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Instituto Familiar de la Raza Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Non-Profit with culture at the center"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MHS in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - MHS in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great agency with cultural practices highlighted
    Great co-workers that feel like family
    Paid holidays (13)
    Flexible schedule
    Understanding management
    Great location in S.F
    Everyone cares about the community
    Great training opportunities

    Cons

    Small agency
    Have to be a quick learner and often don't get training right away
    Challenging work


  2. "Uneven"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time

    Pros

    * Strong community & social, political vision
    * Committed, passionate colleagues
    * Great flexibility
    * Over 36 year history

    Cons

    * Little consistent professional training or skill building
    * Uneven skill level from one program to another
    * Difficulty ensuring agency values & goals are embodied by all staff or evidenced in work with clients
    * Unclear expectations about quality of work

    Advice to Management

    * Identify meaningful ways to measure quality of work with clients and follow up with staff to address necessary improvements
    * Improve salaries and or increase paid time off

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great agency but with the same problems you'll encounter at any nonprofit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers that genuinely care about the community; feels like a family; located in the heart of the Mission; 13 paid holidays; 2 weeks of vacation for first 3 years and 15 days thereafter; 401(3)b Plan; if you have no dependents, the medical benefits are great because they are at a minimal cost to you.

    Cons

    The agency can sometimes feel like small cliques and there isn't too much interaction with other teams; there are minimal opportunities for professional advancement; you are often overworked to make-up for the lack of internal capacity in some areas and there seems to be little appreciation for your work.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more fun activities for the staff such as baseball games or other activities that are part of self-care.


  4. "Great Job, low pay, very bad health benefits."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time

    Pros

    Vast amount of experience and program implementation

    Cons

    Low on benefits specially health ones.

    Advice to Management

    Up-grade Health Benefits.