Program Coordinator/Youth Leader (Former Employee) – San Jacinto, CA – June 9, 2018
I learned a lot about the kids and the community I worked with. One of the best things about this company was the coworkers and management. I have never had a bad experience with anybody else at this company, everyone was so nice.
I only left because this is a job that is only good if you're a student with little time to spare. By that I mean for Program Coordinator was only offered 6 hours a week (divided into 3 (2) hour day shifts) and obviously, nobody can make a living off that wage. When minimum wage went up in 2018 I was disappointed when my salary did not go up as well. I was getting paid $12.50/hr and in the end, it just did not work out for me, especially when I was done with school.
In summary, great company, but they just don't have enough hours to offer everybody.
paid holidays, friendly and professional management, theme park discounts, paid monthly meetings with food
short hours, lack of more hours, and not enough staff for kids with special needs (it's just 1 person with 20 kids), monthly meetings could be 30+ miles away
Official response from Life Skills Training and Educational Programs - LifeSTEPS
July 13, 2018
Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to creating an environment where our employees feel equipped and valued as they provide support to residents choosing to receive services from LifeSTEPS . While many front-line staff are initially hired into part-time positions, it is the policy of LifeSTEPS to offer additional employment opportunities and promote within.whenever additional assignments are available.
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Great place to work!
Corporate Team Member (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – December 15, 2017
Working at LifeSTEPS offers a rewarding career and valuable life experience. It is an opportunity to make a difference every day by living the mission, values and guiding principles of the organization.
Good at making the individuals who live there feel like they're part of the community.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Grafton, ND – November 30, 2016
A typical day at Life Skills and Transition Centerl? There's no such thing! There's always something to do, whether your going to the park, the public pool, or down the street to an individuals favorite store. Every day is different, some better than others, but every day your'e making a positive impact on someones life and helping them to grow as a person. Not only do you help these individuals grow and be productive members of society, you make life long friends.
Director of Social Services (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – March 28, 2015
This is by far one of the worst environments I have ever worked in. The Executive Director is typically highly erratic and unpredictable. More often than not she will fixate on a small irrelevant detail and disrupt the flow of work in order to micro-manage whatever she is currently fixated on. The level of dysfunction at this company is paramount and never ceases to amaze me. Employees are not rewarded for their skills and merit. Instead, they are rewarded based on their loyalty and capacity to kiss up and stroke the E.D.'s ego. If one expresses concern regarding his or her workload, they are ostracized and labeled at "un-coachable." The company culture dictates negative and dishonest behavior and as a result employees lie about the amount of work they can handle which in turn affects other employees. I have never experienced a working environment that emphasizes self-preservation as much as LifeSTEPS. If i had a dollar for every time I heard the term "cover your a**," I'd be rich. This is a sick company and I desperately wish to get out of here. If you are able too, please avoid employment here.
Limited benefits (they only pay 75% for employees only-no family), the pay is mediocre at best, culture, bonuses