Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – February 8, 2018
A typical workday consist of working directly with the CFO and Senior Accounting to assure the daily accounting functions are met. Some interactions with the Department Managers are required during month-end. I've gained a tremendous amount of experience from Westside Children's Center in working with budgets, licensing monthly and annual reporting, start-up accounting, and non-profit reporting and accounting. The overall management needs training, where each department have knowledge of other departments to gain an understanding of the importance of the daily operations. Some Managers lack knowledge of the importance in working with other departments, which in turn, delays the overall daily functioning. The overall culture of Westside Children's Center is very peaceful and friendly. The hardest part of the Accountant job at Westside Children's Center was getting the department employees to understand the importance of meeting deadlines and submitting documents in a timely manner. The most enjoyable part of working for Westside Children's Center was knowing my job is constantly making a difference in so many needed families lives.
Worst professional experience of my life, authoritarian boss
Administrator (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – June 28, 2017
Run as far away from this place as possible. I learned that it's best to trust your intuition. I knew that working for my manager would be a terrible choice since she was clearly highly strung and narcissistic. What I did not know was that she was abusive, toxic, and cruel. Definitely mentally ill. It took me a long time to recover from her abuse.
Nice therapists and sweet teacher.
Everyone lived in fear of the head woman. Nightmarish.
In-Home Outreach Counselor (IHOC) (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – May 23, 2017
A typical day at this agency involved visiting client families at their homes and conducting a needs assessment, investigate child abuse allegations, work with the family and teach effective communication skills, and provide family counseling. I learned how to work with the family as a system, and learning the different roles that people play within such a system. The management of the organization was effective in connecting the agency to any resources that were needed. The workplace culture of the agency was relaxed and informal. The hardest part of the job was having to travel to areas that did not feel safe. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with families and getting to know and understand their dynamics.