really get raises or bonuses, unless you move up to management position. This, unfortunately, leads to high turnover, because people come to get their licensure hours and then leave (you don't even get a raise once you get licensed).
    It's also a tough population to work with, so you really have to love this work.

    Advice to Management

    Think of more incentives to keep your staff around.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Jan 31, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    You've managed to capture a lot of what makes CRF special -- and we are proud of the experience and dedication of our staff who serve this population in our community. Thank you for your comments... More


  5. "The work is not being as effective as it should be"

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

    I worked at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and welcoming

    Cons

    The workers mistreat the clients and the people in higher positions do not realize they are hard to approach, which makes it hard to get things done and there is a lot of turnover within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your workers are getting rest and you are being respectful to them. Do not be passive aggressive, and treat the clients with respect. They are humans too and the reason you have a job.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Jan 30, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for your feedback and we would ask that you contact us regarding your statement that workers mistreat clients. CRF expects all staff to treat those we serve with the utmost courtesy... More


  6. "Great!"

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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

    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!

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Jan 30, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Thanks for the review! We're glad you're taking advantage of our work-life balance and trainings!


  7. "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

  8. "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
    Recommends
    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


  9. 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


  10. "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!


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