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Diocese of San Jose in California Reviews

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  1. "Parochial Vicar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Worship, friendly, loving work environment

    Cons

    The lifestyle can be very lonely


  2. "Lack of Good Leadership"

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

    I worked at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medical Benefits, co-workers were great to work with and very supportive

    Cons

    All of upper management could use an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who work for you....you are only as good as the people working for you. Respect your employees and think about making changes that will affect many before moving so quickly and ruining those dedicated to their jobs.

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sense of purpose, mission, working for God. Daily mass onsite, Bishop's annual Christmas party. Some caring and supportive coworkers. New technology depending on the department.

    Cons

    Lack of communication across departments, unannounced layoffs, you can be "let go" at anytime, no job protection during maternity leave. Workplace bullying by HR.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront, honest and pastoral with your employees, especially in your HR processes.


  4. "Diocese of San Jose, CA"

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    Former Employee - Director of Faith Formation in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Faith Formation in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the Diocese of San Jose, California was a good experience. The Diocese is not unique among US Dioceses in its efforts to combat a shortage of priests by focusing on evangelization and church growth.

    Cons

    Opportunities to affiliate with colleagues are sparse and the database systems and long-range plans are seriously out of date. The management (chancery) would do well to establish norms for frequency of meetings for pastoral ministers, youth ministers in particular.

    Advice to Management

    Establish norms for ministry heads with regard to frequency of meeting with their corresponding ministry leaders at the local church level.


  5. "Orchestra Musician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional music director with well rehearsed youth choir.

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.


  6. "past teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The community, family and parents are great. I loved teaching at a Catholic school.

    Cons

    The classes are too big which made any 1:1 time almost impossible. When I was teaching, there were TOO many workbooks which left little room for teaching outside box. The pay is TOO LOW which is why I left and went back to public.

    Advice to Management

    the pay is really too low


  7. "The individual school I teach at is great."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The community feel is present. There is job security. The school is very helpful with professional development.

    Cons

    The diocese works very slow and is not very organized. There are times when they make a decree but then a few months later change their mind.

  8. "Nice people to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment and people
    Individual Health Benefits

    Cons

    Retirement benefits and overall salary

    Advice to Management

    Continue to collaborate


  9. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Interim Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Diocese of San Jose in California full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Balance is terrific lots of opportunity to contribute

    Cons

    Change is hard on all teams at all levels - working to one voice

    Advice to Management

    Let go - be one voice


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was comfortable."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    From my personal experience, it was laid back atmosphere and fairly easy job. I had no problems or issues -- again, that's just my person experience.

    Cons

    Boring place to work. No innovation. Outdated perspectives. The pay was pretty low too, but it is a nonprofit.


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