Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

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  1. Teen Foundation

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    Former Employee - Leadership Council in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Leadership Council in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    At time inefficient, and forced

    Advice to Management

    Loved the laid back office culture!


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    Hugely 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 Management

    As 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.


  3. Passionate about the Work

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

    I worked at Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People passionate about the work that they do.

    Cons

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


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

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Ask 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.



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