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Please pay attention - flock won't follow

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at XPRIZE as a contractor (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

ideas that could change the world
People that care to make change in the organization

Cons

The leader, the leader, the leader and then other 2 musketeers (president and cfo). Totally don't get it. Focused on their own wealth increase. Tyrants, egos, narcissistic megalomania

Advice to Management

Treat people with respect. Get out of the way. Stop unethical practices. Stop feeding your own other companies with XPF donor funds.

The board needs to get on board and make this stop.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Non Profit Sweat Shop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XPRIZE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition. Looks good to have it on your resume. That's it, especially if you can survive for 6 months

    Cons

    Arrogant and cocky culture. Need to drink the kool aid and be a gopher for management or you will find your self the door with out any notice. They burn thru employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve employment culture, reward low to mid level employees.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Making the Possible, Impossible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA

    I have been working at XPRIZE

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - In its rawest concept, the X PRIZE Foundation is a great idea: think up some seemingly impossible task, and dangle a large cash prize to lure the best and the brightest to complete it.

    - There are numerous employees who are brilliant, kind people.

    Cons

    - In actuality, the creativity is lacking. The prize ideas that get funded are completely within the realm of possibility currently, and are frequently things that have already been done.

    - The brilliant, kind people get fired at Christmas time after devoting years of service.

    - The approval process is dismal, and entirely too time consuming. Frequently, the people you need to approve things are not in the office (Senior management takes numerous vacations and unnecessary travel).

    - Senior management and consultants are overpaid, and normally only in the office a maximum of 4 days a week.

    - After securing a multi-million dollar donation for operations, two key workers were fired for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Management

    - Streamline the approval process.

    - Eliminate the ADP time tracking system - it's a colossal waste of time.

    - Don't fire people around the holidays; it's bad for morale.

    - When you do fire people, at least pretend to be remorseful.

    - Listen to your employees; we can make this place run smoother. Also, as others have said, let people do their jobs.

    - CEO needs to think bigger.


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