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Disability Rights California Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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  5. 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. 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


  9. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Disability Rights California full-time

    Pros

    On the front lines of disability advocacy.

    Cons

    salary is comparable to other non-profits

    Advice to Management

    keep supporting staff and taking the lead on disability issues nationwide


  10. "Learning opportunities abound"

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    Former Intern - Summer Law Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Law Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked under two attorneys that both gave me ample opportunities to learn, offering many challenges to do new things. Further, I had great mentoring from both supervising attorneys. Coworkers and overall culture was also very friendly and encouraging.

    Cons

    Being paid as a summer law clerk was fine, but there are clearly better paying summer jobs out there. Further, compensation for full-time attorneys appeared to be low. Other law clerks did not have the same experience I did, and some had very poor experiences with some supervising attorneys.


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work - life balance. Expansive leave program.

    Cons

    Compensation below market average due to non-profit status