Global Footprint Network

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Global Footprint Network Reviews

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Many opportunities for professional development

    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Global Footprint Network as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office culture, everyone was very friendly, many thought-provoking discussions.

    Cons

    Meetings can be quite disorganized.

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    brilliant and supportive research team, should hire more

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Global Footprint Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    really interesting people and varied backgrounds
    good ideas to work on

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to consolidate floating ideas about management execution

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    No potential for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Global Footprint Network full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Founders 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good cause, some difficult management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Footprint Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Useful 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.

    Cons

    Salary 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward non-managers better, spread out decision making more, especially from senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good cause, but organization needs work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Global Footprint Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do what is best for the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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