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Starlight Children's Foundation Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2018

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bizarre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paddington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A really great cause that the staff generally want to make a difference. Good for students who want to make a bit of extra cash

    Cons

    Very weak leadership team, bad management and outdated practices. Inability to see the bigger picture,instead prefer focusing on petty issues. Waste a lot of the publics money on unnecessary networking events for CE. Paid a lot, to do very little, and never challenged by trustees. Wouldn't survive in a commercial world. small world thinking, inability to see the bigger picture. A lot of staff have never worked in an...

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    Advice to Management

    Ditch your leadership team

    Starlight Children's Foundation2016-04-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "StarHits Radio Jockey Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - StarHits Radio Jockey Volunteer in Randwick
    Recommends

    I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing environment, generous and fun people

    Cons

    There are no cons working for/volunteering with Starlight

    Starlight Children's Foundation2018-06-20
  3. "Halloween Event Volunteer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation

      Pros

      Very interactive volunteers throughout the event

      Cons

      Disorganized scheduling for the event

      Starlight Children's Foundation2017-06-30
    • Helpful (5)

      "Overdue Review"

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      Former Employee - Community Moderator in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Amazing kids. Daily inspiration from them.

      Cons

      Nonexistent program support, poor communication from higher ups. Undervalued staff contributed to low group morale. Isolated departments, didn't function as one cohesive unit. Unanswered questions, unaddressed issues and concerns. Our program was cut without warning by CEO (Jacqueline Hart.) We had to fight to even tell the kids or give them any notice at all. Prior to dumping our program, we received very little support,...

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      Advice to Management

      Value your staff.

      Starlight Children's Foundation2017-02-04
    • "Special Events"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON

      I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Great Staff Small Office Easily Accessible Friendly Environment

      Cons

      Network Budget Limitations Driving is an asset Computers slightly outdated

      Starlight Children's Foundation2016-08-29
    • Helpful (7)

      "Coordinator"

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      Current Employee - Entry Level 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation for more than a year

      Pros

      N/A -- There isn't a lot going on in the office, work is very slow, work life balance is good. I can work short days and part time. I have the time to apply for other jobs.

      Cons

      The positive review from the intern is a lie - we don't even currently have an intern in our office.

      Starlight Children's Foundation2016-06-09
    • Helpful (3)

      "Happy at Starlight"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There isn't a business that doesn't have some issue, but generally, Starlight is a good place to work and employees are met with fairness and opportunity. There are however, expectations set against us, as there should be. The expectation is for employees to either possess or gain knowledge around essential things that effect the business - financials, programs, partners, non-profit legalities, impact, mission, technology,...

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      Cons

      It's true, there aren't any windows on our floor in our very beautiful office tower in Century City. However, the sun is right downstairs and a couple of trips down the elevator solves for having no windows. It's more important to me that the space is donated and Starlight only plays $12 a year in overhead - making donor impact far more significant than it would be otherwise.

      Starlight Children's Foundation2016-04-25
    • Helpful (7)

      "Starlight review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      In theory, the mission is one of the biggest pros of the organization. However, it's very hard for leadership to explain how the undesignated dollars are spent.

      Cons

      It was physically the most depressing atmosphere I've worked in my career. The office is on the 43rd floor of a high rise building in Century City and there are no windows and lots of fluorescent light (it is basically an old storage facility they renovated into an office. Something about this atmosphere is physically draining and causes unnecessary drama between individuals and departments. Employee turnover is a...

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      Advice to Management

      Stay focused on the mission and take care of the employees you have. Everything else will fall into place.

      Starlight Children's Foundation2016-04-21
    • Helpful (8)

      "Dysfunctional and Very Poor Leadership"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time

      Pros

      The only pro is mission however they are unable to say how mission money support kids and families

      Cons

      Poor senior leadership and very weak CEO who is only good at chopping heads. Unhealthy and hostile work environment promoted by senior team. Lack of talent. Poor decisions.

      Advice to Management

      Clean house and start over

      Starlight Children's Foundation2016-04-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation

      Pros

      Innovative organisation and absolutely dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of sick children and their families

      Cons

      The role requires an extensive amount of event management with little support. Many hours required including weekends and late nights.

      Starlight Children's Foundation2016-01-06
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