Lead teacher (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 5, 2015
I truly love working for this agency, upper management is very supportive to staff & families. Very culturally diverse. For someone who loves working with children & is in the field for the right motives is the best place to work for
A mostly positive work environment with much opportunity to advance.
Psychologist, Registered, Lead Psychologist (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 12, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Children's Institute, Inc (Cii). There was lots of personal support for my abilities and encouragement to advance. Cii offered many training courses and certifications related to the job each of us was doing. My department handled some of the most difficult cases and, for a majority of my time there, the team I worked with was the top team in the Southern California area, producing the highest numbers in success of our clients. This success was due in large part to the support that was offered by Cii and the training that was available. The only downside to working at Cii was the intense productivity requirements that took its toll on many people during my tenure. As I was leaving, they actually cut back on their productivity requirements. Overall, I had a very positive and successful time at Cii and I could say it was one of the top places that I have had the opportunity to work.
lots of personal support, training, and encouragement for advancing.
huge expectation for productivity resulting in long hours.
Provides Mental Health Services for abused and neglected children
Administrative Lead (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 15, 2013
Whatever it takes is the theme for getting the job done. At times this can be motivating. While working away from a grass roots approach to becoming pioneers within the industry for certain communities, the focus on infrastructure is key. Processes and procedures need to be established and practiced to support goals that are in place. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to see the lives of children and their families touched and supported in a way that makes them high functioning in society, despite the challenges and traumas they face.
strength based staff
silo affect in some locations, resources are limited
A nice enviornment due to the teachers who are team players.
Preschool/Infant Teacher (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2014
Everyday greeting teachers and children. Always make yourself a copy of any paperwork you do. Management needs to be supportive and communicate. Coworkers are fun to be around. Hard part of job is dealing with some of the parents who don't listen all the time. Or those who say they cant understand you. Most enjoyable part is the babies, seeing their smile.
not all teachers are helpful, lack of support from management
Applicant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles – January 13, 2013
The recent open house interview process was a fantastic and assertive process. In todays chaotic and uncertain job market it was a relief to get a first hand account of child care professionals seeking employment. This representation was an eye opener.
friendly and courteous human resource staff.
the interview questioner was confusing and needs revamping, there are too many objectives in each question, each questioner should be assisted with a short written portion, interviews could be completed with two people.
I agree with your comment about the interview.I recently was interviewed at Childrens Institute by one of the supervisors and she did not seem to have that much experience in interviewinf ,asking the same questions and not knowing what to ask.
Job Work/Life Balance
stressful and dishonest
Offices locate in Watts and Compton (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 22, 2015
management not up front. back stabbing environment. fear of the area where the LA sites are located and the clients served is promoted by management even though this is a social service agency working with people who live in these areas. Their public image is more important than the services they provide
Grants/Donations Associate (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – May 30, 2013
This is wonderful organzaiton that really helps the community. I had a dream manager who was interested in my career development, but not all managers are like that. The compensation of assistants seemed a little low compared to managers. They have cool fundraising and staff events that really makes you proud to work there.
Pay was fair but not worth the abuse from management
Staff (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh – January 1, 2015
This company works directly with individuals with disabilities but have a terrible attitude and track record of treating employees with functional disabilities. All for fear it may cost them money. Best paying job I had to date and would not endure anymore absuse from them for any amount of money.