I worked at EdSource part-time
The content of the work is interesting. Co-workers were nice and hard-working. Not much office politics.
Hard to advance given the structure. Staff is not diverse in terms of gender and ethnicity.
Work life balance and benefits are hard to beat, especially and particularly in the journalism news media industry. It's likely the main factor that keeps workers here.
Avoid this office. Wonderful staff, truly horrendous management that affects the entire vibe of this place. Ask around, reputation for EdSource in the Bay Area journalism world is not a good one, particularly because of ongoing leadership issues.
Amongst management, sexism and blatant favoritism are rampant, personalities are problematic (ranging from holding petty grudges, constant anxiety and micromanaging, heated interactions). Very difficult to move your work forward. Be prepared to have your spirit squashed during however long you can manage being here, or hold onto before retirement. Turnover rate is shockingly high, notable to even meet the one year mark.
Advice to Management
Advice has often been given to management, but not well received. What's really needed is an entire overhaul of management to be replaced with new leaders, but that is unlikely to happen.
-Management are mostly well-meaning people
-Social mission, interesting work
-Oakland area nice to work in
-Poor HR/just OK benefits
-Little PD or room to grow, learn new skills
-Noisy offices, hard to concentrate
-NOT flexible for most. Some people allowed to work from home, others are not. Unfairly applied rules.
Advice to Management
Employees here are trustworthy and get their work done-- they should be allowed to work from home and self-manage. Take some time to think about how you can help employees grow their careers instead of doing the same thing year after year.
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