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Michael C. Barber
7 Ratings
  1. "Associate Superintendent of Leadership for Innovation & Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diocese of Oakland full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, Innovative, serving the young in the field of education.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a challenge.

    Diocese of Oakland2018-07-03
  2. "Discriminatory"

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

    I worked at Diocese of Oakland full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Met a few nice people

    Cons

    Discriminatory, dysfunctional, inefficient, unethical, mismanaged and resistant to change. The diocese tends to hire friends, family and temps who lack the experience needed for the particular position. As a result, nothing gets done and money is spent bringing in consultants. For a non-profit that is supported by Catholics, it is a crime to witness so much waste and inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to take some Professional Development to understand what it takes to run an efficient operation or hire people with the experience needed to do so. There is a pattern of hiring friends, family and temps who lack the skillset needed to do the job required. There also doesn't appear to be any interest coming from leadership to get the job done. There are no objectives or vision shared or presented to staff...

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    Diocese of Oakland2019-05-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Diocese of Oakland full-time

      Pros

      Easy to Manage students Community friendly parents and schools

      Cons

      unsure of identity- claims to be academically rigorous as students score highly on "Star Testing" but perform poorly on high school entrance exams, but still get accepted b/c of the "Catholic" hookup

      Advice to Management

      Remembering WHY parents choose catholic schools...It isn't because of your "rigorous academic" or what they learn. Rather because of the heart and community feel. Your academically can't compete with public school government assisted resources or head strong charters. Double down on the LOVE and community

      Diocese of Oakland2018-05-24
    • "High turn over stay away"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakley, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Diocese of Oakland for more than a year

      Pros

      People who work there are nice and friendly. It is a nice an quite work environment where you are able to get work done while being on the job. You are always fed, because there is usually food around. Co workers are nice, but there are couple of bad eggs. There are internal drama while working there.

      Cons

      The CFO, has no clear understanding of what it takes to run this type of operation. Having a high turn over results to management needing more time to train employees. In result, they would have an unskilled employee for couple of months. By the time management finish training them, the employee would have to leave. There is a strong resistant to trying new things. The system that they the diocese run is date. They...

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      Advice to Management

      Management is so dated that they probably won't even read this. Management needs to retain employees so supervisors do not have to spend months to train them every time there is a new hire. Employees will be more efficient and create less errors in the long run. They also need to reduce turn over rates so management has a stable foundation to build upon. They need to offer competitive pay, because many employees...

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      Diocese of Oakland2018-05-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Chancery may be a place to retire, but not a place to grow"

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      Current Employee - Digital Communication Assistant in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Diocese of Oakland full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      They’ve hired some great people in the last year. Hopefully this will make an impact and improvemwnt will happen If you are Catholic and you care about the people of the Church, you will feel like you are doing your part. Prayer requests go out to the entire building fairly often. Being by the Lake is lovely. Sometimes there are groups from the offices who walk around it during lunch. You can get a flu shot at...

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      Cons

      The Diocese naturally moves at snails pace, but it’s even slower because of the resistance to try doing things in a new way (e.g. no centralized pay, filling out time sheets and sick leave in word and excel). If there is willingness, I haven’t worked here long enough to see anything put into action, and it’s been at least 2 years There’s also a lot of animosity among the workers because honestly, a lot of interesting...

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      Advice to Management

      Unfortunately, this box is a waste of time because we’re in the dinosaur age here and the people who would be able to make changes would not be the ones looking at Glassdoor. But just in case, y’all need to stop hiring consultants to fix all your problems. Get some competent people in the building to do these jobs. You’ll attract them if you actually offer the competitive pay your employee mannual suggests. Communication...

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      Diocese of Oakland2018-01-19
    • "Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Diocese of Oakland full-time

      Pros

      Great community! Nice people. Great supervisor.

      Cons

      The salary is much lower than a public school.

      Diocese of Oakland2017-02-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "High turnover, unsustainable working conditions."

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

      I worked at Diocese of Oakland

      Pros

      Students are very polite and respectful. Many of them care about their education. Facilities are top notch. Most parents are nice.

      Cons

      Work/life balance is nonexistant. The administrators set impossible to meet expectations that are unsustainable over the long term. No one else in the bay area requires teachers to write formal lesson plans for every class, everyday. Administrators are bullying certain faculty and staff to get them to resign. Pay is a joke for the amount of work expected of you. Health insurance is abysmal. They won't pay for birth control....

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      Advice to Management

      Stop bullying tactics, stop creating unsustainable working conditions for teachers, and increase teacher pay.

      Diocese of Oakland2017-03-15
    • "Organization hesitant to change"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Diocese of Oakland full-time

      Pros

      Really friendly people and great benefits package, and the offices are beautifully set by Lake Merritt and the Cathedral of Christ the Light in downtown Oakland

      Cons

      I have experience push back from co-workers and supervisors when trying to change processes to make things more efficient. The work culture feels a bit "do only what you're asked to do, no more, no less"

      Diocese of Oakland2016-10-05
    • "A decent place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Diocese of Oakland full-time

        Pros

        Nice co-workers. If you believe in their values and can afford to make the low salaries, it is a decent place to work for.

        Cons

        The morality clause. The money. The retirement package. No protection - if one person doesn't like you, but the rest of the community does - they will fire you, even if you have worked there forever.

        Advice to Management

        What can you say - it is a huge institution! Nothing is going to change, so I don't think there is much point in giving advice...

        Diocese of Oakland2015-11-18
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