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Found 15 of over 15 reviews
2.9
42% Recommend to a Friend
43% Approve of CEO

Found 15 of over 15 reviews

2.9
42%
Recommend to a Friend
43%
Approve of CEO
Diocese of Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber (no image)
Michael C. Barber
9 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Mar 2, 2022 - Teacher, Elementary School in Concord, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Loved it! Worked here as a student teacher.

    Cons

    Low support for teacher growth

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Former School Counselor

    Jul 24, 2022 - School Counselor in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lot's of great people work here..that care a lot about the students....

    Cons

    The Bishop and Archbishop are out of touch w/ reality....

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Part time is ok!

    Apr 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Faith filled community work with great people.

    Cons

    Easy to overwork yourself in the name of God.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    The community is wonderful to work for however, the pay scale is significantly lower...

    Mar 30, 2021 - Homeroom Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The diocese is getting better at listening to what we are interested in for PD and providing resources.

    Cons

    The pay scale is significantly lower in comparison to neighboring dioceses and class sizes can potentially be higher than 35 students, depending on the grade.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Jan 4, 2021 - Teacher in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working for a very stable organization

    Cons

    Not enough salary to live in the bay area

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Working in the Diocese

    Oct 2, 2020 - Teacher in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun, fast pace, great students and parents. I worked with well educated, caring colleagues. Very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as much as public schools.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Discriminatory

    May 24, 2019 - Executive Director in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    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.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A decent place to work

    Nov 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Organization hesitant to change

    Oct 5, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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"

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  11. 1.0
    Former Employee

    High turnover, unsustainable working conditions.

    Mar 14, 2017 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    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. Very few of the faculty and staff are happy with the direction the new admin is taking the school. Lots of turnover. 6 people resigned in 2 months under the new admin, so far.....

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