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  1. "Great people, a bit old school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are really solid, very interesting to work with. People tend to stick around because of the pension. The company is affiliated with UCLA, so it gets UCLA benefits. The workload is manageable and it is usually easy to take vacation. It's in a happening location and very accessible, close to Lake Merritt.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape because of the unions and UCLA. Getting a raise can be difficult. Raises, bonuses, and incentives are not distributed due to merit-- everyone gets step increases. So if someone is doing a lousy job and another person is working hard, they get the same reward. There is not a lot of room for growth, but it isn't impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for the people who work for you, not only for the people you work for. Stop trying to make sure everything is fair. Give harder reviews if necessary.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Facing intense challenges...."

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

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time

    Pros

    It's affiliation with the UC system provides for an extensive and wide-ranging benefits package. Good work-life balance, solid and interesting colleagues, straight foreword job duties. Telecommute is allowed in some groups if it fits into the business needs of the department.

    Cons

    Follows an obsolete business model, utilizes antiquated IT databases and delivery systems, offers a below market salary base, dismal management competency, across-the-board.

    Advice to Management

    Model the behavior you would like to see each employee exhibit, as they relate to the CEB values. Engage employees by increasing self development training funding per department, and encourage advancement within the various levels of management. Update how you price, how you package the product, distribute the product, and deliver the service.


  3. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment with a caring staff. Employees tend to stay at this job for their whole careers. Supervisors are very supportive.

    Cons

    The company dosent promote from within. Not a lot of room for growth. Poor Union.

    Advice to Management

    Give more consideration to employees trying to advance within the company.


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  5. "Respect, kindness and appreciation will enhance the overall success of the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Good stepping stone for career

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of employee appreciation. If you aren't friends with management be prepared to carry the brunt of the work with little to no recognition. Poor training, little room for growth. little to no relationship with HR, Review's only benefit senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within, upgrade systems, more customer focus.
    Respect, kindness and appreciation will enhance the overall success of the company.
    Take time to live up to the CEB values. If you care for your staff, your staff will care for the
    growth of the company.
     grow the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, terrible IT management, little to no opportunity for personal career growth"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time

    Pros

    This company is full of the nicest people you'll ever meet (with a couple of exceptions, true to all work places). People are dedicated to their work and kind to one another. Salaries aren't market rate, but that's because this company is public-sector under the auspices of the University of California. What they lack in $ they make up for in benefits.

    Cons

    The company is technically behind the times and lacks basic IT competencies. There is a lot of talk and energy around bringing things into the 21st century but management decisions driven by personal agendas don't foster best practices,improvement or good morale. The competent people stay for the pensions and the incompetent people stay because they can.

    There is hope! Recently announcements suggest there has been a recognition of the need for significant, meaningful change.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on IT management and start over with people who know how things are done and can execute. Provide real training and job opportunities to those who show initiative and aptitude; support the business initiatives with a cohesive systems architecture and an IT road map to achieve it. Let those who can lead, lead and relieve any ego-driven, self-serving managers of their duties.


  7. "pretty decent experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    enjoy the team members who I worked with

    Cons

    the working hours can be challenging


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Out-of-touch management derails otherwise interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stimulating and intelligent work, good benefits, good work/life balance, association with UC system

    Cons

    Top-heavy management from another era. Entire company is completely out of touch with current marketplace. No real incentives for working hard. Many low producers. Some smart people work here, but they can't get ideas past the management, many of whom have little modern understanding of the substantive work. Entire company seems stuck in the 1970s or earlier. A very frustrating situation in what could otherwise be a really good job.

    Advice to Management

    Get current. Recruit and keep people with a better understanding of the current marketplace. Get some new managers. Let go of low producers. Be more dynamic. Nothing will change here until the management gets in touch with the current marketplace.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I would recommend this company to someone with no ambitions."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continuing Education of the Bar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability. Nice, friendly atmosphere and people in the office.

    Cons

    No possibility to grow. Salary way below industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Value existing employees more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Department by department."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some intelligent people who genuinely want to create good products.

    Cons

    Some employees who spend a lot of time pretending to work.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure.


  11. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people there and the atmosphere are great. People are helpful and friendly, and care about each other. They have fun get togethers and celebrations for holidays sometimes as well.

    Cons

    I do have any any cons to speak of. I think the company is making some changes, which involve going more into the digital realm, which is a good thing.



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