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HomeBase Center for Common Concerns Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2019

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3.4
62%
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HomeBase Center for Common Concerns CEO Martha Fleetwood (no image)
Martha Fleetwood
5 Ratings
  1. "Challenging work supported by passionate team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeBase Center for Common Concerns full-time

    Pros

    - Working with a passionate, intelligent team on the goals of preventing and ending homelessness - Occupying a unique space in which firm can influence homeless and housing policy at the national level while reality checking proposed strategies through local, hands-on implementation - Opportunities to take on responsibilities, project management, and leadership happen quickly - Robust benefits package;... compensation grows over time - Skills developed are universal and transferrable

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    Cons

    - Staff must balance many demanding, client-driven projects

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to support the growth of all staff through trainings and conferences

    HomeBase Center for Common Concerns2016-02-10
  2. "Great place to make an impact and grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeBase Center for Common Concerns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great connections with community members, interesting travel around California and beyond, good work-life balance and flexibility (wfh, vacation, benefits, etc), and fun colleagues.

    Cons

    Occasionally tedious/boring work, especially during grant season which frequently emphasizes minutiae. Unclear career growth options.

    HomeBase Center for Common Concerns2019-08-29
  3. "Great cause, problematic environment and management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HomeBase Center for Common Concerns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Who doesn’t want to try to end homelessness and poverty?

    Cons

    Terrible founder and CEO who poisoned the environment with her mercurial micromanaging and playing employees off each other. Have you ever been asked to rat out your coworkers at your annual review and then be told all the negative things they said about you by your boss? Very unpleasant. They also expect a workaholic culture (60+ hours is expected during the busy grant period). Note how high the turnover is and the... fact that the only substantive staff who’ve been there longer than ~3 years work remotely. They also underpay new staff.

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t take your employees for granted and overwork them. Think through why most of people of color don’t stay for long.

    HomeBase Center for Common Concerns2019-04-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, but poor work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HomeBase Center for Common Concerns full-time

    Pros

    - Great mission - addressing homelessness - Some dedicated and thoughtful coworkers - Exposure to interesting clients and issues

    Cons

    - Toxic work environment - extremely difficult executive director keeps staff in constant fear and distrust - she actually encourages staff to snitch on each other during performance reviews - Upper management expects staff to work over 60 hours/week during busy projects, with no regard for personal lives - Low compensation, roughly $50,000, and executive director discourages salary negotiation - High turnover -... only a handful of non-management/administrative staff had been there more than 2 years when I started - Some incompetent colleagues make work more difficult after hiring sprees due to high turnover

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    Advice to Management

    Try to value the careers and lives of the staff, rather than seeing them as interchangeable idealistic workers that you can burnout

    HomeBase Center for Common Concerns2018-10-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Well-run and inclusive office environment"

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    Legal Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HomeBase Center for Common Concerns for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are what make this office so amazing! I've never felt more connected or comfortable with a team, while also feeling incredibly motivated to push myself professionally.

    Cons

    For me the only con was the commute, and the expensive parking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work, and continue providing an inclusive and professional environment!

    HomeBase Center for Common Concerns2015-12-05
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