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Seneca Family of Agencies Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Seneca Family of Agencies CEO Ken Berrick
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  • Intense work that requires strong work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Pay is low and sometimes feel unappreciated (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Abundant opportunities--an agency to learn and grow with."

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

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time

    Pros

    Seneca is not only an organization committed to providing excellent services for the youth and families they serve, but they care about each staff person. Committed to professional development, varied growth opportunities and extensive training, Seneca is a place for both seasoned and novice clinicians and counselors alike. As a long-term employee I've had the opportunity to work in numerous regions, learn several different service types/approaches, and even shift between clinical and administrative positions.

    If you're looking for an organization to support your professional growth, while maintaining excellent services for clients, Seneca is an organization you should consider.

    Cons

    I've never been more challenged by the needs of my clients... and I love it! I have grown immensely as a clinician and I wouldn't want it any other way.

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Jun 21, 2017 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We’re glad to hear you feel supported and have been able to grow as a professional during your time here. The work we do at Seneca can be difficult, but we are... More


  2. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Health Information Specialist
    Current Employee - Health Information Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I greatly enjoy working at Seneca. Everyone is passionate about the work that they do. The management staff as well as fellow coworkers are amazingly supportive. They are also very flexible, so they have a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    None, Seneca has been an amazing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being supportive.

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – it’s always great to receive feedback from our amazing employees. Thank you for adding to the positive work culture that you described, and most... More

  3. "Great agency and people!"

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    Current Employee - Program Director
    Current Employee - Program Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people who work at Seneca, support received, 5 weeks of paid time off for salary positions, working at a job that is fulfilling.

    Cons

    The pay but it is comparable to all other non-profits.

    Advice to Management

    Great agency!

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Jan 9, 2018 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for being a great part of the Seneca Team! Nathaniel Foster, Chief Advancement Officer


  4. "Classroom Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn, grow, and be challenged as a clinician. I have loved being able to work as a supportive team.

    Cons

    The youth and families you will work with have many significant needs that can be challenging, and at times, overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make direct-practice positions competitive. One way this could be done is to offer a retirement plan that matches contributions.

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Communications Manager

    I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Your feedback will be very helpful in providing insight to interested applicants. It is a value at Seneca to always be curious, challenging... More


  5. "Accounts Payable"

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

    I worked at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible environment and Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay, people expect payment like we have nothing else to do but process their invoice or reimbursement. We get over 2000 invoices and reimbursements request a month.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for those who work above and beyond, help the team when no one else wants to do the work.


  6. "agency really values employees"

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

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time

    Pros

    feeling valued, positive work place culture, lots of PTO, support with licensure, meaningful work, support in building knowledge

    Cons

    low pay (though understandable at a non profit), difficult work

    Advice to Management

    there should be a larger jump once clinicians are licensed

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Dec 21, 2017 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience – I always love hearing feedback from staff, and am happy to hear that you feel valued in your role. This work can often be difficult, but also very rewarding... More


  7. "Amazing Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great staff to work with
    Seneca mission helps the community in so many ways, which we are all a part of!
    Solid leadership group
    Nice benefit package
    Flexible schedules
    Great variety in work environment (all aspects)

    Cons

    None for me but the fast paced environment may not be for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support staff as you do and Seneca will continue to thrive.

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Dec 21, 2017 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you for supporting our mission of helping children and families through the most difficult times of their lives, and making Seneca the amazing place that it is. We’re so happy to have dedicated... More

  8. "Hard work, but such a rewarding company!"

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    Former Employee - Family Support Counselor in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Family Support Counselor in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They care about their employees and want to see them do well (granted the employee works towards supporting client's overall well-being), supportive supervisors, focus on work-life balance, great resume builder

    Cons

    Varying schedule, lots of travel in your personal vehicle, pay could be better, emotionally draining, not much room for growth if you have a BA

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thanks for leaving your feedback – we’re so happy to hear your experience here at Seneca was rewarding! We currently have some great professional development opportunities, including our Mentorship... More


  9. "A good place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Decent benefits
    Statewide agency
    Flexible scheduling
    Does great work for kids and families in their community

    Cons

    Pay
    Not a lot of growth opportunities for admin staff

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Nov 16, 2017 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It sounds like Seneca’s Mentor Program would be highly beneficial for you. You should check in with your supervisor to discuss if this could be a... More


  10. "Low Pay, Bad Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Family Support Counselor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Family Support Counselor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seneca Family of Agencies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They will hire folks with little training and skills and attempt to train them as they work

    Cons

    They allow people who have very little training support suicidal/ homicidal youth who need high levels of support. Terrible almost minimum wage pay in a city that requires a 6 figure salary to live. Often over work you and provide terrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Train people more and don't let untrained people work with seriously displaced youth. Pay way more. More than double what you pay. Provide better benefits.

    Seneca Family of Agencies Response

    Dec 26, 2017 – Digital Communications Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. The work we do at Seneca is important and can often be emotionally challenging. At Seneca, we focus on prioritizing competitive pay and our... More


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