Edgewood Center for Children and Families Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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Edgewood Center for Children and Families CEO Lynn Dolce
Lynn Dolce
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Gain great experience in the Mental Health Field(in 4 reviews)

  • "Edgewood does great work with kids and families who would otherwise be lost in the system and end up on the streets or without mental health care(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Toxic environment where staff is largely unsupported and upper management is disconnected from the work that transforms lives of children(in 6 reviews)

  • "Ridiculously low pay for comparative positions and high turnover because of it(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Child and Youth Program Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work with are highly skilled and professional, but above all everyone gets along well with each other. They care about their clients as much as they do about their employees. I've worked in various places by far the best place overall.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I didn't like. They were flexible just great

  2. "wonderful community and allows you to find purpose"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Behavioral Support Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great for internal/external training for your professional career path and working environment is flexible

    Cons

    The executive and management team need support in training how to be a leader.


  3. "Difficult position"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    community oriented and positive team work experience

    Cons

    Not enough support or supervision

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  4. "Great Place!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TBS Specialist in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, supportive environment where you have all of the support you need from your peers. Fun place to work

    Cons

    Working around the client's schedule and a lot of driving your personal vehicle.

  5. "Time at Edgewood"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist 

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time

    Pros

    Great call leagues

    Cons

    No real work life balance

  6. "A good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician 

    I have been working at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    helpful co workers, lots of freedom, nice culture

    Cons

    the pay is not great here

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start career, not a long term employer"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Therapist and Care Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start as an intern/ associate to gain valuable experience that is paid.

    Cons

    No raise, no bonus limited career advancement. Poor management structure and leadership. Very limited diversity among employees.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and great experience.

    Cons

    Not trauma informed organization and culturally biased.

  9. "Supportive envirnment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Edgewood Center for Children and Families part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Kind coworkers, freedom about how I wanted to work.

    Cons

    Community mental health is challenging at times.

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  10. "program manager"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good people. good work, making an impact on the community

    Cons

    low pay, low morale and no plan to improve it

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