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"Natural environment for working."

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Current Employee - Manager in New Delhi (India)
Current Employee - Manager in New Delhi (India)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Very cordial environment for work.

Cons

Long working hour, rapid power cut.

Advice to Management

Try better people management & offer more copensation.

Other Employee Reviews for Stupski Foundation

  1. "Fast-paced foundation driven by humble high-performers"

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

    Pros

    The current version of Stupski Foundation appears on the right path, tackling some big issues in a hypothesis-driven approach (which I'd posit is rare for a foundation). Few points:

    --Content is engaging: issues tackled are top of mind in the social space, and the Foundation is not only looking at working in traditional manners but also tech-driven ideas, which is exciting
    --Management values outside opinion and incorporates recommendations: contractor work is highly valued (since much of the Foundation's work is built on it!)
    --Attracts humble, high-performers: have been impressed with not only the full-time staff, but also the contractors - colleagues are both smart and relaxed
    --Problem-solving approach: Foundation uses an 'answer first' hypothesis-driven approach, which keeps most of the work targeted and going after the right questions
    --Compensation: Foundation provides competitive pay for the social sector

    Cons

    --Workload: turn around on documents can be fast-paced, especially given the cadence of Board meetings. This is also partly due to a small team covering very large issue areas
    --Management bandwidth: partly tied to the workload, management is stretched thin, which means at times it's hard to get feedback on content (though this allows the independently driven to push ahead with ideas)

    Advice to Management

    Foundation is tackling very big issues, so continue to tightly define the target populations and outcomes sought to keep them narrow and addressable, and ensure there isn't scope creep into tangential areas.


  2. "Outsized opportunity for impact"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stupski Foundation as a contractor

    Pros

    Small, thoughtful strategy team welcoming of evidence-based argument
    Committed staff that is welcoming to new folks
    Sizable endowment + commitment to spend down = ability to make a meaningful difference in SF, Alameda, and Hawai'i
    Culture that is open to and actively encouraging of feedback to make teams and systems more efficient
    I feel highly trusted here
    Choice of interim focus areas during the learning period is compelling

    Cons

    Small staff means sometimes unable to move as fast as we would like, as there's lots to do
    Emphasis on evidence can sometimes make it hard to advocate for less-studied areas, such as building workforce capacity
    Board approval cycle during learning phase creates more sprints than we would like, though it's led to very productive joint direction setting by staff and board
    Haven't yet fully incorporated constituents' voices into the strategy development process, which is being worked on

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