KQED

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1 person found this helpful  

Great Mission Idea, Old School model of management

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, poor compensation, little room for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at KQED

    Pros

    There are many good people here, friendly and outgoing. You'll make friends easily, especially with many of the "characters," that have worked here for years. You will feel like you're part of a community. There is a lot of good work produced by the station

    Cons

    There is no room for growth, especially in specific positions. Most departments are dead ends with little or no possibility of advancement and little support from managers. In fact, many supervisors appear to be no more than puppets for senior management. Wages across staff are severely disproportionate. There are too many people that have been working at KQED for years lacking skills, experience, or talent. A lot needs to be updated. Communication between departments is virtually nonexistent. The Union and senior management are at each others throats with a strong atmosphere of animosity between the two. Many in senior management are obviously in their positions for the pay and title alone. Starting at the lower end you will be working far too much for far too little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll in newer, younger hires with more experience. More autonomy between employees and departments is necessary, far too often there are "too many cooks in the kitchen." Increase pay evenly across all departments, not just for senior management and marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture. Low Room for Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at KQED

    Pros

    Great, helpful working culture. Lots of young people who were willing to help. Great team mentality. Lots of free, cultural-stimulating events.

    Cons

    Low room for advancement. Work moves slowly. Lots of paper pushing. Needs to have more incentive to get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get younger staff involved with decisions. Provide them with more responsibility.

    Approves of CEO
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