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    Stay Away from Procurement, You'll Regret it, if You Don't !!

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    Former Employee - Administrator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Beautiful location,beautiful art, good benefits!

    Cons

    Stay far away from Procurement!!! It is a wasteland; HORRIFIC management, hostile work environment, instability and miserable drone-like employees. Not a place for a person with a pulse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the Procurement Department Management

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Incompetency within Trust Accounting ; no reward for hard work; TOO MUCH POWER within HR

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    Former Employee - Senior Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Supposedly, every other Friday off! Not while I was there though, as I had to put in overtime and come in on my "off Fridays!"

    Cons

    Too much politics, spying and backstabbing. Accounting/payroll & G/L department have their share of low educated and/or incompetent members handling mid-to-high level management duties. Payroll walks around like they own the place just because they print your checks for the work YOU put in. It's few members hardly put in more than 3-4 hours of workday. Lazy slugs within Procurement department. HR polices you, and calls you in for every asinine thing. Not at all what I expected from a museum environment. The environment is diseased at its core The place doesn't nurture; instead, it suffocates you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't run the place like a mob organization ~ giving monetary rewards to the ones who slug away at their jobs ~ while others put in 110% and get no recognition at all.

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    Poor performance in a toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Views are good. Building is clean. Every second Friday off (although you make up for it by longer hours the other days). Lots of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of incompetence especially among the senior management of the museum, conservation, foundation, and research institutes. professional qualifications are considered far inferior to art history education. senior management is bloated and self-serving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of having honest outside audits and reviews of programs and organizational/ business matters. Consider a board of outsiders responsible for each institute and that has power of veto over director appointments and funding of major projects. Outside review is critical to success; without it, organizations survive with nepotism, oligarchy, and even tyranny.

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    Disfunctional asylum

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    Current Employee - N/A Affraid of Senior Management Revenge  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - N/A Affraid of Senior Management Revenge in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Stay away unless you cant find your place in the "normal" world. The Getty seems to be a good place for those that can't fit anywhere else. There's a few human resources with intense intellectual capital, but those are few and far between. Most others are parasites. And they will make sure you die the death of a thousand cuts.

    Cons

    It's a dysfunctional asylum, everyone seems to be a veteran of either a mental institution or a sociopath farm. The politics are beyond any reasonable imagination. Since the Getty is a non-profit organization, employees don't really have to face a market driven force. Therefore, the lack of deadlines and market metrics is driving most of them to parasitic activities including huge ego trips and vendettas against those vastly more capable than themselves. This is the embodiment of pettiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change starts at home. Start showing the slightest trace of integrity and fairness and you'll be a much better manager and person.

    Doesn't Recommend
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