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Found 52 of over 71 reviews
3.1
67% Recommend to a Friend
56% Approve of CEO

Found 52 of over 71 reviews

3.1
67%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
Approve of CEO
Sanctuary for Families Executive Director Hon. Judy Harris Kluger (no image)
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger
30 Ratings

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  • "However, many staff members are subject to low salaries, wage disparities among colleagues with similar education and experience, racism, and mental abuse.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Not enough staffing, fossilized management(in 3 reviews)
  • "In my experience, a supervisor yelled at me and was very disrespectful when brought to their supervisor to intervene they had a meeting where they just defended all of the supervisor's actions, and overall the agency is not very reflective or able to act on staff critique often solely focusing on what they deem as sucesses.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jul 2, 2022 - Senior Staff Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are amazing! Even during mostly virtual operations, there is a great sense of community and supportiveness. Everyone is genuinely devoted to the clients we serve.

    Cons

    Being a nonprofit, the salaries are lower than might be expected elsewhere, but the benefits are outstanding.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Good coworkers, senior management issues

    Aug 3, 2022 - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lower level employees interested in change and very supportive

    Cons

    Senior staff/administrative level are often disconnected, pay is poor

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Experience

    Mar 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, great co-workers, different locations are nice

    Cons

    Promotion ability limited, depts are siloed

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Sanctuary Team

    Jan 28, 2022 - Attorney 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My favorite part about working at Sanctuary was knowing how much I was able to offer the clients because I was part of a larger team. Sanctuary has a lot of name recognition in NYC and because of that, I was able to speak directly with people in power to get great results for my clients. Sanctuary has a holistic model. I was always able to get clients in contact with other service providers to help them - like shelter, therapy, support groups, immigration, and housing assistance. While I worked on the legal team at Sanctuary I was able to make a lot of referrals to our Economic Empowerment Program, which is an incredible opportunity for survivor clients to get necessary training to break into the workforce and thrive. As a lawyer, you’re not always able to help outside of the courtroom, I appreciate the Sanctuary has a large network that meets clients where they are.

    Cons

    Direct representation of domestic violence victims is difficult work. It is hard to balance the needs of clients, the stress of litigation, and the emotional toll of the work. Sanctuary staff recently voted to bring in a union, I’m hopeful that having a union representative will better connect Sanctuary admin with staff.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Racist leadership. of the worst type.

    Mar 4, 2022 - Line Staff in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The mission is important. DV agency serving women of color.

    Cons

    Racist leadership. hiding behind DEI. Terrible place for black women to work

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Supportive team and great work/life balance

    Jan 27, 2022 - Program Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The directors and supervisors were willing to teach and give room to learn as well as open to new ideas. Hours were pretty fixed and manageable when they were not.

    Cons

    Sometimes directors were not available and sometimes there were some gaps in communication between directors and team members when it came to resolving issues.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Abusive, Toxic, Hostile, Demoralizing Place to Work-Run!

    Jan 12, 2022 - Project Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Got to experience working with brilliant colleagues who are genuine advocates that were entirely too good for this company.

    Cons

    If you are a survivor of any sort coming to work here, please reconsider if possible. You will be gaslit, abused, subjected to pervasive and offensive language and behavior by supervisors, undervalued, to name a few. Sanctuary for Families purports itself as a company with a trauma lens yet there client-centered advocacy is horrendous. Hypocrisy on all levels. Supervisors often yelled and berated clients and spoke to them in demeaning ways. Supervisors and senior staff were more concerned with their and Sanctuary’s image and accolades than their clients, with supervisors often berating staff along the way for their own personal gain. When confronted about their unprofessional and unproductive ways, supervisors would fire back and say “we, too, are overworked and don’t even take lunch breaks sometimes. We are too busy to be concerned!”, becoming defensive when steps to hold them accountable were taken. Moral injury on 1000%. Come here to get abused by the same people pretending to dismantle systems of power of control, the hypocrisy. A very corporate, formal, and toxic non-profit company paying uncompetitive salaries. Run!

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Old and more old

    Jan 12, 2022 - Administration 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of time off and holidays.

    Cons

    Everything is archaic and no chance of upward mobility. Management is from the dinosaur error and will not retire to give others a chance. There is no real DEI as they claim. The board is filled with rich white folk and the few POC are just there for them to say we bring in POC.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Mission Driven

    Dec 2, 2021 - Legal 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong culture of commitment to clients

    Cons

    More support needed for staff-the work is rewarding but challenging.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Non-Profit Domestic Violence Agency

    Oct 20, 2021 - Information Technology Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and Gret environment

    Cons

    Low wages and long work hours

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Sanctuary for Families has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 71 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Sanctuary for Families to a friend and 35% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sanctuary for Families employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sanctuary for Families. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

67% of Sanctuary for Families employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sanctuary for Families 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sanctuary for Families to be senior leadership, career development, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, compensation, management.

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