California Endowment

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7 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place

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    Current Employee - Grants Administration in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Grants Administration in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at California Endowment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, great people, lots of parties (birthday, baby & bridal showers, etc.), great benefits (401K, pension plan, PTO, medical, dental, vision, gym reimbursement, Metro, etc), great building, good Café food and prices

    Cons

    Kronos as timesheet software, one Director that's omnipotent, EmPerform as performance review software is a bit overkill, long Café cashier lines, frustrating elevator buttons, unmarked no parking zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like anywhere, mgmt should definitely solicit and listen to its staff that are actually carrying out policies before changing them: we have so many workgroups, committees and task forces w/ little info as to when they meet or what their results are, and then boom, an updated policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Innovation paralyzed by fear.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Fellow in Oakland, CA

    I worked at California Endowment as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with regards to mission and scope of work.

    Cons

    No room for growth and some senior staff bully their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More staff development for staff outside of programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Building Healthy Communities

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

    I worked at California Endowment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They provide an excellent compensation package and competitive salary. In addition they work a 9/80 schedule which means you work 9 hour days but get every other off.

    Cons

    Senior management takes a long time to execute decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at California Endowment

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Excellent Mission
    Relaxing Environment
    Pleasant Offices

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management
    Low Pay compared to Industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more openly with staff, avoid closed doors and whispering

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Benefits and Salary but a very confused management team

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at California Endowment

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Environment
    Mission
    Size
    Security
    Events
    Programs
    Diversity
    Facility
    Corporate Responsibility
    Strategic Plan
    Community Investment

    Cons

    Weak people who are good politicians are rewarded
    Satisfied with mediocrity
    Performance Appraisal system does not indicate true value of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees, do not reward bad behavior, respect a job well done and have a true system of checks and balances where employees are safe in reporting bad behavior of bosses and supervisors

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a neutral experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Endowment

    Pros

    It has a strong mission, and commitment to living its values

    Cons

    The executive team is overmatched, the operations of TCE is totally disconnected to the actual work of TCE, and the senior management is to transitional to actually stabilze TCE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should look for a team that has the ability to replace the current management structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Alright for a short time, but no room for movement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Endowment

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of smart people work there, a mission that in theory is great to be a part of

    Cons

    total disconnect between employees and executive team, no room for promotion, employees all overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop trying to run this org like a profit-seeking company...it is getting in the way of the mission

    Disapproves of CEO

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