Tides Center Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
7 Reviews

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7 Reviews
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    Tides Center

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Tides Center full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, friendly working environment, supportive supervisors, easy commute by bart and shuttle,

    Cons

    Low paid salary, upper management does not really understand the workload

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    Paddling faster for diminishing returns

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Tides Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people especially at the staff and mid-management levels. Great mission.

    Cons

    Too many C-Level transitions in recent years with respective decisions made with wide, wide reaching implications that have left the organization impoverished, in multiple ways, and struggling. A Senior Leadership team that does not value its staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a leaders who- know how to run a business and understands that an organization only thrives if its people do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place - worked there late 1990s

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Tides Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive of staff. Interesting co-workers. But my knowledge is dated.

    Cons

    Still divisions (glass ceilings) between admin and program staff.

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    A dysfunctional and hostile environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tides Center full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful location
    Great views of the golden Gate bridge
    Great weather

    Cons

    Tides is not an honest, nourishing and mentoring environment. Social responsibility and social care is preached, but not practiced. There is lack of cooperation and unison among employees. Employees are not showing to work willing to cooperate and serve others. The feeling is more like ducking for cover and waiting for the next torpedo. Tides has lost its way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If nothing changes nothing changes. One cannot give what one does not have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fulfilling under prior leadership. New leadership lost!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Tides Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supports critical work in the community. Potential to be awesome. Great coworkers. Working in The Presidio can't be beat.

    Cons

    New leadership has undermined this organizations work over the past few years. Senior leaders take a my way or the high way mentality. Doesn't listen to managers and staff if you aren't on the "liked list".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step aside and allow qualified leaders to allow the important work to continue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Wonderful supervisor, recently underwent unfortunate shift of direction.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tides Center

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Beautiful office with a very collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Shift of management has changed the company atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate your vision on how to grow the company.

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    A great place to work- smart, dedicated staff with strong social justice values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tides Center full-time

    Pros

    Tides provides the infrastructure and capital that leverages the efforts of individuals and organizations seeking to create positive change in the world. The perspective into the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through the Tides network is humbling.

    Cons

    Can be a very fast-paced environment and requires a breath of knowledge about nonprofit & funder operations, best practices, and risk/compliance issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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