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Instituto Familiar de la Raza CEO Estela Garcia
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  1. Amazing Non-Profit with culture at the center

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    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 for more than 2 years

    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. Family Support Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time

    Pros

    - great learning experience - real support for staff by colleagues - everyone is willing to help - org stays true to its mission; serves the community well

    Cons

    - admin staff is very slow to do job - burnout is quick

  3. Uneven

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    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

  4. Worker Bee

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

    I have been working at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The frontline staff are caring and want to make a difference. It is a good place if you are just starting out.

    Cons

    If you are not a favorite or related to one of the supervisors, excecutive directors or part of the Aztec Dance group. You will not be given an opportunity to advance. You will be overworked, devalued and disrespected. Upper level administrators make the most money, they have the biggest offices and they don't do any direct client work and are out of touch. Most of the upper level administrators have been there forever....

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your front line staff more. Spread the wealth. Honor and respect your workers. Promote workers based on merit not upper management's favorite employees. Listen to employees they are the reason you executives get a paycheck. Upper management meetings should be professional and not a place to denegrate your employees. Share your office space with the staff that do direct client work. La cultura cura pero tambien...

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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instituto Familiar de la Raza full-time for more than 4 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.

  6. Great Job, low pay, very bad health benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in [location]

    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.

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