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Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Solid Ground part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are the best part of working at Solid Ground - everyone who works here is very passionate about social justice, and the office environment is friendly and casual. Because Solid Ground is unionized, the benefits are incredible!

    Cons

    There is some tension between management and line-level staff regarding racism and transphobia in the workplace. Solid Ground's management is not very communicative and the organization can be rather clique-y (i.e. you have to be "in" with the right people to know about things going on in the agency). Solid Ground as a whole also appears to be mostly motivated by where the funding is instead of what programs they would genuinely like to see in the community.


  2. "Do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Solid Ground has a great mission and offers much-needed services to people in the greater Seattle area. Its programs are innovative and relied on by the community. The people who work there are justice-oriented, committed, and fun to be around.

    Cons

    Like many nonprofits, Solid Ground expects to pay people terribly and have them stay for the sake of the mission. Job expectations are completely unrealistic, and there is a lot of turnover. Programs are siloed and compete against each other for resources, both internally and externally. The leadership team is out of touch, and there's an us vs. them dynamic that the union perpetuates. However, the union is the only recourse for many employees to make sure they are treated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a clear vision that its employees can rally behind, and it then needs to back it up by investing in its systems and its people.


  3. "HP Data & Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    SG is an Anti-Poverty, Anti-Racism Organization that provides social services to the community. The organization serves a very diverse population and is non-profit.

    Cons

    We have a long way to go on that continuum to becoming an Anti-Racist organization. We are encouraged to have conversations about race but often times it's superficial and on the surface, and not really getting at the root.

    Advice to Management

    Start leading by example when it comes to attending Anti-Racism meetings, go to caucus meetings and encourage your staff to spend time working on the analysis the agency claims to work with regarding dismantling institutionalized racism.


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  5. "Volunteer Resources Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solid Ground part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid Ground does a lot of things in trying to end poverty. Solid Ground does many things; advocacy, cooking programs, hosing and shelter.

    Cons

    I am afraid that Solid Ground is becoming a housing agency and possibly neglecting it's anti-racism and advocacy work. Time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the anti-racism initiative front and center. Make sure that there are low-income people on the board. Insure that senior management have a working knowledge of racism and white privilege.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility, good relationsdhips with some of my coworkers

    Cons

    low salary, lack of leadership and communication from the management


  7. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Has provided value to the customer

    Cons

    Need get more office Space

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Non-profit with strong principles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Solid Ground works to achieve a just and caring community free from poverty, prejudice and nelglect. Compassion and respect for all people is among their highest values.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours. But, worth it. There are some disconnect between mission and practice but there is a sincere effort to meet the ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware and proactive in developing avenues and policies to eliminate the disconnect and to finding funds to raise salaries


  9. "A good place to work overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solid Ground full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong commitment to social justice.

    Cons

    Communication issues, some gossip and in-fighting


  10. "Great place but with challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Solid Ground full-time

    Pros

    Mission, talented staff, good results in the community

    Cons

    Inadequate resources, overworked staff, difficulties wrestling with systems changes


  11. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solid Ground full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Great benefits, good time off, very understanding and friendly management.

    Cons

    Sometimes you find your self with too much work and too much on your plate and it becomes overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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