Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Incompetent managers...organizational dumping

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Part of a large network, the organization is highly reputed in the community, budding culture of federation family and professional development

    Cons

    There are the few gems but most management are very incompetent as managers albeit good public faces. Managing up really means taking on extra duties that are out of your job scope and taking the blame for not being able to predict and solve managers' failings or disorganization. Employees and management are constantly at odds due to unrealistic expectations of work load, inflexibility of meal time standards restricting valuable work time, significant cronyism, and pressuring from top down significantly threatening work-life balance. Competent employees are seen as a real threat and are pressured out if they are not well-connected. During my time here I've even seen very competent employees leave due to favoritism and office bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training, make quality decisions within prescribed deadlines, genuinely work as a team don't just talk about it, do not scapegoat employees, and be careful not to treat employees unfairly-these are the next motivated and proactive jewish leaders. It is a small Los Angeles Jewish world-chances are you will meet and work together again.


  2. Difficult management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles full-time

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

    Pros

    The organization does good work and you definitely feel like you are contributing to something larger than yourself.

    Cons

    It is an incredibly difficult place to work as they seem to forget that their employees are members of their community as well. Management is less focused on relationships and more focused on hierarchy, a major roadblock in being an innovative organization that distracts from the work.


  3. Director in Young Adult Engagement Department

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, freedom to impact and create own programs. The network you become a part of is incredible. You have to be able to navigate bureaucracy, have relationships with people at all levels of business.

    Cons

    Some colleagues are incredible, smart and driven, others are mediocre and that is frustrating if you are one of the driven ones. Some departments are resistant to change, others are nimble and striving to push the boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    Managers/Supervisors should be trained in supervising. Most people manage up.


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  5. Big non-profit with great resources

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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

    Pros

    Plenty of days off, a variety of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management and employees are are always at odds since it's a union shop


  6. Temporary full-time position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stable salary and benefits and among like-minded people.

    Cons

    High stress level of higher-ups



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