Continuing Education of the Bar

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Continuing Education of the Bar Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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Continuing Education of the Bar Executive Director Pamela J. Jester
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  1.  

    pretty decent experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar

    Pros

    enjoy the team members who I worked with

    Cons

    the working hours can be challenging

  2.  

    Out-of-touch management derails otherwise interesting work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stimulating and intelligent work, good benefits, good work/life balance, association with UC system

    Cons

    Top-heavy management from another era. Entire company is completely out of touch with current marketplace. No real incentives for working hard. Many low producers. Some smart people work here, but they can't get ideas past the management, many of whom have little modern understanding of the substantive work. Entire company seems stuck in the 1970s or earlier. A very frustrating situation in what could otherwise be a really good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get current. Recruit and keep people with a better understanding of the current marketplace. Get some new managers. Let go of low producers. Be more dynamic. Nothing will change here until the management gets in touch with the current marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I would recommend this company to someone with no ambitions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability. Nice, friendly atmosphere and people in the office.

    Cons

    No possibility to grow. Salary way below industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value existing employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Department by department.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar

    Pros

    Some intelligent people who genuinely want to create good products.

    Cons

    Some employees who spend a lot of time pretending to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar

    Pros

    The people there and the atmosphere are great. People are helpful and friendly, and care about each other. They have fun get togethers and celebrations for holidays sometimes as well.

    Cons

    I do have any any cons to speak of. I think the company is making some changes, which involve going more into the digital realm, which is a good thing.

  7.  

    Sinking Ship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close to public transportation. Allows for good work/life balance. Nice offices.

    Cons

    The company is hobbled by ancient systems and the inability to change. Strong on blaming, short on changing. Very frustrating place to work if you want to work and grow. The UC system is difficult to navigate and the "benefits" promised have not panned out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage. No output, no systems should = no job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good start, plan your next move in the interim

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar

    Pros

    - Great for starting career

    Cons

    - Variable manager quality
    - Self-education necessary to avoid silo-ed thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better integration of acquisitions into overall business strategy
    - Clearer communication of business strategy to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    frustrating

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar

    Pros

    Great benefits (which are, alas, changing for the worse for new hires), job security, nice offices, close to public transportation

    Cons

    backward thinking, highly political (part of University of California), very little respect for non- lawyer staff, resistant to change, little opportunity for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career, nice working environment, professionalism

    Cons

    Stagnation after initial 1.5-2 years for web team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Websites are a direct touch point with members, management need to involve web teams in insights-generation, as they know web best.

  11.  

    Varied, experience rich, training minimal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to some of the most progressive clients in the world, leading research techniques .

    Cons

    Training, fragmented structure, at times very poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management of lower levels of talent is quite frankly appalling and the reason for massively high turn over in these ranks.

    Neutral Outlook

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