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Community Research Foundation Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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  1. "Lvn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation part-time

    Pros

    They really seem to care about the community

    Cons

    I have no cons to share

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Aug 7, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for joining our CRF team! We appreciate the contributions you are making to our community by helping the people we serve.


  2. "County-Controlled"

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

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

    Pros

    organized, no overtime required for non-director positions, highly qualified and competent staff, paid lunchtime (at least at my clinic)

    Cons

    abysmal pay, redundant documentation per county requirements, short-staffed, not transparent about hiring practices, very politically biased to the left

    Advice to Management

    pay better salaries to retain quality employees, advocate with San Diego County / Medi-Cal for higher reimbursement, respect diversity of political opinion

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Aug 22, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    We appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to send HR additional information regarding your comment about the lack of transparency so that we can review and address any deficiencies. The... More

  3. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff and atmosphere. Great management team.

    Cons

    insurance for family is a bit pricey.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for the review! As for the insurance, we work hard to ensure that you get the best value for your money. We will keep negotiating to keep the cost down as much as we can. Thanks for... More


  4. "job coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Community Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    loved the job , but not the director she was aweful

    Cons

    great people to work with

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    I'm sorry that your experience in your current program has not met your expectations. Our service lines are all different, as we serve a broad spectrum of people. Many of our employees rotate to... More


  5. "PSR Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training opportunities; open door policy with upper management to discuss work-related concerns; flexible staff; truly cares about client welfare

    Cons

    Hard to get hours towards licensure in outpatient sites due to low attendance from clients

    Advice to Management

    Recommend more ways for staff to network internally with all CRF sites to build knowledge of services provided and engange clients

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Your recommendation is well-noted, thank you. One of the benefits of our company is the broad scope of services that we provide, which does create more opportunities for clinical staff to pick up... More


  6. "Therapist"

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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

    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


  7. "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

  8. "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.

    Community Research Foundation Response

    Aug 22, 2018 – Director, HR Administration

    Thank you for capturing the spirit of CRF in your comments. We're always challenged to make our resources stretch as far as possible to help as many as possible. We appreciate your support!


  9. "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


  10. "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


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