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3.4
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69%
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91%
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Tom Alexander
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Annual raise is usually 3%, good benefits and extra money for health purposes(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great co-workers, okay work/life balance(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Finch Youth Center part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful mission and work with populations who have a high need for support.

    Cons

    Self care is needed or else burn out can be high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to involve staff in decisions as much as possible.

    Fred Finch Youth Center2018-08-22
  2. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Finch Youth Center full-time

    Pros

    Easy going, Good experience, Many opportunities to move to different programs

    Cons

    Unorganized, co workers can be unprofessional

    Fred Finch Youth Center2019-03-12
  3. "Interesting place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Fred Finch Youth Center full-time

      Pros

      Working with good people

      Cons

      The pay is not great

      Fred Finch Youth Center2019-02-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "Youth Advocate"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Fred Finch Youth Center

        Pros

        You get to to help young adults with their lives, help move a young adults into apartments who have been without housing, get to work on earning trust of someone who has no reason to trust others. Direct staff co workers are usually all about social justice and care a lot. Mostly run by people of color.

        Cons

        Nepotism, kicking youth out of apartments frequently because the org/landlord relationship is the priority, constantly exploiting youth images for donors and fundraising. Overworking staff who struggle to make ends meet on their salaries. Hierarchical mentality.

        Advice to Management

        Get to know direct staff on an ongoing basis. Hire managers based on qualification and integrity of character. Listen empathically to worker complaints about over 40 hour/week workload, challenging logistics, and the toll of traumatic environments every day. Be transparent, accountable, and committed to making the workplace better. Value disagreement from direct staff- there is value in negative feedback, too. Try to...

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        Fred Finch Youth Center2018-12-20
      • "Mental health counselor position"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Fred Finch Youth Center full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Supportive line staff presence. Good pto and Healthcare

        Cons

        Divide between upper management and linestaff. Pay is very low for the work and clientele you work with. High turnover rate.

        Advice to Management

        Increase pay for the position and break the divide between line staff and upper management

        Fred Finch Youth Center2018-05-16

        Fred Finch Youth Center Response

        May 29, 2018HR Manager

        FFYC routinely participates in industry salary surveys and has worked hard to increase salaries over the past several years. FFYC has also increased the amount of employee engagement for retention, paperwork processes, and leadership training.

      • "HR"

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

        I worked at Fred Finch Youth Center full-time

        Pros

        Great co-workers, okay work/life balance.

        Cons

        Dividing line between management and regular employees. Policies not applied evenly, low wages

        Fred Finch Youth Center2018-05-10
      • "Partner's perspective"

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        Current Employee - Family Support Specialist in San Diego, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fred Finch Youth Center full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Excellent co-workers; excellent training; excellent mid-level management

        Cons

        Low salary; unrealistic job expectations, heavy paperwork

        Advice to Management

        Increase morale boosters for employees

        Fred Finch Youth Center2018-03-06

        Fred Finch Youth Center Response

        March 19, 2018HR Manager

        FFYC routinely participates in industry salary surveys and has worked hard to increase salaries over the past several years. FFYC has also increased the amount of employee engagement for retention, paperwork processes, and leadership training.

      • "Review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fred Finch Youth Center part-time

        Pros

        Great team, helpful co-workers, lot to learn

        Cons

        Very less salary, distance, management needs to pay more attention to staff retention

        Fred Finch Youth Center2018-02-05

        Fred Finch Youth Center Response

        March 19, 2018HR Manager

        FFYC routinely participates in industry salary surveys and has worked hard to increase salaries over the past several years. FFYC has also increased the amount of employee engagement for retention, paperwork processes, and leadership training.

      • "Great Place to get your Clinical Hours"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fred Finch Youth Center full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Flexible work schedule Supportive Supervisor/Manager - always available to bounce ideas Wide range of clinical experiences Opportunity for advancement

        Cons

        As with any Medi-Cal funded program, there is a large amount of paperwork buildings are old - non-profit looking

        Fred Finch Youth Center2018-01-29
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great learning opportunity"

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          Former Employee - School Based Therapist in Oakland, CA

          I worked at Fred Finch Youth Center for more than a year

          Pros

          For pre-licensed clinicians a great place to learn and train in medi-cal billing practices. There is a salary bump for every year you stay at the company.

          Cons

          Starting salary is low for the amount of work that is expected.

          Fred Finch Youth Center2017-12-23

          Fred Finch Youth Center Response

          January 31, 2018HR Manager

          FFYC routinely participates in industry salary surveys and has worked hard to increase salaries over the past several years.

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