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Updated Sep 16, 2021

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3.5
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Downtown Streets Team CEO Eileen Richardson (no image)
Eileen Richardson
19 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing organization that changes many lives

    May 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    DST is a collection of talented folks passionate about helping the most vulnerable in our society. Everyone is down to earth and it's like a big family. Highly recommend this company if you are passionate about the mission and want to impact the lives of others.

    Cons

    No cons. Keep up the good work and keep expanding the effective model to other cities in the USA to help our unhoused brothers and sisters.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Unfair and favorites

    Sep 16, 2021 - Social Services in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great to work with Team Members. They are the heart and the sole of the Agency. The best co-workers.

    Cons

    Toxic environment is real. Favoritism by Execs are out of control.

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great to be here

    Apr 26, 2021 - AmeriCorps VIP Fellow in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Supportive Staff, Great Benefits, Fulfilling Work

    Cons

    the work can be HEAVY man.. working with people who are experiencing and re-experiencing trauma on a very regular basis

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Very great for a first salary position

    Mar 12, 2021 - Grant Writer in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing culture and people. Best I could imagine!

    Cons

    As happens with non-profits, you end up wearing a lot of hats in your one role. But honestly, it's a great way to get a ton of experience in a lot of different areas!

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work right out of college - advancement opportunities

    Feb 19, 2021 - Case Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work and great model

    Cons

    Case managers take on a lot of responsibilities and should be given more Managerial responsibilities.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Terrible!

    Feb 4, 2021 - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I can think of no pros.

    Cons

    Terrible company! They need outside help.

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best Organization to Work for in the Bay Area! Period!

    Sep 30, 2019 - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazingly supportive culture from the top down, great benefits, incredibly compassionate group of people who love what they do and are excited to get to work!

    Cons

    Honestly there are no cons about this agency, it's simply amazing!

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    Downtown Streets Team Response

    COO

    Thank you for your great and supportive feedback.

  8. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Company is in need of new leadership

    Oct 29, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Team Members that we work with are resilient and making best out of their difficult lives. Company offers benefits that aren't normally offered at a nonprofit: insurance (health, vision, dental, life) 100% paid by employer, new laptops, iPhones or phone stipend, 3 day annual retreat.

    Cons

    Job seekers be advised: CEO has tried to make employees write positive reviews about the nonprofit, even tried to implement it as something to be completed by their 6 month review. Leaders (exec staff and directors) model inappropriate behavior for a nonprofit of this caliber: yelling and using profanities at meetings, talking poorly about nonprofits doing similarly important work, engaging in excessive drinking with staff. Direct Service staff and supporting roles do not receive enough support from supervisors or HR- often supervisors don't have the professional development or experience to support or manage. DST didn't have HR department for over 1 year, with a staff of 50+. CEO hires friends of hers as consultants and then quickly brings them on full-time as Directors to avoid opening up the hiring process to the public or current staff.

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    3 people found this review helpful

    Downtown Streets Team Response

    COO

    Thank you for sharing this feedback. We take all feedback seriously and use it as a way to improve the organization. Employees are able to share their concerns in a confidential way and we would encourage you to reach out to the Director of HR (HR@Streetsteam.org) as a means to do so. Glassdoor encourages employers to request Glassdoor reviews from their current employees. This gives employees an additional outlet to voice positive and negative feedback and allows the organization to see where improvement may be needed.

  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    DST

    Aug 29, 2019 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - DST is an amazing community, people really care about others success here and want to see each other grow - You have to be a self-starter to work well here: ask questions, take risks, learn from failures - People here, above all, really care about the folks that we work with -Management takes the time to really get to see what the needs of staff are, and take action to meet those needs - For a non-profit, the benefits are amazing

    Cons

    If you don't take care of yourself properly, you can quickly fall into a burnout state.

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    Downtown Streets Team Response

    COO

    Thank you for your feedback. Please reach out to our Director of HR if you feel you need support on how to balance work-life.

  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    You should probably reconsider working here

    Jul 15, 2019 - Former Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are some extremely genuine and good people who work here. A lot of people truly care about the mission and want to help. Working with Team Members in an incredible privilege and you do get to make real community impact.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the cons outweigh the pros here. This organization has no idea what a healthy work environment is, with alcohol being present far more often than it should be. Boundaries are very gray, which leads to inappropriate behavior and an overall uncomfortable environment. DST will say that people who complain are just too sensitive or can't handle their fast-and-loose environment. They gaslight employees into thinking that its their issue, and not an issue with the culture. Raises and promotions are often given to "favorites" who are basically yes-men who don't question the status quo (even if multiple complaints have been made about an individual). I've seen countless smart and good-hearted people leave the organization as management does not value these qualities as much as individuals who don't question them. This prevents teams from improving and leads to poor service delivery.

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    3 people found this review helpful

    Downtown Streets Team Response

    COO

    We appreciate you letting us know how you feel as we value your feedback and continuously look for ways to improve the organization. We especially value your suggestion to invest in professional development and are making progress in this area. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

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