Starlight Children's Foundation Reviews

Updated 4 May 2021

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5 Ratings
  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Bizarre

    6 Apr 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Paddington, England, England
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    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    Very weak leadership team, bad management and outdated practices.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 office environment before. Very female dominated which leads to very clicky teams and classroom office with lots of girls giggling and talking loudly all day! Beware you have to scream on your birthday when you cut the cake. Lol Bizarre company. Good Luck

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great mission driven organization

    4 May 2021 - Manager in Seattle, WA
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    Pros

    Make a big difference in the lives of families

    Cons

    Too much direction at the corporate office

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing job!

    2 Mar 2021 - Captain Starlight in Westmead
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    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and management, fulfilling, beautiful job premise!

    Cons

    This job is fantastic and I don’t have any issues!

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Had potential

    11 Feb 2021 - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Great work/life balance. The kids.

    Cons

    Favoritism towards certain departments. Cliquey. Toxic work environment. No transparency. No job security (people getting fired left and right for no apparent reason).

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good for basic experience

    5 Mar 2021 - Intern in Charlotte C H, VA
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    Pros

    Good location to work at.

    Cons

    Less learning than I expected

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Lovely atmosphere

    6 Oct 2020 - Captain Starlight in Sydney
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    Pros

    Vibrant Fast paced Lovely team mates

    Cons

    Tough on your mental health

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company and a worthwhile foundation

    21 Jun 2020 - Office Manager in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    providing wishes to terminally ill kids

    Cons

    a lot of operational work and not as much working with those that need wishes granted

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Absolutely Recommend!

    1 Nov 2019 - Full Time Employee in Culver City, CA
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    Pros

    Starlight has a relatively new CEO who has changed the culture and strengthened the team in a big way. He has focused on getting the right people into the right roles, and making the environment one of total trust, positivity, focused on the right things (helping seriously ill kids!) and strengthening the various revenue streams to ensure the business is around for many more decades. Everyone works hard, focused on goals, and really passionate about the Starlight mission. Flexible schedule, work from home Fridays, and a fun team are cherries on top. Pay is very competitive, matching 4013b, good stuff!

    Cons

    No serious cons. Seriously.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Great Organization - Terrible Management

    28 Jan 2020 - Coordinator in Dorval, QC
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    Pros

    By far the best thing about Starlight is the work they do for the families, and the families themselves. Events targeted towards the children are run with the best of intentions, and Galas/Tea are well done (though budget-wise seem outrageous). The families are wonderful to work with, and employee interactions with them are always a joy.

    Cons

    The offices are poorly run, and many are shocked that some incidents have not lead to more serious actions on the part of the senior team. Turnover and mental health leave are exceptionally high due to very poor management and a toxic workplace.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Dysfunctional and Disorganized Leadership

    27 Jan 2020 - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    The mission and positive work and programming being done for deserving kids and families is the largest Pro of the organization.

    Cons

    Incredible amount of turnover in the Canadian Offices due to disconnect from Senior Leadership, low morale from the top, poor communication organization wide, and staff being undervalued. The work environment in office was extremely toxic - coming from the top. It was an emotionally exhausting place to work.

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