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EMQ FamiliesFirst Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Clinician"

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    Former Employee - Lead Clinician in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Clinician in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMQ FamiliesFirst full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic & passionate coworkers. Very rewarding and great work experience. Never a dull moment. Flexible hours

    Cons

    On-call, salaries, documentation is ridiculous, executive management/corporation demands (can't commit to any one form of program evaluation & expects staff to complete surveys with families frequently 1-3 months which impacted time actually spent serving and working with families)

    Advice to Management

    Reduce documentation, bending over backwards for county social workers, excessive demands on team, listen to line staff's suggestions/recommendations


  2. "not a great place"

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    Former Employee - Clinician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Clinician in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMQ FamiliesFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    helping children that are in foster care

    Cons

    lack of support and safety

    Advice to Management

    management changes too often


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits , generous vacation, stable non- profit , flexibility.

    Cons

    Over work staff, turnover was high, I had 5 supervisors in 5 years. Management can talk negative about staff. Management can sometimes have favorite staff members under their directions. Many times people feel the favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Hire assistants to help with staff or reduce case load and hire more staff. Quality of care is very important.


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  5. "LMFT Clinician"

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    Former Employee - LMFT in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - LMFT in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EMQ FamiliesFirst (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with families and children with a supportive team was very helpful, given the level of need of the children and teens that we provided services to.

    Cons

    At times, the work load was stressful not only the clinical work itself, but the amount of paperwork needed outside notes and daily reports.


  6. "Respects Voice; you definitely work"

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    Former Employee - Clinician Team Lead in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Clinician Team Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EMQ FamiliesFirst (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job stability; they provide a great range of programs and services to the community. There is room for professional growth if you show initiative and stand out in your work and voice. They respected my drive and opinions. I had an amazing boss and an amazing team. We worked hard and changed many lives for the better. They are one of the most advanced non-profits in community mental health and therapeutic services in the area in my opinion. Benefits are good considering it is a non-profit.

    Cons

    Work hard and always have clients. But what do you expect in non-profit mental health. Pay... but again, what do you expect. Biggest con = hard to get supervision if you are trying to get hours for MFT MSW licensure.

    Advice to Management

    Get more supervisors to support ASWs and MFTis so they get hours. My boss was great with promoting my professional growth, but it should be agency wide. Have a way where more programs can interact with each other and collaborate ideas and interventions.


  7. "HR Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMQ FamiliesFirst (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    compensation easily competed by other organization. Management is top heavy. Work life balance not present


  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good family environment good benefits flexible work hours lots of different types of people to work and play with

    Cons

    Too much paperwork promote people who aren't ready to be management

    Advice to Management

    Try to cut down on paperwork and peoples a nice of entitlement


  9. "Parent partner"

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    Former Employee - Parent Partner in Lynwood, CA
    Former Employee - Parent Partner in Lynwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Cons

    This company is a for better words death trap they have a program that is effective if utilized in its proper manner , to have this program its a privileged but this company its really destroy in it they are changing everything , management let's say supervisor they don't know what they are doing, no empathy , disrespectful, all they care is to push you till you break I'd they see someone that knows about the program they don't like that they will do anything to make it hard and put all the other workers against you its embarrassing that such a outstanding program is getting change and getting rid of one team member the one who has all the experience and leaving two that has never hone true it for what for money and this program its made to help ist sad so if you are reading this if love as much as I do to help people don't lower your standards I was one of them that stud up to them and I got let go turn and go somewhere else..

    Advice to Management

    To all upper management do something or the program will be taken away it will happen stop the the bullying from the that don't know nothing this program was never ran by therapist never now they are in charge shame do something please and to the supervisor it's a shame how you guys do what you do and be able to sleep at night shame on you guysguys.


  10. "Met great people!"

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Behavioral Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMQ FamiliesFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits- fully paid medical, dental, and vision, 401k match, flex spending, 2-5 weeks paid vacation. Lots of training, and great friends! Working with like-minded people. Also good mileage reimbursement.

    Cons

    Low pay and some backstabbing to move up. The hours can be long and lots of burn out and staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be understanding. We're all human.


  11. "Good for getting experience"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, nice coworkers, kids are great

    Cons

    Short hours, very busy, short-staffed


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