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Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. "Great!"

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

    I have been working at PHFE full-time

    Pros

    They are our fiscal agent and we highly enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    Communication can occasionally be challenging due to offsite functioning.


  2. "Data Quality Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Data Manager/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PHFE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly HR, great life work balance. As long as you don't work within PHFE but as a contractor for another company it's all good.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and inflexible - they are set in their ways and there is no wiggle room to adjust contracts to fit lifestyle

    Advice to Management

    Leave more room for flexibility

  3. "Outstanding Public Health Non-Profit Doing Great Work"

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

    I have been working at PHFE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This agency is active in many areas of public health and truly makes a difference in people's lives. It is a great agency to work for and many wonderful opportunities.

    Cons

    Would be great to have a few more lunch options.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of great changes going on. Keep up the great work!


  4. "PHFE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good way to get your foot in the door at the local health department without getting union dues taken out of your pay!

    Cons

    PHFE employees are contractors and do not reap benefits of working at the health department like stable employment or unions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "PHFE HQ"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PHFE full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, most co-workers are nice to work with. I had a good expirience with my management team, but I hear others where not as fortunate.

    Cons

    The organization underwent lots of changes and I do not think management was prepared for them. I don't fell that the employees are always appreciated as they should be and compensation was not competitive (in certain departments) I also think there are people who are useless and their positions are eating up a salary that could go toward someone who actually does work that contributes to the organizations success

    Advice to Management

    Look to those employees who have been with the organization for a long time. Re evaluate your pay structure...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, great placements to get your foot in the door with public health.

    Cons

    Require online hour submission and time off requests. Unfortunately the online system is often glitchy and slow running.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Okay (Portfolio Management/Planning & Staff Support could use help)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PHFE full-time

    Pros

    PHFE is a non-profit focused on both initiating and supporting public health programs (it is rewarding to be a part of this). For the most part PHFE staff are friendly warm people. Benefits are very good (salary mediocre).

    Cons

    Salary (low for position type & low for hours worked). At times PHFE will work its employees like an investment bank or national accounting firm. It is great that PHFE is growing but it should make more of an effort to support its employees as it grows.

    CEO seems to support work-life balance but there is no oversight to ensure work life balance is actually protected. PHFE seems to jump into new systems and structures forcing many staff to consistently feel pressured to work 12-13 hour days and to work many holidays/days off. This issue is exacerbated by insufficient portfolio review and re-balancing of workload across available staff.

    Advice to Management

    1) Incentivize middle-management to actually support work-life balance for their team by tracking actual hours worked and setting up a bonus system for managers who do best at keeping their employees hours under 10-hours a day and with the fewest weekends worked (while still getting necessary work done). This promotes efficiency and should lead to better employee satisfaction and lower turnover. No one at PHFE would deny very high turnover the past year.

    Also, Most employees would like to feel they work for an organization that would like for them to be able to go home and eat dinner with their families at the end of the day. If you want to keep employees who you have made the investment to train, then try not to abuse them.

    2) Perform an annual assessment of all programs to determine which show promise and which consistently fail to show sustainability (there are some programs which consistently cost PHFE more from a labor and risk standpoint then others, these programs should be reduced while more promising programs expanded).

    There are many programs PHFE can support, we should make an effort to support the most worthy and should include Accounting/Admin team input when renewing or signing new contracts. (The Contract Management group may facilitate contracts but it is Accounting/HR that actually have to perform the support work for monthly operations. There should be an annual review with stakeholders from each department outlining which programs to target for expansion and which programs to transition out of PHFE management.)

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PHFE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Pay is good

    Cons

    Bad Policies, Upper Management is unfair

    Advice to Management

    Need to let the new wave of ideas in. Older employees are out of touch.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Public health - working with a fiscal sponsor"

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    Current Employee - Health Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Health Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PHFE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PHFE, as a non-profit fiscal sponsor, provides an extremely supportive environment for government funded grant programs. I have over 20 year's experience collaborating with them. Their recent changes have resulted in more client oriented support.

    Cons

    No real cons. Job challenges are associated largely with the flux of federal funding and limitations inherent in working within a system that is constrained by economic and political priorities.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Company with a great purpose but management with no structure"

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

    I worked at PHFE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The overall program based on helping the community that promotes the wellbeing of others is of great satisfaction, good health benefits, retirement plan,

    Cons

    The current CEO is great , no career advancement, nor promotes continued education, certain positions are very much under paid, better opportunities in other company's doing the same and working less hours with a lot more pay. No structure or organization, lack of communication with in the same department and across other departments, some management staff seem to continuously be in a Debbie Downer mood, no motivation the key is to be nose to the grind stone individual to just avoid any drama, some egos are at its all time high

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to evaluate the constant turn over in certain departments and positions and pay attention to the ambiance , the employee moral is decreasing in the corporate setting which is then reflected with poor customer service.Time to think outside the box, the CEO seems to have great intentions but needs to begin gathering key elements that is causing turn over and job dissatisfaction, loyalty should be given to those employees who are results driven and have strong work ethics. A good leader leads by example and helps to be the foundation to future leaders, certain leaders are lacking this fundamental. More management training is needed. Certain practices or circumstances are in need of immediate change or maybe lacking structure, people should work smarter not harder, begin by educating the management staff first then trickle down to training the other employees


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