Getty Trust Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. Solid Work Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Full benefits, PTO, Sick time, beautiful location, great co workers

    Cons

    Scheduling for some departments is only available for view 4 days out, which makes it hard to plan things outside of work. There is also little opportunity for movement in to higher positions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Re work the scheduling department and provide more oppurtunities for employees to move up within the trust.

  2. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    A decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    - management training especially for new managers

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic people, incredibly beautiful venue.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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!).

  6. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent benefits. Wonderful scenery.

    Cons

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Museum

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    ggkkk

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good steay company, great health benefits!!

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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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