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Updated Mar 24, 2014

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    Teen Foundation

    Leadership Council (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat experience working with a closely knit team as a high schooler given the responsibly of a mature adult running a foundation.

    ConsAt time inefficient, and forced

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoved the laid back office culture!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Passionate about the Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsPeople passionate about the work that they do.

    ConsA culture of entitlement from clients and colleagues, can make it a frustrating experience for some.

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    So much potential, if it only had the right leader.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany smart, dedicated people with high integrity work there. They are committed to a common goal, and work exceptionally hard. The salaries are generous, as are the benefits.

    ConsHugely dependent on major donors. People with less money to contribute feel insignificant. "Layleaders" exert too much influence on day to issues, and they don't always show the staff they respect they deserve. The CEO position is enormously challenging and requires a strong, confident leader with unwavering integrity - a combination that continues to elude the organization. Revolving door at the senior levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs a philanthropy, integrity is key. Don't just espouse Jewish values, live by them. Recognize that your greatest assets are the people who have dedicated themselves to your organization's mission, and treat them all, accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    one of the worst work environments I've ever encountered - great staff, terrible leadership

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsHuge endowment fund, enviable access to wealthy donors, 100 year history. Many of the programs funded by the Federation are worthwhile and very meaningful.

    ConsNo vision, no transparency, and poor fiscal management. The Board has absolutely no oversight over executive staff, they are busy bogged down in processes, meaningless meetings, no substantive information flow from executive staff to Board upwards or from Executive Staff to staff downwards. Way too many upper level managers, no performance metrics, cronyism, favoritism and promotion of the connected, not the competent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk for monthly financial reports and spend time reviewing them. Stop getting snowed by the PR of your executive team and look at results, not promises.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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