J. Paul Getty Trust - Amazing environment, intellectually stimulating, but stagnant in key areas | Glassdoor
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"Amazing environment, intellectually stimulating, but stagnant in key areas"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Project Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The setting, the art, diverse workforce. I worked at the GRI for nearly 9 years, almost straight out of college. I felt lucky to work in a department which allowed me to interact with the curators and art--a dream job for a long time. Also the GRI is a library and research center and so the exposure to rare and new books on architecture and art was a privilege.

Cons

Byzantine management structure that makes communication, direct action, any spontaneous problem solving difficult. Most distressing to more ambitious folks is that upward mobility rarely happens.

Advice to Management

Be more innovative and don't sweat the details. Stop micro-managing everything.

Other Employee Reviews for J. Paul Getty Trust

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Life at the Getty"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay. Beautiful place to work and some decent people. I would recommend students to work here because the Getty is very flexible to students and offers tuition reimburse.

    Cons

    Hard to advance to other department if qualified, a lot of politics, and favoritism. Can be back breaking if you have to do a lot of standing. Depending on who you are and who you know your voice will not be heard.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Snr Staff Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Paul Getty Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have place to absorb you if you are good!! If your dept is merging, they will pick u up!!
    Every other off Friday, gym usage, vanpool benefits...good benefits!!

    Cons

    No where to go up....have to stick around in present job!! Merit increases minimal!!

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded, promote from within.


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