Global Footprint Network
3.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.footprintnetwork.org Oakland, CA 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated Mar 10, 2014

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Susan Burns


25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    brilliant and supportive research team, should hire more

    Research Scientist (Former Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    Prosreally interesting people and varied backgrounds
    good ideas to work on

    Consexecution of ideas is a hurdle
    not enough staff to carry on work

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to consolidate floating ideas about management execution

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No potential for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsGreat mission. Exposure to international issues and high-level audiences and events for some employees. Flexible work schedules.

    ConsFounders syndrome. Opportunity for growth hindered by founders' inability to make sound decisions. Staff members are expected to go beyond their job duties, with no recognition or reward for doing so. Turnover extremely high, and those who leave are often angry and bitter about how they were treated during their time at the organization. Beyond that, there is no real product being delivered to clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf it is to succeed, founders must hire people who have experience growing an organization, while they step away from the day-to-day and serve as spokespeople.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good cause, some difficult management

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    ProsUseful tool. Popular appeal. Friendly atmosphere among co-workers. Flexible work hours. Good opportunity to travel for some positions. Interesting clients and projects. Decent benefits considering size of organization. Decent professional development opportunities.

    ConsSalary is not appropriate for level of responsibility for many employees. Founders Syndrome. No succession plan. Very long work hours for some employees without appropriate compensation. Punishment system is farily arbitrary. Reward system is weak. Weak long-term plan to advance scientific methodology. High turnover (often less than 2 years and frequently less than a year) without much of a plan ot address it. Limited room for advancement. Job responsibilities outlined in hiring process did not match actual responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward non-managers better, spread out decision making more, especially from senior management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good cause, but organization needs work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsThe company is focused on a good cause backed by research. The employees at the organization are nice and friendly.

    ConsManagement does not make the best decisions. Pay and benefits could be better. Very little to no opportunity to move up in the org.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what is best for the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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