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Public Health Institute Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Non-profit organizational culture and business model beholden to grant funding (in 5 reviews)

  • The temp position pay was low and often had a lot of down time with little to do (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Associate II in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Program Associate II in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible management, great pay and benefits. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Non-profit organization so funding is never guaranteed.


  2. "Tecnical Advisor - Global Health Fellows Program II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Institute full-time

    Pros

    Generous contribution to 403(b), support for professional development

    Cons

    GHFP's salary negotiation process is ridiculous and is neither transparent nor logical. It is unclear how they determine years of experience. They have no understanding of what fellows actually do on behalf of USAID and are not equipped to make a determination of salary. GHFP is naive to think that fellows do not talk to one another and understand the major disparities in salaries between people with similar experience performing similar work. I would never recommend GHFP to a friend after the experience negotiating my salary and feeling undervalued, misunderstood, and marginalized. GHFP is only able to get away with this because people want to work at USAID.

    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency in the salary negotiation process and undergo audit to understand how salaries are truly determined.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Epidemiology Interviewer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PHI is a great non-profit! Great projects, awesome people who care for the well-being of several different communities. Great benefits, too!

    Cons

    There are so many different projects that you don't really get to know anyone outside your own.


  4. "Administrative Assistant Office Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent structured environment; great employees, benefits and cause.

    Cons

    Expected hours and no flexibility


  5. "Great Mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Strong benefits package
    * Family friendly - flexible work schedules
    * Professional development opportunities

    Cons

    * Nonprofit salaries
    * High turnover


  6. "Research Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Public Health Institute (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work on complex challenges confronting society

    Cons

    Non-profit organizational culture and business model beholden to grant funding


  7. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice work environment with friendly coworkers and nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    not what I can think of at the moment

  8. "Circus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Institute (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Used to be flexible with vacations.

    Cons

    Too much turn around of employees. Management are cutting hours of employees to force them to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing God.


  9. "HR Program Partner and Compensation Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compensation Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Compensation Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Institute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice company to work at and wonderful people. I love the programs that the company offers to the community.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for the company.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very respectful, positive and knowledgeable. Access to advanced technologies was easily procured and links to major universities makes this organization an excellent choice of employer.

    Cons

    The business side of things can get a little bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do what they do best.


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