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San Francisco Housing Authority Reviews

Updated December 17, 2016
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  1. "Eligibility Worker"

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    Former Employee - Eligibility Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Eligibility Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great work environment
    good training

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


  2. "Don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Commission/Committee Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Commission/Committee Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at San Francisco Housing Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    12 paid holidays a year. Great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of communication, no opportunity for growth, very political and disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with integrity and honesty often and show appreciation to those who are doing the ground work


  3. "stop talking / start taking action"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at San Francisco Housing Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SFHA has a tremendous mission: Housing some of SF poorest people.

    Cons

    I've worked in two other agencies and this is the most dysfunctional. Sr Staff were mostly promoted to their roles without learning how to manage or lead people or projects. NOTHING goes smoothly here. Despite the strategic plans that "say" the agency will improve... Don't hold your breath.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do.


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  5. "Missed Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at San Francisco Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    This housing authority owns some of the most valuable real estate in the country. Some sites have a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and more than 1,000 public housing units look out over the bay.
    Also, San Francisco is one of the most caring cities in the nation and all those successful young executives would like nothing more than to help.

    Cons

    This agency keeps everything hidden from view and is never willing to do the right thing by its residents or its employees. As costs keep going up wages go down. Your best people leave because they can and you can only replace them with less skilled workers.

    Advice to Management

    First, get creative. Second, reach out to the community at large for ideas, approval and then money. Third, open the door and let the citizens of this great city


  6. "Poorly Managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Medical, vision and dental benefits

    Cons

    People in management are clueless, they micromanage their employees leaving no room for growth or innovation. Most senior management are title happy and disregard those below them. Very political, and many indulge in unethical practices, The union protects workers who are incompetent and due to budget cuts those who are actually working hard are constantly being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Include staff in decisions and stop micromanaging. If you hired someone to do a job trust that they will do it well. If not you should rethink your hiring strategies.


  7. "Dysfunctional Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. Just like other government jobs. There are good workers and lazy workers.

    Cons

    If you have been paying attention to the news, you know the SFHA is pulling low income housing down in Bayview. After they rebuild, SFHA will give the building to non-profit organization or property management companies to manage. In this way, outsider can do a better job than government..... meaning there will be laidoff. Well, I don't blame the agency at all. Some of the government workers are a joke. Files are full of mistakes and unorganized. It's hard to get lazy folks to do things. I worked for other public agencies in SF before. All other agencies promote paperless and electronic filing when it comes to case management, but not in here. The way they do case management still remains in the 80s.

    Advice to Management

    The agency requires a major update in process and procedures.


  8. "Ew1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Wages are decent. Co workers are ok

    Cons

    Everything else you can think of.......

    Advice to Management

    Think of your staff and have their back more then the tenates is crazy what the tenates get away with


  9. "This agency believes they are above the law"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at San Francisco Housing Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing pro about this agency

    Cons

    They treat their employee's like slaves

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to the people who work for you.


  10. "It was rewarding working with the Residents. Unfortunately the culture of the organization needs improvement."

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    Former Employee - Relocation Specialist
    Former Employee - Relocation Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at San Francisco Housing Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the Residents was extremely rewarding!

    Cons

    The culture of the organization needs to change!

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you are public servants.