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Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Determined Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time

    Pros

    feeling of community in your department, coworkers were great, meaningful mission

    Cons

    people were burned out and high turnover rate


  2. "Senior Analyst"

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

    I worked at Institute on Aging full-time

    Pros

    A good place to acquire experience....and in no time at all you could easily advance from novice to resident expert. Knowledgeable professionals do pass thru, but don't stay very long.

    Cons

    The mission far exceeds the organization's capacity. Lacking talent in many key areas, it felt to me like a group of intelligent people trying to fill a bucket with water using a teaspoon, but the bucket has a slow leak.

  3. "Unclear Direction, Poor CEO"

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

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated folks in social work programs, PACE, Friendship Line, Connect, Education and Elder Abuse Prevention. People working long hours, with not much opportunity for advancement or pay raises (some not for years)

    Cons

    Don't need both a CEO and COO. The CEO makes too much money, and his job (as well as his vision for IOA) is unclear. Home Care Dept is costly, and bleeding $.

    Advice to Management

    The Board should take a hard look at the leadership at the top, starting with the CEO. Ditch the faltering Home Care Dept, and contract this piece to already existing home care providers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to hone your craft."

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    Current Employee - Care Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Care Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Social work staff is hard working and congenial. Great environment to hone your craft.

    Cons

    Benefits are so, so. Management a little out of step with supporting front line workers.


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity, good environment to work

    Cons

    No parking in the building


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Mission, But SO Disorganized"

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

    I have been working at Institute on Aging part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most clients are sweet. Employees truly care about the work they do.

    Cons

    Turnover is so high. Not enough support from management. No policy and procedure. Disorganized. There are a few incompetent employees that don't get fired.

    Advice to Management

    check-in with employees regularly to see what is working and what's not. stop trying to grow when you can't even sustain the employees. stop hiring people out of despair.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "HIGH TURNOVER, CULTURE of SUCK-UPS and BROWN NOSES, heavy caseload, overworked, unorganized, nepotism."

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

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice building, gas station next door, CVS across the street, and round table is next door.

    Cons

    HIGH TURNOVER, OVER WORKED, TERRIBLE PARKING, DREADFUL HYPOCRITICAL LEADERSHIP. Use temporary workers to the point of burn out. Full-time Employees do not dare say anything to make the company sound bad, or not allowed to speak against the IOA mafia or you will be black listed and shunned or eventually exiled. The SUCK-UPS and BROWN NOSES will easily be promoted and get to boss other people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning out people, stop practicing nepotism and prejudice, stop being hypocritical about your mission, stop bending the rules for some and not others.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Management is the problem"

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

    I worked at Institute on Aging full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *the IOA does provide valuable services to people who need them

    Cons

    *constant harping on the need to make money
    *unprofessional management.
    *culture of gossip is encouraged and abetted by top management

    Advice to Management

    Hire some organizational management consultants to help repair a culture that punishes honest committed employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Institute on Aging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with people that are supportive and caring but they were resigning one by one. Looks like the upper management isn't doing well.

    Cons

    Upper management is only thinking about profit and not caring anymore for their employees.
    No career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive and more caring to their employees.


  10. "Great non-profit with many programs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Institute on Aging full-time

    Pros

    Many programs, involved in a lot of sectors of adult aging and set up to help those in need. It is expanding and has open minded culture to new ideas. Very gratifying work to assist elderly with what they need.

    Cons

    Lack of competitiveness in salary and pension programs. Location lacks parking accommodations. Advancement opportunities may not be as great.

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders will make themselves available to those that are in need of their support. Great teams require great team members.


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