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Bay Area Video Coalition Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Training Resources Producer"

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    Former Employee - Producer in El Sobrante, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in El Sobrante, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bay Area Video Coalition full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing staff of brilliant artists and technology gurus who are passionate about using media for social justice. I got a chance to work with instructors, students, and media makers of all stripes who are simply awe-inspiring in their talent and work ethic.

    Cons

    Like many non-profits the org is very lean. Some issues or inefficiencies festered since we couldn't throw money at them to make them go away.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Incredible place to work, my life is forever changed (for the better)"

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

    I worked at Bay Area Video Coalition full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vibe, mission driven, you are supporting a great cause while being at the forefront of technology and innovation that values the importance of storytelling and community engagement. When I was at BAVC, there it was a vibrant time, and I met some lifelong friends.

    Cons

    pay scale ceiling, ebbs and flow to morale largely based on job cuts and terminations.

    Advice to Management

    try to compensate employees more with pay and/or professional development opportunites

  3. "------"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning environment, support and talent.

    Cons

    expect to be paid very late


  4. "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Bay Area Video Coalition full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture
    Great location in SF
    Benefit package included chiropractic

    Cons

    Can railroad anyone they no longer view as valuable to the organization
    Very high turnover


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership dismantles an otherwise great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bay Area Video Coalition full-time

    Pros

    The full-time staff is passionate and engaged. The mission is solid and the organization's 40 year history is the stuff of legends. The work environment is flexible and free-spirited and ostensibly transparent, employees can speak their concerns freely. It's an excellent place to learn and grow, especially for early-career individuals.

    Cons

    Leadership does not value long-term staff members and encourages high-turnover to keep salaries low. An ill-conceived restructuring completely dismantled the organization financially and demoralized staff. Employees left en mass as their jobs were re-designed to fit the goals of the new model. Many were not rehired. Remaining staff were forced to take on twice as much work without a raise or any other incentive.

    Advice to Management

    The promise that one director can take on the leader responsibilities of two or three is deeply flawed and obviously untenable. Please hire the staff members needed so that directors can direct, and managers can manage.