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California Endowment Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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  1. "Program Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Endowment full-time

    Pros

    -TCE does amazing work
    -Being part of a passionate and caring team of people
    -Benefits are great
    -Incredible diversity within the company

    Cons

    -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.


  2. "Great appearance, questionable operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Endowment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supports excellent causes
    Catchy marketing and communication campaigns
    Mostly smart employees
    Great opportunity to connect with people and learn
    Commitment to diversity

    Cons

    Very top-down
    Staff are kept unaware of decision-making process
    More concern for positive appearances to others than acknowledging the value of staff
    Several arrogant senior staff members
    Little room for growth

    N

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, share information, be transparent


  3. "Great company, benefits and work schedule"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Endowment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission of the company, great benefits, 9/80 schedule and many paid holidays. Cafe is subsidized and very nice offices.

    Cons

    Employees are complacent and upper management tends to micro-manage.

    Advice to Management

    Revise policies and enforce on a more consistent basis


  4. "Good work being done here...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Endowment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time at the Endowment

    Cons

    With the right person over your department it's a great place to work.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Cushy workplace where people's souls die slowly in the hands of politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Endowment full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of time off, bonuses (if you are friends with top management)

    Cons

    Run as a mom and pop shop, extremely political, no transparency, inner circles defining the way the foundation is run

    Advice to Management

    Recently they removed the main culprit for the above but I doubt culture has changed much.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, a good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grants Administration in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Grants Administration in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Endowment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, great people, lots of parties (birthday, baby & bridal showers, etc.), great benefits (401K, pension plan, PTO, medical, dental, vision, gym reimbursement, Metro, etc), great building, good Café food and prices

    Cons

    Kronos as timesheet software, one Director that's omnipotent, EmPerform as performance review software is a bit overkill, long Café cashier lines, frustrating elevator buttons, unmarked no parking zones

    Advice to Management

    Like anywhere, mgmt should definitely solicit and listen to its staff that are actually carrying out policies before changing them: we have so many workgroups, committees and task forces w/ little info as to when they meet or what their results are, and then boom, an updated policy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Building Healthy Communities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Endowment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They provide an excellent compensation package and competitive salary. In addition they work a 9/80 schedule which means you work 9 hour days but get every other off.

    Cons

    Senior management takes a long time to execute decisions.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Excellent Mission
    Relaxing Environment
    Pleasant Offices

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management
    Low Pay compared to Industry

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more openly with staff, avoid closed doors and whispering


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits and Salary but a very confused management team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Environment
    Mission
    Size
    Security
    Events
    Programs
    Diversity
    Facility
    Corporate Responsibility
    Strategic Plan
    Community Investment

    Cons

    Weak people who are good politicians are rewarded
    Satisfied with mediocrity
    Performance Appraisal system does not indicate true value of work

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees, do not reward bad behavior, respect a job well done and have a true system of checks and balances where employees are safe in reporting bad behavior of bosses and supervisors


  10. "Amazing Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Endowment full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule. Get to work with amazing organizations that are trying to make a difference in community. Great benefits, great work facilities with parking and food.

    Cons

    They tend to dream a little big and get lost in their ambition especially in upper managemt


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