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Getty Trust Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getty Center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Getty Trust full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a beautiful work environment and many employees are also artists in their personal time, whether writers, filmmakers, painters, quilters etc. People here love art and the Getty is supportive of artistic endeavors. Many of the staff have an alternating off-Friday schedule which is a nice work-life balance perk. Benefits are also quite good compared to other companies as well.

    Cons

    Sepulveda is the only way to access the Center so traffic can be frustrating at times. Parking is limited so most staff must park at the bottom of the hill and be shuttled up which adds time to the work day. Also, once you are on campus there are not many dining options since it takes so long to go back down and leave for lunch most people buy food at our cafe or bring their own.

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    A decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - getting every other Friday off
    - work-life balance, great time away benefits that include sick, personal and vacation time
    - great colleagues and over all friendly staff
    - beautiful surroundings
    - telecommuting if your supervisor is supportive

    Cons

    - politics
    - inconsistency in management styles
    - limited growth opportunities
    - management need better management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - management training especially for new managers

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    Fantastic people, incredibly beautiful venue.

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    Former Employee - Temp PA (Contract) in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Temp PA (Contract) in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Getty Trust as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supervisors truly appreciated me and my work and I them and theirs.

    Cons

    They wanted me to stay, I would have only I was on a mission to explore London for a few years instead, so I'm sorry I could bring them (and this role) with me on my UK adventures!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have earlier years selectable on this site - was a lucky contract temp at this wonderful place in early 2007 (not 2010, which was the earliest year selectable below!).

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    Good benefits. Stable. Great surroundings.

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant

    I have been working at Getty Trust full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent benefits. Wonderful scenery.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Lots of politics. Construction on the 405 has been a nightmare.

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    Museum

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

    I worked at Getty Trust full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Passionate and invested staff but depending on the department people can have varied experiences. Hard for job growth but people are great.

    Cons

    There is a lack of advancement for entry level positions.

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    ggkkk

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Getty Trust full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company, too much management.

    Cons

    The company hires and fires people according to how good their "Trust Fund" is doing. If there fund is doing good, your job is good. If the fund is doing bad in the stock market, they lay off people.

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    Amazing environment, intellectually stimulating, but stagnant in key areas

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    Former Employee - Project Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Getty Trust full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The setting, the art, diverse workforce. I worked at the GRI for nearly 9 years, almost straight out of college. I felt lucky to work in a department which allowed me to interact with the curators and art--a dream job for a long time. Also the GRI is a library and research center and so the exposure to rare and new books on architecture and art was a privilege.

    Cons

    Byzantine management structure that makes communication, direct action, any spontaneous problem solving difficult. Most distressing to more ambitious folks is that upward mobility rarely happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more innovative and don't sweat the details. Stop micro-managing everything.

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    Snr Staff Assistant

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Getty Trust full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good steay company, great health benefits!!

    Cons

    No room to grow upwards! Stuck in the position. Either leave or live!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to ideas!! Closed in the policies.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was proud to work there, interesting place, very good work-life balance.

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

    I worked at Getty Trust full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off, good benefits, good amount of PTO, free gym for employees, beautiful location, probably the best in LA, cultural/academic stimulation, diverse employees with interesting backgrounds, less stress compared to corporate world

    Cons

    politics, leadership is not always good about communicating with staff, very difficult to advance, minimal pay increases each year.

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  11.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Security Guest Relations Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Security Guest Relations Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Getty Trust

    Pros

    The pay starts out pretty decent! For a basic "minimum wage" job, the pay is above L.A. average.
    The people were extremely friendly, never had any bad encounters with other staff.
    Gorgeous place to work, every day I had an amazing view!
    Good schedules, every other weekend you had 3 days off.
    Discounts on food!

    Cons

    Hours not good for part-time, but you eventually have the opportunity to move up to full-time.
    Tasks can be repetitive, but that's customer service, take it or leave it!
    Can't think of any major complaints!

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