Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology - Most dysfunctional and abusive non-profit in existence | Glassdoor
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"Most dysfunctional and abusive non-profit in existence"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

1. You work from home 3 days a week
2. Most of the staff are friendly and professional

Cons

1. The management team is abusive, especially at the very top.
2. There is no respect for the staff. They are not advised nor consulted.
3. They are all about money money money. They don't focus on impact of technical women - the senior managements bonuses are tied to revenue and revenue only. What kind of non-profit does this?

Advice to Management

The Board needs to get a clue on what is happening. Look at how many people left in 2012. Do you think that was a coincidence? Just because they are making revenue numbers doesn't mean they are doing the right things.

Other Employee Reviews for Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

  1. "Great mission, needs to work on culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology full-time

    Pros

    - competitive salary/great benefits
    - great vacation/pto
    - flexible work environment

    Cons

    - communication amongst departments suffers because most employees are remote
    - certain staff were pitted against one another when I was there making for a toxic work environment
    - lots of turnover for a company with such a great mission

    Advice to Management

    - Communicate with your staff and focus on transparency. The Institute has a wonderful and important mission. As advocates for women in computing you should be advocates for one another and your staff.


  2. "Great place to work for White Females over 50 - not so great for everybody else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Employees are only in the office Tue/Thur. Mon-Wed-Fri everyone works from home
    + Doing work that most people perceive as making the world a better place

    Cons

    - Only a real opportunity if you're a White Female. Anything that deviates from this isn't treated so well
    - When you really get in to ABI, it doesn't really feel like it's making any changes happen. The only bright spot is the Grace Hopper Celebration. GHC does help pair female engineers with their first jobs. ABI has tried several different programs outside of GHC with middling results. It's basically a one trick pony. ABI takes big checks from a bunch of different tech orgs that want to do something about gender and ABI uses those checks to pay big salaries to leadership and SVP. Is ABI really moving the needle or effecting change, as a perspective from behind the scenes, I don't think so.
    - Top leadership can't reign in the Senior VP level. There is such a level of infighting and incompetence that nothing important can really get done.
    - Growing pains - to reach the next level, ABI needs new leadership and needs to transition some of it's current SVPs and employees. They were great at a certain level of development, but they're not the people to take ABI to the next level.
    - Whiplash changes in strategy and direction. Some of the sloppiest program/project management I've seen in my professional career. It largely comes from the SVPs trying to manipulate the projects for their own agenda.
    - Too many 'silos'. ABI ignores cross functional opportunities which leads to poor implementation and fighting across groups.
    - People who are truly talented or who really want to make a difference often get frustrated and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the SVP and look at these teams. Some of the people really need to go and are hindering the growth of the organization.

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