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Disability Rights California Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  1. "Interesting place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Disability Rights California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked here for a year and have really enjoyed it. It is inspiring to see how much the employees care about advocating for Californians with disabilities. It is also impressive how much the agency values diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    It's a nonprofit, so at times you have to be scrappy in order to get the work done. That being said, the technology used is just as advanced as any other organization I have been a part of.


  2. "Beware"

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

    I worked at Disability Rights California full-time

    Pros

    When liked by management good support and education is provided. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management at remote sites. Coworker spent majority of workday surfing the internet-watching videos and on Facebook. Rarely answered phones from clients let the calls go to voicemail and deleted most of them. Mail from clients disappearing. HR was unable to remedy the problem as management for that unit -protected the co worker and retaliated against the worker who was actually working. more interested in making the office look good than providing services to clients at the expense of good hardworking employees.

    Advice to Management

    For the head management - maybe grow a spine and really take action.

  3. "Clients' Rights Advocacy"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly staff. This organization is committed to help their clients.

    Cons

    Limited career growth and training.


  4. "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Disability Rights California (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful. The legal secretary staff are incredibly sweet and a pleasure to be around. The senior attorney's are very passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Very calm and friendly place to work. The environment and work pace is a huge change from most law firms/offices.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps may be a good idea to assign individual clerks to senior attorneys as mentors.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Working Here"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Disability Rights California full-time

    Pros

    The nature of the work, helping people with disabilities, is incredibly important. However, upper management has created a stressful, bureaucratic environment. As a result, there is high turnover and many people miss work due to the stress.

    Cons

    A stressful, bureaucratic environment where everyone is micro-managed. The only exception is people who are favored as there is no uniform treatment of staff. It is an unfair, disempowering, and stressful work place. Look somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Need new direction and a total overhaul of the workplace. Spend more effort helping people with disabilities and less effort micro managing staff. People will do good work if you let them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Atmosphere here is comfortable and complacent."

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

    Pros

    -Less than a 40 hour work week. (37.5 hours)
    -Benefits medical and dental deducted from your pay check
    -5% increase raise if you're eligible.

    Cons

    -No room for growth.
    -The upper management is set in their ways.
    -segregated hierarchy
    -company will only support you if it's a liability, they are not concerned for your well being.
    -everyone had been there for 10+ years. Company culture is not going to change.
    -people seem to do the bare minimum to get by, and keep their jobs.
    -Ethical cause but an unethical company.

    Advice to Management

    Resign from their positions.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Employer Caring Staff Excellent Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Patient's Rights Advocate in Atascadero, CA
    Former Employee - Patient's Rights Advocate in Atascadero, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supervisors care about you personally, recognize your contributions, promote you when you prove yourself

    Cons

    Don't stand behind you when controversial questions arise in your background check - even with a promotion pending

    Advice to Management

    Trust in and believe your instincts and stand behind your employees when the DPS denies clearance just because they are afraid of the threat an advocate presents to their status quo abusive habits

  8. "Great experience as a subcontractor"

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    Former Employee - Word Processor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Word Processor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Disability Rights California (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a casual environment.

    Cons

    As a nonprofit, the pay is lower.


  9. "Amazing staff working together to further and protect the rights of people with disabilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Disability Rights California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Handle huge class action statewide impact litigation cases, along with providing lower level casework and advocacy services.

    Cons

    Not much growth potential in agency anymore unless you go to law school.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more growth opportunities for staff who are not attorneys.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great employee appreciation, personal growth, promotions

    Cons

    Less than 40hrs for FT


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