I have been working at California Endowment full-time
-TCE does amazing work
-Being part of a passionate and caring team of people
-Benefits are great
-Incredible diversity within the company
-A bureaucratic and hierarchical structure internally. They are trying to fix this, but it's slow moving.
-Being a private foundation, there are a lot of legal limitations to the work- it can be difficult navigating that line.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work. Keep being bold and strong in your direction and mission.
Seek feedback and initiate discussions with all levels of employees, not just Directors.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at California Endowment.
It was nice, as far as job interviews go. Those I interviewed with were not overly formal- they were friendly and conversation was engaging; they seemed interested in really getting to know my interests, relevant job experience and world views, as opposed to "describe one time when you had a problem and how did you fix it..." type questions. There may have been some of that, but it definitely felt like more of a conversation than a formal interview.
The one challenging piece was after the interview they had a computer assignment I had to complete.
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