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Westside Community Services Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2018

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Westside Community Services Chief Executive Officer Mary Ann Jones
Mary Ann Jones
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  1. "Avoid this place at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westside Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Did not start out that way, but made tremendous improvements in that area.

    Cons

    Management is extremely vindictive towards its employees. They blame them for everything that goes wrong at work. Management yells at employees which includes swearing and use of profanity. They have made employees cry on more than one occasion. Management is very combative with their employees and they do not listen to them. To many staff meetings and tremendous amount of paperwork. Huge staff turnover and poor training. If you care about yourself or value your overall sanity, do not work at this facility. Also, it is extremely disorganized and severely understaffed.

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    Westside Community Services2018-12-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Westside Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Fully paid health benefits

    Cons

    Upper management is very poor, and makes all decisions based on personal feelings towards the employees.

    Westside Community Services2016-12-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "CLINICIAN"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Westside Community Services

    Pros

    Good job to get a sense of the mental health field.

    Cons

    Another sad social service not for profit with the strange dynamic of management feeling like staff is "the enemy."

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    Westside Community Services2016-09-29
  4. "Payee Operations Counselor"

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    Payee Operations Counselor - Adult Behavior Health (ACT) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Westside Community Services for less than a year

    Pros

    Low pressure job. The team is really nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Lack of projects are being assigned

    Westside Community Services2016-03-30
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good work being done, in spite of top down instability."

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    Current Employee - Clinician in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westside Community Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees enjoy reasonable caseloads, strong collaboration between clinicians, and meaningful work with a diverse population. No two days the same.

    Cons

    Little or no company plan for orientation of new employees. Many good staff recently laid off or leaving. Multiple supervision and support roles vacated. Attrition of managerial and clinical positions secondary to unpredictable, reactive, and guarded upper management figure with strong tendency to externalize blame.

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    Westside Community Services2015-08-21
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Depressing"

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    Former Employee - Administrstion 

    I worked at Westside Community Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits package, generous PTO, good fringe benefits.

    Cons

    I rarely learned anything new, I was new to the job and I wanted to learn as much as possible but management would not mentor on tasks and procedures. Management was also very

    Westside Community Services2015-01-30
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Westside Community Services

    Pros

    Great place to grow as a clinician and/or administrator. Westside is the first African American based community mental healh canter in the country.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no parking and the cost of living in the bay area is very high. This is a difficult place to earn a liveable wage if you are an intern or new to the field.

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    Westside Community Services2012-03-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff is great, but the organization has been dysfunctional from the top down, attempts at change unsuccessful."

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    Mental Health Therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Westside Community Services

    Pros

    Clinicians are typically well-trained and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Stressful work that is unsupported by management.

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    Westside Community Services2012-03-18
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