Glide

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Great company for the community - awful to actually work for the company

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Feeds the homeless. Volunteer department is really great. Health Clinic is world-class. World-wide famous Glide Ensemble (gospel choir). Everything is geared toward helping people become better people. Cecil Williams. You can bump into Maya Angelou, Warren Buffet, Nancy Pelosi and many other well-known people any day - you never know. Always interesting things going on.

Cons

High turnover of upper management as well as lower-level staff. They have split personality disorder: are they a charity, or a church? Executive level management really doesn't know what their doing or have no real direction for the staff. Certain people at the executive level refuse to retire (and they should have a long time ago). They have no shared vision of where the company is or should be headed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why give it? They won't consider it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

4 Other Employee Reviews for Glide (View Most Recent)

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    Awesome Organization!!

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Glide part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working closely with families and the diversity of the organization! I loved Glide and felt that I learned and grew so much as a person.

    Cons

    Some of the employees at Glide may not have the true passion of working with people or truly care about their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved my managers! They were very positive and supportive and really cared about their staff!

    Recommends
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    Great potential and mission, but overall disorganized and very top-heavy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great staff; excellent mission; compassionate approach to working with participants; programs address significant needs with love and empathy; there is an organization-wide commitment to shared values of love and respect. There is a deep and sincere sense of community among staff. The organization has a history of political engagement and activism, although in recent years that has not been the case. The work environment is laid-back and warm.

    Cons

    Very disorganized and at times chaotic; huge disconnect between upper management and line staff; poor training and on-boarding; lack of accountability and transparency; pays lip-service to diversity and social justice while simultaneously exhibiting profound lack of awareness of basic social justice concepts, lack of language capacity to serve non-English speaking participants, and poor cultural competency in program design and implementation. Leadership is politically driven, with ego and self-promotion coming before the health of the organization at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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