Good organization to work for to gain experience.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Van Nuys, CA – October 31, 2014
Overall TIerra is an excellent organization. Has a great benefits package for its employees including life insurance (which TDS pays for), the offices provide its employees with coffee, hot chocolate, and tea for their enjoyment. Great co-workers who really care about the clients they serve. Also, it feels good to work for a non-profit who does so much good for the developmentally disabled community.
Pay is very low with no raises given. Very limited advancement opportunities. A lot of internal politics that tend to demoralize staff. Senior Management plays favorites in very obvious ways. Heavy work loads with limited resources (granted its a non-profit). A LOT OF MEETINGS! Inconsistent procedures from location to location.
Advice to Management:
Management listen to your staff! Fire all the incompetent staff, and start rewarding people who have given their life to this organization. I know times are tough and you're a non-profit but for god's sake figure out a way to give raises to staff again, that will increase moral more than all the Employee events (ETH's) aimed at doing this. Invest in staff and provide additional training to everyone not just DSPs. And from now on focus on building the foundation of future programs rather than launching half-hearted and not fully thought out programs that take more work to get in shape than if they would've have they been fully planned for.