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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at KQED full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Tons of PTO, great work/life balance, and low-stress environment. Very comprehensive health insurance (though you pay ~30% of the premium). Most employees are very passionate about the organization and its product.

Cons

Employee passion can translate into lower salaries. Raises are difficult to come by due to tightly controlled HR/review protocal. Though some employees are very successful at moving to different departments, others have had difficulty or are at a salary disadvantage when moving internally. My department was never allowed to work from home or flex hours--this is not the case in the whole organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Love the PTO. Some consideration of how to develop and retain talent is probably due.

Positive Outlook
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Other Reviews for KQED

  1.  

    A friendly and cultivating learning environment

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    Former Employee - Local Television Productions Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Local Television Productions Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at KQED as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    • People are very open and friendly.
    • My supervisors were very understanding and considerate.
    • As an intern, they tried to provide me with many opportunities to view the production process (going on remotes, seeing the editing process)

    Cons

    • Learn more through observing than doing. (But understandable for an intern)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Mission Idea, Old School model of management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at KQED

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work at KQED is the pure Mission Statement and the content they provide to the public. Quality non-commercial public media is a great idea. The working environment is pretty flexible as well. Compared to commercial media, there is less pressure to over-perform. So this works well if you have other obligations and would rather "work to live" instead of "live to work."

    Cons

    Everything at KQED, like many non-profits, happens at a snail pace. From hiring, to raises, to promotions. It can take many, many months, even years to be recognized for your hard work.
    And like many other non-profits, it seems that the salary scale is much more top heavy towards the management side then the people who do the grunt work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote diversity on your management level.

    No opinion of CEO
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