George Lucas Educational Foundation

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George W. Lucas Jr.
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at George Lucas Educational Foundation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful staff dedicated to the foundation's mission, beautiful work environment, interesting work for a very good cause.

    Cons

    Career longevity is unpredictable so job security is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Mixed experience but great for your resume

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at George Lucas Educational Foundation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ample resources, a quality brand (Edutopia), highly-qualified staff and gorgeous offices. Biggest pro: it opens doors for future employment.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about where Edutopia is going and whether it can remain relevant. Poor staff communication. Also, senior staff and content team are remarkably undiverse -- no people of color.

    Advice to Management

    (1) Improve staff communication (2) Staff diversity creates content diversity, and could make your product more relevant.


  3. Helpful (2)

    great team, focused mission, changing times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Lucas Educational Foundation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Edutopia and GLEF are leading brands in education

    GLEF does important, high quality work to showcase best practices in K-12 education

    GLEF has an incredibly talented, fun team of people to work with

    Beautiful offices; flex schedules

    Cons

    Over the past few years, there have been lots of changes as GLEF shifted its focus to 100% Internet distribution.

    Unfortunately, this has resulted in staff turn-over and some disgruntled employees.

    Also, the majority of Internet-savvy staff could be making higher salaries at other companies; many took steep paycuts for the opportunity to work at GLEF


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Beautiful setting, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Lucas Educational Foundation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Inspired, smart people and a wonderful mission. The company premises are gorgeous.

    Cons

    Very political senior management. Two tier system: senior management is overstaffed and preoccupied with holding on to their jobs while regular staff is overworked and underpaid. Unfortunately, upper management politics undermine the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Staff morale would improve with direct communication and 360 performance reviews.



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