ILLUMINATION FOUNDATION Employee Reviews

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Absolutely Love this Job
Housing Navigator (Current Employee) –  Buena Park, CANovember 25, 2018
This is one of the best jobs I've ever had. If it wasn't for the high cost of living I would stay forever. The directors allow you to be creative and allow you to have your own mind.
Pros
Creativity is allowed
Cons
Watching the clients fail sometimes
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great culture at illumination foundation
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist (Current Employee) –  Orange County, CASeptember 16, 2018
Everyone that works there is supportive and nice. The job itself is difficult due to the population you are working with but everything else is great. The CEO/Founder has a passion for helping others and this trickles down to the employees
Pros
Great staff, flexibility in hours, awesome supervisor, ability to be creative
Cons
expensive benefits, pays a little lower that some non-profits
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Productive and fun work environment
Assistant Manager of warehouse and Logistics (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAJune 1, 2018
It's great working for a cause. Helping the homeless to be housed has such a rewarding feeling to it. Management is excellent! We are involved in Recouperative care which is helping out a ton of injured or sick people in the Orange County and LA ares.
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Fast paced, and fun environment
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Stanton, CAFebruary 12, 2018
Great place to volunteer, and loved working with the people and helping the community of Orange County. Volunteering for this organization is something I would do again it is very meaningful.
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3.0
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Great Experience and Meaningful Work
Me (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CANovember 30, 2017
The organization goes above and beyond to serve the most vulnerable homeless population. This is a growing organization positioned for success with many hospital, insurance and county contracts. There is a great change in management structure.
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Interesting place to intern
Social Work Intern (Former Employee) –  Stanton, CAOctober 30, 2017
As an intern, it was a very relaxed environment. Important to take initiative, no micromanagement. Working at the Children's Resource Center was the best, the children there are amazing.
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Stay away
Licensed Vocational Nurse (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe SpringsOctober 14, 2017
I worked at this organization with great expectation to do WONDERFUL things in the community. Unfortunately this organization does not have adequate staff or educated and trained managers. When you have people that are promoted because of friendships instead of their education, track record or integrity you will have several problems. Integrity is greatly missing from this organization. I was lied to many times by upper management. Their is a huge turnover because people are over worked and greatly under paid.
Pros
Employment
Cons
Salary, Lack of 401k
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Stress
Medical Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe Springs, CAJuly 10, 2017
Your role is not the role you sign up for. You are going to work for other departments. You feel unsupported and unappreciated. Your safety is not their concern.
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Corrupt company. Terrible management
Recuperative Employee (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles County, CAJune 15, 2017
This organization lost sight of it's mission a long time ago. It's become more about the money and expanding instead of helping the homeless.

Middle management is always doing all they can to kiss up to upper management. Often nothing gets done because they are afraid to make a decision that their higher-ups might not approve of.

Employees are very unhappy. They feel/are undervalued and mistrusted. Cameras are their to watch employees more than for safety. Employees are also afraid to made decisions on client care for fear of backlash from their managers. Their are many levels of management too. Some employees report to 2 or 3 people.

Managers and HR tend to short peoples hours. They commit wage theft.
Pros
Working with the homeless, gain experience
Cons
Horrible management, corruption, wage theft, other dept of labor violations
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if you love what u do
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 16, 2017
you'll never work a day in your life. I was there before they hit their 5 year mark as a start up non-profit and the company, after I left, has been extremely successful since then. Keep up the great work!
Pros
helps people
Cons
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Poor management and executives
Medical Site Assistant (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe Springs, CANovember 17, 2016
Dont waste your time with this company. The management cares only about the amount of money they bring in "caring" for the homeless. The department I work in brings in about 75% of the foundations revenue. Clients are sent to the facility with care requirements exceeding the scope of the medical staff, but it didnt matter if the patient was knocking on deaths door, the management would accept the patient based solely on the payments received for care from the patients HMO.
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3.0
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Rarely any advancement, overload of work, managers take advantage
Case Management (Former Employee) –  Stanton, CAOctober 24, 2016
The work you do for this organization is undoubtedly rewarding. Which keeps you hooked and staying far longer than you probably should.
Managers/Administrators play favorites for sure. Many of them will take credit for your work and accomplishments.
They will overwork and give you various job responsibilities out of your description.
Compensation begins poorly and advancement is far out of the question.

As far as the work you are doing for the clients, it is absolutely rewarding; Your truly learning a lot and working for the most vulnerable.
Unfortunately, administrators will never know the work you truly do, due to the managers.
Pros
Health benefits, experience, pto, paid holidays
Cons
Overworked, little time for breaks, difficult to take vacation, favoritism.
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Great place to learn clinical skills and opportunity to work with at risk populations.
2nd year MSW Field Placement (Former Employee) –  CRC in Stanton, Ca.September 26, 2016
A typical days was busy from start to finish. I learned how to face many ethical dilemmas and remain calm under pressure. Management and co-workers were very supportive to new employees and interns. The hardest part of the job was saying goodbye to clients at the end of day because many of them lived in neighborhoods experiencing gang violence and other crimes. The most enjoyable part was attending the events where the Illumination Foundation would gift an entire community with a catered meal and fun games. IF is a great organization to be a part of and I truly loved the experience.
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3.0
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Repetitive, but always challenging
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CADecember 16, 2014
Working with a different homeless population discharged from a hospital. The challenge was broken into two parts, medically aspect and social services. Connecting them to resources that could help with housing, income, addition issues, etc.
Difficult times came when client were misdiagnosed, sent without medication or the wrong ones, client demanding or refusing medication. In addition, most clients had been dual-diagnosed either with psychological, addiction, and/or physical issues. Which enhanced the challenge, just when things would come together for the best the client would sometimes walk out. It is a fast-paced job with little time to catch your breath.
The part I enjoyed was being able to work directly with the client and help them to the best of my ability and more.
I would give the organization a score of 3.5 out of 5.
Pros
The team comradery and support we give to one another
Cons
Some Managers/Directors play favorites, shun others and are never wrong
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Accountant duties
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CADecember 10, 2014
I handled majority of all accounting duties here from month end close, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting for grants, etc.
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Passionate.
Case Manager and Counselor (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAJuly 28, 2014
The staff are passionate about helping the community. They spend many hours making referrals and working with the families to ensure that homelessness is ended.
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Productive and Fun
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Orange CountyDecember 29, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the experience was working with children and participating in the event.
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